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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

                  Plaintiff,

                  v.

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,   

and

INSTRUMENTARIUM OYJ,

                  Defendants.


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CASE NUMBER: 1:03CV01923
JUDGE: Hon. Royce C. Lamberth
DECK TYPE: Antitrust

Filed: 2/25/04

NOTICE REGARDING TIME EXTENSION

Pursuant to Section IV.A of the Final Judgment in this matter, which was entered by this Court on February 23, 2004, plaintiff United States of America ("United States") submits this notice to the Court that it has extended the period for defendants to divest the Spacelabs business (as defined in Section II.E of the Final Judgment). The United States has notified General Electric Company ("GE") that the proposed Acquirer of the Spacelabs business is acceptable to the United States. Defendant GE has requested an extension of time to allow it to complete the divestiture and to comply with foreign filing requirements and undertakings. The United States has agreed to an extension through March 5, 2004, in order for GE to complete the divestiture.

Dated this 25th day of February 2004.



Respectfully submitted,

_______________/s/________________
Joan Hogan, DC Bar No. 451240
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
Litigation III Section
325 Seventh Street, N.W., Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 616-5937


CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

The undersigned certifies that a copy of the Notice Regarding Extension of Time was served on the following counsel by electronic mail in PDF format or hand delivery this 25th day of February 2004:

Deborah L. Feinstein
Arnold & Porter
555 Twelfth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004-1206

  _______________/s/________________
Joan Hogan, D.C. Bar No. 451240
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
325 Seventh Street, N.W., Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20530