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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

                  Plaintiff,

                  v.

CARGILL, INCORPORATED and
CONTINENTAL GRAIN COMPANY,   

                  Defendants.


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Civil No. 99 1875

Filed: 7/8/99

STIPULATION AND ORDER

It is hereby STIPULATED by and between the undersigned parties, by their respective attorneys, as follows:

1. The Court has jurisdiction over the subject matter of this action and over each of the parties hereto, and venue of this action is proper in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

2. The parties stipulate that a Final Judgment in the form hereto attached may be filed and entered by the Court, upon the motion of any party or upon the Court's own motion, at any time after compliance with the requirements of the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act (15 U.S.C. 16), and without further notice to any party or other proceedings, provided that the plaintiff has not withdrawn its consent, which it may do at any time before the entry of the proposed Final Judgment by serving notice thereof on defendants and by filing that notice with the Court.

3. Defendants shall abide by and comply with the provisions of the proposed Final Judgment pending entry of the Final Judgment by the Court, or until expiration of the time for all appeals of any Court ruling declining entry of the proposed Final Judgment, and shall, from the date of the signing of this Stipulation by the parties, comply with all the terms and provisions of the proposed Final Judgment as though the same were in full force and effect as an order of the Court.

4. This Stipulation shall apply with equal force and effect to any amended proposed Final Judgment agreed upon in writing by the parties and submitted to the Court.

5. Defendants shall prepare and deliver reports in the form required by the provisions of Section VI.B of the proposed Final Judgment commencing no later than twenty (20) calendar days after the filing of this Stipulation, and every thirty (30) calendar days thereafter pending entry of the Final Judgment.

6. In the event that the plaintiff withdraws its consent, as provided in paragraph 2 above, or if the proposed Final Judgment is not entered pursuant to this Stipulation, or the time has expired for all appeals of any Court ruling declining entry of the proposed Final Judgment, and the Court has not otherwise ordered continuing compliance with the terms and provisions of the proposed Final Judgment, this Stipulation shall be of no effect whatsoever, and the making of this Stipulation shall be without prejudice to any party in this or any other proceeding.

7. Defendants represent that the divestitures ordered in the proposed Final Judgment can and will be made, and that defendants will raise no claim of hardship or difficulty as grounds for asking the Court to modify any of the divestiture provisions contained therein.

Respectfully submitted,

FOR PLAINTIFF
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA                     


_______________/s/________________
ROBERT L. McGEORGE
Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
325 Seventh Street, N.W.
Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20530
Telephone: (202) 307-6361
Facsimilie (202) 307-2784
FOR DEFENDANT
CARGILL, INCORPORATED


_______________/s/________________
MARC G. SCHILDKRAUT
Howrey & Simon
1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
Telephone: (202) 383-7448
Facsimile: (202) 383-6610


FOR DEFENDANT
CONTINENTAL GRAIN COMPANY


_______________/s/________________
PAUL T. DENIS
Swidler, Berlin Shereff Friedman, LLP
3000 K Street, N.W.; Suite 300
Washington, DC 20007-5116
Telephone: (202) 424-7810
Facsimilie: (202) 424-7645


_______________/s/________________
JACK QUINN
Arnold & Porter
555 Twelfth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
Telephone: (202) 942-5000
Facsimile: (202) 942-5999

Dated: July _8_, 1999



ORDER

It is SO ORDERED, this _____ day of __________, 1999.

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United States District Court Judge