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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

         Plaintiff,

                  v.

BAROID CORPORATION,
BAROID DRILLING FLUIDS, INC.,
DB STRATABIT (USA) INC., and
DRESSER INDUSTRIES, INC.;

         Defendants.
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Civil Action No.: 93-2621-SS


UNITED STATES' EXPLANATION OF MODIFICATION PROCEDURES


The United States submits this memorandum summarizing the procedures regarding the proposed modification of the Final Judgment.

1. Today, the United States and Diamond Products International ("DPI") have filed a Joint Motion to Modify Final Judgment. The United States has also filed a memorandum in support of the joint motion.

2. The United States will publish a notice of the proposed modification in the Federal Register and in a newspaper of general circulation in the District of Columbia. The notice will inform members of the public that they may submit comments during a sixty day period about the proposed modification to the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.

3. During the comment period, the United States will consider, and at the close of that period respond to, any comments received.

4. After the expiration of the comment period, the United States will file with the Court the comments and the government's responses. Unless the United States has withdrawn its consent to modification of the Final Judgment, the Court may thereafter enter the modification order without a hearing, if it finds that doing so is in the public interest.

Dated: March 30, 2000

    Respectfully submitted,


  _______________/s/________________
Angela L. Hughes

Member of The Florida Bar, #211052
Attorney, Antitrust Division
United States Department of Justice
325 7th Street, N.W., Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20530
Telephone: (202) 307-6410
Facsimile: (202) 307-2784