Issuer Delisting; Notice of Application of NiSource Inc., To Withdraw Its Common Stock, $.01 Par Value, and the Preferred Stock Purchase Rights, From Listing and Registration on the Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc. File No. 1-09779, 2071 [E6-213]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2006 / Notices For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.4 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–195 Filed 1–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Issuer Delisting; Notice of Application of NiSource Inc., To Withdraw Its Common Stock, $.01 Par Value, and the Preferred Stock Purchase Rights, From Listing and Registration on the Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc. File No. 1–09779 their obligation to be registered under section 12(b) of the Act.4 Any interested person may, on or before February 1, 2006, comment on the facts bearing upon whether the application has been made in accordance with the rules of CHX, and what terms, if any, should be imposed by the Commission for the protection of investors. All comment letters may be submitted by either of the following methods: Electronic Comments • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include the File Number 1–09779 or; erjones on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES January 6, 2006. Paper Comments On December 13, 2005, NiSource Inc., a Delaware corporation (‘‘Issuer’’), filed an application with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to section 12(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 12d2–2(d) thereunder,2 to withdraw its common stock, $.01 par value, and the preferred stock purchase rights (collectively ‘‘Securities’’), from listing and registration on the Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘CHX’’). The Board of Directors (‘‘Board’’) of the Issuer approved a resolution on October 25, 2005 to withdraw the Securities from CHX and the Pacific Exchange, Inc., (‘‘PCX’’). The Issuer stated that the following reasons factored into the Board’s decision to withdraw the Securities from CHX and PCX: (i) the costs and administrative burdens of complying with both CHX and PCX rules and regulations outweigh the utility to the Issuer and its shareholders of having the Securities listed on such exchange; and (ii) the Securities are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘NYSE’’) and will continue to list on NYSE. The Issuer stated in its application that it has complied with applicable rules of CHX by complying with all applicable laws in the State of Delaware, the state in which the Issuer is incorporated, and by providing CHX with the required documents governing the withdrawal of securities from listing and registration on CHX. The Issuer’s application relates solely to the withdrawal of the Securities from listing on CHX and shall not affect their continued listing on NYSE or PCX,3 or • Send paper comments in triplicate to Nancy M. Morris, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–9303. 4 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(1). U.S.C. 78l(d). 2 17 CFR 240.12d2–2(d). 3 On December 13, 2005, the Issuer filed an application with the Commission to withdraw the 1 15 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:02 Jan 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 All submissions should refer to File Number 1–09779. This file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help us process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/rules/delist.shtml). Comments are also available for public inspection and copying in the Commission’s Public Reference Room. All comments received will be posted without change; we do not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. The Commission, based on the information submitted to it, will issue an order granting the application after the date mentioned above, unless the Commission determines to order a hearing on the matter. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.5 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–213 Filed 1–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Issuer Delisting; Notice of Application of NiSource Inc., To Withdraw Its Common Stock, $.01 Par Value, and the Preferred Stock Purchase Rights, From Listing and Registration on the Pacific Exchange, Inc. File No. 1–09779 January 6, 2006. On December 13, 2005, NiSource Inc., a Delaware corporation (‘‘Issuer’’), filed an application with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to section 12(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 12d2–2(d) thereunder,2 to withdraw its common stock, $.01 par value, and the preferred stock purchase rights (collectively ‘‘Securities’’), from listing and registration on the Pacific Exchange, Inc. (‘‘PCX’’). The Board of Directors (‘‘Board’’) of the Issuer approved a resolution on October 25, 2005 to withdraw the Securities from PCX and the Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc., (‘‘CHX’’). The Issuer stated that the following reasons factored into the Board’s decision to withdraw the Securities from PCX and CHX: (i) The costs and administrative burdens of complying with both PCX and CHX rules and regulations outweigh the utility to the Issuer and its shareholders of having the Securities listed on such exchange; and (ii) the Securities are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘NYSE’’) and will continue to list on NYSE. The Issuer stated in its application that it has complied with applicable rules of PCX by complying with all applicable laws in the State of Delaware, the state in which the Issuer is incorporated, and by providing PCX with the required documents governing the withdrawal of securities from listing and registration on PCX. The Issuer’s application relates solely to the withdrawal of the Securities from listing on PCX and shall not affect their continued listing on NYSE or CHX,3 or their obligation to be registered under section 12(b) of the Act.4 Any interested person may, on or before February 1, 2006, comment on the facts bearing upon whether the application has been made in accordance with the rules of PCX, and 1 15 U.S.C. 78l(d). CFR 240.12d2–2(d). 3 On December 13, 2005, the Issuer filed an application with the Commission to withdraw the Securities from listing and registration on CHX. Notice of such application will be published separately. 4 15 U.S.C. 781(b). 2 17 Securities from listing and registration on PCX. Notice of such application will be published separately. 4 15 U.S.C. 78l(b). 5 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(1). PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2071 E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1

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Issuer Delisting; Notice of Application of NiSource Inc., To 
Withdraw Its Common Stock, $.01 Par Value, and the Preferred Stock 
Purchase Rights, From Listing and Registration on the Chicago Stock 
Exchange, Inc. File No. 1-09779

January 6, 2006.
    On December 13, 2005, NiSource Inc., a Delaware corporation 
(``Issuer''), filed an application with the Securities and Exchange 
Commission (``Commission''), pursuant to section 12(d) of the 
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Act'') \1\ and Rule 12d2-2(d) 
thereunder,\2\ to withdraw its common stock, $.01 par value, and the 
preferred stock purchase rights (collectively ``Securities''), from 
listing and registration on the Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc. (``CHX'').
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78l(d).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.12d2-2(d).
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    The Board of Directors (``Board'') of the Issuer approved a 
resolution on October 25, 2005 to withdraw the Securities from CHX and 
the Pacific Exchange, Inc., (``PCX''). The Issuer stated that the 
following reasons factored into the Board's decision to withdraw the 
Securities from CHX and PCX: (i) the costs and administrative burdens 
of complying with both CHX and PCX rules and regulations outweigh the 
utility to the Issuer and its shareholders of having the Securities 
listed on such exchange; and (ii) the Securities are listed on the New 
York Stock Exchange, Inc. (``NYSE'') and will continue to list on NYSE.
    The Issuer stated in its application that it has complied with 
applicable rules of CHX by complying with all applicable laws in the 
State of Delaware, the state in which the Issuer is incorporated, and 
by providing CHX with the required documents governing the withdrawal 
of securities from listing and registration on CHX. The Issuer's 
application relates solely to the withdrawal of the Securities from 
listing on CHX and shall not affect their continued listing on NYSE or 
PCX,\3\ or their obligation to be registered under section 12(b) of the 
Act.\4\
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    \3\ On December 13, 2005, the Issuer filed an application with 
the Commission to withdraw the Securities from listing and 
registration on PCX. Notice of such application will be published 
separately.
    \4\ 15 U.S.C. 78l(b).
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    Any interested person may, on or before February 1, 2006, comment 
on the facts bearing upon whether the application has been made in 
accordance with the rules of CHX, and what terms, if any, should be 
imposed by the Commission for the protection of investors. All comment 
letters may be submitted by either of the following methods:

Electronic Comments

     Send an e-mail to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
the File Number 1-09779 or;

Paper Comments

     Send paper comments in triplicate to Nancy M. Morris, 
Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., 
Washington, DC 20549-9303.

All submissions should refer to File Number 1-09779. This file number 
should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help us 
process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one 
method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission's 
Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/rules/delist.shtml). Comments are 
also available for public inspection and copying in the Commission's 
Public Reference Room. All comments received will be posted without 
change; we do not edit personal identifying information from 
submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make 
available publicly.
    The Commission, based on the information submitted to it, will 
issue an order granting the application after the date mentioned above, 
unless the Commission determines to order a hearing on the matter.
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    \5\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(1).

    For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\5\
Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-213 Filed 1-11-06; 8:45 am]
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