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(July 5, 2001) -- Internet service provider Net Zero and i-shop Organic became the two latest companies to receive notices from Nasdaq that they are subject to delisting.

The companies acknowledged they had received a so-called Nasdaq Staff Determination in releases on Tuesday. Both companies have requested a hearing before Nasdaq, but the hearings could be a moot point in both cases.

NetZero announced plans to merge last month with Juno Online Services, which has also operated an ad-supported ISP. The new company, which would be called United Online, would have a combined subscription base of 7 million people.

Organic has been taking steps toward a potential sale. Late last month, the San Francisco-based company, which is backed by Seneca Investments LLC, created a new company, called Cinagro, to absorb the shares of the investment entity Organic Holdings in a move aimed at making the company more attractive to outside investors. -- Catharine P. Taylor

Copyright July 2001, Crain Communications Inc.

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