Final results of the search for the standard model Higgs boson are presente
d for the data collected by the U detector at LEP at centre-of-mass energie
s up to about 209 GeV. These data are compared with the expectations of sta
ndard model processes for Higgs boson masses up to 120 GeV. A lower limit o
n the mass of the standard model Higgs boson of 112.0 GeV is set at the 95%
confidence level. The most significant high mass candidate is a H-v v even
t. It has a reconstructed Higgs mass of 115 GeV and it was recorded at root
s = 206.4 GeV. (C) 2001 Published by Elsevier Science BN.