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Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules

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Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by Title II of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, requires persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions to give the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General advance notice and to wait designated periods before consummation of such plans. Section 7A(b)(2) of the Act permits the agencies, in individual cases, to terminate this waiting period prior to its expiration and requires that notice of this action be published in the Federal Register.

The following transactions were granted early termination of the waiting Start Printed Page 30992period provided by law and the premerger notification rules. The grants were made by the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. Neither agency intends to take any action with respect to these proposed acquisitions during the applicable waiting period.

Trans No.AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/27/2000
20002112Calsonic CorporationKansei CorporationKansei Corporation.
20002118AECOM Technology CorporationVivendi S.AMetcalf & Eddy, Inc.
20002163Grotech Partners, IV, L.PPathnet Telecommunications, IncPathnet Telecommunications, Inc.
20002246Northwestern CorporationLucent Technologies IncLucent Technologies Inc.
20002254Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund IV, L.PRichard T. AabUS LEC Corp.
20002279Fred HassanMonsanto CompanyMonsanto Company.
20002281Internet Capital Group, IncBreakaway Solutions, IncBreakaway Solutions, Inc.
20002284Quantum Industrial Holdings LtdIntegra Life Sciences Holdings CorporationIntegra Life Sciences Holdings Corporation.
20002295Time Warner IncThe Welk Group, IncHeartland Music, LP.
20002304North Castle Partners II, L.PElizabeth Arden Salon-Holdings, IncElizabeth Arden Salon-Holdings, Inc.
20002308UICIHealthAxis, IncHealthAxis, Inc.
20002311GTCR Fund VII, L.PMidAmerican Energy Holdings CompanyMidAmerican Security Company.
20002315Wind River Systems, IncEmbedded Support Tools CorporationEmbedded Support Tools Corporation.
20002325Canon IncEnergy Conversion Devices, IncEmergy Conversion Devices, Inc.
20002328The Reader's Digest Association, IncWorld's Finest Chocolate, IncWorld's Finest Chocolate, Inc.
20002333The Bank of New York Company, IncSociete GeneraleSG Cowen Securities Corporation.
20002336William Blair Capital Partners VI, L.PPawnee Rotational Molding Partners VI, L.PBorse Industries, L.P. Fremont Plastics Products, Inc. Wedco Moulded Products Company.
20002337Fyffes plcC.I. Union de Bananeros de Uraba, S.A.Turbana Corporation.
20002346Odwalla, IncBain Capital Fund VI, L.PSamantha Investors, LLC.
20002347Bain Capital Fund VI, L.POdwalla, IncOdwalla, Inc.
20002351Penn National Gaming, IncPinnacle Entertainment, IncCasino Magic Corp., Boomtown, Inc.
20002354United Rentals, IncNational Equipment Services, IncSafety Lights Sales and Leasing, Inc. of Texas.
20002355National Equipment Services, IncUnited Rentals (North America), IncNES Texoma Acquisition Corp.
20002357Stuart P. OlstenAdecco SAAdecco SA.
20002369Vincent L. MartinCalender Holdings, IncCalender Holdings, Inc.
20002392Westbrand, Inc.Robert W. Amis, JrAdvance Acceptance Corporation.
20002393TPG Partners II, L.PThe Cherry CorporationCherry Semiconductor Corporation.
20002399Castle Harlan Partners III, L.PFinanciere Saint LucFinanciere Saint Luc.
20002402C-MAC Industries IncCharterhouse Equity Partners II, L.PA-Plus Manufacturing Corp.
20002403Berkshire Fund IV, Limited PartnershipMarconi plcGEC International Limited. Maatschappij Van Berkel's Patent BV.
20002413Golder, Thoma, Cressey, Ruaner Fund V, L.PDouglas T. MergenthalerKwikee Products Company, Inc.
20002414Lowes CorporationContinental National CorporationContinental National Corporation.
20002416Richard A. BernsteinMiller Buckeye Biscuit CompanyMiller Buckeye Biscuit Company.
20002419Swifty Serve, LLCMartin Resource Management Corporation, a Texas corporationMidstream Fuel Service, Inc., an Alabama corporation.
20002440Elan Corporation plcThe Liposome Company, IncThe Liposome Company, Inc.
20002441Safeguard Scientifics, IncMS Farm International, L.PAgWeb.Com.
20002444Motorola, IncC-Port CorporationC-Port Corporation.
20002454Stonington Capital Appreciation 1994 Fund, L.PLernout & Hauspie Speech Products N.VLernout & Hauspie Speech Products N.V.
20002455Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products N.VStonington Capital Appreciation 1994 Fund, L.PDictaphone Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/28/2000
20002155Pro Mach Holdings, L.L.CJack G. SwopeRennco, Inc.
20002156Pro Mach Holdings, L.L.CStanley J. SwopeRennco, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/29/2000
20001439Thomas W. Bedell Separate Share TrustJohnson Worldwide Associates, IncCentury Divestiture Co.
20002256Calpine CorporationDuke Energy CorporationDuke Energy Hidalgo Holding, Inc.
20002264Country Mutual Insurance CompanyMutual Service Casualty Insurance CompanyMutual Service Casualty Insurance Company.
20002301AT&T CorpICG Communications, IncICG Communications, Inc.
20002302HMTF Bridge Partners, L.PICG Communications, IncICG Communications, Inc.
20002303HMTF Equity Fund IV (1999), L.PICG Communications, IncICG Communications, Inc.
20002307HealthAxis,,, Inc.
20002329C.H. Boehringer SohnPharmacia & Upjohn CompanyPharmacia & Upjohn Company.
20002349Chase Manhattan Corporation (The)Viatel, IncViatel, Inc. Start Printed Page 30993
20002350Durr AktiengesellschaftHarald Quandt Beteiliguangen GmbH & CoCarl Schenck AG.
20002373Harvest Partners III, L.PKevin D. KalagherThe Finlay Brothers Company., IncUniversity Corporation for Atmospheric ResearchWITI Corporation.
20002470E*Trade Group, IncCard Capture Services, IncCard Capture Services, Inc.
20002472Nemetschek AktiengesellshaftRichard DiehlDiel Grapshsopt, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/30/2000
20001342Duke Energy CorporationPhillips Petroleum CompanyPhillips Gas Company.
20001351Duke Energy CorporationConoco IncConoco Inc.
20001353Duke Energy CorporationGeorge P. MitchellMitchell Gas Services, L.P.
20001354George P. MitchellDuke Energy CorporationDuke Energy Field Services, Inc.
20001892Computer Associates International, IncSterling Software, IncSterling Software, Inc.
20002167Winsloew Furniture, IncWabash Valley Manufacturing, IncWabash Valley Manufacturing, Inc.
20002263Christopher Redlich, JrMichael J. BrowningMGM Co., Inc. MGM Transportation Services, Inc. O'Toole Transportation Works, Inc. XMGM Co., Inc. XMGM of California, Inc. XMGM of Florida, Inc.
20002285Century Aluminum CompanyXstrata AGXstrata Aluminum Corporation.
20002339Unicom CorporationThomas F. NelsonMetropolitan Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/31/2000
20002210Pittsburgh Tube CompanyJ.H. Roberts Industries, IncJ.H. Roberts Industries, Inc.
20002320Bank of MontrealPittsburgh Tube CompanyPittsburgh Tube Company.
20002433Ensign Resources Service Group IncGary Drilling CompanyGary Drilling Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/03/2000
20002251Smurfit-Stone Container CorporationSt. Laurent Paperboard IncSt. Laurent Paperboard Inc.
20002272M. & G. Finanziaria Industriale S.p.AN. V. Koninklijke Nederlandsche Petroleum MaatschappijCrystal Polymer Ltd. Pecten Group S.A. de C.V. Shell Oil Company. Shell Polyesters LLC. SIPET S.p.A.
20002316Windward Capital Partners II, L.PMobile Storage Group, IncMobile Storage Group, Inc.
20002323UbiquiTel Holdings, IncSprint CorporationSprint Corporation.
20002348Fosters Brewing Group LimitedKlein Foods, IncWindsor Vineyards.
20002356Pequot Private Equity Fund II, L.PNetlab L.L.COnline Retail Partners, Inc.
20002364Wei YenATI Technologies, IncATI Technologies, Inc.
20002368BTG, IncTV Guide, IncSSDS, Inc.
20002371SOFTBANK CorpNaviant, IncNaviant, Inc.
20002372Naviant, IncSOFTBANK CorpSOFTBANK Capital Advisors Fund LP.
20002375Citigroup IncReliance Group Holdings, IncReliance Insurance Company.
20002387Quintus,, Inc.
20002411Diamond Products CompanyThe Gillette CompanyThe Gillette Company.
20002452Robotic Technology Systems PLCBailey P. Robinson, III and Laura Sue Robinson, (spouses)Wright Industries, Inc.
20002471Aarque GPC, IncJohn M. FayadAlkar Steel Corporation.
20002508The Interpublic Group of Companies, IncCaribiner International, IncCaribiner International, Inc.
Transactons Granted Early Termination—04/04/2000
20002376CMGI, IncuBid, IncuBid, Inc., IncAt, IncAt, Inc.
20002383Windward Capital Partners II, L.PRichard SamuelsWater Country Corporation & Bellwood Assoc., L.P.
20002384Windward Capital Partners II, L.PJoseph O'DonnellWater Country Corporation & Bellwood Assoc., L.P.
20002385Hanover Compressor CompanyApplied Process Solutions, IncorporatedApplied Process Solutions, Incorporated.
20002386Russell CorporationToxey D. HaasHass Outdoors, Inc.
20002389John J. FauthTSI IncorporatedTSI Incorporated.
20002394Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Capital Partners IV, L.PTexas Utilities Company d/b/a TXU CorpTXU Processing Company.
20002395Berkshire Fund V, Limited PartnershipThomas A. EllisonTVI, Inc.
20002397DTE Energy CompanyCovol Technologies, IncMountaineer Fuel, LLC. Synfuel Investments, Inc.
20002407Pathology consultants of America, IncQuestor Partners Fund, L.PPathSOURCE, Inc.
20002408Questor Partners Fund, L.PPathology Consultants of America, IncPathology Consultants of America, Inc. Start Printed Page 30994
20002412Gateway, IncOfficeMax, IncOfficeMax, Inc.
20002418Peter J. CallahanGerald Durnell and Kaye Durnell (spouses)Pizza Expo, Inc. ProTech Publishing and Communications, Inc.
20002422Bain Capital Fund VI, L.PTrustee of the Harold Brode Revocable Living TrustBroder Bros., Co.
20002423Tyco International LtdWestlock Controls CorporationWestlock Controls Corporation, a Delaware corporation.
20002424AT&T CorpAlloy Online, IncAlloy Online, Inc.
20002425Ford Motor CompanyBudget Group, IncWarren Wooten Ford, Inc., Paul West Ford, Inc.
20002426Equant N.VNEWCONEWCO.
20002427Reuters Group PLCNEWCONEWCO.
20002428Exact Holding N.VMacola Technologies, IncMacola Technologies, Inc.
20002430CRH plcNorthern Ohio Paving CompanyNorthern Ohio Paving Company.
20002432Solectron CorporationZhone Technologies, IncPremisys Communications, Inc.
20002434Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & CoTNT Post Group N.VAnsett Worldwide Aviation Services.
20002436David E. HarveyConnectivity Technologies, IncConnectivity Products Incorporated.
20002439Telapex, IncALLTEL CorporationALLTEL Communications, Inc.
20002442Nera ASAWorld Access, IncCellular Infrastructure Supply, Inc. WA Telcom Products Co., Inc.
20002443Siemens AGENTEX Associates, L.PENTEX Information Services, Inc.
20002447William H. JoyceThe Dow Chemical CompanyThe Dow Chemical Company.
20002449Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & CoThe News Corporation LimitedAnsett Worldwide Aviation Services.
20002483United Technologies CorporationE.C. HuntThermo-Industries, Inc.
20002601Bayer AGALZA CorporationALZA Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/05/2000
20002446BP Amoco p.l.cBurmah Castrol p.l.cBurmah Castrol p.l.c.
20002517VS&A Communications Partners III, L.PData Transmission Network CorporationData Transmission Network Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/06/2000
20002367Warburg, Pincus, Equity Partners, L.PHilltopper Holding CorpHilltopper Holding Corp.
20002391Richard D. Rehm, M.DMedicaLogic, IncMedicaLogic, Inc.
20002453Cumulus Media, IncWilliam White McDonald Family GST Exempt Perpetual TrustMcDonald Media Group, Inc.
20002456The Hain Food Group, IncCelestial Seasonings, IncCelestial Seasonings, Inc.
20002457World Access, IncCommunication TeleSystems International d/b/a WORLDxCHANGECommunication TeleSystems International d/b/a WORLDxCHANGE.
20002458Iceberg Transport, S.AWorld Access, IncWorld Access, Inc.
20002459Roger AbbottWorld Access, IncWorld Access, Inc.
20002462UAL CorporationAir CanadaAir Canada.
20002463Sonepar, S.ACapital Lighting & Supply, IncCapital Lighting & Supply, Inc.
20002464Uni-Marts, IncFrank R. and Adeline OrloskiOrloski Service Station, Inc.
20002466VA Linux Systems, IncAndover.Net, IncAndover.Net., Inc.
20002467The Clayton & Dubilier Private Equity Fund IV L.PThe Drescher CorporationThe Drescher Corporation.
20002474Allianz AktiengellschaftSol EdelsteinWorld Access, Inc.
20002475TPG Partners Ill, L.PQuantum Bridge Communications, IncQuantum Bridge Communications, Inc.
20002481Montana Power CompanyQwest Communications International IncTeleDistance Holdings, Inc.
20002485CRH plcThomas H. Maddux, IIIAmerican Stone-Mix, Inc.
20002486Arena Capital Investment Fund, L.PUniDial Holdings, IncUniDial Holdings, Inc.
20002495Chase Manhattan Corporation, (The)Gabriel Communications, IncGabriel Communications, Inc.
20002505Mohr, Davidow Ventures IV, L.PNetcentives, IncNetcentives, Inc.
20002509Communications Ventures III, L.PFlashcom, IncFlashcom, Inc.
20002511Mayfield IXFlashcom, IncFlashcom, Inc.
20002513Pfingsten Executive Fund, L.PKatherine C. KennedyFour Wheel Drive Hardware, Inc.
20002515HNC Software, IncThe Frank Gates Companies, IncCelerity Technologies, Inc.
20002518Thames Water PlcE'town CorporationE'town Corporation.
20002528Lee R. Anderson, SrGregg R. HuennekensAlliance Fire Protection, Inc. United States Fire Protection/Illinois, Inc. United States Fire Protection/Wisconsin, Inc.
20002532American Securities Partners II, L.PMetapoint Partners Fund-Ill, L.PVutek, Inc.
20002539ELIFIN, S.ACarl-F. BarduschBardusch Corporation.
20002540Securtiy Capital U.S. RealtyEquity Office Properties TrustAllegheny Tower Limited Partnership. Boston Harbor Garage, L.L.C. Forbes/Allies Limited Partnership. Indianapolis Convention Ctr. Parking Ltd. Partnership.
20002541Thomas T. GoresPhilip C. DenzerProcess Software Corporation. Start Printed Page 30995
20002546General Electric CompanyTrade, IncTrade, Inc.
20002547Horizon Capital Partners IA Limited PartnershipED&F Man Group plcPERT Laboratories, Inc. Seabrook Enterprises, Inc.
20002555NBTY, IncRexall Sundown, IncRexall Sundown, Inc.
20002566Tribune CompanyThe Times Mirror CompanyThe Times Mirror Company.
20002400U.S. BancorpJohn F. AllenOliver-Allen Corporation, Inc.
20002506Nashua CorporationAndrew B. AlbertRittenhouse Paper Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/10/2000
20002243Cummins Engine Company, IncBen J. StrafussCummins Mid-South, Inc.
20002390John H. Dayani, PhDMedicaLogic, IncMedicaLogic, Inc.
20002437Matrix Partners IV, L.POnDisplay, IncOnDisplay, Inc.
20002473Charles E. HurwitzPlymouth Tube CompanyPlymouth Tube Company.
20002510Behrmman Capital II, L.PFlashcom, IncFlashcom, Inc.
20002521Medical Manager CorporationMedical Mutual of OhioMedical Mutual of Ohio.
20002524URM Stores, IncRosauers Employee Stock Ownership TrustRosauers Supermarkets, Inc.
20002550CGW Southeast Partners III, L.PPrintmasters, IncPrintmasters, Inc.
20002551David BingLear CorporationLear Corporation.
20002552Radio One, IncWilliam G. MaysIBL L.L.C.
20002556Z-Tel Technologies, IncTouch 1, IncTouch 1, Inc.
20002562Avnet, IncSavior Technology Group, IncSavior Technology Group, Inc.
20002563Arbella Mutual Insurance CompanyHellman & Friedman Capital Partners III, L.PThe Covenant Group, Inc.
2000256524/7 Media,,, Inc.
20002569Softbank Technology Ventures V, L.PTeraBeam CorporationTeraBeam Corporation.
20002570Corman Foundation, IncZ-Tel Technologies, IncZ-Tel Technologies, Inc.
20002630Marmon Holdings, IncHampshire Equity Partners II, L.PStreater, Inc.
20002647Royal Bank of CanadaPrism Financial CorporationPrism Financial Corporation.
20002679John F. AllenU.S. BancorpU.S. Bancorp.

For Further Information Contact: Sandra M. Peay or Parcellena P. Fielding, Contact Representatives, Federal Trade Commission, Premerger Notification Office, Bureau of Competition, Room 303, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-3100.

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By Direction of the Commission.

Donald S. Clark,


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[FR Doc. 00-12125 Filed 5-12-00; 8:45 am]