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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 period provided by law and the premerger notification rules. The grants were made by the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General of 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.

Transactions Granted Early Termination, 04/24/2000-05/05/2000

Transaction No.Acquiring personAcquired personAcquired entities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/24/2000
20002234Fleet Boston CorporationChoice One Communications, IncChoice One Communications, Inc.
20002514United Microelectronics CorporationPixTech, IncPixTech, Inc.
20002726Leggett & Platt, IncorporatedTransPro, IncorporatedCrown North America Division. Crown-VMS Canada Ltd.
20002736Warner W. HenryThe Gibson-Homans CompanyThe Gibson-Homans Company.
20002741Dollar Tree Stores, IncDollar Express, IncDollar Express, Inc.
20002742Stora Enso OyjConsolidated Papers, IncConsolidated Papers, Inc.
20002744Jack in the Box, IncHarshad D. DharodDFG Restaurants, Inc.
Harshad & Nasir Corp.
Sun Gir, Inc.
20002751Urban Brands, IncTSG Capital Fund III, L.PUrban Children's Stores, Inc.
20002752TSG Capital Fund III, L.PUrban Brands, IncUrban Brands, Inc.
20002789Marathon Fund Limited Partnership IVWayne T. Hamilton Trust u/a/d 2/27/85Manchester Stamping Corporation.
20002828William L. WalkerFloyd Roger HardestyBizJet International Sales and Support, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/25/2000
20002758Allegheny Technologies IncorporatedBaker Hughes IncorporatedHughes Metallurgical Products Division.
20002760GTE CorporationGTE CorporationIllinois RSA 1 Limited Partnership.
20002791GTCR Fund VII, L.PFirst Tennessee National CorporationFirst Horizon Home Loan Corporation.
20002807Anthony GartlandModern Metal Products CoModern Metal Products Co.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/26/2000
20002548InterParking IncorporatedSecurity Capital U.S. RealtyUrban Growth Property Trust.
20002549Security Capital U.S. RealtyInterParking IncorporatedInterParking Incorporated. Start Printed Page 30999
20002564VeriSign, IncNetwork Solutions, IncNetwork Solutions, Inc.
20002618Orion Power Holdings, IncConstellation Energy Group, IncCOSI Astoria, Inc.
COSI Carr Street, Inc.
COSI Coldwater, Inc.
COSI Great Lakes, Inc.
20002619Constellation Energy Group, IncOrion Power Holdings, IncOrion Power Holdings, Inc.
20002681Premier,,, Inc.
20002684GS Capital partners II Offshore, L.POrion Power Holdings, IncOrion Power Holdings, Inc.
20002685GS Capital Partners II, L.POrion Power Holdings, IncOrion Power Holdings, Inc.
20002686GS Capital Partners III, L.POrion Power Holdings, IncOrion Power Holdings, Inc.
20002730PSINet, IncMetamor Worldwide, IncMetamor Worldwide, Inc.
20002743George W. MeadStora Enso OyjStora Enso Oyj.
20002761Siemens AGSiemens AGWhite Oak Semiconductor Limited Partnership.
20002776The Estee Lauder Companies,, Inc.
20002778i2 Technologies, IncAspect Development, IncAspect Development, Inc.
20002798VIAG AGSidney TracyTraco Labs, Incorporated.
20002872Thoma Cressey Equity Partners Fund VI, L.PSCIENTECH, IncSCIENTECH, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/27/2000
20001061BASF AktiengesellschaftAMCOL International Corporation (“AMCOL”)AMCOL.
Chemdal Asia Ltd.
Chemdal Corporation.
Chemdal Limited.
20002762Sprout Capital VIII,,, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/28/2000
19994662Sumner M. RedstoneCBS CorporationCBS Corporation.
20002622The Southern CompanyParticipating Producers' TrustPan Alberta Gas Ltd.
20002642Cendant CorporationApollo Investment Fund III, L.PWMC Finance Co., NRT Incorporated.
20002700LifePoint Hospitals, IncColumbia/HCA Healthcare CorporationPutnam Hospital, Inc.
20002712Ralcorp Holdings, IncRussell S. McNeilJames P. Linette, Inc.
20002753Joseph SittUrban Brands, IncUrban Brands, Inc.
20002765Plexus CorpEloy S. Vallina-LangueraElamex, S.A. de C.V.
Electronic las Torres, S.A. de C.V.
Serviclos Administrativos.
20002771Allied Waste Industries, IncWaste Management, IncCocopah Landfill, Inc.
Copper Mountain Landfill, Inc.
Peerless Landfill Company.
USA Waste of Kentucky, LLC.
Waste Management of Kentucky, LLC.
Waste Management of South Carolina, Inc.
20002792Siebel Systems, IncOpenSite Technologies, IncOpenSite Technologies, Inc.
20002808Flint Inc CorporationMr. Carlos PeraltaAlper Ink Group, LLC.
20002826Carlton Communications PlcFred B. TarterCinema Bilboard Network, LLC. Screenvision Cinema Network, LLC.
20002827Carlton Communications PlcTerry LaughrenScreenvision Cinema Network, LLC..
20002830The Chase Manhattan CorporationChristena Karen H. Durham TrustHuntsman Packaging Corporation.
20002837North Castle Partners, II, L.PM.H. Zeigler & Sons, IncM.H. Zeigler & Sons, Inc.
20002861Ernest L. SamuelWorld Class Processing, IncWorld Class Processing, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05-01-2000
20002750Bill Gross' Idealab!,, Inc.
20002757DLJ Merchant Banking Partners II, L.PCarl F. Booth and Katharine S. BoothCarl F. Booth & Co., Inc.
20002770Tosco CorporationN.V. Koninklijke Nederlandsche Petroleum MaatschappijEquilon Enterprises LLC. Shell Oil Company.
20002784Citigroup, IncITOCHU CorporationCopelco Capital, Inc.
20002824JT. Walker Industries, IncGeneral Aluminum CorporationGeneral Aluminum Corporation.
20002871Irvine LaidlawNeil RackhamHuthwaite, Inc.
20002877Global Private Equity III Limited PartnershipVeeco Instruments, IncVeeco Instruments, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05-02-2000
20002772Quilvest S.APameco CorporationPameco Corporation.
20002773Giant Eagle, IncBuckeye Village Market, IncBuckeye Village Market, Inc. Start Printed Page 31000
20002775Ronald M. CameronP. Coleman Townsend, JrCentral Grain, Inc.
Townsend Farms, Inc.
Townsends, Inc.
20002777Fairchild Semiconductor International, IncRecovery Equity Investors, L.PQT Optoelectronics, Inc.
20002779Dr. Romesh Wadhwanii2 Technolgies, Inci2 Technolgies, Inc.
20002782Electronic Data Systems CorporationSoftware Technologies CorporationSoftware Technologies Corporation.
20002788Sanmina CorporationInterWorks Computer ProductsInterWorks Computer Products.
20002790Quantum Industrial Holdings Inc.
20002813Aggregate Industries plcJames A. Klett and Andrea Klett, Husband and WifeKlett Construction Company.
20002948Pfingsten Executive Fund II, L.PWilliam W. WinspearThe UltraCraft Company.
20002949Eni SpABritsh-Borneo Oil & Gas plcBritish-Borneo Oil & Gas plc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/03/2000
20002804CBS,, Inc.
20002809Johnson & JohnsonMitsubishi Chemical CorporationMitsubishi-TokyoPharmaceuticals, Inc.
20002822FCP Investors V, L.PSpectrum Acquisitions, IncSpectrum Acquisitions, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/04/2000
20002688Clear Channel Communications, IncSFX Entertainment, IncSFX Entertainment, Inc.
20002737General Electric CompanyJohn Ellison, JrEllison Windows and Doors Division.
VES, Inc., d/b/a Ellison Extrusion Systems.
20002738John Ellison, JrGeneral Electric CompanyD and W Holdings, Inc.
20002739Vodafone AirTouch PlcCentral Iowa Cellular, IncCentral Iowa Cellular, Inc.
20002780Spectrum Equity Associates III, L.PNT CorporationNT Corporation.
20002797General Atlantic Partners 52, L.PPrime Response, IncPrime Response, Inc.
20002823TPG Partners III, Inc.
20002829Internet Capital Group, IncInternational Business Machines CorporationInternational Business Machines Corporation.
20002831International Business Machines CorporationInternet Capital Group, IncICG Patent, Inc.
20002836Technology Crossover Ventures II, L.PInventa CorporationInventa Corporation.
20002838TCV II(Q), L.PInventa CorporationInventa Corporation.
20002840Bradford Equities Fund, L.PManuel TeixeiraTeixeira Brothers Bakery and Restaurant, Inc.
20002845Summit Ventures V, L.PJohn and Susan OcampoStanford Microdevices, Inc.
20002848Nelvana LimitedKlutz, IncKlutz, Inc.
20002849Lindberg CorporationThermo Electron CorporationThermo Terra Tech, Inc.
20002852Sumner M. RedstoneMedicaLogic, IncMedicalLogic, Inc.
20002853Deutsche Bank AGComputer Outsourcing Services, IncComputer Outsourcing Services, Inc.
20002854Sandler Capital Partners IV, L.PComputer Outsourcing Services, IncComputer Outsourcing Services, Inc.
20002859Carl C. IcahnSeagate Technology, IncSeagate Technology, Inc.
20002860Carl C. IcahnJ.C. Penney Company, IncJ.C. Penney Company, Inc.
20002863Michael W. LynchThyssen-Bornemisza Continuity TrustExtruded Metals, Inc.
20002873First Security BancorpCrews & Associates, IncCrews & Associates, Inc.
20002874Paul M. MontroneJanice R. Smith, Executrix of the Estate of Johnny F. SmithFini Enterprises, Inc.
20002883Gerald W. SchwartzDonald C. HaydenE. and L. Transport Company L.L.C.
Florida Leasco Company L.L.C.
Transportation Releasing L.L.C.
20002897Reed International P.L.CSusan P. HallLawyers Weekly, Inc.
20002898Elsevier N.VSusan P. HallLawyers Weekly, Inc.
20002919Tootsie Roll Industries, IncKlaus J. JacobsAndes Candies, Inc.
20002921Madison Dearborn Capital Partners III, Corporation.
20002922The Reynolds and Reynolds CompanyJ. Eustace WolfingtonHAC Group, LLC.
20002923The Reynolds and Reynolds CompanyEustace MitaHAC Group, LLC.
20002924Eustace MitaThe Reynolds and Reynolds CompanyThe Reynolds and Reynolds Company.
20002930Deutsche Bank AGPedestal IncPedestal Inc.
Transaction Granted Early Termination—05/05/2000
20002857Peter A. & Joanne Leedom-AckermanEquity Marketing, IncEquity Marketing, Inc. Start Printed Page 31001
20002858Q-Media Services CorporationEstate of Pierre PeladeauPrint Northwest L.P.
20002862IT Group, IncW&H Pacific, IncW&H Pacific, Inc.
20002864Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe VIII, L.PPolitic Acquisition CorpPolitic Acquisition Corp.
20002865WCAS Capital Partners III, L.PPolitic Acquisition CorpPolitic Acquisition Corp.
20002866Science Applications International CorporationVeriSign, IncVeriSign, Inc.
20002892National Bank of EgyptArab American BankArab American Bank
20002895Berkshire Fund V, Limited PartnershipUSA Jet Airlines, IncUSA Jet Airlines, Inc.
20002902Einhorn VerwaltungsgesellschaftGerald L. LennardPGP Industries, Inc.
20002908International Business Machines CorporationScott A. Blum Separate Property Trust U/D/T 8/2/ Inc.
20002916Prime 66 Partners, L.PThe Warnaco Group, IncThe Warnaco Group, Inc.
20002917Centennial Fund IV, L.P24/7 Media, Inc24/7 Media, Inc.
20002918Great Plains Software, IncSolomon Software, IncSolomon Software, Inc.
20002925Activated Communications Limited PartnershipMr. Arthur LiuWay Broadcasting, Inc.
20002926Mr. Arthur LiuActivated Communications Limited PartnershipActivated Communications Limited Partnership.
20002929Agfa-Gevaert N.VEmerson Electric, CoKrautkramer-Branson.
20002935HNC Software, IncSimon B. RuddickHigh Touch Technologies.
20002939eGain Communications CorporationInference CorporationInference Corporation.
20002944GS Capital Partners III, L.PSiPix Group LimitedSiPix Group Limited.
20002955Dial Corporation (The)Procter & Gamble Company, (The)Procter & Gamble Company, (The).
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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. 00-12127 Filed 5-12-00; 8:45 am]