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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 Improvement 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 perior 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 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—05/23/2000
20003000Sulzer AGA. Ahlstrom CorporationAhlstorm Pumps Corporation
20003015Vitesee Semiconductor CorporationSiTera IncorporatedSiTera Incorporated
20003031Leap Wireless International, IncJ. Donald G. GarveyRadiofone PCS, L.L.C.
20003032Leap Wireless International, IncLawrence D. GarveyRadiofone PCS, L.L.C.
20003037AlcatelSonoma System, IncSonoma System, Inc.
20003042AT&T CorpHolding CompanyHolding Company
20003043Holding CompanyAT&T CorpAT&T Wireless PCS Inc.
20003044Tritel, IncTeleCorp PCS, IncTeleCorp PCS, Inc.
20003045TeleCorp PCS, IncTritel, IncTritel, Inc.
20003074Tribune CompanyClassified Ventures, IncClassified Ventures, Inc.
20003076Tribune CompanyCareerPath.com, IncCareerPath.com, Inc.
20003079Wesley Guylay Capital Management, L.PMonaco Coach CorporationMonaco Coach Corporation
20003085TCV IV, L.PeLoyalty CorporationeLoyalty Corporation
20003088Tritel, IncDigital pcs, LLCDigital pcs, LLC
20003096Morrison Knudsen CorporationRaytheon CompanyRaytheon Engineers & Constructors
20003103FairPoint Communications, IncFremont Telecom CoFremont Telecom Co.
20003111Longwood Industries, IncJoel P. WylerEagle-Picher Industries, Inc.
20003112Marital Trust# 2Automotive Systems International, IncAutomotive Systems International, Inc.
20003115InSight Health Services CorpUS Diagnostic IncWilkes-Barre Imaging
20003136AlcatelIronbridge Networks IncoporatedIronbridge Networks Incoporated
20003146Time Warner, IncElectronic Newstand, IncElectronic Newstand, Inc.
20003147BICC USA, IncStout Group LimitedStout Group Limited
20003150Chase Manhattan Corporation (The)Formus Communications, IncFormus Communications, Inc.
20003198Cecilia RonchettiUponor OyjAsko Cylinda AB
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—05/24/2000
20003149Caisse de Depot et placement du QuebecFormus Communications, IncFormus Communications, Inc.
20003153Ixchange Technology HoldingsMasterpack International Holdings, IncMasterpack International Holdings, Inc.
20003163Reuters Group PLCPrimark CorporationYankee Group Research, Inc.
20003189Stephen A. WynnStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, IncStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Start Printed Page 41991
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—05/25/2000
20003007Bruckman, Rosser, Sherill & Co., L.P.M. Francois PinaultEl Torito Franchising Company, El Torito Restaurants, Inc.
20003033GN Great Nordic ASBeltone Electronics, Inc.Beltone Electronics, Inc.
20003071University Hospitals Health System, Inc.Primary Health Systems, Inc., Debtor in PossessionPHS Cleveland, Inc. Primary Health Systems of Ohio, L.P., PHS Mt. Sinai, Inc.,
20003122Greylock Equity Limited PartnershipActa Technology, Inc.Acta Technology, Inc.
20003124Paine Webber Group, Inc.J.C. Bradford & Co., LLCJ.C. Bradford & Co., LLC
20003131Texaco Inc.Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.
20003132Tyco International Ltd.Lloyd M. Gordon and Diane R. GordonAmcel Corp.
20003134Aktiebolaget ElectroluxE-LUX Holdings, L.L.C.Electrolux, LLC
20003137Florida Rock Industries, Inc.Southern Concrete Construction Co., Inc.Southern Concrete Construction Co., Inc.
20003139Louisiana Pacific CorporationDavid V. HolliSawyer Lumber Company, LLC
20003144MacDermid, IncorporatedVirtualFund.com, Inc.VirtualFund.com, Inc.
20003165Health Management Associated, Inc.Catholic Health InitiativesBR Investments, Inc. Neumann Services, Inc. St. Joseph Regional Health Network
20003188AT&T Corp.Priceline WebHouse Club, Inc.Priceline WebHouse Club, Inc.
20003192Peregrine Systems, Inc.Harbinger CorporationHarbinger Corporation
20003195Brambles Industries LimitedNational Recovery Systems, IncNational Recovery Systems, Inc.
20003207SDL, Inc.Photonic Integration Research, Inc.Photonic Integration Research, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—05/26/2000
20003034ATX Telecommunications Services, Inc.Voyager.net, Inc.Voyager.net,Inc.
20003036RCBA Strategic Partners, L.P.CB Richard Ellis Services, Inc.CB Richard Ellis Services, Inc.
20003068Marsh & McIennan Companies, Inc.David A. NadlerDelta Consulting Group, Inc.
20003078Swiss Reinsurance CompanyIndustrial Life Insurance CompanyNorth West Life Assurance Company of America
20003099GTCR Fund VI, L.P.Genesis Eldercare CorporationGenesis Eldercare Corporation
20003108Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.Hilton Hotels CorporationFlamingo Hilton Riverboat Casino, L.P.
20003130Michael A. KarpCoreComm LimitedCoreComm Limited
20003148Alberta Energy Company Ltd.McMurry Energy CompanyMcMurry Oil Company
20003162Rosemore, Inc.Crown Central Petroleum CorporationCrown Central Petroleum Corporation
20003164Charles B. WangHoward P. MilsteinNew York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P.
20003166CRH plcHanson plcAcme Materials and Construction Company
20003171David H. MurdockDole Food Company, Inc.Dole Food Company, Inc.
20003173Sunglass Hut International, Inc.Watch World Licensing Corp.Watch World Licensing Corp.
20003177Yaskawa Electric CorporationDavid BensonHuntair Inc.
20003178M-L Holdings, Inc.Wayne C. OldenburgContractors Machinery Company, Inc.
20003187Spartan Stores, Inc.Seaway Food Town, Inc.Seaway Food Town, Inc.
20003191Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare CorporationPuerto Rican Union ConferenceBella Vista Yauco, Inc.
20003196Coloniale S.r.1.Delicious Brands, Inc.Delicious Brands, Inc.
20003197Hewlett-Packard CompanySaliente 3 Communications, Inc.Saliente 3 Communications, Inc.
20003201HeadHunter.NETOmnicom Group, Inc.Career Mosaic, Inc.
20003202Omnicom Group, Inc.HeadHunter.NETHeadHunter.NET
20003206MDU Resources Group, Inc.Kinder Morgan, Inc.K N Gas Gathering, Inc.
20003208TeleCorp PCS, Inc.Kailas J. RaoIndus, Inc.
20003209ChipPAC, Inc.Intersil Holding CorporationIntersil Technology Sdn. Bhd.
20003212Leeds Equity Partners III, L.P.James R. Leininger, M.D.FOCUS Direct, Inc.
20003219SuperGen, Inc.AVI BioPharma, Inc.AVI BioPharma, Inc.
20003220Tyco International, Ltd.Hub Fabricating CompanyHub Fabricating Company
20003221E.I. du Pont de Nemours & CompanyMichael JaharisKos Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20003246First Union CorporationFounders Financial Group, L.P.Forum Capital Markets, L.L.C.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—05/30/2000
20003030Internet Capital Group, Inc.Purchasing Systems, Inc.Purchasing Systems, Inc.
20003223Dynegy Inc.Canton Fitzgerald, L.P.eSpeed, Inc.
20003228Zany Brainy, Inc.Noodle Kidoodle, Inc.Noodle Kidoodle, Inc.
20003230Summit Capital II, L.P.Rentokil Initial plcBET Personnel Services, Inc.
20003231UBS Capital Americas II, LLCNetrail, Inc.Netrail, Inc.
20003235Cletes O. BeshearsAllen A. MeyerMilk Products Delaware LLC, Milk Products Operating Co., LLC
20003242Entrust Technologies Inc.EnCommerce, Inc.EnCommerce, Inc.
20003244Macroni plcThrucomm, Inc.Thrucomm, Inc.
20003245Jaco Electronics, Inc.Brendon J. PerryInterface Electronics Corporation
20003253General Electric CompanyNewcoNewco
20003256The Allstate CorporationVictor Automotive Products, Inc.Victor Automotive Products, Inc.
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20003263CRH plcDolomite Products Company, Inc.Dolomite Products Company, Inc.
20003264MDU Resources Group, Inc.Meredith ReiterEmpire Sandi & Gravel Co., Inc.
20003265Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ)Johnson & JohnsonMcNeil-PPC, Inc.
20003289Deutsche Bank AGNational Discount Brokers Group, Inc.National Discount Brokers Group, Inc.
20003301Capital Z Financial Services Fund II, L.PNews Alert Investors LLCNewsAlert, Inc.
20003306The Prudential Insurance Company of AmericaThe WMF Group, Ltd.The WMF Group, Ltd.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—05/31/2000
20003117Axcan Pharma, Inc.QLT Photo Therapeutics Inc.QLT Photo Therapeutics Inc.
20003129Warburg, Pincus Equity Partners, L.P.QuadraMed CorporationChartOne, Inc.
20003151Diehl Stiflung & Co.Miller Company (The)Miller Company (The)
20003152CMGI CorporationAlibrisAlibris
20003179The Williams Companies, Inc.Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P.eSpeed, Inc.
20003180AT&T Corp.Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. VotingUSCOC of Hawaii 3, Inc.
20003226Landmark Communications, Inc.United News & Media plcNational Titles, Inc. UAP Delaware, Inc. UAPnet United Parenting Publications, Inc.
20003229American Tower CorporationGeneral Telecom, Inc.General Telecom, Inc.
20003236Dean Food CompanyPro-Fac Cooperative, Inc.Agrilink Foods Inc.
20003252Patterson Energy, Inc.Roy T. Oliver, Jr.High Valley Drilling, Inc.
20003257General Motors CorporationUniversal Assurors, Inc.Universal Warranty Corporation
20003262Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.The Intellisource Group, Inc.The Intellisource Group, Inc.
20003267Barnes & Noble, Inc.Funco, Inc.Funco, Inc.
20003270Forstmann Little & Co. Equity Partnership-V, L.PBaptist Hospitals and Health Systems, Inc.Medical Environments, Inc.
20003272Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.Symitar Systems, Inc.Symitar Systems, Inc.
20003273Cox Enterprises, Inc.Peter SteinlaufEdmunds Holding Company
20003277Oryx Capital International, Ltd.J. Herbert Ogden, Jr.Mold-Ex, LLC
20003278VIAG AGSapa ABEurofoil Belgium S.A., Eurofoil Luxembourg S.A. Vetuna AB
20003279The SKM Equity Fund II, L.P.Michael A. and Nancy J. FriendUPT Plastics, Inc., and Owens Packaging, Inc.
20003280Sonepar, S.A.David RosensteinBrook Electrical Supply Co.
20003281Banco Santander Central Hispano, S.A.Patagon.com International, Inc.Patagon.com International, Inc.
20003286Summit Ventures V, L.P.Antonio SalernoConxion Corporation
20003287ReliaStar Financial Corp.Lexington Global Asset Managers, Inc.Lexington Global Asset Managers, Inc.
20003290Cerner CorporationCitation Computer Systems, Inc.Citation Computer Systems, Inc.
20003304Omnicom Group Inc.Jason MoskowitzU.S. Marketing Promotions Agency, Inc.
20003305Omnicom Group Inc.Michael NapolielloU.S. Marketing Promotions Agency, Inc.
20003330Enron Corp.Enron Corp.Enron Energy Services, LLC
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—06/01/2000
20003174TBC Corporation, a Delaware corporationTKI Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporationTKI Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation
20003294SCOR U.S. CorporationPartner Re Ltd.Partner Re Life Insurance Company
20003296Applied Digital Solutions, Inc.Destron Fearing CorporationDestron Fearing Corporation
20003297The Titan CorporationFredrick S. YeattsSencom Corp.
20003298Pearson plcThe Family Education Network, Inc.The FamilyEducation Network, Inc.
20003313Stichting Pensioenfonds voor de Gezondheid GeestelijkeEquity Office Properties TrustEquity Office Properties Trust
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—06/02/2000
20003176O. Gene BicknellTricon Global Restaurants, Inc.Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc.
20003363Oger Pensat Holdings, Ltd.Telscape International, Inc.Telscape International, Inc.
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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, D.C. 20580, (202) 326-3100.

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By Direction of the Commission.

Donald S. Clark,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 00-17225 Filed 7-6-00; 8:45 am]

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