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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 Start Printed Page 609587A(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 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.

Transaction No.AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/07/2000
20004239Advanced Energy Industries, IncDr. Ray R. DilsSekidenko, Inc.
20004266HealthCentral.comDrug Emporium, Inc.Drug Emporium, Inc.
20004267Andersen Consulting LLPHenry E., Inc.
20004283Wilbur-Ellis CompanyDon & Irene GragnaniHelm Fertilizers, Inc.
20004284Caxton Global Investments LimitedBuffets, Inc.Buffets, Inc.
20004285American United Insurance CompanyCNL Financial CorporationCNL Financial Corporation
20004290CyberSource CorporationPaylinX CorporationPaylinX Corporation
20004291Cypress Semiconductor CorporationSilicon Light MachinesSilicon Light Machines
20004292Halpern Denny Fund II, L.PF. Andrew WelcherJackson Oil Products Company, Inc. Resources Recovery, Inc.
20004296UnitedHealth Group IncorporatedFamilymeds Group, Inc.Familymeds Group, Inc.
20004301Quanta Services, IncJames & Laura WoodsWoods Electrical Co., Inc. Woods Network Services, Inc.
20004302Key Components, LLCAcme Electric CorporationAcme Electric Corporation
20004303Commerce One, Inc.AppNet, Inc.AppNet, Inc.
20004304Kenneth R. ThomsonPhysicians World Communications GroupPhysicians World Communications Group
20004305Warburg, Pincus, Equity Partners, L.PThe Cobalt GroupThe Cobalt Group
20004310Sidney B. DeBoerTerry L. SchulteTerry Schulte Automotive, Inc.
20004312American Home Products CorporationAventisAventis Pharamaceuticals Products, Inc. Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Inc.
20004315United Auto Group, IncKevin RinkeRinke Cadillac Co. The Rinke Pontiac-GMC Company
20004319Elisabeth BadinterSaatchi & Saatchi plcSaatchi & Saatchi plc
20004320Cordiant Communications Group plcLighthouse Global Network, Inc.Lighthouse Global Network, Inc.
20004324Jon M. HuntsmanRohm and Haas CompanyRohm and Haas Company
20004325GTCR Fund VII, L.PSchubert Family TrustNational Alarm Computer Center, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/08/2000
20004222Deutsche BankAlphaBlox CorporationAlphaBlox Corporation
20004205Metris Companies IncPopular, IncBanco Popular North America
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/09/2000
20004118Land O' Lakes, IncConAgra, IncBeatrice Group, Inc.
20004120Kyle W. MussmanMarie BalitsosBCK/Rivgam, L.L.C.
20004145Rogers Group, IncHanson PLCHanson Aggregates East, Inc.
20004146Hanson PLCRogers Group, IncRogers Group, Inc.
20004168First Union CorporationGabriel Communications, IncGabriel Communications, Inc.
20004201Invensys plcJohn E. ConleyCactus Integration Group, LLC
20004204Summer M. RedstoneRaycom Media, IncRaycom America, Inc.
20004223Provident Financial Group, IncBank One CorporationBanc One Capital Holdings Corp., Banc One Capital Funding Banc One Neighborhood, Banc One Captial Markets
20004225America OnlineTiVo IncTiVo Inc.
20004311General Motors CorporationFINOVA Capital CorporationFINOVA Capital Corporation
20004363Jerome H. KernAT&T CorporationOn Command Corporation
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/10/2000
20004260Gramercy Communications Partners (Cayman), L.PZ-Tel Technologies, IncZ-Tel Technologies, Inc.
20004313UBS AGPaine Webber Group, IncPaine Webber Group, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/11/2000
20004227Gramercy Communications Partners, L.PCharles M. PilusoNorth American Telecommunications Corporation.
20004234Team Health Holdings, LLCLaidlaw IncEmCare Holdings, Inc.
20004331VS&A Communications Partners III, L.PGilbert Global Equity partners, L.PIonex Telecommunications, Inc.
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20004341Ron W. Arder, JrFlextronics International LtdFlextronics International Ltd.
20004342Flextronics International LtdRon W. Arder, JrLightning Manufacturing Solutions Texas, L.L.C.
20004343Frank J. DotzlerFlextronics International LtdFlextronics International Ltd.
20004344Flextronics International LtdFrank J. DotzlerLightning Manufacturing Solutions Texas, L.L.C.
20004351Flextronics International LtdLightning Metal Specialties, IncLightning Metal Specialties, Inc.
20004358Teradyne, Inc. a Massachusetts CorporationRobert S. Herring, SrHerco Technology Incorporated. Perception Laminates, Inc.
20004499Hilite Holdings L.L.CNorthern Stamping, IncNorthern Stamping, Inc.
20004308Lloyd J. BaretzNational Data CorporationC-Care, Inc. d/b/a The MARS Group EE&C Financial Services, Inc. H.O.P.E. Enterprises Group, Inc. National Data Corporation PhyServ Solutions, Inc. Professional Medical Recovery Services, Inc.
20004354TNT Post Group N.V.G3 World Mail B.V.i.oG3 World Mail B.V.i.o.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/15/2000
20003988Stephen J. LuczoVERITAS Software CorporationVERITAS Software Corporation
20004132Premdor IncGeneral Electric CompanyWing Industries, Inc.
20004164H Group Holding, IncNovartis AGNovartis AG
20004176Asworth CorporationNovartis AGNovartis AG
20004206Carl C. IcahnVISX, IncVISX, Inc.
20004213Wells Fargo & CompanyLife Time Fitness, Inc.Life Time Fitness, Inc.
20004228Clear Channel Broadcasting, IncSunburst Media, L.P.Sunburst Media, L.P.
20004253Lehman Brothers Blount Investment SPV LLCRobin A. PetersonFabtek, Inc.
20004255Hitachi, LtdElpida Memory (USA) Inc.Elipda Memory (USA) Inc.
20004256NEC CorporationElpida Memory (USA) Inc.Elpida Memory (USA) Inc.
20004257J.H. Whitney IV, L.PMetroPCS, Inc.MetroPCS, Inc.
20004258The Chase Manhattan CorporationMetroPCS, Inc.MetroPCS, Inc.
20004269Dassault Systems, S.ASpatial Technology Inc.Spatial Components, LLC.
20004271Ford Motor CompanyVastera, IncVastera, Inc.
20004288Mediacom Communications CorporationIllinet Communications, L.L.C.Illini Cable Holding, Inc. Illini Cablevision of Illinois, Inc. Illini Communications of Central Illinois, LLC.
20004289BP Amoco p.I.cCentury Partners-Idaho Limited PartnershipIGI Resources, Inc.
20004299Alltel CorporationAlltel CorporationFlorida RSA #1B (Naples) Limited Partnership.
20004306John R. Eckel, JrN.V. Koninklijke Nederlandsche Petroleum MaatschappijN.V. Koninklijke Nederlandsche Petroleum Maatschappij
20004314PowerGen plcAmeren Corp.Electric Energy, Inc.
20004317DLJ Merchant Banking Partners II, L.PInsilco Holding CoGreat Lake, Inc., Steel Parts Corporation. Insilco Corporation. Thermal Components, Inc., Thermal Transfer Products, Ltd.
20004318Paul M. MontroneBayberry TrustNorthern Lights Cable, Inc. Prestolite Wire Corporation. Prestolite Wire Pacific Rim, PTE, Ltd.
20004337Flextronics International LtdChatham Technologies, IncChatham Technologies, Inc.
20004425RhodiaChiRex IncChiRex Inc.
20004445General Electric CompanyDominion Resources, IncFirst Source Financial LLP.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/16/2000
20004190J.P. Morgan & Co. IncorporatedRiskMetrics Group, Inc. (The)RiskMetrics Group, Inc. (The).
20004240Tosco CorporationBP Amoco p.l.cBP Exploration & Oil Inc. BP Oil Pipeline Company
20004328Carso Global Telecom, S.A. de C.VHome Wireless Networks, Inc.Home Wireless Networks, Inc.
20004335Eastman Kodak CompanyDavid M. SternResearch Systems, Inc.
20004336CheckFree Holdings CorporationBank of America CorporationBank of America Corporation
20004339Sonera CorporationJames O. Hayles, Jr. and Myna C. Hayles, (husband & wife)Eliska Wireless Ventures I, Inc.
20004345University Community Hospital, IncTarpon Springs Hospital Foundation, IncTarpon Springs Hospital Foundation, Inc.
20004349TH Lee.Putnam Internet Partners, LPUnited Shipping & Technology, IncUnited Shipping & Technology, Inc.
20004350TH Lee.Putnam Internet Parallel Partners, L.PUnited Shipping & Technology, IncUnited Shipping & Technology, Inc.
20004357Powertel, Inc.James O. Hayles, Jr. and Myna C. Hayles (husband and wife)Eliska Wireless Ventures I, Inc.
20004359Sonera CorporationPowertel, IncPowertel, Inc.
20004364Stork N.V.H&E Machinery, IncH&E Machinery, Inc. H&E Turbo Components, Inc. M&E Turbo Machinery, Inc.
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20004365Marubeni CorporationPLM International IncPLM International, Inc.
20004366Intel CorporationTrillium Digital Systems, IncTrillium Digital Systems, Inc.
20004369Andrea L. CunninghamIncepta Group PlcIncepta Group Plc.
20004370Incepta Group PlcAndrea L. CunninghamCunningham Communications, Inc.
20004371Insilco Holding CoDale FlemingPrecision Cable Manufacturing Corporation.
20004372American Reprographics Holdings, L.L.CThe Sandpoint Charitable TrustWilco Reprographics, Inc.
20004378James L. BarksdaleWebvan Group, IncWebvan Group, Inc.
20004380Kan S. BajajCommerce One, IncCommerce One, Inc.
20004382Sapa ABAnodizing, IncAnodizing, Inc.
20004421Reuters Group PLCThe RiskMetrics Group, IncThe RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/17/2000
20002951Healtheon/WebMD CorporationMedical Manager CorporationMedical Manager Corporation
20004169Hanover Compressor CompanyIngersoll-Rand CompanyDresser-Rand Company
20004279Warburg, Pincus Ventures, L.PScientific Learning CorporationScientific Learning Corporation
20004390Merrill Lynch & Co., IncLevel 8 Systems, IncLevel 8 Systems, Inc.
20004397Pearson plcNational Computer Systems, IncNational Computer Systems, Inc.
20004423Marubeni CorporationDavid W. SpiegelGallery Automotive Group, Inc.
20004427Internet Capital Group, IncBuyMedia, IncBuyMedia, Inc.
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Sandra M. Peay or Parcellena P. Fielding, Contract 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. 00-26341 Filed 10-12-00; 8:45 am]