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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 Acts 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 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—09/30/2002
20021184Ripplewood Partners, L.P.Robert H. BakerAll American Chevrolet, Inc.
Bob Baker Automative, Inc.
Bob Baker Automative, Inc.
Bob Baker Imports, Inc.
Bob Baker Volkswagen, Inc.
El Cajon Luxury Cars, Inc.
University Ford, Inc.
20021187Berkshire Hathaway Inc.Comdisco Holding Company Inc.Comdisco Holding Company Inc.
20021189Lumina Parent S.A.R.L.Schneider Electric S.A.Legrand S.A.
20021193FdG Capital Partners LLCEnron Corp. (Debtor-in-Possession)Enron Corp. (Debtor-in-Possession)
20021196TPG Partners III, L.PSAirGroup AGGate Gourmet Holding AG.
20021198J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.Federated Department Stores, Inc.Arizona Mail Order, Inc.
Bedford Fair Apparel, Inc.
Family Farm Gifts, Inc.
Figi's Gifts, Inc.
Figi's Inc.
Figi's Mail Order Gifts, Inc.
LM&B Catalog, Inc.
PC Flowers & Gifts.com LLC.
20021200Nippon Yusen Kabushiki KaishaChristos N. KritikosCeres Terminals Incorporated.
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Equipvest LLC.
20021201TransCanada Pipelines LimitedLimestone Electron TrustManchief Power Company LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/01/2002
20021056E.I. duPont de Nemours and CompanyChemFirst IncChemFirst Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/03/2002
20021197SPX CorporationVance International, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership PlanVance International, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/04/2002
20021152International Business Machines CorporationACCESS360ACCESS360.
20021163Medtronic, IncSpinal Dynamics CorporationSpinal Dynamics Corporation.
20021183Warburg, Pincus Equity Partners, L.P.Centerpulse LtdSulzer Intra Therapeutics Inc.
20021202General Electric CompanyCastle Harlan Partners III. L.P.Ion Track, Inc.
20021204Blue Holdings CorpVivendi Environment, S.AU.S. Filter Distribution Group, Inc.
20021206Provimlux Investments S.AIntalenergia S.p.A.Provimi
20021207Atlantic Equity Partners, III, LPCarl F. Paul, c/o Golfsmith International IncGolfsmith International, Inc.
20021209Linsalata Capital Partners Fund IV, L.P.H.I.G. Investment Group L.P.Potpourri Holdings, Inc.
20021210J.P. Morgan Chase & CoBlue Holdings CorporationBlue Holdings Corporation.
20021211Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund, V. L.PBlue Holdings Corp.Blue Holdings Corp.
20021213Cooperative Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.ACIT Group Inc.Picker Financial Group, L.L.C.
20021214Cooperative Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.AKoninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.Picker Financial Group, L.L.C.
20021222James D. Reigle Trust dated December 15, 1978Illinois Tool Works IncPremark WB Holdings, Inc.
The West Bend Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/08/2002
20021216Avery Dennison CorporationL&E Packaging, LLCL&E Packaging, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/10/2002
20021224Home Depot, Inc. (The)Brian J. WhiteheadDuraFloors, Inc.
Floor of Florida, LLC.
Floors, Inc.
Supply Expo, L.P.
20021226Home Depot, IncArvada Hardwood Floor CompanyArvada Hardwood Floor Company.
Furniture to Go, L.P. L.P.
Home Solutions by Arvada Hardwood LLC.
20030001New England Medical Center, IncLifespan of Massachusetts, IncNew England Medical Center Hospitals, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/15/2002
20021180US Investigations Services, IncVS&A Communications Partners II, L.PThe Official Information Company.
20021217Combe IncorporatedByrnwood Partners II L.P.J.B. Williams Company, Inc.
20030004Finmeccanica S.p.AOlivetti S.p.A.Telespazio S.p.A.
20030007Harrah's Entertainment, IncLAD LLCLouisiana Downs, Inc.
20030010Bain Capital Fund VII, L.PGeorgia-Pacific CorporationUWW Holdings, Inc.
20030011Amer Group PlcIllinois Tool Works IncPrecor Incorporated.
Precor Products Limited.
Precor Sportgerate GmbH.
20030015Waddell & Reed Financial, IncPaul G. DesmaraisIvy Acquisition Corp.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/16/2002
20030008Oak Investment Partners XNew SACXIOtech Corporation.
20030009Professor Kurt JennyKosan Biosciences, IncKosan Biosciences, Inc.
20030018TWI Holdings, IncDag Landvik c/o Fagerdala Industri ABTempur World, Inc.
20030019TA IX L.PTWI Holdings, IncTWI Holdings, Inc.
20030020Enzon, IncElan Corporation, plcElan Corporation, plc.
20030022Bookham Technology plcNortel Networks CorporationNortel Networks Corporation.
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20030024GTCR Fund VII, L.PGetronics NVGetronics Government Solutions, L.L.C.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/18/2002
20030021Gryphon Partners II, L.PNobel Learning Communities, IncNobel Learning Communities, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/22/2002
20030028AdvancePCSAccordant Health Services, IncAccordant Health Services, Inc.
20030032General Motors CorporationRoyal Dutch Petroleum CompanyShell Capital Inc.
20030035Tom T. GoresKoninklijke Philips Electronics N.VHC Products, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/23/2002
20021223Berkshire Hathaway IncDoris and Jay ChristopherThe Pampered Chef, Ltd.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/24/2002
20021205AIG Highstar Capital, L.PThe Williams Companies, IncWestern Frontier Pipeline Company, LLC.
Williams Gas Pipelines Central, Inc.
20030014Carlyle Partners III, L.PInvensys plcBrook Hansen France Sales S.A.R.L.
Brook Hansen, S.A.
Changzhou Hansen Jiangling Transmissions Co. Ltd.
Clarkson Industries Inc.
M.C.C. Holding B.V.
Prager Incorporated.
Rexnord A/S.
Rexnord AB.
Rexnord Corporation.
Rexnord Correntes Ltda.
Rexnord do Brasil Industrial Ltda.
Rexnord France S.A.R.L.
Rexnord GmbH.
Rexnord Marbett SpA.
Rexnord NV.
Stephan GmbH.
20030025Fidelity National Financial, IncEastern Financial Systems, IncEastern Financial Systems, Inc.
20030031Blue Point Capital Partners, L.PGeneration Capital Partners, L.PLVI Holding Corporation.
20030037Documentum, InceRoom Technology, InceRoom Technology, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/25/2002
20030041The Alpine Group, IncSuperior TeleCom IncDNE Systems Inc.
Superior Telecommunications Inc.
Texas SUT Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/29/2002
20020861Nucor CorporationBirmingham Steel CorporationBirmingham Southeast, LLC.
Port Everglades Steel Corporation.
20021126Carl C. IcahnXO Communications, Inc.XO Communications, Inc
20030030Plum Creek Timber Company, IncStora Enso OyjStora Enso North America Corporation.
20030046Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.AOccidental Petroleum CorporationOccidental Overseas Operations, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/30/2002
20030003Eaton CorporationDana CorporationDana Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/31/2002
20021225Bergemann GmbHABB LtdABB Inc.
ABB Meeting Holdings Ltd.
20030023Buckeye Partners, L.PColonial Pipeline CoColonial Pipeline Co.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/01/2002
20030039Kelso Investments Associates VI, L.PBCO Holding CompanyBCO Holding Company.
20030043IOI Corporation BerhadUnilever N.VLoders Croklaan Business.
20030044The Stanley WorksRussell C. Best and Mariea L. Best, as husband and wifeBest Lock Corporation.
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20030045AGCO CorporationSPX CorporationSunflower Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/04/2002
20030048Triton PCS Holdings, IncAT&T Wireless Services, IncAT&T Wireless PCS Inc.
20030049ENEL S.p.ACentral Vermont Public Service CorporationGauley River Management Corporation.
Gauley River Power Partners, L.P.
20030050Banque Federate des BanquesArnhold and S. Bleichroeder Holdings, IncArnhold and S. Bleichroeder, Inc.
20030051Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Holdings, IncBanque Federale Des Banquest PopulairesNatexis Banques Populaires.
20030053Brown & Brown, IncDonald E. MartinChartered Financial Services Corporation.
20030054Clayton, Dubilier & Ride Fund VI Limited PartnershipKinko's IncKinko's Inc.
20030056Microsoft CorporationVicinity CorporationVicinity Corporation.
20030057Adventist Health System SunbeltAdventist Health Mid-America, IncAdventist Health Mid-America, Inc.
20030058GS Capital Partners 2000, L.PR.H. Donnelley CorporationR.H. Donnelley Corporation.
20030060GILDEMEISTER AktiengesellshaftThyssenKrupp AGThyssenKrupp Metal Cutting GmbH.
20030061Bucher Industries AGKnight Manufacturing CorporationKnight Manufacturing Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/05/2002
20030063GROWMARK, IncAgway, IncAgway, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/07/2002
20030033NetlQ CorporationPentaSafe Security Technologies, IncPentaSafe Security Technologies, Inc.
20030047Lake Carnegie, LLCWalcott Partners, L.PCeltics Basketball, L.P.
20030065ONEOK, IncSouthern Union CompanySouthern Union Company.
20030070Lucent Technologies IncSolectron CorporationSolectron Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/12/2002
20030081Spectrum Equity Investors IV, L.PRCN CorporationRCN Telecom Services, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/13/2002
20030082RF Micro Devices, IncResonext Communications, IncResonext Communications, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/15/2002
20030042Liberty Media CorporationACTV, IncACTVN, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/19/2002
20030083Insight Communications Company, IncAT&T CorpInterMedia Partners Southeast.
20030086Temasek Holdings (Private) LimitedGlobal Crossing LtdGlobal Crossing Ltd. (New).
20030087Hutchison Whampoa LimitedGlobal Crossing LtdGlobal Crossing Ltd. (New).
20030089Grant Prideco, IncSchlumberger LimitedReed-Hycalog Operating, L.P.
20030090Schlumberger LimitedGrant Prideco, IncGrant Prideco, Inc.
20030096Health Management Associates, IncMonterra Health System, IncAracoma Medical Foundation, Inc.
The Logan Medical Foundation.
20030097General Electric CompanyCablevision System CorporationBravo Company.
Bravo Holding Corporation.
Bravo II Holding Corporation.
20030098Nautic Partners, V, L.PSummit Venture IV, L.PHRI Holdings Corp.
20030101LifePoint Hospitals, IncMonterra Health System, IncAracoma Medical Foundation, Inc.
The Logan Medical Foundation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/20/2002
20030068First Reserve Fund IX, L.PQuanta Services, IncQuanta Services, Inc.
20030094Mitsubishi CorporationNewco CorporationNewco Corporation.
20030107The Berwind Company LLCHunt CorporationHunt Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/21/2002
20020432Wal-Mart Stores, IncSupermercados Amigo, IncSupermercados Amigo, Inc.
20030064KSM Aquisition Company, L.PMetromedia International Group, IncSnapper, Inc.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/22/2002
20030078King Pharmaceuticals, IncMeridian Medical Technologies, IncMeridian Medical Technologies, Inc.
20030084DRS Technologies, IncParavant IncParavant Inc.
20030088Guidant CorporationNovartis AGNovartis AG.
20030115Meredith CorporationPRIMEDIA, IncPRIMEDIA, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/25/2002
20030092Northern Trust CorporationDeutsche Bank AGDeutsche Asset Management (Australia) Ltd.
Deutsche Asset Management Investment Services Ltd.
Deutsche Asset Management Japan Limited.
Deutsche Asset Management Life & Pensions Ltd.
Deutsche Asset Management Limited.
Deutsche Asset Management, Inc.
Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas.
Deutsche Investment Management Americas Inc.
Deutsche Trust Bank Limited.
Deutsche Trust Company.
Deutsche Unit Trust Managers Limited.
20030103Prudential Financial, IncTMW Real Estate Group, LLCTMW Investments, Inc.
TMW Real Estate Group, LLC.
TMW Real Estate Management, Inc.
20030110James E. StephensonCarlton CompanyCarlton Company.
20030116SSA Investor, LLCInfinium Software, IncInfinium Software, Inc.
20030118Fisherv, Inc.Electronic Data Systems CorporationEDS Information Services, LLC.
EDS Resource Management Corporation.
20030120SECOM Co., LtdFuturelogic IncorporatedFuturelogic Incorporated.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/27/2002
20020840Hitachi, LtdInternational Business Machines CorporationHoldco.
20030059BAE Systems plcCondor Pacific Industries, IncCondor Pacific Industries, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/02/2002
20030075Borland Software CorporationTogetherSoft CorporationTogetherSoft Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/03/2002
20030108Community Health Systems, IncHCA, IncHCA, Inc.
20030109Community Health Systems, IncMethodist HealthcareMethodist Healthcare.
20030111DG Foods Income FundThe Estate of Arthur M. GoldbergDi Giorgio Corporation.
20030117Cathay Financial Holding Co., LtdUnited World Chinese Commercial BankUnited World Chinese Commercial Bank.
20030122Chemtrade Logistics Income FundClariant AGClariant (Canada) Inc.
Clariant Corporation.
20030139KAP Global Publishers S.AWolters Kluwer nvKluwer Academic Publishers B.V.
20030142Safeguard Scientifics, IncAlliance Consulting Group Associates, IncAlliance Consulting Group Associates, Inc.
20030144Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Capital Partners IV, L.PBaptist Health SystemBaptist Health System.
20030158Superior Propane Income FundSterling Chemicals Holdings, IncSterling (Sask) Holdings Ltd.
Sterling Canada, Inc.
Sterling Chemicals Acquisitions, Inc.
Sterling NRO, Ltd.
Sterling Pulp Chemicals Fuzhou, Ltd.
Sterling Pulp Chemicals US, Inc.
Sterling Pulp Chemicals, Inc.
Sterling Pulp Chemicals, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/04/2002
20030091National Oilwell, IncHydralift ASAHydralift ASA.
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20030123Mr. Reinhard MohnClive J. Davis, c/o J Entertainment LLCJ Records LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/05/2002
20030102Kenneth A. HendricksWilliam DavidsonWm. Cameron & Co.
20030136State Street CorporationDeutsche Bank AGInterSec Research Corp.
20030146Vito Modesto Rodriguez RodriguezDean Foods CompanyGarrido y Compania, LLC.
Neva Plastics Manufacturing Corp
Suiza Dairy II
Suiza Fruit Corp
20030148Eurohypo AktiengesellschaftAllianz AktiengessellschaftAllianz Aktiengesellschaft.
Dresdner Bank AG.
20030150Wellspring Capital Partners III, L.PJohn C. Vatterott Family TrustVatterott Educational Centers, Inc.
20030152ProQuest Companybigchalk.com.inc.bigchalk.com.inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/06/2002
20030153E.ON AGBergemann GmbHBergemann GmbH.
20030168CIT Group IncIsuzu Motors LimitedIMAC OT.
20030170Bonita Bay Holdings, IncAbbott LaboratoriesAbbott Laboratories.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Sandra M. Peay or Renee A. Hallman Contact Representative, 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,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 02-32992 Filed 12-30-02; 8:45 am]

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