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

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Section 76A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by Title II of the Hart-Scott-Radino 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 by 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 #AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/07/2003
20030501A. Jerrold PerenchioLowell W. PaxsonA. Jerrold Perenchio.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/09/2003
20030474Odyssey Investment Partners Fund, LPDLJ Merchant Banking Partners II, L.POdyssey Investment Partners Fund, LP.
20030482Novartis AGPfizer, IncNovartis AG.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/11/2003
20030478UXT AIV, L.PTXU Energy CorpUXT AIV, L.P.
20030489Round Table Healthcare Management, L.L.CMormon Holdings, IncRound Table Healthcare Management, L.L.C.
20030503Pegasus Partners II, L.PCannondale CorporationPegasus Partners II, L.P.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/14/2003
20021153UTStarcom, Inc3Com CorporationUTStarcom, Inc.
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20030500Clear Channel Communications, IncA Jerrold PerenchioClear Channel Communications, Inc.
20030506B. Thomas GolisanoNiagara Frontiere Hockey, L.P., Debtor in POssessionB. Thomas Golisano
20030508TRW Systems Federl Credit UnionWestern Federal Credit UnionTRW Sytems Federal Credit Union
20030512Matlin Patterson Global Opportunities Partners L.PVantico Group S.AMatlin Patterson Global Opportunities Partners L.P.
20030513Jon M. HuntsmanVantico Group S.AJon M. Huntsman.
20030514EdPerPartners LimitedGreat Northern Paper, Inc., (Debtor-in-Possession)EdPerPartners Limited.
20030517CTI Foods, LLCJ.R. Simplot CompanyCTI Foods, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/15/2003
20030494Novartis AGIdenix Pharmaceuticals, IncNovartis AG.
20030502Bristol-Myers Squibb CompanyOPR Development, L.PBristol-Meyers Squibb Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/16/2003
20030492UniSource Energy CorporationCitizens Communication CompanyUniSource Energy Corporation
20030523Gary L. and Mary E. WestITC Holding Company, IncGary L. and Mary E. West.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/17/2003
20030490KL Hldings IncARAMARK CorporationKL Holdings Inc.
20030493Fritz GerberDisetronic Holding AGFritz Gerber.
20030497Cumulus Media IncGaylord Entertainment CompanyCumulus Media Inc.
20030510Wachovia CorporationPrudential Financial, IncWachovia Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/18/2003
20030518OCM Principal Oportunities Fund II, L.PJR ShawOCM Priuncipal Opportunities Fund II, L.P.
20030521STrigeant Holdings, LtdEl Paso CorporationTrigeant Holdings, Ltd.
20030522Lincolnshiire Equity Fund II, L.PBenetton Group S.p.ALjncolnshire Eqity Fund II, L.P.
20030526SR Telecom IncNetro CorporationSR Telecom Inc.
20030527Round Table Healthcare Partners, L.PMedAssist, IncorporatedRoundTable Healthcare Partners, L.P.
20030529Sports Brand International LLCHolding di Partecipazioni Industrali S.p.ASports Brand International LLC.
20030531John Hancock Financial Services, IncWeyerhaeuser CompanyJohn Hancock Financial Services, Inc.
20030532Mr. Paul G. DesmaraisCanada Life Financial CorporationMr. Paul G. Desmarais.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/23/2003
20030525Cablevision System CorporationThe News Corporation LimitedCablevision System Corporation.
20030549Russell CorporationSHC IncRussell Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/24/2003
20030486Cisco Systems, IncVictor Tsao and Janie TsaoCisco Systems, Inc.
20030487Victor Tsao and Janie TsaoCisco Systems, IncVictor Tsao and Janie Tsao.
20030528Swiss Reinsurance CompanyIrish Life & Pemannt picSwiss Reinsurance Company.
20030544Apollo Investment Fund IV, L.PSylvan Learning Systems, IncApollo Investment Fund IV, L.P.
20030545Sylvan Learning Systems, IncSylvan Learning Systems, IncSylvan Learning Systems, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/25/2003
20030515SPO Partners II, L.PProQuest CompanySPO Partners II, L.P.
20030541DeVry IncDominica Management, IncDeVry Inc.
20030542Johnson & JohnsonAimiall=Prodesfarma S/AJohnson & Johnson.
20030548Cleveland-Cliffs IncBethlehem Steel CorporationCleveland-Cliffs Inc.
20030553APAX Europe IV-A L.PXerium S.AAPAX Europe IV-A L.P.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/28/2003
20030554The Goldman Sachs Group, IncThe Ayco Company, L.PThe Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
20030565Bank One CorporationJohnson & JohnsonBank One Corporation.
20030571The Goldman Sachs Group, IncEl Paso CorporationThe Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/29/2003
20030533Engineered Support Systems, IncWilliam H. Bklawa and Lauri S. BilawaEngineered Support Systems, Inc.
20030555Kansas City Life Insurance CompanyGuideOne Mutual Insurance CompanyKansas City Life Insurance Company.
20030559Wind Point Partners V, L.PMidway Investors, LLCWind Point Partners V, L.P
200305Loews CorporationThe Williams Companies, IncLoews Corporation.
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20030562AT&T Wireless Services, IncEverett R. Dobson Irrevocable Family TrustAT&T Wireless Services, Inc.
20030563Everett R. Dobson Irrevocable Family TrustAT&T Wireless Services, Inc.Everett R. Dobson Irrevocable Family Trust.
20030564Dow Jones & Company, IncOmaha World-Herald CompanyDow Jones & Company, Inc
20030566Michael R. KellyNational Services Industries, IncMichael R. Kelly
20030569Volcano Therapeutics, IncJOMED, N.VVolcano Therapeutics, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/30/2003
20030543Computer Network Technology CorporationSPX CorporationComputer Network Technology Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/01/2003
20030534CIENA CorporationWaveSmith Networks, IncCIENA Corporation.
20030547Fiserv, IncWB Investors of Wausau, LLCFiserv, Inc.
20030561NORPAC Foods, IncJ.R. Simplot CompanyNORPAC Foods, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/05/2003
20030568Andrew CorporationAllen Telecom IncAndrew Corporation.
20030573Berkshire Hathaway IncClayton Homes, IncBerkshire Hathaway Inc.
20030575General Electric CompanyCogentrix Energy, IncGeneral Elecrtric Company.
20030579Marc A. UtayJanet R. MordecaiMarc A. Utay.
20030584Allergan, IncFarallon Pharma Investors, LLCAllergan, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/06/2003
20030568Berkshire Hathaway IncHarvey N. Gainey, SrBerkshire Hathaway Inc.
20030580Appollo Investment Fund V, LPHayes Lemmerz International, IncAppollo Investment Fund V, L.P.
20030581Whitney V, L.PTom T. GoresWhitney V, L.P.
20030582Arturo R. MorenoThe Walt Disney CompanyArturo R. Moreno.
20030583Citigroup IncEuramax International, IncCitigroup Inc.
20030585FMR CorpUBS ABFMR Corp.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/08/2003
20030552Kenneth R. ThomsonElite Information Group, IncKenneth R. Thompson.
20030567Nationwide Mutual Insurance CompanyPrudential Financial, IncNationwide Mutual Insurance Company.
20030572Amersham plcOncura IncAmersham plc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/09/2003
20030586Sun Capital Partners II L.POwens CorningSun Capital Partners II L.P.
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Sandra M. Peay, Contact Representative or Renee Hallman, Legal Technician, Federal Trade Commission, Premerger Notification Office, Bureau of Competition, Room H-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. 03-13251 Filed 5-27-03; 8:45 am]