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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 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 Granted Early Termination

Party nameET req statusTrans No.ET date
Invitrogen CorporationG2003079511-Aug-03
Dr. Richard P. Haugland and Dr. Rosaria HauglandG
Molecular Probes, IncG
Cypress Merchant Banking Partners II L.PG20030833
J.W. Childs Equity Partners II, L.PG
Meow Mix Holdings, IncG
Alliance Data Systems CorporationG20030847
Stage Stores, IncG
Stage Stores, IncG
Cumberland Farms, IncG2003069712-Aug-03
ConocoPhillips CorpG
ConocoPhillips CorpG
American International Group, IncG20030824
General Electric CompanyG
GE Property & Casualty Insurance CompanyG
Crown Finance FoundationG20030844
StoryFirst Communications, IncG
StoryFirst Communications, IncG
Whitney V, L.PG20030855
Matt J. WollmanG
Interactive Health LLCG
BASF AktiengesellschaftG2003084613-Aug-03
Mine Safety Appliances CompanyG
Mine Safety Appliances CompanyG
nVIDIA CorporationG2003082815-Aug-03
MediaQ, IncG
MediaQ, IncG
Cisco Systems, IncG20030849
Andiamo Systems, IncG
Andiamo Systems, IncG
Dex Holdings LLCG20030869
Qwest Communications International IncG
Thoma Cressey Fund VII, LPG2003083118-Aug-03
Kings Holdings, LLCG
Daticon, IncG
Abbott LaboratoriesG20030832
Mr. Christopher P. BakerG
ZonePerfect Nutrition CompanyG
Associated Materials Holdings, IncG20030848
Gentek Holdings, IncG
Gentek Holdings, IncG
Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., L.PG20030853
Nestle S.AG
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Nestle Prepared Foods CompanyG
Phelps Dodge CorporationG2003085019-Aug-03
Phelps Dodge CorporationG
Chino Mines CompanyG
Intelsat LtdG20030852
Loral Space & Communications LtdG
Loral Space & Communications Corporation (“LSCC”)G
Loral Satellite, IncG
Loral SpaceCom CorporationG
Chico's FAS, IncG20030859
The White House, IncG
The White House, IncG
Fidelity National Financial, IncG20030863
WebTone Technologies, IncG
WebTone Technologies, IncG
Fox Paine Capital Fund II, L.PG20030876
Alfonso Romo GarzaG
Seminis, IncG
Globespan Virata, IncG2003082020-Aug-03
Intersil CorporationG
Choice-Intersil Microsystems, IncG
Intersil B.V. and No Wires NeededG
Intersil CorporationG20030827
Globespan Virata, IncG
Globespan Virata, IncG
Morgenthaler Partners, VII, L.PG20030857
Tomkins plcG
Gates Formed Fibre LLCG
Trelleborg ABG2003083921-Aug-03
Smiths Group plcG
Smiths Polymer Sealing SolutionsG
Citigroup IncG2003082122-Aug-03
Sears, Roebuck and CoG
Sears Life Insurance CompanyG
Sears Financial Holding CorporationG
Sears Roebuck de Puerto Rico, IncG
Sears Brands LLCG
Sears Intellectual Property Management CompanyG
Sears Insurance Agency of Massachusetts, IncG
Sears Insurance Services of Alabama, LLCG
Sears Insurance Agency, IncG
Sears Insurance Services, LLCG
Sears Life Holding CorporationG
Sears National BankG
Bain Capital Fund VII, L.PG20030838
Allan R. Dragone, JrG
Graphic Communications Holdings, IncG
Macquarie Global Infrastructure Fund AG20030841
KASP Management, L.PG
Airport Satellite Parking Newark, L.L.CG
Airport Satellite Parking Riteway, LLCG
Airport Satellite Parking New Jersey, LLCG
Airport Satellite Parking Hartford, L.L.CG
Airport Satellite Parking O'Hare, L.L.CG
Macquarie Global Infrastructure Fund BG20030842
KASP Management, L.PG
Airport Satellite Parking Newark, L.L.CG
Airport Satellite Parking Riteway, LLCG
Airport Satellite Parking New Jersey, LLCG
Airport Satellite Parking Hartford, L.L.CG
Airport Satellite Parking O'Hare, L.L.CG
Smithfield Foods, IncG20030854
Cumberland Gap Provision CompanyG
Cumberland Gap Provision CompanyG
General Dynamics CorporationG20030862
Datron IncG
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Intercontinental Manufacturing CompanyG
Exelon CorporationG20030877
Exelon CorporationG2003087722-Aug-03
National Energy Development, IncG
Exelon CorporationG20030883
Equilease Holding CorpG
National Energy Development, IncG
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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. 03-22412 Filed 9-2-03; 8:45 am]