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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.Start Printed Page 80

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Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/01/2003
20040112Gerald W. SchwartzMagellan Health Services, Inc (Debtor-in-Possession)Gerald W. Schwartz, Magellan Health Services, Inc. (Debtor-in-Possession).
20040122Lindsay Goldberg & Bessemer L.PWaker Familiengesellschaft mbH & Co. KGLindsay Goldberg & Bessemer L.P., Wacker Construction Equipment AG, Waker Familiengesellschaft mbH & Co. KG.
20040128General Electric CompanyAmersham plcAmersham plc, General Electric Company.
20040157Heartland Industrial Partners, L.PDaimlerChrysler AGDaimlerChrysler AG, Heartland Industrial Partners, L.P., NC-M Chassis Systems, LLC.
20040158Starcraft CorporationWheel to Wheel, IncStarcraft Corporation, Wheel to Wheel, Inc.
20040163Soros Limited Partner LLCMyTravel Group plcAuto Europe, LLC, MyTravel Group plc, Soros Limited Partner LLC.
20040167Perry Partners, L.PRepublic Engineered Products Holdings LLCBlue Steel Capital Corp., N&T Railway Company LLC, Perry Partners, L.P., Republic Engineered Products Holdings LLC, Republic Engineered Products LLC.
20040168Cisco Systems IncLatitude Communications, IncCisco Systems, Inc., Latitude Communications, Inc.
20040171Taylor & Francis Group plcMarcel Dekker, IncMarcel Dekker, Inc., Taylor & Francis Group plc.
20040175VNU N.VVNU N.VRBNMR, Inc., VNU N.V.
20040176IdeaSphere, IncTwinlab Corporation (Debtor-in-Possession)IdeaSphere, Inc., Twinlab Corporation (Debtor-in-Possession), Twin Laboratories Inc., Twin Laboratories (UK) Ltd).
20040181Duquesne Light Holdings, IncWPS Resources CorporationDuquesne Light Holdings, Inc., Sunbury Generation, LLC, WPS Resources Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/02/2003
20030971Wind Point Partners V, L.PProcess Chemicals, L.L.CARR-MAZ Management Company, AAR-MAZ Products, L.P., Process Chemicals, L.L.C., Wind Point Partners V, L.P.
20040160American Republic Mutual Holding CompanyWorld Mutual Holding CompanyAmerican Republic Mutual Holding Company, World Insurance Company, World Mutual Holding Company.
20040184KKR European Fund, Limited PartnershipDaimlerChrysler AGDaimlerChrysler AG, KKR European Fund, Limited Partnership, MTU Aero Engines GmbH.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/03/2003
20040094CommScope, IncAvaya IncAvaya Inc., CommScope, Inc.
20040096Wachovia CorporationRichard HollanderMetropolitan West Securities, LLC, Richard Hollander, Wachovia Corporation.
20040202Sun Capital Partners III QP, LPHorsehead Industries, IncChestnut Ridge Railway Company, Equidae Partners, HII Corporation, Horsehead Industries, Inc., Horsehead Resource Development, Inc., HRD Investment Company, Inc., Minerals and Resources Recovery Corp., NJZ Colors, Inc., Palmer Water Company, Pegasus Service Corporation, Sterling Resources, Inc., Stoney Ridge Materials, Inc., Sun Capital Partners III QP, LP, The New Jersey Zinc Co., Inc., ZCA Engineered Powders, Inc., ZCA Mines, Inc., ZCA Oil & Gas, Inc., ZCA Powders, Inc., Zinc Company of America, Inc.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/04/2003
20040169Saft Finance SARLAlcatelAlcatel, ASB Aerospatiale Batteries, Friemann & Wolf Battereietechnik Gmbh, SAFT AB (Sweden), SAFT America, Inc., SAFT A/S (Norway), SAFT Australia Pty Ltd., SAFT Baterias SL, SAFT Ferak, SAFT Finance SARL, SAFT Hong Kong Ltd., SAFT Nife Middle East Ltd., SAFT SA (France).
20040177Cypress Merchant Banking Partners II L.PGreen Equity Investors II, L.PCommunications & Power Industries Holding Corporation, Cypress Merchant Banking Partners II L.P., Green Equity Investors II, L.P.
20040183TPG Polymer Holdings LLCRipplewood Chemical Holding LLCRipplewood Chemical Holding LLC, TPG Polymer Holdings LLC.
20040187MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners (Bermuda) L.PNRG Energy, IncMatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners (Bermuda) L.P., NRG Energy, Inc.
20040188MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners L.PNRG Energy, IncMatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners L.P. NRG Energy, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/05/2003
20040086Lockheed Martin CorporationThe Titan CorporationLockheed Martin Corporation, The Titan Corporation.
20040165Capital Environmental Resource IncAllied Waste Industries, IncAllied Waste Industries, Inc. BFI Waste Systems of North America, Inc., Browning-Ferris Industries of Florida, Inc., Capital Environmental Resource Inc. E. Leasing Company, LLC, Jones Road Landfill and Recycling, Ltd.
20040180Orthofix International N.VBreg, IncBreg, Inc. Orthofix International N.V.
20040193The Charles Schwab CorporationSoundView Technology Group, IncSoundView Technology Group, Inc., The Charles Schwab Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/08/2003
20040164Blyth, IncJackson Acquisition Company, LLC d/b/a Walter DrakeBlyth, Inc., Jackson Acquisition Company, LLC d/b/a Walter Drake.
20040194Granada PicCarlton Communications PicCarlton Communication Pic, Granada Pic.
20040197Ormat Industries LtdCovanta Energy CorporationCovanta Energy Corporation, Covanta SIGC Energy II, Inc., Covanta SIGC Energy, Inc., Heber Field Company, Herber Geothermal Company, Mammoth Geothermal Co., Mammoth-Pacific, L.P., Ormat Industries Ltd., Pacific Geothermal Co., Second Imperial Geothermal Company, L.P.
20040200CH2M HILL Companies, LtdJ.A. Jones, Inc., a debtor-in-possessionCH2M HILL Companies, Ltd., J.A. Jones, Inc., a debtor-in-possession, Lockwood Greene Engineers, Inc.
20040204Symantec CorporationON Technology CorporationON Technology Corporation, Symantec Corporation.
200402072000 Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund, L.PAndrew T. Parker2000 Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund, L.P., American Hospice Management, Andrew T. Parker, Frontier Hospice LLC, Hospice of Arizona, LC, Hospice of Central Virginia.
200402082000 Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund, L.PMichael P. Rosen2000 Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund, L.P., American Hospice Management, Frontier Hospice, LLC, Hospice of Arizona, LC, Hospice of Central Virginia, LLC, Michael P. Rosen.
20040213Deere & CompanyNortrax, IncDeere & Company, Nortrax, Inc.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/09/2003
20040206Pegasus Partners II, L.PFarmland Industries, IncFarmland Industries, Inc., Pegasus Partners II, L.P.
20040211Wicks Communications and Media Partners, L.PCox Enterprises, IncCoxCom, Inc., Cox Communications Kansas, L.L.C., Cox Enterprises, Inc., Peak Cablevision, L.L.C., TCA Cable Partners, TCA Cable Partners II, Wicks Communications and Media Partners, L.P.
20040212HCA IncTriad Hospitals, IncClinico, LLC, HCA Inc., IRHC, LLC, Kensingcare, LLC, OPRMC, LLC, Primary Medical, LLC, Triad Holdings III, LLC, Triad Hospitals, Inc., Trufor Pharmacy, LLC.
20040216H Group Holding, IncReliant Pharmaceuticals, LLCH Group Holding, Inc., Reliant Pharmaceuticals, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/10/2003
20030620BASF AktiengesellschaftSunoco, IncBASF Aktiengesellschaft, Sunoco, Inc.
20040146AXA S.AThe MONY Group, IncAXA S.A., The MONY Group, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/11/2003
20040162Conexant Systems, IncGlobespanVirata, IncConexant Systems, Inc., GlobespanVirata, Inc.
20040214A. Jerrold PerenchioRonald J. MoreyA. Jerrold Perenchio, Jarad Broadcasting Company, Inc., Ronald J. Morey.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/12/2003
20040185Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund V, L.PFenway Partners Capital Fund II, L.PFenway Partners Capital Fund II, L.P., Simmons Holdings, Inc., Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund V, L.P.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/15/2003
20040144CIBER, IncSCB Computer Technology, IncCIBER, Inc., SCB Computer Technology, Inc.
20040199Occidental Petroleum CorporationExxon Mobile CorporationExxon Mobile Corporation, Mobil Pipe Line Company, Occidental Petroleum Corporation.
20040218Gilbert Global Equity Partners, L.PThe Kattegat TrustCPM Holdings, Inc., Gilbert Global Equity Partners, L.P., The Kattegat Trust.
20040224Citigroup, IncWashington Mutual, Inc.Citigroup Inc., Washington Mutual Finance Corporation, Washington Mutual Finance Group, LLC, Washington Mutual, Inc
20040229Green Equity Investors IV, L.PFTD, IncFTD, Inc., Green Equity Investors IV, L.P.
20040230ArcLight Energy Partners Fund I, L.PAquila, IncAquila, Inc., ArcLight Energy Partners Fund I, L.P., UtilCo SaleCo, LLC.
20040231The Hartford Financial Services Group, IncLoews CorporationCharles Stedman & Co., Inc., CNA Group Life Assurance Company, Lowes Corporation, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
20040233Network Appliance, Inc.Spinnaker Networks, IncNetwork Appliance, Inc., Spinnaker Networks, Inc.
20040236Mr. Arthur LiuRadio Unica Communications CorpMr. Arthur Liu, Radio Unica Communications Corp.
20040238Fiserv, IncMedPay CorporationFiserv, Inc., MedPay Corporation.
20040240Vestar Capital Partners IV, L.PEssent Healthcare, IncEssent Healthcare, Inc., Vestar Capital Partners IV, L.P.
20040244Omnicom Group IncIcon Holding CorpIcon Holding Corp., Omnicom Group Inc.
20040256USB ABSuezRipon Cogeneration, Inc., Suez, USB AG.
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20040258Frontenac VII Limited PartnershipCCCC Growth Fund, LLCCCCC Growth Fund, LLC, Frontenac VII Limited Partnership, WNC Insurance Services, Inc.
20040259OCM Principal Opportunities Fund II, L.PAlliance Communications, LLCAlliance Communications, LLC, Alliance Communications Partners, L.P., OCM Principal Opportunities Fund II, L.P.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/16/2003
20040192Quanex CorporationKirtland Capital Partners II L.PKirtland Capital Partners II L.P., Quanex Corporation, TruSeal Technologies, Inc.
20040209Pentair, IncVeolia Environnement, S.AEverpure, Inc., Pentair, Inc., Veolia Environnement, S.A.
20040217Bain Capital Fund V-B, L.PSealy CorporationBain Capital Fund V-B, L.P., Sealy Corporation.
20040225Hughes Supply, IncFS Equity Partners IV, L.PCentury Maintenance Supply, Inc., FS Equity Partners IV, L.P., Hughes Supply, Inc.
20040237Polycom, IncVoyant Technologies, IncPolycom, Inc., Voyant Technologies, Inc.
20040261Thomas H. Lee Parellel Fund V, L.PTHL Bedding Holding CompanyTHL Bedding Holding Company, Thomas H. Lee Parellel Fund V, L.P.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/17/2003
20040148Bank of America CorporationFleetBoston Financial CorporationBank of America Corporation, FleetBoston Financial Corporation.
20040153FLIR Systems, IncIndigo Systems, IncFLIR Systems, Inc., Indigo Systems, Inc.
20040241Behrman Capital III L.P.Brett R. KeithBehrman Capital III L.P., Brett R. Keith, Hunter Defense Technologies, Inc.
20040247Exelon CorporationReservoir Capital Partners, L.PExelon Corporation, Reservoir Capital Partners, L.P., Sithe/Independence Power Partners, L.P.
20040248Reservoir Capital Partners, L.PExelon CorporationExelon Corporation, Reservoir Capital Partners, L.P., Sithe/Independence Power Partners, L.P.
20040249KAT Holdings, L.PPaul D. Oddo and Angeline Oddo, husband and wifeKAT Holdings, L.P., Paul D. Oddo and Angeline Oddo, husband and wife, Superior Engineered Products Corp.
20040251Lyman B. DickersonIonics, IncorporatedIonics, Incorporated, Lyman B. Dickerson.
20040252Ionics, IncorporatedLyman B. DickersonEcolochem, Inc., Ecolochem International, Inc., Ecolochem S.A.R.L., Ionics, Incorporated, Lyman B. Dickerson, Moson Holdings, L.L.C.
20040260Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund V, L.PTHL Bedding Holding CompanyTHL Bedding Holding Company, Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund V, L.P.
20040266Frank H. McCourt, JrNews Corporation LimitedDodgetown, Inc., Fox Baseball Holdings, Inc., Frank H. McCourt, Jr., Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc., News Corporation Limited, Venue Merchandising Inc.
20040268A.A. MordashovRouge Industries, Inc., Debtor in PossessionA.A. Mordashov, Rouge Industries, Inc., Debtor in Possession.
20040287Code Hennessy & Simmons IV, L.PAMF Bowling Worldwide, IncAMF Bowling Worldwide, Inc., Code Hennessy & Simmons IV, L.P.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/18/2003
20030388General Electric CompanyAgfa-Gevaert N.VAgfa-Gevaert N.V., Agfa NDT Inc., General Electric Company.
20040220Cardinal Health, IncMedicap Pharmacies IncorporatedCardinal Health, Inc., Medicap Pharmacies Incorporated.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/19/2003
20040098WebMD CorporationTPG Holding Company LimitedMediFax-EDI Holding Company, TPG Holding Company Limited, WebMD Corporation.
20040191The Bank of New York Company, IncFifth Third BancorpFifth Third Bancorp, Fifth Third Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Florida, Fifth Third Bank, Indiana, Fifth Third Bank Kentucky, Inc., Fifth Third Bank, (Michigan), Fifth Third Bank, Northern Kentucky, Inc., Fifth Third Bank, (Ohio), The Bank of New York Company, Inc.
20040242Daniel Lebardmg technologies AGDaniel Lebard, mg technologies AG, Solvadis France (Holding) SAS.
20040243Pascal Lebardmg technologies AGmg technologies AG, Pascal Lebard, Salvadis France (Holding) SAS.
20040255American Capital Strategies, LtdSpecialty Brands of America, L.PAmerican Capital Strategies, Ltd, Specialty Brands of America, L.P.
20040269Progress Software CorporationCCG Investments BVI, L.PCCG Investments BVI, L.P., DataDirect Technologies (Cayman Islands), DataDirect Technologies GmbH (Germany), DataDirect Technologies, Inc. (Delaware), DataDirect Technologies Kabushiki Kaisha (Japan), DataDirect Technologies Limited (Ireland), DataDirect Technologies, Ltd (U.K.), DataDirect Technologies N.V. (Belgium), Progress Software Corporation.
20040281ABRY Partners IV, L.PPaul G. AllenABRY Partners IV, L.P., Charter Communications Holdings LLC, Charter Communications, Inc., Charter Communications, LLC, Charter Communications VI, LLC, Hornell Television Service, Inc., Interlink Communications Partners LLC, Paul G. Allen, The Helicon Group LP.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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.

Shira P. Minton,

Acting Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 03-32269 Filed 12-31-03; 8:45 am]

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