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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 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 #AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/22/2003
20040186General Electric CompanyHPSC, IncGeneral Electric Company, HPSC, Inc.
20040201Transocean IncConocoPhillips CompanyConocoPhillips Company, Deepwater Drilling L.L.C., Transocean Inc.
20040205Arlington Capital Partners, L.PScience & Engineering Associates, IncArlington Capital Partners, L.P., Science & Engineering Associates, Inc.
20040215The St. Paul Companies, IncTravelers Property Casualty CorpThe St. Paul Companies, Inc, Travelers Property Casualty Corp.
20040223Koch Industries, IncThe Williams Companies, IncKoch Industries, Inc., The Williams Companies, Inc., Williams Alaska Petroleum, Inc., Williams Alaska Pipeline Company, L.L.C., Williams Energy Services, L.L.C.
20040226E. Merlin Jones Living TrustBunge LimitedBunge Foods Corporation Bakery Division, Bunge Limited, E. Marlin Jones Living Trust.
20040232Societe des Participations du CommissariatALSTOMALSTOM, ALSTOM T&D Inc., Societe des Participations du Commissariat.
20040234Marmon Holdings, IncRockwood Holding CompanyMarmon Holdings, Inc., Rockwood Holding Company.
20040250TSO Holding CorporationLowe's Companies, IncLowe's Companies, Inc. The Contractor yard, Inc., TSO Holding Corporation.
20040253Eugene Reed, JrJardine Matheson Holdings LimitedEugene Reed, Jr, Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited, Sig's Auto Body & Paint, Inc., TheoDavies Euromotors, Ltd., TheoDavies Hilo Motors, Ltd., TheoDavies Kona Motors, Ltd.
20040254Fletcher Jones, JrJardine Matheson Holdings LimitedFletcher Jones, Jr., Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited, Sig's Auto Body & Paint, Inc., TheoDavies Euromotors, Ltd., TheoDavies Hilo Motors, Ltd., TheoDavies Kona Motors, Ltd.
20040267Allied Capital CorporationMercury Air Group, IncAllied Capital Corporation, Mercury Air Centers, Inc., Mercury Air Group, Inc.
20040286AT&T Wireless Services, IncTelephone and data Systems, Inc. Voting TrustAT&T Wireless Services, Inc, Telephone and data Systems, Inc. Voting Trust, Texas #20 Rural Cellular, Inc., USCOC of Corpus Christi, Inc., Victoria Cellular Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/23/2003
20040235Mr. Sumner M. RedstoneMidway Games, IncMidway Games, Inc., Mr. Sumner M. Redstone.
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20040262Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plcHCC Insurance Holdings, IncHCC Insurance Holdings, Inc., Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc.
20040278The Kattegat TrustForrest Binkley & Brown Venture CoCrosman Acquisition Corporation, Forrest Binkley & Brown Venture Co., The Kattegat Trust.
20040279The Home Depot, IncSteven A. LymanCreative Touch Interiors, Inc., Steven A. Lyman, The Home Depot, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/29/2003
20040239Eastman Kodak CompanyScitex Corporation LtdEastman Kodak Company, Scitex Corporation Ltd., Scitex Digital Printing, Inc.
20040257Merck & Co., IncNeurogen CorporationMerck & Co., Inc., Neurogen Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/30/2003
20040264The Resolute Fund L.PThe TechsThe Resolute Fund L.P., The Techs.
20040280NCO Group, IncRMH Teleservices, IncNCO Group, Inc., RMH Teleservices, Inc.
20040282Lehman Brothers Holdings IncUnilever N.V.Conopco, Inc., Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., Unilever N.V.
20040283Code Hennessy & Simmons IV, L.PH Group Holding, IncBaker Tanks, Inc., Code Hennessy & Simmons IV, L.P., H Group Holding, Inc.
20040299Kforce IncHall, Kinion & Associates, IncHall, Kinion & Associates, Inc., Kforce Inc.
20040305United States Steel CorporationRouge Industries, Inc., Debtor-in-PossessionRouge Industries, Inc., Debtor-in-Possession, United States Steel Corporation.
20040306Calpine CorporationAquila, IncAquila, Inc., Calpine Corporation, MEP Investments, LLC, MEP Pleasant Hill, LLC.
20040307Dominion Resources, IncAlliant Energy CorporationAlliant Energy Corporation, Dominion Resources, Inc., Wisconsin Power and Light Company.
20040308Dominion Resources, IncWPS Resources CorporationDominion Resources, Inc., Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, WPS Resources Corporation.
20040310Danaher CorporationDentsply International IncDonaher Corporation, Dentsply International Inc.
20040314Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. Voting TrustTelephone and Data Systems, Inc. Voting TrustTelephone and Data Systems, Inc. Voting Trust, United States Cellular Telephone of Greater Tulsa, L.L.C.
20040316Affiliated Computer Services, IncPatent Accounting Service Center, L.L.C.Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., Patient Accounting Service Center, L.L.C.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/02/2004
20040325Liberte Investors, IncUSAuto Holdings, IncLiberte Investors, Inc., USAuto Holdings, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/060/2004
20040295Parthenon Investors II, L.PJames B. A. Tracey, IIDCS Business Services, Inc., James B.A. Tracey, II, Parthenon Investors II, L.P.
20040301SunGard Data Systems IncSystems & Computer Technology CorporationSunGard Data Systems Inc., Systems & Computer Technology Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/07/2004
20040300Project Hampshire LimitedThe Davis Service Group plcHSS Hire Service Group plc, Project Hampshire Limited, The Davis Service Group plc.
20040302EMC CorporationVMware, IncEMC Corporation, VMware, Inc.
20040319Silver Lake Partners, L.PWorldCom, IncSilver Lake Partners, L.P., WorldCom, Inc.
20040320MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners L.PWorldCom, IncMatlinPatterson Global Opportunities, Partners L.P., WorldCom, Inc.
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20040321MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners (Bermuda) L.PWorldCom, IncMatlinPatterson Global Opportunities, Partners (Bermuda) L.P., WorldCom, Inc.
20040329Bain Capital Fund VII, L.PWorldcom, IncBain Capital Fund VII, L.P., WorldCom, Inc.
20040303SunGard Data Systems, IncWarburg Pincus Investors Liquidating TrustFAME Information Services, Inc., SunGard Data Systems, Inc., Warburg Pincus Investors Liquidating Trust.
20040312SI International, IncMATCOm International CorpMATCOM International Corp., SI International, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/09/2004
20040277Electronic Data Systems CorporationFeld Partners Investments, L.PElectronic Data Systems Corporation, Feld Partners Investments, L.P., The Feld Group, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/12/2004
20040293Eli Lilly and CompanyApplied Molecular Evolution, IncApplied Molecular Evolution, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company.
20040317Henkel KGaAThe Dial CorporationHenkel KGaA, The Dial Corporation.
20040322JLL Partners Fund IV, L.PLinsalata Capital Partners Fund IV, L.PJLL Partners Fund IV, L.P., Linsalata Capital Partners Fund IV, L.P., PGT Holdings Company.
20040327Schneider Electric S.AMGE Finances SASMGE Finances SAS, Schneider Electric S.A.
20040338Verisity LtdAxis Systems, IncAxis Systems, Inc., Verisity Ltd.
20040339Cumulus Media IncSouthern Minnesota Broadcasting CoCumulus Media Inc., Southern Minnesota Broadcasting Co.
20040340Snyder Associated Companies, IncSylvan IncSnyder Associated Companies, Inc., Sylvan Inc.
20040341Rhone Capital LLCAlcoa IncAlcoa ACC Industrial Chemicals Ltd., Alcoa Chemicals Japan Limited, Alcoa Chemie GmbH, Alcoa Chemie Nederland B.V., Aloca Inc., Alcoa World Alumina LLC, Australian Fused Materials Pty Ltd., Discovery Aluminas, Inc., Qingdao Alcoa Co., Ltd., Qingdao Alcoa Trading Co., Ltd., Rhone Capital LLC.
20040344Citrix Systems, Systems, Inc.,
20040350The News Corporation LimitedThe News Corporation LimitedSunshine Network, The News Corporation Limited.
20040353Compass Partners European Equity Fund (Bermuda) L.PKenneth R. ThomsonCompass Partners European Equity Fund (Bermuda) L.P., DBM Group S.A., Drake Beam Morin do Brasil Commercial Ltda., Drake Beam Morin, Inc., Kenneth R. Thomson.
20040357Stephen E. JacksonStephen J. HeymanAmerican Central Eastern Texas Gas Company, Ltd Partnership Stephen E. Jackson, Stephen J. Heyman.
20040358Stephen J. HeymanStephen E. JacksonAmerican Central Eastern Texas Gas Co., Ltd. Partnership, Stephen E. Jackson, Stephen J. Heyman.
20040360Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.PSEMCO Energy, IncAlaska Pipeline Company, LLC, Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P., SEMCO Energy, Inc.
20040362New Mountain Partners, L.PNational Medical Health Card Systems, IncNational Medical Health Card Systems, Inc., New Mountain Partners, L.P.
20040365The Edward W. Scripps TrustSummit America Television, IncSummit America Television, Inc., The Edward W. Scripps Trust.
20040368Marsh & McLennan Companies, IncSynhrgy HR Technologies, IncMarsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., Synhrgy HR Technologies, Inc.
20040370Gannett Co., IncJobson Publishing L.L.CGannett Co., Inc., Jobson Publishing L.L.C. Start Printed Page 8445
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/14/2004
20040324Gas-Mart USA, IncConocoPhillipsConocoPhillips, ConocoPhillips Company, Gas-Mart USA, Inc.
20040337Zurich Financial ServicesRoger JohnsonIES Manufacturing Company, ITCI, Kele & Associates, Inc., Roger Johnson, Wentech, Incorporated, Zurich Financial Services.
20040355The Sage Group plcComputer Associates International, IncACCPAC International, Inc., Computer Associates International, Inc., The Sage Group plc.
20040366R2 Investments, LDCCarl IcahnCarl Icahn, R2 Investments, LDC, XO Communications, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/15/2004
20040304Dearborn Holdings CorporationMartin J. MaslonkaDearborn Holdings Corporation, Martin J. Maslonka, Maslonka & Associates, Inc.
20040333Vestar Capital Partners IV, L.PSolo Holdings LLCSolo Holdings LLC, Solo Investment Corp., Vestar Capital Partners IV, L.P.
20040336Freudenberg & Co. KommanditgesellschaftFoseco (Jersey) LtdChem-Trend Holding, Inc., Foseco (Jersey) Ltd., Freudenberg & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft.
20040348Julie N. BrownJoe BalousJoe Balous, Julie N. Brown, LDM Technologies, Inc.
20040349Julie N. BrownRichard J. NashJulie N. Brown, LDM Technologies, Inc., Richard J. Nash.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/16/2004
20040228Teva Pharmaceutical Industries LimitedSICOR IncSICOR Inc., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/20/2004
20040369Henkel KGaAAmitee Cosmetics, IncAmitee Cosmetics, Inc., Henkel KGaA
20040374Comcast CorporationStephen E. MyersComcast Corporation, Stephen E. Myers, US Cable of Coastal-Texas L.P.
20040375Harvest Partners IV, L.PBellSouth CorporationBellSouth Corporation, Harvest Partners IV, L.P., NFIL Holdings Corp.
20040376Caxton Global Investments LimitedNortek Holdings, IncCaxton Global Investments Limited, Nortek Holdings, Inc., Ply Gem Industries, Inc.
20040378James DimonBank One CorporationBank One Corporation, James Dimon.
20040382Kellwood CompanyRussell and Kimora Lee SimmonsKellwood Company, Phat Fashions, LLC and Phat Licensing, LLC, Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons.
20040386Harvest Partners IV, L.PTransit Holdings, IncHarvest Partners IV, L.P., Transit Holdings, Inc.
20040387Code Hennessy & Simmons IV, L.PGundle/SLT Environmental, IncCode Hennessy & Simmons IV, L.P., Gundle/SLT Environmental, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/22/2004
20040335VeriSign, IncGuardent, IncGuardent, Inc., VeriSign, Inc.
20040343Canfor CorporationSlocan Forest Products LtdCanfor Corporation, Slocan Forest Products Ltd.
200403381Royal Bank of CanadaWilliam R. Hough & Co., IncRoyal Bank of Canada, William R. Hough & Co., Inc.
20040383Humana IncOchsner Clinic FoundationHumana Inc., Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Ochsner Health Plan Interests Inc.
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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.

By Direction of the Commission.

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Donald S. Clark,


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[FR Doc. 04-3977 Filed 2-23-04; 8:45 am]