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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 10045

Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/20/2004
20040369Henkel KGaAAmitee Cosmetics, Inc.Amitee 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 LimitedNorteck Holdings, Inc.Caxton Global Investments Limited, Norteck 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, Inc.Harvest Partners IV, L.P., Transit Holdings, Inc.
20040387Code Hennessy & Simmons IV, L.PGundle/SLT Environmental, Inc.Code Hennessy & Simmons IV, L.P., Gundle/SLT Environmental, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/22/2004
20040335VeriSign, Inc.Guardent, Inc.Guardent, Inc., VeriSign, Inc.
20040343Canfor CorporationSlocan Forest Products LtdCanfor Corporation, Slocan Forest Products Ltd.
20040381Royal Bank of CanadaWilliam R. Hough & Co., Inc.Royal Bank of Canada, William R. Hough & Co., Inc.
20040383Humana Inc.Ochsner Clinic FoundationHumana Inc., Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Ochsner Health Plan Interests Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/27/2004
200403593M CompanyHighJump Software, Inc.3M Company, HighJump Software, Inc.
20040392Teleglobe Holdings LLCITXC Corp.ITXC Corp., Teleglobe Holdings LLC
20040394Comcast CorporationTVMAX Holdings, Inc.Comcast Corporation, TVMAX Colorado, Inc., TVMAX DFW, L.P., TVMAX Georgia Inc., TVMAX Holdings, Inc., TVMAX Miami, Inc., TVMAX N. California, Inc.,TVMAX Tampa, LLC
20040397Ford Motor CompanyZF Friedrichshafen AGFord Motor Company, AF Batavia, LLC, ZF Friedrichshafen AG
20040400Oak Hill Capital Partners, L.PDuane Reade Inc.Duane Reade Inc., Oak Hill Capital Partners, L.P.
20040401MBNA CorporationMeriwest Credit UnionMBNA Corporation, Meriwest Credit Union
20040404Colony Resorts LVH Co-Investment Partners, L.PCaesars Entertainment, Inc.Caesars Entertainment, Inc., Colony Resorts LVH Co-Investment Partners, L.P., LVH Corporation
20040405AutoNation, Inc.Steven Jerry GlauserAutoNation, Inc., S.J. Glauser, Inc., Steven Jerry Glauser
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/28/2004
20040361James A. Perdue, c/o Perdue Farms IncorporatedCagle's, Inc.Cagle's, Inc., James A. Perdue, c/o Perdue Farms Incorporated
20040367Valeant Pharmaceuticals InternationalAmarin Corporation plcAmarin Corporation plc, Amarin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
20040388OCM Principal Opportunities Fund II, L.PChart Industries, Inc.Chart Industries, Inc., OCM Principal Opportunities Fund II, L.P.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/29/2004
20040364The First American CorporationPacific Northwest Title Holding CompanyPacific Northwest Title Holding Company, The First American Corporation
20040371EPIQ Systems, Inc.P-D Holding Corp.EPIQ Systems, Inc., P-D Holding Corp.
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20040409Aber Diamond CorporationFenway Partners Capital Fund II, L.PAber Diamond Corporation, Fenway Partners Capital Fund II, L.P. HW Holdings, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/03/2004
20040399GTCR Fund VIII, L.P.TSG3 L.P.GTCR Fund VIII, L.P., Medtech Holdings, Inc., The Denorex Company, TSG3 L.P.
20040414Blackstone FC Communications Partners L.PFreedom Communications, Inc.Blackstone FC Communications Partners L.P., Freedom Communications, Inc.
20040415Providence Equity Partners IV L.PFreedom Communications, Inc.Freedom Communications, Inc., Providence Equity Partners IV L.P.
20040418Sir Frederick BarclayLord Black of CrossharbourHollinger, Inc., Lord Black of Crossharbour, Sir David Barclay
20040438Sir Frederick BarclayLord Black of CrossharbourHollinger, Inc., Lord Black of Crossharbour, Sir Frederick Barclay
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/04/2004
20040407Pegasus Related Partners, L.PProperty Risk Services, LLCPegasus Related Partners, L.P., Property Risk Services, LLC
20040422Roto-Rooter, Inc.Vitas Healthcare CorporationRoto-Rooter, Inc., Vitas Healthcare Corporation
20040428SAVVIS Communications CorporationCable & Wireless plcCable & Wireless Internet Services, Inc., Cable & Wireless plc, Cable & Wireless USA, Inc., Cable & Wireless USA of Virginia, Inc., Exodus Communciations Real Property I, LLC, Exodus Communications Real Property I, LP, Exodus Communications Real Property Managers I, LLC, SAVVIS Communications Corporation
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/05/2004
20040429DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners II, L.PLanter CompanyDLJ Real Estate Capital Partners II, L.P., Lanter Company, Lanter Logistics, Inc., Lanter Refrigerated Distributing Co.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/06/2004
20040434Finisar CorporationHoneywell International Inc.Finisar Corporation, Honeywell Intellectual Properties, Inc., Honeywell International Inc.
20040435OCM Principal Opportunities Fund III, L.P.Jacob M. SchorrJacob M. Schorr, OCM Principal Opportunities Fund III, L.P., Spirit Airlines, Inc.
20040436Penn National Gaming, Inc.Shawn A. ScottBangor Historic Track, Inc., Penn National Gaming, Inc., Shawn A. Scott
20040437Myers Industries, Inc.SKM Equity Fund II, L.P.ATP Automotive, Inc., Myers Industries, Inc., SKM Equity Fund II, L.P.
20040439H.I.G. Capital Partners III, L.PT-Netix, Inc.H.I.G. Capital Partners III, L.P., T-Netix, Inc.
20040440White Mountain Insurance Group, LtdSierra Health Services, Inc.California Indemnity Insurance Company, Sierra Health Services, Inc., White Mountain Insurance Group, Ltd.
20040443Providence Equity Partners IV L.PLamco Communications, Inc.Lamco Communications, Inc., Providence Equity Partners IV L.P.
20040444Homebase Acquisition, LLCTXU Corp.Homebase Acquisition, LLC, TXU Communications Ventures Company, TXU Corp.
20040446Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.ABN AMRO Holding N.V.ABN AMRO Holding N.V., ABN AMRO Inc., Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/09/2004
20040420Richard P. KiphartFirst Data CorporationFirst Data Corporation, Richard P. Kiphart
20040441Charlesbank Equity Fund V, Limited PartnershipDuke Energy CorporationCharlesbank Equity Fund V, Limited Partnership, Duke Energy Corporation, Duke Energy Field Services, LP
20040454Wells Fargo & CompanyJacobson Warehouse Company Employee Stock Ownership PlanJacobson Warehouse Company Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Jacobson Warehouse Company, Inc., Wells Fargo & Company
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/11/2004
20030957Caremark Rx, Inc.AdvancePCSAdvancePCS, Caremark Rx, Inc.
20040389Societe Air FranceKoninklijlke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.VKLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Koninklijlke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V., Societe Air France
20040453Pixiegrove LimitedABB Ltd.ABB Ltd., ABB Offshore Systems Inc., ABB Vetco Gray Inc., Pixiegrove Limited
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/17/2004
20040402Advanced Fibre Communications, Inc.Marconi Corporation PLCAdvanced Fibre Communications, Inc., Marconi Communications, Inc., Marconi Corporation PLC, Marconi Intellectual Property (Ringfence) Inc.
20040433Central Garden & Pet CompanyHeritage Fund I, L.P.Central Garden & Pet Company, Heritage Fund I, L.P., New England Pottery Co., Inc.
20040457Cofra Holding AGGarden Fresh Restaurant Corp.Cofra Holding AG, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp.
20040459Riverside Forest Products LimitedJohn C. KerrJohn C. Kerr, Lignum Limited, Riverside Forest Products Limited
20040460Riverside Forest Products LimitedTimothy C. KerrLignum Limited, Riverside Forest Products Limited, Timothy C. Kerr
20040461Willis Stein & Partners III, L.PBrynwood Partners III L.PBrynwood Partners III L.P., Lincoln Snacks Company, Willis Stein & Partners III, L.P.
20040464Wis-Pak, Inc.Douglas C. MalmquistDouglas C. Malmquist, M.B.C., Inc., Wis-Pak, Inc.
20040465Wind Point Partners V, L.PNonni's Food Company, Inc.Nonni's food Company, Inc., Wind Point Partners V, L.P.
20040468Robert G. MillerSipex CorporationRobert G. Miller, Sipex Corporation
20040469Blackstone Capital Partners (Cayman) IV L.PCelanese AGBlackstone Capital Partners (Cayman) IV L.P., Celanese AG
20040470Blackstone Capital Partners (Cayman) IV L.PBlackstone Crystal Holdings Capital Partners (Cayman) IV LtdBlackstone Capital Partners (Cayman) IV L.P. Blackstone Crystal Holdings Capital Partners (Cayman) IV Ltd
20040471Blackstone Chemical Coinvest Partners (Cayman) L.PBlackstone Crystal Holdings Capital Partners (Cayman) IV LtdBlackstone Chemical Coinvest Partners (Cayman) L.P. Blackstone Crystal Holdings Capital Partners (Cayman) IV Ltd
20040474Gilbert Global Equity Partners, L.PCornerstone Equity Investors IV, L.PCornerstone Equity Investors IV, L.P., Gilbert Global Equity Partners, L.P., True Temper Corporation
20040475WP FlexPack Holdings S.a.r.l.Clondalkin Group Holdings LimitedClondalkin Group Holdings Limited, WP FlexPack Holdings S.a.r.l.
20040486Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. Voting TrustTelephone and Data Systems, Inc. Voting TrustTelephone and Data Systems, Inc. Voting Trust, U.S. Cellular Telephone Company (Greater Knoxville), L.P.
20040487Verity, Inc.Cardiff Software, Inc.Cardiff Software, Inc., Verity, Inc.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/19/2004
20040342Vestas Wind Systems A/SNEG Micon A/SNEG Micon A/S, Vestas Wind Systems A/S
20040462Toshiba CorporationSamsung Electronics Co., LtdSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Toshiba Corporation
20040479Peninsula Investment Partners, L.PMarshall W. PagonMarshall W. Pagon, Pegasus Communications Corporation, Peninsula Investment Partners, 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.

By direction of the Commission.

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Donald S. Clark,


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[FR Doc. 04-4767 Filed 3-2-04; 8:45 am]