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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.

Trans No.AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/16/2004
20041201Carlyle Partners III, L.P.Piedmont/Hawthorne Holdings, L.L.CPiedmont/Hawthorne Holdings, L.L.C.
20041218Tiger Key Acquisition, L.P.KAC Mezzanine Holdings CompanyKAC Mezzanine Holdings Company.
20041219Tiger Key Acquisition, L.P.KSS Holdings, Inc.KSS Holdings, Inc.
20041228TA IX L.P.GlobeOp Financial Services S.A.GlobeOp Financial Services S.A.
20041229Flextronics International LtdNortel Networks CorporationNortel Networks Limited, Nortel Networks S.A., Nortel Networks Tele. do Brasil Comercio e Servicos Ltda., Nortel Networks Tele. do Brasil Industria e Comeercio Ltda., Nortel Networks UK Limited.
20041233The Warnaco Group, Inc.Doyle & Boissiere Fund I, LLC.Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp.
20041236Mervyn's Holding, LLC.Target CorporationMervyn's, Mervyn's Brand.
20041238Public Service Enterprise Group IncorporatedTECO Energy, Inc.TPS Holdings II, Inc.
20041240J.M. Huber CorporationLehman FG, LLC.CP Kelco ApS.
20041243Nautic Partners V, L.P.Francis G.Hickey, Jr.Manhattan Digital Corporation.
20041256West Virginia United Health System, Inc.Gateway Regional Health System, Inc.Gateway Regional Health System, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/17/2004
20041245Wachovia CorporationVenturi Partners, Inc.Venturi Partners, Inc.
20041254ASP III Alternative Investments, L.P.Reservoir Capital Master Fund, L.P.RQ, LLC.
20041267Babcock & Brown Holdings Inc.Babcock & Brown Associates LLC.Babcock & Brown Associates LLC.
20041268Babcock & Brown Associates LLC.Babcock & Brown Holdings Inc.Babcock & Brown Holdings Inc.
20041272The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.Aviation Finance Group, LLC.Aviation Finance Group, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/18/2004
20041230Carl C. IcahnMylan Laboratories, Inc.Mylan Laboratories, Inc.
20041231James F. DiebergCapital Resource Lenders II, L.P.Loan Source Funding Corporation, Small Business Loan Source, Inc.
200412422003 Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund, L.P.Code, Hennessy & Simmons III, L.P.United Central Industrial Supply Company, L.L.C.
20041244Quad-C Partners VI, L.P.Dubin Clark Fund II, L.P.Universal Trailer Holdings Corp.
20041246Western & Southern Mutual Holding CompanyLafayette Life MIHC, Inc.Lafayette Life MIHC, Inc.
20041248Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Fund VI Limited PartnershipVeolia Environnement S.A.APIC Filter GmbH, APIC SAS, Culligan Corporation, Culligan Espana, S.A., Culligan France SAS, Culligan International (UK) Limited, Culligan Italiana, S.p.A., Culligan N.V., Culligan of Canada, Ltd., Culligan Vostok, Culligan Wassertechnik, GmbH, US Filter Argentina S.A.
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20041249Dynamics Research CorporationCGW Southeast Partners IV, L.P.Impact Innovations Group LLC.
20041252Venturi Partners, Inc.Comsys Holding, Inc.Comsys Holding, Inc.
20041264Boral LimitedReady Mixed Concrete Company (RMCC)McKinney Concrete Products, LLC, Ready Mixed Concrete Company (RMCC), Sprat-Platte Ranch Co., LLLP.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/19/2004
20041183Verizon Communications, Inc.Qwest Communications International Inc.Qwest Wireless L.L.C.
20041277Joe Lewis AllbrittonRiggs National CorporationRiggs National Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/20/2004
20041259Avaya, Inc.Spectel plcSpectel plc.
20041271Carlyle Europe Partners II LPClariant Ltd.Clariant Corporation
20041275ASP III Alternative Investments, L.P.Thomas L. PhillipsDoctors' Preferred, Inc., Phillips Health, LLC.
20041279William J. McEneryDon H. BardenBarden Colorado Gaming, LLC.
20041282New Enterprise Associates 10, L.P.Jeffrey CitronVonage Holdings Corporation.
20041283Wells Fargo & CompanyColleen D. PorterfieldBates Leasing Company, Ltd., Mile-High Deep Rock Water Company.
20041284Wells Fargo & CompanyRoxanne F. AndersonBates Leasing Company, Ltd., Mile-High Deep Rock Water Company.
20041285Long Point Capital Fund, L.P.Bank of America CorporationSavage Sports Corporation.
20041293Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A.Maize Acquisition CorporationFarm Credit Services of America, FLCA; Farm Credit Services of America, PCA; Maize Acquisition Corporation; Maize Acquisition Corporation II (FLCA).
20041295Sumner M.,, Inc.
20041299Globix CorporationNEON Communications, Inc.NEON Communications, Inc.
20041301ALLTEL CorporationALLTEL CoroprationEau Claire Cellular Telephone Limited Partnership, Raleigh-Durham MSA Limited Partnership.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/23/2004
20041200Carlyle Partners III, L.P.General Electric CompanyGE Engine Services—Corporate Aviation, Inc.
20041206Medtronic, Inc.Coalescent Surgical, Inc.Coalescent Surgical, Inc.
20041216Teva Pharmaceutical Industries LtdActive Biotech ABActive Biotech AB.
20041237Gardner Denver, Inc.Audax Private Equity Fund, L.P.nash_elmo Corp., nash_elmo Holdings LLC.
20041269Madison Dearborn Capital Partners IV, L.P.Boise Cascade CorporationBC Brazil Investment Corporation; BC Chile Investment Corp.; BCT, Inc.; BC China Corp.; Boise Alljoist Ltd.; Boise Building Products Limited; Boise Cascade do Brasil LTDA, Dr. Lauro Azambuja; Boise Cascade Corporation Chiles, S.A.; Boise Southern Company; Canada, Minnesota, Dakota & Western Railway Company; Compania Industrial Puerto Montt, S.A.; International Falls Power Company; Minidoka Paper Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/24/2004
20041276R.H. Donnelley CorporationSBC Communications Inc.APIL Partners Partnership, The Don Tech II Partnership.
20041278R.H. Donnelley CorporationR.H. Donnelley CorporationThe AM-DON Partnership, The Don Tech II Partnership.
0041297Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc.Concord Confections Inc.Alpharetta Confections, Inc.; Concord Wax, LLC; Impel Movieline Inc.; Terra Rouge Estates Inc.
20041298Marathon Fund Limited Partnership IVVFI Holdings, Inc.Vitality Foodservice, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/25/2004
20041208Flextronics International Ltd.Northfield Acquisition Co.Northfield Acquisition Co.
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20041239Regal-Beloit CorporationGeneral Electric CompanyGE Industrial Systems Mexico LP, GE Industrial Systems Technology Management, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/26/2004
20041250The Garfield Weston Charitable FoundationGraeme R. HartBurns, Philp Inc.
20041260The Garfield Weston Charitable FoundationMr. Graeme R. HartTone Bros. Inc.
20041262The Sherwin-Williams CompanyBessemer Securities LLC.Paint Sundry Brands Corporation.
20041302ALLTEL CorporationTelephone and Data Systems, Inc., Voting TrustGeorgia RSA #12 Partnership.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/27/2004
20040902The Sherwin-Williams CompanyDuron, Inc.Duron, Inc.
20041291SLM CorporationHelios Education FoundationSouthwest Student Services Corporation.
20041306Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. II, L.P.SPC Partners II, L.P.Totes Acquisition Corporation.
20041307CGW Southeast Partners IV, L.P.TRP Investors LPTruckPro, Inc.
20041308Citigroup Inc.Knight Trading Group, Inc.Knight Execution Partners LLC, Knight Financial Products LLC.
20041310KKR Millennium Fund L.P.DLJ Merchant Banking Partners III, L.P.Jostens Holding Corp.
20041320General Electric CompanyW.D. Company, Inc.Dillard Asset Funding Company, Dillard Credit Card Master Trust I, Dillard National Bank, Dillard's, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/01/2004
20041289FedEx CorporationQuad/Graphics, Inc.Parcel Direct/DDU, Inc., Parcel Direct DDU, LLC, Parcel/Direct, Inc., Parcel Direct Logistics, Inc., Parcel Direct, LP.
20041304Caterpillar Inc.Remy International, Inc.Williams Technologies, Inc.
20041318Mr. Bryan GentryL'Air Liquide SAGT&S, LP.
20041323Alvarion LtdinterWAVE Communications International Inc.interWAVE Communications International, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/02/2004
20041255Symbol Technologies, Inc.Matrics, Inc.Matrics, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/03/2004
20041261Raytheon CompanyPhoton Research Associates, Inc.Photon Research Associates, Inc.
20041327Banco Santander Central Hispano, S.A.Abbey National plcAbbey National plc.
20041330DEI Holdings, Inc.Sanford M. GrossDefinitive Technology, LLP.
20041339Marquee Holdings, Inc.AMC Entertainment Inc.AMC Entertainment Inc.
20041341Macquarie Infrastructure Assets TrustMacquarie Bank LimitedMacquarie District Energy Holdings LLC, North America Capital Holdings Company.
20041351TekelecSteleus Group, Inc.Steleus Group, Inc.
20041359Caroline Hunt Trust EstateBMC Industries, Inc.P.T. Vision-Ease Asia, Vision-Ease Canada Ltd., Vision-Ease Lens Europe Ltd., Vision-Ease Lens, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/07/2004
20041135General Dynamics CorporationThyssen-Bornemieza Continuity TrustTriPoint Global Communications Inc.
20041326Encore Medical CorporationMPI Holdings, LLC.Empi, Inc.
20041338Green Field II, LLC.MMM Healthcare, Inc.MMM Healthcare, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/08/2004
20041317The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc.The Walt Disney CompanyTDS Franchising, LLC, The Disney Store, LLC.
20041336The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.Capital IQ, Inc.Capital IQ, Inc.
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20041348AGL Resources Inc.American Electric Power Company, Inc.Jefferson Island Storage & Hub L.L.C.
20041349Ainsworth Lumber Co., LtdPotlatch CorporationPotlatch Corporation.
20041355HKW Capital Partners II, L.P.Maxon CorporationMaxon Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/09/2004
20041322Michael E. Heisley, SrIvaco Inc.Ifastgroupe and Company, Limited Partnership, Ifastgroupe Realty Inc., IFC (Fasteners) Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/10/2004
20041292The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc.Seltzer & Rydholm, Inc.Seltzer & Rydholm, Inc.
20041311Merck & Co., Inc.DOV Pharmaceutical, Inc.DOV Pharmaceutical Inc.
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for further information contact:

Sandra M. Peay, Contact Representative; or Renee Hallman, Case Management Assistant, 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. 04-21688 Filed 9-27-04; 8:45 am]