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Granting of Request For Early Terminiation 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 Start Printed Page 60881intends to take any action with respect to these proposed acquisitions during the applicable waiting period.

Trans #AcquiringAcquiredEntities
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—09/14/2004
20041328Seiko Epson CorporationSanyo Epson Imaging Devices CorporationSanyo Epson Imaging Devices Corporation.
20041335J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.TruSecure CorporationTruSecure Corporation.
20041342Ricoh Company, Ltd.Hitachi, Ltd.Hitachi Printing Solutions, Ltd.
20041353Trevor LloydRobert (and wife, Elsa) EustaceApplied Systems, Inc.
20041354Cox Enterprises, Inc.Cox Enterprises, Inc.TCA Cable Partners.
20041357Kenneth R. ThomsonKnowledgeNet.com, Inc.KnowledgeNet.com, Inc.
20041369Cisco Systems, Inc.P-Cube, Inc.P-Cube, Inc.
20041371J.W. Childs Equity Partners III, L.P.Fitness Quest, Inc.Fitness Quest, Inc.
20041376CCG Investments BVI, L.P.Richard T. LillyLilly Software Associates, Inc.
20041377UICIHealthMarket Inc.HealthMarket Administrative Services, Inc.
20041378Lincoln Insurance Group, Inc.Security Mutual Life Nebraska Holding CompanySML Holdings Co.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—09/15/2004
20041364Collins Stewart Tullett plcArthur HughesFPG Holdings Limited
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—09/16/2004
20041367The Hearst TrustWhite Directory Publishers, Inc.White Directory of Carolina, Inc., White Directory of Florida, Inc., White Directory of New England, Inc., White Directory of Pennsylvania, Inc., White Directory of Virginia, LLC, White Directory Publishers, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—09/17/2004
20040710General Electric CompanyInVision Technologies, Inc.InVision Technologies, Inc.
20041356GC Power Acquisition LLCCenterpoint Energy, Inc.Texas Genco Holdings, Inc., Texas Genco II LP, Texas Genco Services, LP
20041382International Power plcEdison InternationalEME del Caribe Holding GmbH
20041383MGI Pharma, Inc.SuperGen, Inc.SuperGen, Inc.
20041392Austin Ventures VIII, L.P.Mr. Russell B. InserraOrion Marine Group Holdings, Inc.
20041393George DavidUnited Technologies CorporationUnited Technologies Corporation
20041400QUALCOMM IncorporatedIridigm Display CorporationIridigm Display Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—09/20/2004
20041314ConMed CorporationC.R. Bard, Inc.C.R. Bard, Inc.
20041370UBS AGThe Charles Schwab CorporationSchwab Capital Markets L.P., SoundView Technology Group, Inc.
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20041396Sumitomo CorporationPG&E CorporationHermiston Generating Company, L.P., Airport Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., Alafaya Ale House and Raw Bar, Ltd., Ale House Management, Inc., Alpharetta Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., Altamonte Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., Boca Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., Boynton Ale House, Inc., Bradenton Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., Brandon Ale House and Raw Bar, Ltd., Buena Vista Ale House Raw Bar, Inc., Coral Springs Ale House and Raw Bar, Ltd., Davie Ale House and Raw Bar, Ltd., Daytona Ale House and Raw Bar, Ltd., Doral Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., Florida Mall Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., Fort Lauderale Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., Ft Myers Ale House and Raw Bar Eas, Inc., Gardens Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., Hiawassee Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., Hollywood Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., Jupiter Ale House, Inc., Kendall Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., Kirkman Road Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., Lakeland Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., Mandarin Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., North Miami Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., Ocala Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., Orlando Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., Palm Harbor Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., Pembroke Pines Ale House and Raw Bar, Ltd., Regency Ale House and Raw Bar, Ltd., Sanford Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., Sarasota Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., Southside Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., St. Petersburg Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., Tampa Ale House and Raw Bar, Inc., UNCC Charlotte Ale House and Raw Bar Limited Partnership.
20041399SKM Equity Fund III, L.PJohn W. Miller
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—09/21/2004
20041263Morton Manus and Iris ManusWMG Parent CorporationCPP/Belwin, Inc., International Music Publications Limited, Warner Bros, Publications U.S. Inc.
20041391SCF-IV, L.P.Mr. Harold HammHamm Co., Rental Tools, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—09/23/2004
20041394ArcLight Energy Partners Fund II, L.P.General Electric CompanyTIFD III-C, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—09/24/2004
20041333Kenneth R. ThomsonEducational Testing ServiceiLearning, Inc., The Chauncey Group Holdings 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,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 04-22930 Filed 10-12-04; 8:45 am]

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