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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 #AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/04/2005
20050383SBC Communications IncYantra CorporationYantra Corporation.
20050384Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, IncStarcraft CorporationStarcraft Corporation.
20050394Selectica, IncI-many, IncI-many, Inc.
20050397Witness Systems, IncBlue Pumpkin Software, IncBlue Pumpkin Software, Inc.
20050398LifePoint Hospitals, IncDanville Regional Health System, IncAmbulatory Services of Danville. Danville Regional Medical Center. Memorial Properties, Inc.
20050399Citigroup IncABRY Partners IV, L.PGallarus Media Holdings, Inc
20050400Prudential plcING Groep N.VLife Insurance Company of Georgia. Life of Georgia Agency, Inc.
20050402Alamosa Holdings, IncAirGate PCS, IncAirGate PCS, Inc.
20050403eBay IncViva Group. IncViva Group. Inc
20050405ProQuest CompanyVoyager Expanded Learning, IncVoyager Expanded Learning, Inc.
20050410Diageo plcThe Chalone Wine Group, LtdThe Chalone Wine Group, Ltd.
20050415Black Box CorporationNorstan, IncNorstan, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/05/2005
20041257The Cooper Companies, IncOcular Sciences, IncOcular Sciences, Inc.
20050344Patterson-UTI Eneergy, IncKey Energy Services, IncKey Energy Drilling, Beneficial, L.P. Key Energy Drilling, Inc. Key Four Corners, Inc. Key Rocky Mountain, Inc.
20050388Ascend Media Holdings, LLCMedia/Communications Partners II Limited PartnershipMedical World Communications, Inc.
20050390Fritz R. KundrunAlpha Nautral Resources, IncAlpha Nautral Resources, Inc.
20050391Hans MendeAlpha Nautral Resources, IncAlpha Nautral Resources, Inc.
20050392First Reserve Fund IX, L.PAlpha Nautral Resources, IncAlpha Nautral Resources, Inc.
20050406Affiliated Computer Services, IncSuperior Consultant Holdings CorporationSuperior Consultant Holdings Corporation.
20050407Dubai Ports International FX LTDCSX CorporationSL Service, Inc.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/06/2005
20050386Summit Ventures VI-A, L.PThomas F. LeahyHelp/Systems, Incorporated.
20050413TANDBERG Television ASAN2 Broadband, IncN2 Broadband, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/07/2005
20050333Morgan StanleyPULSE EFT AssociationPULSE EFT Association.
20050404Honeywell International IncNovar plcNovar plc.
20050422Investment Technology Group, IncMorgan StanleyPOSIT®.
200504423J.P. Morgan Chase & CoBristol-Myers; Squibb CompanyBristol-Myers Oncology Therapeutics Network, Inc., OTN Parent Corp.
20050427Legend Holdings LimitedInternational Business Machines CorporationIBM Products AP Ltd. IBM Products Asia Pte Ltd. IBM Products Holdings Spri. IBM Products U.K. Ltd.
20050429J.P. Morgan Chase & CoPQ CorporationPQ Corporation.
20050432Serco Group, plcCM Equity Partners, LP RCI Holding CorporationRCI Holding Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/10/2005
20050356Summer M. RedstoneSinclair Broadcast Group, IncChesapeake Television, Inc. SCI-Sacramento Licensee, L.L.C.
200504313Com CorporationTippingPoint Technologies, IncTippingPoint Technologies, Inc.
20050434Perry Ellis International, IncTropical Sportswear Int'l CorporationTropical Sportswear Int'l Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/11/2005
20050359Onex Partners LPLaidlaw International, IncAmerican Medical Response, Inc. EmCare Holdings Inc.
20050387Schawk, IncKAGT Holdings, IncKAGT Holdings, Inc.
20050411The Veritas Capital Fund II, L.PComputer Sciences CorporationDynCorp International Asset Corp. DynCorp International, LLC.
20050421Lone Star Fund V (U.S.), L.PKoninklijke Ahold N.VARP, etc. BI-LO, LLC. Bruno's, Inc., Bruno's Supermarkets, Inc. Golden Gallon Holding LLC. v/s BI-LO Brands, Inc.
20050437CentralPoint Energy, IncAmerican Electric Power Company, IncAEP Texas Central Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/13/2005
20050426Highmark, IncHarvey RossViva Optique, Inc.
20050439UBS AGJullius Baser Holding LtdBank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. Julius Baer Investment Advisory (Canada) Ltd. Julius Baer Securities Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/14/2005
20050424Moulin International Holdings LimitedThoams H. Lee Equity Fund IV, L.P.Eye Care Centers of America, Inc.
20050435MTC TechnologiesDr. Paul Hsu and Majes HsuManufacturing Technology, Inc.
20050440GGC Investment Fund II, L.PECCA Holdings CorporationECCA Holdings Corporation.
20050441Moulin International Holdings LimitedECCA Holdings CorporationECCA Holdings Corporation.
20050467Source Interlink Companies, IncYucaipa One-Stop Partners, L.P.Alliance Entertainment Corp.
20050468Yucaipa One-Stop Partners, L.P.Source Interlink Companies, IncSource Interlink Companies, Inc.
20050472FMR CorpFiserv Inc.BHC Investments, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/19/2005
20050445Mohawk Paper Mills, IncInternational Paper CompanyInternational Paper Company.
20050471KKR Millennium Fund (Overseas), Limited PartnershipMasonite International CorporationMasonite International Corporation.
20050475American International Group, IncWachovia CorporationFirst Union Financial Investments, Inc. Wachovia Capital Investments, Inc.
20050477Warburg Pincus Private Equity VIII, L.PBoston Ventures Limited Partnership VICamp Systems International, LLC.
20050478EMC CorporationSystem Management Arts IncorporatedSystem Management Arts Incorporated.
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20050489Highland Capital Partners VIMichael MannRare, LLC. Rare Names, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/21/2005
20050487Cofra Holding AGAaron D. SpencerUno Restaurant Holdings Corporation.
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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. 05-2276 Filed 2-4-05; 8:45 am]