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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 Start Printed Page 22659premerger 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—03/14/2005
20050670Perry Partners L.PRegions Financial CorporationCapital Factors Holding, Inc.
20050681Brian C. RogersT. Rowe Price Group, IncT. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
20050682Alion Science and Technology CorporationJohn J. McMullen Associates, IncJohn J. McMullen Associates, Inc.
20050683TelCove, IncKMC Telecom Holdings, IncKMC Financial Services LLC, KMC Telecom II Inc., KMC Telecom II LLC, KMC Telecom LLC, KMC Telecom of Virginia, Inc.
20050686Century Tel, IncKMC Telecom Holdings, IncKMC Financial Services LLC, KMC Telecom III LLC, KMC Telecom II Inc., KMC Telecom LLC, KMC Telecom of Virginia, Inc.
20050687SAP AGRetek, IncRetek, Inc.
20050689BCE IncCraig O. McCawClearwire Corporation.
20050697Charterhouse Equity Partners IV, L.PAmerifit Nutrition, IncAmerifit Nutrition, Inc.
20050698BLB Investors, L.L.CWembley, plcWembley Inc.
20050699News CorporationCablevision Systems CorporationCablevision Systems Corporation.
20050708Cablevision Systems CorporationCablevision Systems CorporationRegional Programming Partners.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/15/2005
20050613Nanometrics IncorporatedAugust Technology CorporationAugust Technology Corporation.
20050694H.J. Heinz CompanyGeorge E. KingAppetizers And, Inc.
20050695H.J. Heinz CompanyPatricia J. DomanikAppetizers And, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/16/2005
20050674J.P. Morgan Chase & CoProgress Energy, IncProgress Metal Reclamation Company, Progress Rail Services Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/17/2005
20050623Ingram Industries IncRiverway CoRiverway Harbor Service St. Louis, Inc.
20050693Apollo Investment Fund IV, L.PHughes Network Systems, LLCHughes Network Systems, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/18/2005
20050676Dyson, Dyson & Dunn, IncMcGard, IncD.J.P. Realty Associates LLC, L.D. McCauley, Inc., McGard Deutschland GmbH, McGard, Inc.
20050684Onex Partner L.PThe Boeing CompanyThe Boeing Company.
20050700SECOM Co., LtdCortec Group Fund II, L.PSwitchcraft, Inc.
20050709Henry SamueliThe Walt Disney CompanyDCSR, Inc., Mighty Ducks Hockey Club, Inc.
20050710St. Jude Medical, IncVelocimed LLCVelocimed DMC, Inc. Velocimed, Inc., Velocimed PFO, Inc.
20050713Oracle CorporationRetek IncRetek Inc.
20050714GGC Investment Fund II, L.PBlue Martini Software, IncBlue Martini Software, Inc.
20050716Johnson & JohnsonTransForm Pharmaceuticals, IncTransForm Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20050718The McGraw-Hill Companies, IncJames D. Power IIIJ.D. Power and Associates.
20050719GTEL Holdings, IncAT&T CorpTCG Payphones, Inc., TCG Public Communications, Inc.
20050721Warburg Pincus Private Equity VIII, L.PNew Breed, IncNew Breed, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/21/2005
20050632Danielson Holding CorporationAmerican Ref-Fuel Holdings CorpAmerican Ref-Fuel Holdings Corp.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/22/2005
20050690Partners LimitedVerizon Communications IncVerizon Communications Inc.
20050691Emera IncVerizon CommunicationsVerizon Communications Inc.
20050703Esmark IncorporatedBrian R. WilliamsonMiami Valley Steel Service Inc.
20050711U.S. Equity Partners II (U.S. Parallel), L.PGlobal Hyatt CorporationBassett Ready-Mix Co., Inc., Meyer Material Company, Paveloc Industries, Inc.
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20050722First Horizon Pharmaceutical CorporationAndrx CorporationAndrx EU Ltd., Andrx Laboratories, Inc., Andrx Laboratories (NJ), Inc., Andrx Labs, LLC.
20050725Monitor Clipper Equity Partners II, L.PHIG-MSC, IncMSC Acquisition, Inc.
20050733BB&T CorporationSterling Capital Management LLCNew Sterling LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/23/2005
20050701Barry DillerCornerstone Brands, IncCornerstone Brands, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/24/2005
20050644Monsanto CompanyHMTF Equity Fund IV (1999) Cayman, L.PEmergent Genetics, Inc.
20050724Crimson Velocity Fund, L.PR. T. Groos, LLCTyden Group, Inc.
20050731A.A. MordashovLucchini S.p.ALucchini S.p.A.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/25/2005
20050723New Mountain Partners II, L.PKenneth E. and Tena R. deLaskiDeltek Systems, Inc.
20050727Spectrum Equity Investors IV, L.PPegasus Partners II, L.PClassic Media, Inc.
20050735Yitzkah Sharon-shareholder of The Delek GroupRosemore, IncLa Gloria Oil and Gas Company, MPC Land Acquisition, Inc., MPC Pipeline Acquisition, Inc.
20050736BT Group plcReuters Group PLCRadianz Ltd.
20050739Thoma Cressey Fund VII, L.PDatatel, IncDatatel, Inc.
20050747Behrman Capital III L.P2000 Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund, L.PSelig Holdings Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/29/2005
20050688Chiquita Brands International, IncPerformance Food Group CompanyFresh Advantage, Inc.,
Fresh International Corp., K.C. Salad Holdings, Inc., Redi-Cut Foods, Inc.
20050732Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.PEnergy Transfer Partners, L.PETC Oklahoma Pipeline, Ltd.
20050742Partners LimitedWeyerhaeuser CompanyWeyerhaeuser Company Limited.
20050743Cenex Finance Association, IncCHS IncFin-Ag, Inc.
20050745Industrial Growth Partner II, L.PWingate Partners III, L.PAmerCable Incorporated.
20050751VF CorporationSPC Partners II, L.PReef Holdings Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/30/2005
20050738Verizon Communications IncMetroPCS, IncGWI PCS1, Inc.
20050740Brown Shoe Company, IncHeritage Fund III, L.PBennett Footwear Holdings, LLC, Bennett Investment Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—04/01/2005
20050749Belgacom S.ABelgacom International Carrier Services, S.ABelgacom International Carrier Services, S.A.
20050753Erich Wesjohann GmbH & Co. KGAviagen International Group, IncAviagen International Group, Inc.
2005070Gilead Sciences, IncJapan Tobacco, IncJapan Tobacco, Inc.
20050761Global Private Equity IV Limited PartnershipPeterson Capital II, LLCMaking Memories Wholesale, Inc.
20050765Icelandic Group plcSjovik ehfSjovik ehf.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—04/04/2005
20050706Boston Scientific CorporationTriVascular, IncTriVascular, Inc.
20050771Boston Scientific CorporationCryo Vascular Systems, IncCryo Vascular Systems, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—04/05/2005
20050755The Goldman Sachs Group, IncSelim K. ZilkhaZilkha Renewable Energy, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—04/07/2005
20050712J.P. Morgan Chase & CoSAVVIS Communications CorporationSAVVIS Communications Corporation.
20050766International Business Machines CorporationAscential Software CorporationAscential Software Corporation.
20050767Siemens AktiengesellschaftCTI Molecular Imaging, IncCTI Molecular Imaging, Inc.
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For Further Information Contact: Sandra M. Peay, Contract 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. 05-8618 Filed 4-29-05; 8:45 am]

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