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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 person 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
20051000Merrill Lynch & Co., IncAMVESCAP PLCAMVESCAP Retirement, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/07/2005
20050942Philip F. AnschutzCarter David MeiselmanEastern Federal Corporation.
20051028Fenway Partners Capital Fund II, L.PCraig T. and Ellen AmatoPanther II Transportation, Inc.
20051031American Capital Strategies, LtdE&B Giftware LLCE&B Giftware LLC.
20051032Apolio Investment Fund IV, L.PWyndham International, IncWyndham International, Inc.
20051033Apollo Real Estate Investment Fund IV, L.PWyndham International, IncWyndham International, Inc.
20051034AIF/THL PAH LLCWyndham International, IncWyndham International, Inc.
20051035Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund IV, L.PWyndham International, IncWyndham International, Inc.
20051046Seaboard Flour LLCDaily Foods, IncDaily Foods, Inc.
20051053Gannett Co., IncJules GardnerAndrew Ellenthal, Christopher Saridakis, Jules Gardner 2005 Grantor Retained Annuity, Keith Gelles, Point Roll, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/08/2005
20050998Cephalon, Inc.Salmedix, Inc.Salmedix, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/09/2005
20041212Harrah's Entertainment, IncCaesars Entertainment, IncCaesars Entertainment, Inc.
20050436William J. Yung IIICaesars Entertainment, IncCaesars Entertainment, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/10/2005
20050857Avid Technology, Inc.Pinnacle Systems, Inc.Pinnacle Systems, Inc.
20050873ChevronTexaco CorporationUnocal CorporationUnocal Corporation.
20050995Allied Capital CorporationSpear Pharmaceuticals, IncSpear Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20051024Mr. John W. Stanton & Mrs. Theresa E. GillespieALLTEL CorporationALLTEL Corporation.
20051025Cardiac Science, Inc.Quinton Cardiology Systems, IncQuinton Cardiology Systems, Inc.
20051026Quinton Cardiology Systems, IncCardiac Science, Inc.Cardiac Science, Inc.
20051030Baron FrereAlleghany CorporationMineral Holdings Inc.
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20051036Tire Rack Holdings, Inc.The Tire Rack, Inc.The Tire Rack, Inc.
20051043Paul G. DesmaraisAlleghany CorporationMineral Holdings Inc.
20051048Saturn Pharmaceuticals, IncPLIVA d.d.Odyssey Pharmaceuticals.
20051049Computer Horizons CorpAnalysts International CorporationAnalysts International Corporation.
20051056Johnson Controls, Inc.Edwin J. McLaughlinUSI Companies Inc.
20051057U.S. BancorpCertegy Inc.Certegy Card Services, Inc.
20051059Ralph LaurenReebok International LtdRalph Lauren Footwear Co., Inc.
20051070Reliance Steel & Aluminum CoJames R. SutowChapel Steel Corp.
20051084American Capital Strategies LtdLinsalata Capital Partners Fund IV, L.PPHI Holding Company, Inc.
20051088Affiliated Computer Services, IncLiveBridge, Inc.LiveBridge, Inc.
20051089Nippon Suisan Kaisha, LtdKing & Prince Seafood CorporationKing & Prince Seafood Corporation.
20051095United Parcel Service, IncOvernite CorporationOvernite Corporation.
20051104Nautic Partners V, L.P.Hunt Capital Partners, L.PInternational Radiology Group, LLC.
20051111Cargill IncorporatedBetter Beef LimitedBetter Beef Limited, deJonge Farms Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/13/2005
20051041Odyssey Investment Partners Fund III, LPNSP Holdings L.L.C.Norcross Safety Products L.L.C. NSP Holdings Capital Corp.
20051066Home Depot U.S.A., IncUtility Supply of America, Inc. d/b/a USABlueBookUtility Supply of America, Inc. d/b/a USABlueBook.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/14/2005
20050996Genzyme CorporationBone Care International, IncBone Care International, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/15/2005
20050990A.T. Williams Oil CompanyTrade Oil CompanyTrade Oil Company.
20050991Amerada Hess CorporationTrade Oil CompanyTrade Oil Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/16/2005
20051100T&F Informa PLCLord Laidlaw of RothiemayI.I.R. Holdings Limited.
20051113Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.J. Mark GrosvenorMedallion Foods, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/17/2005
20051045Walter WangNew Mighty U.S. TrustJ-M Manufacturing Company, Inc.
20051086Berkshire Hathaway Inc.General Electric CompanyMedical Protective Corporation.
20051091Gerald J. FordAffordable Residential Communities, IncAffordable Residential Communities, Inc.
20051102Apollo Investment Fund V, L.PMetals USA, Inc.Metals USA, Inc.
20051108Pacific Equity Partners Fund II L.PWorldwide Restaurant Concepts, IncWorldwide Restaurant Concepts, Inc.
20051114Richard B. CohenLone Star Fund V (U.S.), L.PBI-LO, LLC.
20051119AG Holding, L.PFletcher Jones, Jr. Life Trust U/D/T 2/16/94Fletcher Jones Luxury Vehicles, Inc.
20051120Rodney D. WindleyMichael S. BrownCapital Health Management Group, Inc.
20051122President and Fellows of Harvard College SuezTrenton Energy Corporation. Trigen Building Services Corporation. Trigen-Kansas City Energy Corporation. Trigen-Maryland Steam Corporation. Trigen-Missouri Energy Corporation. Trigen-Oklahoma Energy Corporation. Trigen-Schuylkill Cogeneration, Inc. United Thermal Corporation.
20051123PCT Equity 2 LimitedGlobal Promo Group Holdings, LLCGlobal Promo Group, Inc.
20051130Trident III, L.PZurich Financial ServicesZC Sterling Corporation.
20051135Longyear Global Holdings, IncAnglo American plcBoart Longyear International BV.
20051137The Edward W. Scripps TrustShopzilla, IncShopzilla, Inc.
20051148Dofasco Inc.Quebec Cartier Mining CompanyQuebec Cartier Mining Company.
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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. 05-12830 Filed 6-28-05; 8:45 am]