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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—07/11/2005
20051164eBay Ltd.
20051166Tenaska Power Fund, L.PCalpine CorporationCaloube Construction Finance Company, Calpine Philadelphia, Inc.
20051197Ultra Electronics Holdings, plcJonathan D. AdamsAudiopack Technologies, Inc.
20051200James D. DonderoLeap Wireless International, IncLeap Wireless International, Inc.
20051225MidCountry Financial CorporationAlfa CorporationAlfa Financial Corporation.
20051228Wind Hotels Holdings IncWyndham International, IncWyndham International, Inc.
20051229Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe IX, L.PFranck L. GougeonAGA Medical Corporation.
20051230Triton Acquisition Holding Co.Maytag CorporationMaytag Corporation.
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20051233Network Appliance, IncDecru, IncDecru, Inc.
20051236Ford Motor CompanyVisteon CorporationNewco.
20051237Copano Energy, L.L.CPrecourt Interests, LtdScissorTail Energy, LLC.
20051242Mitsubishi CorporationCalpine CorporationCalpine Morris, LLC.
20051246Parametric Technology CorporationArbortext, IncArbortext, Inc.
20051247MCNA Cable Holdings LLCML Media Companies, IncCentury-ML Cable Venture, a debtor-in-possession.
20051249MCNA Cable Holdings LLCAdelphia Communications Corporation, a debtor-in-possessionCentury-ML Cable Venture, a debtor-in-possession.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/12/2005
20051252New Century Financial CorporationRoyal Bank of CanadaRBC Mortgage Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/13/2005
20051203Danaher CorporationJohn W. Spencer and Janelle SpencerDental Equipment, LLC.
20051209Computer Associates International, IncNiku CorporationNiku Corporation.
20051235Mega Bloks IncRose Art Industries, Inc.Rose Art Industries, Inc.
20051251Jupitermedia CorporationJeffrey Burke and Lorraine TrioloPictureArts Corporation.
20051256Shepherd Investments International, LtdIEG Virtual Studios LLCIEG Virtual Studios LLC.
20051285Rudolph Technologies, IncAugust Technology CorporationAugust Technology Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/14/2005
20051224Aetna IncKRG Capital Fund II, L.PHMS Healthcare, Inc.
20051244Bushnell Performance OpticsWells Fargo & CompanyMike's Holding Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/15/2005
20051248V&S Vin Sprit ABCL Financial, LtdCruzan International, Inc.
20051265KRG Capital Fund II, L.PP. Scott LoweryCollect America, Ltd.
20051273Leucadia National CorporationVarTec Telecom, Inc. (Debtor-in-Possession)Excelcom, Inc., Excel Communications Marketing, Inc., Excel Management Service, Inc., Excel Products, Inc., Excel Telecommunications, Inc., Excel Telecommunications of Virginia, Inc., Excel Teleservices, Inc., Telco Communications Group, Inc., Telco Nework Services, Inc., VarTec Business Trust, VarTec Properties, Inc., VarTec Resource Services, Inc., VarTec Solutions, Inc., VarTec Telecom Holding Company, VarTec Telecom International Holding Company, VarTec Telecom of Virginia, Inc.
20051276GUS plcRobert L. BrackettCredit Data Services.
20051277GUS plcRobert B. ChaffiotCredit Data Services.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/19/2005
20050702Novartis AGSanto Holding AGEon Labs, Inc.
20051068Pearson plcRipplewood Partners, L.PAmerican Guidance Service Inc.
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20051205Weatherford International LtdPrecision Drilling CorporationDaquing Computalog Rainbow Geotechnical Development Corp., Global Employment Corporation, Global SanteFe Asset Holding, Inc., Global SanteFe Desert Rig Holdings Inc., PD Global Employment Corporation, PD International Services Inc., Precision Drilling Service (Netherlands) B.V., Precision Drilling Services (Oman) & Co. LLC, Precision Drilling Services (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Precision Drilling Services (Thailand) Ltd., Precision Drilling Services (UK) Ltd., Precision Energy Services Colombia Ltd., Precision Energy Services Inc. (BVI) Ltd., Richdear Holdings Limited.
20051208Precision Drilling CorporationWeatherford International LtdWeatherford International Ltd.
20051259Rufino Vigil GonzalezPAV Republic, IncPAV Republic, Inc.
20051272Carl C. IcahnWestPoint Stevens Inc. (Debtor-in-Possession)J.P. Stevens Enterprises, Inc., WestPoint Stevens Stores Inc.
20051274GUS plcLuciano
20051275Legg Mason, IncGiovanni Agnelli e C.S.a.p.asPermal Group Ltd.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/21/2005
20051239International Business Machines CorporationRobert BarritzIsogon Corporation.
20051264Quadrant AGMenasha CorporationPoly Hi Solidur.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/22/2005
20051271ABN AMRO Holding N.VUMP-Kymmene CorporationLoparex B.V., Loparex Inc., Loparex Ltd., Loparex Oy.
20051288Schneider Electric SAFremont Partners, L.P.,Juno Lighting, Inc.
20051294McKesson CorporationD&K Healthcare Resources, IncD&K Healthcare Resources, Inc.
20051298AMIS Holdings, IncFlextronics International LtdFlextronics Semiconductor, Inc.
20051302NextMedia Investors LLCSumner M. RedstoneInfinity Radio Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/25/2005
20051260Rosen's Diversified, IncAmerican Foods Group, LLCAmerican Foods Group, LLC
20051296H.J. Heinz CompanyKRSM Management, LLCNancy's Specialty Foods, Inc.
20051297Pfleiderer AGKunz Holding GmbH & Co. KGBHT Bau Holztechnik Thurigen GmbH saalburgEbersdorf, Kunz Faserplattenwerk Baruth GmbH, Kunz Gmbh & Co. KG, Gschwend, Kunz Infomatik GmbH, Unterensingen, Unikunz Canada Inc., UTB Unitherm Baruth GmbH Baruth.
20051306The British United Provident Association LimitedMichael A. CarricarteAmedex Insurance Company, Amedex Investment Corporation, Inc., Amedex Worldwide Corporation, Americas International Network Corp., Onup Group Corp., U.S.A. Medical Services Corp., Colgate-Palmolive Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/26/2005
20050658United Technologies CorporationThe Boeing CompanyBoeing Management Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/27/2005
20051261Navistar International CorporationCarlyle Partners III, L.PGrand Vehicle Works Holdings Corporation.
20051286Dover CorporationMichael D. LyonColder Products Company.
20051289Nightwatch Holdings S.AE.ON AGRuhrgas Industries Gmbh.
20051295Friedman Fleischer & Lowe Capital Partners II, L.PHome Health Holdings, IncHome Health Holdings, Inc.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/28/2005
20051181Broadcom CorporationSiliquent Technologies, IncSiliquent Technologies, Inc.
20051280Fisher Scientific International, IncMarathon Fund Limited Partnership IVLancaster Laboratories, Inc.
20051283Danaher CorporationLM Investments S.a.r.lLeica Microsystems AG.
20051307Salix Pharmaceuticals, LtdInKine Pharmaceutical Company, IncInKine Pharmaceutical Company, Inc.
20051314Plantronics, IncAltec Lansing Technologies, IncAltec Lansing Technologies, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/29/2005
20051254Schneider National, Inc. Voting TrustAmerican Port Services, IncAmerican Port Services, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/01/2005
20051270HSBC Bank plcPactiv CorporationWellenfoam N.V.
20051293General Electric CompanyWelch Allyn Holdings, IncEverest VIT, Inc.
20051313General Electric CompanyAIG Highstar Capital, L.PSouthern Star Central Corp.
20051319Berkshire Hathaway IncFleetwood Enterprises, IncExpression Homes Corporation, Fleetwood Home Centers of Nevada, Inc., Fleetwood Home Centers of Texas, Inc., Fleetwood Retail Corp., Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Alabama, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Arizona, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Arkansas, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of California, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Colorado, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Florida, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Georgia, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Idaho, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Illinois, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Kansas, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Kentucky, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Louisiana, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Michigan, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Mississippi, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of New Mexico, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of North Carolina, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Ohio, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Oklahoma, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Oregon, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of South Carolina, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Tennessee, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Virginia, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Washington, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of West Virginia, Fleetwood Retail Corporation of Missouri.
20051320Sprint CorporationUS Unwired IncUS Unwired Inc.
20051321The Public Warehousing Company—K.S.CQuestor Partners Fund II, L.PGeoLogistics Corporation.
20051323Flextronics International LtdNortel Networks LimitedNortel Networks Limited, Nortel Networks S.A., Nortel Networks UK Limited.
20051325Inergy, L.PAIG Highstar Capital, L.PCentral New York Oil And Gas Company, eCORP Marketing, LLC.
20051326Zhone Technologies, IncParadyne Networks, IncParadyne Networks, Inc.
20051335Investment Technology Group, IncThe MacGregor Group, IncThe MacGregor Group, Inc.
20051342NCO Group, IncGTCR Fund V, L.PRisk Management Alternatives, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/02/2005
20051310Ossur HFCortec Group Fund III, L.PRoyce Medical Holdings, Inc.
20051315Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.VStentor, IncStentor, Inc.
20051322The Home Depot, IncNational Waterworks Holdings, Inc/National Waterworks Holdings, Inc.
20051338Carlyle Partners IV, L.PGolder, Thoma, Cressey, Rauner Fund V, L.PLifeCare Holdings, Inc.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/03/2005
20051341Department 56, IncBrown-Forman CorporationLenox, Incorporated.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/04/2005
20051253Integrated Device Technology, IncIntegrated Circuit Systems, IncIntegrated Circuit Systems, Inc.
20051268Entergy CorporationAttala 2004 TrustCentral Mississippi Generating Company, LLC
20051303Omnicare, IncexcelleRx, IncexcelleRx, Inc.
20051316New Refco Group Ltd., LLCCargill IncorporatedCargill Investor Services, Inc., Cargill Investor Services Limited, Cargill Investor Services (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., CIS Cash Management, Inc., CIS Financial Services, Inc., CIS Investments, Inc., CIS Securities, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/05/2005
20051308Greene Group, IncCemex S.A. de C.V.RMC Mid-Atlantic, LLC.
20051329Polaris Industries IncStefan PiererKTM Power Sports AG
20051330Polaris Industries IncRudolf KnunzKTM Power Sports AG.
20051336Welsch, Carson, Anderson & Stowe X, L.PPharma Services Holding, IncEarly Development and Packaging Services, USA, L.L.C.
20051337WMB Holdings IncCityBankDiligenz, Inc.
20051344Perot Systems CorporationRonald J. LockardTechnical Management, Inc.
20051346Sagicor Financial CorporationVesta Insurance Group, IncAmerican Founders Financial Corporation, Laurel Life Insurance Company.
20051349Cisco Systems, IncSheer Networks IncSheer Networks Inc.
20051353BNP Paribas S.AFundQuest IncorporatedFundQuest Incorporated.
20051358Fiserv, IncGreat Hill Equity Partners II Limited PartnershipBillMatrix Corporation.
20051364Business Objects S.ATrevor LloydSRC Software, Inc.
20051368Barry DillerBarry DillerExpedia, Inc.

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. 05-16778 Filed 8-23-05; 8:45 am]