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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.Start Printed Page 53365

Trans #AcquiringAcquiredEntities
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—8/08/2005
20051354CHS IncDean Foods CompanyDean Intellectual Property Services, L.P.
Dean Intellectual Property Services II, L.P.
Morningstar Services, Inc.
Morningstar Foods, LLC.
White Wave Food Company.
20051355Mitsui & Co., LtdDean Foods CompanyDean Intellectual Property Services II, L.P.
Dean Intellectual Property Services, L.P.
Morningstar Foods, LLC.
Morningstar Services, Inc.
White Wave Foods Company.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—8/09/2005
20051279Omnicare, IncJames S. KarpMaking Distribution Intelligent, L.L.C.
RxCrossroads, L.L.C.
Rxinnovations, L.L.C.
20051312Microsoft CorporationFrontBridge Technologies, IncFrontBridge Technologies, Inc.
20051351XM Satellite Radio Holdings IncWCS Wireless, IncWCS Wireless, Inc.
20051363Green Field II, LLCHealth Resource Partners, LLCNAMM Holdings, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—8/11/2005
20051290Duke Energy ConstructionCinergy CorpCinergy Corp.
20051291Cinergy CorpDuke Energy CorporationDuke Energy Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—8/12/2005
20051365CCG Investments BVI, L.PAspect Communications CorporationsAspect Communications Corporations.
20051366FPL Group, IncAlliant Energy CorporationDuane Arnold Energy Center.
Interstate Power and Light Company.
Iowa Land and Building Company.
20051376Mohawk Industries, IncCigales SAKUnilin Holding NV.
20051377Thomson S.APRN CorporationPRN Corporation
20051379Blackstone Capital Partners (Cayman) IV L.PKjeld Kirk KristiansenLEGOLAND California LLC.
LEGOLAND Estates AG.
20051382Spohn Cement GmbHHeidelberg Cement AGHeidelbergCement AG.
20051383Chesapeake CorporationAurora Equity Partners L.PImpaxx Pharmaceutical Packaging, Inc.
20051386Gannett Co., IncKnight-Ridder, IncKnight Ridder Digital.
KR USA, Inc.
Tallahassee Democrat, Inc.
20051387Knight-Ridder, IncGannett Co., IncDes Moines Register and Tribune Company.
Federated Publications, Inc.
Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc.
Media West-FPI, Inc.
20051389International Business Machines CorporationDWL (USA) IncDWL (USA) Inc.
20051390American Pacific CorporationGenCorp IncAerojet Fine Chemicals LLC.
Aerojet-General Corporation.
20051391MHR Institutional Partners IIA LPLoral Space & Communications LtdLoral Space & Communications Inc.
20051392MHR Institutional Partners LPLoral Space & Communications LtdLaral Space & Communications Inc.
20051393Aberdeen Asset Management PLCDeutsche Bank AGDeutsche Bank AG.
Deutsche Investment Management.
Scudder Trust Company.
20051397President and Fellows of Harvard CollegeVarTec 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 Network Services, Inc.
VarTec Business Trust.
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VarTec Properties, Inc.
VarTec Resource Services, Inc.
VarTec Solutions, Inc.
VarTec Telecom Holding Company.
VarTel Telecom International Holding Company.
VarTec Telecom of Virginia, Inc.
20051399GUS plcMark and Karen Hill, husband and wifeBaker Hill Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—8/15/2005
20051317Legg Mason, IncCitigroup IncCitibank Global Asset Management (Asia) Limited (Hong Kong).
Citicorp Chile Administradora General de Fondos S.A. (Chile).
Citi FCP S.A. (Luxembourg).
Citigroup Advisors Co., Ltd. (Japan).
Citigroup Asset Management Limited (United Kingdom).
Citigroup Investment Management (Luxembourg) S.A.
Citi Islamic Portfolios S.A. (Luxembourg).
CitiMoney S.A. (Luxembourg).
Handlowy Zarzadzanie Aktywami S.A. (Poland).
Solomon Brotherds Asset Management Asia Pacific Limited.
Salomon Brothers Asset Management Inc. (Delaware, USA).
Salomon Brothers Asset Management (Ireland).
Smith Barney Fund Management LLC (Delaware, USA).
Smith Barney Global Capital Management, Inc.
The Travelers Investment Management Company.
Towarzstwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych BH S.A. (Poland).
20051318Citigroup IncLegg Mason, IncHoward Weil Financial Corporation (Louisiana).
Legg Mason, Inc.
Legg Mason Insurance Agency, Inc. (Maryland).
Legg Mason Insurance Agency of Massachusetts, Inc.
Legg Mason Insurance Agency of Texas, Inc. (Texas).
Legg Mason Limited UK Corporation (United Kingdom).
Legg Mason Mortgage Capital Corporation (Maryland).
Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc. (Maryland).
LM Falcon Investment Strategies, Inc. (Maryland).
Orchard Financial Services, Inc. (Maryland).
Peregrine Investment LLC (Maryland).
20051388Evergreen Pacific Partners, L.PClear Channel Communications, IncCiticasters Co.
20051401Brockway Moran & Partners Fund II, LPLong Point Capital/Fund, L.PColibri Holding Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—8/16/2005
20051327Novartis AGBristol Myers Squibb CompanyBristol Myers Squibb Company.
20051374Schneider Electric SABEI Technologies, IncBEI Technologies, Inc.
20051378American Capital Strategies, LtdHalifax Capital Partners L.PSoil Safe Holding, Inc.
20051396Oracle Corporationi-flex Solutions Limitedi-flex Solutions Limited.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—8/17/2005
20051347CIT Group IncItochu CorporationHealthcare Business Credit Corporation.
20051369El Paso CorporationChevron CorporationFour Star Oil & Gas Company.
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20051398Apollo Investment Fund V, L.PCendant CorporationCendant International Holding Ltd.
Cendant Marketing Group, LLC.
20051408Hughes Supply, IncTVESCO, IncTVESCO, Inc.
20051412Ares Corporation Opportunities Fund, L.PNational Bedding Holdings, IncNational Bedding Company, L.L.C.
Star LP.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—8/19/2005
20051352DPS Credit UnionSafeway Rocky Mountain Federal Credit UnionSafeway Rocky Mountain Federal Credit Union.
20051409Cobb Electric Membership CorporationThe Southern CompanySouthern Company Gas, LLC.
20051411American Capital Strategies, LtdCarol F. and Ralph A. Venuto, SrHollywood Tanning Systems, Inc.
20051414PolyMedia CorporationRobert M. HaftNational Diabetic Pharmacies, Inc.
20051415General Electric CompanyBabcock & Brown LimitedKumeyaay Wind LLC.
20051416Berkshire Hathaway IncPeter J. LieglForest River Housing, Inc.
Forest River, Inc.
Forest River Warranty Company.
FR Texas Group, LP.
Linnae Corporation.
Mapletree Transportation, Inc.
Vanguard, LLC.
20051420Yucaipa American Alliance Fund I, LPPathmark Stores, IncPathmark Stores, Inc.
20051427GS Holdings CoCarlyle Partners III, L.PPanolam Industries Holdings, Inc.
20051430QinetiQ Holdings LimitedArlington Capital PartnersApogen Technologies, Inc.
20051431Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners IV, L.PNational Association of Securities Dealers, IncNational Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.
20051436Atlantic Equity Partners III, L.PPrecision Parts International, LLCMPI International Holdings, Inc.
Precision Gear Holdings, Inc.
Precision Parts International Services Corp.
Skill Tool & Die Holdings Corp.
20051438News CorporationIntermix Media, IncIntermix Media, Inc.
20051443Carlyle Partners IV, L.PSS&C Technologies, IncSS&C Technologies, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—8/22/2005
20051450Silver Lake Partners II TSA, L.PNational Association of Securities Dealers, IncNational Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—8/23/2005
20050993Cal Dive International, IncTorch Offshore IncTorch Offshore Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—8/24/2005
20051402Bunzl plcRoyal AholdU.S. Foodservice, Inc.
20051428Veolia Environment S.ANational Express Group, PLCATC/Vancom, Inc.
20051434MCI, IncTotality CorporationTotality Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATIONS—8/25/2005
20051395Parker Hannifin Corporationdomnick hunter group plcdomnick hunter group plc.
20051400Engelhard CorporationRhone Capital LLCAlmatis AC, Inc.
20051429SunCom Wireless Holdings, Inc., f/k/a Triton PCS HoldingsUrban Communicators PCS Ltd Partnership, Debtor-in-PossessionUrban Comm-North Carolina, Inc., Debtor-in-Possession.
20051437UniCredito Italiano SpABayerische Hypo-und Vereinsbank AGBayerische Hypo-und Vereinsbank AG.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—8/26/2005
20051380TA IX L.PHenry L. HillmanSCCI Health Services Corporation.
20051405Bandai Co., LtdNamco LimitedNamco Limited.
20051439General Dynamics CorporationCCG Investment Fund, L.PNew Itronix Holdings Corporation.
20051458The Procter & Gamble CompanyThe Gillette CompanyThe Gillette Company.
20051462SkyWest, IncDelta Air Lines, IncAtlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc.
20051469Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe IX, L.PMr. and Mrs. John H. and Jean Kung JessenElectronic Evidence Discovery, Incorporated.
20051481Brockway Moran & Partners Fund II, L.PMorgenthaler Partners VI, L.PGED 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 Start Printed Page 53368Competition, 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. 05-17753 Filed 9-7-05; 8:45 am]

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