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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 No.AcquiringAcquiredEntities
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—09/12/2005
20051463Castle Harlan Partners IV, L.PDonald N. SmithThe Restaurant Holding Corporation.
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20051504Grupo Ferrovial, S.ASWT Lux S.ASWT Lux S.A
20051514Polar North America Income FundCode, Hennessy & Simmons IV, L.PWNA Holding Company.
20051516SCP Pool CorporationDavid E. and Linda L. LangeAutomatic Rain Company.
20051520Li & Fung LimitedBradley D. EgnaBriefly Stated Holdings, Inc.
20051526WESCO International, IncCGW Southeast Partners IV, L.PCarlton-Bates Company.
20051527Health Care Service CorporationGroup Health Service of Oklahoma, Inc.GHS Holding Company, Inc., Group Health Service of Oklahoma, Inc.
20051535Popular, IncE-LOAN, IncE-LOAN, Inc.
20051537Vector Capital III, L.PRegister.com, IncRegister.com, Inc.
20051539BEA Systems, IncPlumtree Software, IncPlumtree Software, Inc.
20051543LIN TV CorpJeffrey H. SmulyanEmmis Communications Corporation, Emmis Indiana Broadcasting, L.P., Emmis Television Broadcasting, L.P., Emmis Television License, LLC.
20051545Journal Communications, IncJeffrey H. SmulyanEmmis Television Broadcasting, L.P., Emmis Television License, LLC.
20051547Gray Television, IncJeffrey H. SmulyanEmmis Television Broadcasting, L.P., Emmis Television License, LLC.
20051558Macquire Bank LimitedGregory L. CraigCook Inlet Energy Supply LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—09/14/2005
20051461Warburg Pincus Private Equity VIII, L.PDynegy IncDynegy Midstream Services, Limited Partnership.
20051529Eastern Insurance Holdings, IncEastern Holding Company, LtdEastern Holding Company, Ltd.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—09/15/2005
20051500Rexam PLCStonebridge Partners Equity Fund III, L.PDelta Plastics Holdings, Inc.
20051533Ashtead Group plcHoward and Sue GroffNorthride Equipment Company.
20051552Alliance Data Systems CorpBigfoot Interactive, IncBigfoot Interactive, Inc.
20051559OSI Pharmaceuticals, IncEyetech Pharmaceuticals, IncEyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—09/16/2005
20051464Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar CooperativeImperial Sugar CompanyHolly Sugar Company.
20051493Sonic Healthcare LimitedClinical Pathology Laboratories, IncClinical Pathology Laboratories, Inc
20051566Sprint Nextel CorporationEATELCORP, IncGulf Coast Wireless Limited Partnership.
20051567Aleris International, IncSun Capital Partners II, LPALSCO Holdings, Inc.
20051584Green Equity Investors IV, L.PCraig NickoloffClaim Jumper Restaurants, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—09/19/2005
20051546TCV V, L.PINFONXX, IncINFONXX, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—09/20/2005
20051503Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe X, L.PAlmedica International IncAlmedical International Inc.
20051523Dover CorporationDoughty Hanson & LimitedKnowles Electronics Holdings, Inc.
20051586Sprint Nextel CorporationIWO Holdings, IncIWO Holdings, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—09/21/2005
20051544Vallourec SAVirginia L. ShawShawCor Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—09/22/2005
20051563Hiroshi MikitaniLinkShare CorporationLinkShare Corporation.
20051582Colam Entreprendre S.AStuart C. Irby CompanyStuart C. Irby Company.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—09/23/2005
20051496Welsh Carson, Anderson & Stowe VII, L.PWilliam A. Fickling, JrBeech Street Corporation.
20051506Credit Suisse GroupDexia S.ASPS Holding Corp.
20051551Warburg Pincus Private Equity IX, L.PKRG Capital Fund II, L.PChronic Care Solutions, Inc.
20051553Warburg Pincus Private Equity IX, L.PCharterhouse Equity Partners III, L.PMPTC Holdings, Inc.
20051576Willis Stein & Partners III, L.PLincolnshire Equity Fund II, L.PNexcycle SMI Holding Corp.
20051585Hiland Partners, L.PHiland Partners, LLCHiland Partners, LLC.
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20051591Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., IncJames C. Beckwith IIIBeckwith Machinery Company.
20051596Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., IncG. Nicholas Beckwith IIIBeckwith Machinery Company.
20051598News CorporationIGN Entertainment, IncIGN Entertainment, Inc.
20051604Warburg Pincus Private Equity IX, L.PSecure Computing CorporationSecure Computing Corporation.
20051607Siemens AktiengesellschaftFirst Reservice Fund IX, L.PWheelabrator Air Pollution Control, Inc.
20051609Nautic Partners V, L.PCarter D. PopeImaging Technologies Services, Inc.
20051620EXCO Holdings II, IncEXCO Acquisition, LLCEXCO Holdings Inc.
20051624Warburg Pincus Private Equity IX, L.PWarburg Pincus Private Equity VIII, L.PTopco Associates Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—09/26/2005
20051532LifePoint Hospitals, IncHCA IncCharleston Hospital, Inc., Clinch Valley Endocrinology, LLC, Clinch Valley Valley Pulmonology, LLC, Clinch Valley Urology, LLC, Columbia-S.J. Ventures Properties, Limited Partnership, Columbia-St. Joseph's Healthcare System, Limited Partnership, CVMC Property, LLC, Galen-Med, Inc., Orthopedics of Southwest Virginia, LLC, Raleigh General Hospital, Teays Valley Health Services, Inc., West Virginia Management Services Organization, Inc.
20051540Layne Christensen CompanyReynolds, IncReynolds, Inc.
20051593Sun Capital Partners IV, L.PSterling Group Partners I, L.PExopack Holding Corp.
20051611Argos Acquisition Pte. LtdAgilent Technologies, IncAgilent Technologies, Inc.
20051619Cendant CorporationWind Hotels Holdings IncGH-Galveston, Inc., Grand Bay Management Company, Performance Hospitality Management Company, WHC Franchise Corporation, W. Isla, LLC, Wyndham 58th Street, L.L.C., Wyndham (Bermuda) Management Company, Ltd., Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (Aruba) N.V., Wyndham International Inc., Wyndham International Operating Partnership, L.P., Wyndham IP Corporation, Wyndham Management Corporation.
20051629Omnicom Group IncFord Motor CompanyThe Beanstalk Group, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—09/27/2005
20051557Triad Hospitals, IncBaptist Health System, IncBaptist Montclair Medical Center.
20051571Illinois Tool Works IncKirtland Capital Partners III L.PInstron Corporation.
20051572American Electric Power Company, IncReliant Energy, IncTwelvepole Creek, LLC.
20051573J. Kent McNewBP p.l.cBP Products North American Inc.
20051590Financiere F.LUNOVA, IncUNOVA, Inc.
20051594Superior Plus Income FundWellspring Capital Partners III, L.PJW Aluminum Company.
20051599Manulife Financial CorporationPresident and Fellows of Harvard CollegeCathlamet Timber Company, LLC, CNI Timber Hold Co., ETT Company, LLC, ETT, L.P., Rainier Mineral Company, LLC, Rainier Timber Company, LLC, Walden Forest Investments, L.P.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—09/28/2005
20051568Per-Se Technologies, IncNDCHealth CorporationNDCHealth Corporation.
20051575Wolters Kluwer nvNDCHealth CorporationNDC Health Information Service (Arizona) Inc.
20051616ACCESS Co., LtdPalmSource, IncPalmSource, Inc.
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TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—09/29/2005
20050639The Proctor & Gamble CompanyThe Gillette CompanyThe Gillette Company.
20051524The Pepsi Bottling Group, IncThe Henry B. Fowler TrustPepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Charlotte, Inc.
20051531Symantec CorporationSygate Technologies, IncSygate Technologies, Inc.
20051608O'Neal Steel, IncSuperior Group, IncTW Metals, Inc.
20051612AMETEK, IncHCC Industries IncHCC Industries Inc.
20051615Carlyle Partners IV, L.PAxleTech International Holdings, IncAxleTech International Holdings, Inc.
20051617Building Material Holding CorporationRobert R. Thomas, Trustee o/t R.R. Thomas Trust dated 4/4/99HnR Framing Systems, Inc., Home Building Components, Inc.
20051618Harris CorporationLeitech Technology CorporationLeitech Technology Corporation.
20051622Almatis Investments 2 LimitedRhone Offshore Partners II, L.PAlmatis Investment Holding S.a.r.l.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—09/30/2005
20051623OCE N.VImagistics International IncImagistics International Inc.
20051631American Electric Power Company, IncAllegheny Energy, IncMonogahela Power Company.
20051638Temasek Holdings (Private) LimitediDirect, InciDirect, Inc.
20051642ALLTEL CorporationTelephone and Data Systems, Inc. Voting TrustUSCC Newco, LLC.
20051645Charterhouse Equity Partners IV, L.PTowne Holdings, IncTowne Holdings, Inc.
20051654Sun Capital Partners IV, LPHonewell International, IncIndalex Inc., Indalex Limited.

For Further Information Contact: Sandra M. Peay, Contact Representative; or,

Renee Hallman, Contact Representative; 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. 05-23048 Filed 11-21-05; 8:45 am]

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