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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—10/25/2005
20060011Lafarge S.A.Hale D. RitchieApplication Systems Technology, Inc., Ark River Sand, Inc., Ark River Sand of Oklahoma, Inc., Hesston Ready Mix, Inc., R-Con Corporation, Ritchie Companies, Inc., Ritchie Concrete Paving, Inc., Ritchie Corporation, Ritchie Paving & Construction, Inc., Ritchie Paving, Inc., Ritchie Paving of Oklahoma, Inc., Ritchie Sand, Inc., Tarp Bow Solutions, Inc.
20060021CCMG Holdings, Inc.Ford Motor CompanyThe Hertz Corporation
20060029Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc.Maple Timber Acquisition LLCEscanaba Timber LLC
20060032The Lightyear Fund, L.P.Code Hennessy & Simmons IV LPFTT Holdings, Inc.
20060035Wolseley plcHarry Jay Seigle & Susan Gilbert SeigleMichael Nicholas Carpentry, LLC, Seigle's, Inc.
20060052Hushang AnsaryStewart & Stevenson Services, Inc.Sierra Detroit Diesel Allison, Inc., S&S Trust, Stewart & Stevenson International, Inc., Stewart & Stevenson Petroleum Services, Inc.
20060064Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. II, L.P.Richard TeastaEZ Lube, Inc.
20060065Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. II, L.P.Michael DobsonEZ Lube, Inc.
20060066John B. HessAmerada Hess CorporationAmerada Hess Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/26/2005
20060008WLR Recovery Fund III, L.P.Malcolm I. GlazerSafety Component International, Inc.
20060012Lafarge S.A.H.T. Ritchie IIApplication Systems Technology, Inc., Ark River Sand, Inc., Ark River Sand of Oklahoma, Inc., Hesston Ready Mix, Inc., R-Con Corporation, Ritchie Companies, Inc., Ritchie Concrete Paving, Inc., Ritchie Corporation, Ritchie Paving & Construction, Inc., Ritchie Paving, Inc., Ritchie Paving of Oklahoma, Inc., Ritchie Sand, Inc., Tarp Bow Solutions, Inc.
20060024AMN Healthcare Services, Inc.Joseph E. HawkinsThe MHA Group, Inc.
20060057TCV IV, L.P.Redback Networks, Inc.Redback Networks, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/27/2005
20060004Odyssey Investment Partners Fund III, L.PResiduary Trust under the Will of Charles E. Bowers, Jr.The Fibre-Metal Products Company.
20060022DAVA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.PLIVA d.d.Odyssey Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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20060054Chesapeake Energy CorporationMorgan Stanley Dean Witter Capital Partners IV, L.P.Columbia Energy Resources, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/28/2005
20051697Millard DrexlerJ. Crew Group, Inc.J. Crew Group, Inc.
20060055Code Hennessy & Simmons IV LPSherrill S. Deputy TrustThe Godfrey Conveyor Company, Inc.
20060061Hewlett-Packard CompanyPeregrine Systems, Inc.Peregrine Systems, Inc.
20060073Babcock & Brown Wind Partners LimitedBabcock & Brown LimitedBabcock & Brown Wind Partners—U.S. LLC, BBPOP Wind Investment 3 LLC.
20060079TA IX L.P.Intuit Inc.Blue Ocean Software, Inc.
20060089TANDBERG Television ASAGoldPocket Interactive, Inc.GoldPocket Interactive, Inc.
20060092Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Copper 38OT LLCCooper 38OT LLC.
20060097Comverse Technology, Inc.CSG Systems International, Inc.CSG Americas Holdings, Inc., CSG Software, Inc., CSG Technology Limited.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/31/2005
20051548The Geo Group, Inc.Correctional Services CorporationCorrectional Services Corporation.
20060018Timothy R. BarakettPhelps Dodge CorporationPhelps Dodge Corporation.
20060060ArcLight Energy Partners Fund II, L.P.Haddington/Chase Energy Partners (WHP) LPLodi Holdings, L.L.C.
20060067ArcLight Energy Partners Fund II, L.P.ArcLight Energy Parnters Fund I, L.P.Lodi Holdings, L.L.C.
20060100China National Chemical CorporationCVC European Equity Partners II L.P.Drakkar Holdings, S.A.
20060101Blackstone Capital Partners IV L.P.Team Health Holdings, L.L.C.Team Health Holdings, L.L.C.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/01/2005
20060023Quad-C Partners VI, L.P.Sea Gull Holdings, Inc.Seagull Lighting Products, LLC, Woodco, LLC.
20060094Bain Capital Fund VIII, L.P.CRC Health Group, Inc.CRC Health Group, Inc.
20060098GGC Investment Fund II, L.P.Appleseed's Holdings, Inc.Appleseed's Holdings, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/02/2005
20050520Johnson & JohnsonGuidant CorporationGuidant Corporation.
20060088Starwood Global Opportunity Fund VII-A, L.P.David R. McCoy and Roma B. McCoyMammoth Mountain Ski Area.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/04/2005
20060091John C. Smith, Jr.Energy Coal Resources, Inc.Energy Coal Resources, Inc.
20060099General Electric CompanyIDX Systems CorporationIDX Systems Corporation.
20060109Tom L. WardChesapeake Energy CorporationChesapeake Energy Corporation.
20060114KRG Capital Fund III, L.P.ATI Holdings, LLCATI Holdings, LLC.
20060121Madison Dearborn Capital Partners IV, L.P.Reliant Energy, Inc.Astoria Generating Company, L.P., Orion Power Operating Services Astoria, Inc.
20060122livedoor Co., Ltd.Howie BalterInnovation Interactive LLC.
20060124CHS Inc.Britz, Inc.Britz Fertilizers, Inc.
20060125Land O'Lakes, Inc.Britz, Inc.Britz Fertilizers, Inc.
20060128Sun Capital Partners IV, L.P.ShopKo Stores, Inc.ShopKo Stores, Inc.
20060133Eagle 1 LimitedERM Holdings LimitedERM Holdings Limited.
20060134O. Bruton SmithRobert RosenthalRRR II, LLC, RRR, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/07/2005
20060117Financiere Foret S.A.Sydsvenska Kemi ABSydsvenska Kemi AB.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/08/2005
20060070Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.Michael G. Campbell421335 British Columbia Ltd.
20060071Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.Ole Elmer421336 British Columbia Ltd.
20060113Madison Dearborn Capital Partners IV, L.P.Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc.Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc.
20060139GS Capital Partners V, L.P.Triad Hospitals, Inc.Gulf Coast Hospital, L.P., Medical Park Hospital, LLC, Pampa Hospital, L.P.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/09/2005
20060037GMO Forestry Fund 8-B, L.P.Cascade Timberlands LLCCascade Timberlands (Olympic), LLC.
20060116Hunting PLCGammaloy Holdings, L.P.Gammaloy Holdings, L.P.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/10/2005
20060069Deutsche Post AGExel plcExel plc.
20060112NRG Energy, Inc.Texas Genco LLCTexas Genco LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/14/2005
20060130The Scotts Miracle-Gro CompanyGutwein & Co., Inc.Gutwein & Co., Inc.
20060131Genstar Capital Partners IV, L.P.Hal P. Harlan 2004 GRAT IIHarlan BioProducts for Science, Inc., Harlan Sprague Dawley, Inc.
20060136Infocrossing, Inc.Level 3 Communications, Inc.(i)Structure, LLC.
20060138Tarnsportation Resource Partners, L.P.The Bekins CompanyBekins Worldwide Services, Inc., The Bekins Co. II LLC, The Bekins Company.
20060141The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.First Data CorporationPNC Merchant Services Company.
20060146Blackstone Capital Partners IV, L.P.UICIUICI.
20060148GS Capital Partners V, L.P.UICIUICI.
20060150Credit Suisse GroupUICIUICI.
20060158TSG4 L.P.Nicholas V. Perricone, M.D.Clinical Creations International, Inc., N.V. Perricone, M.D., Limited.
20060165M&F Worldwide Corp.Honeywell International Inc.Novar USA Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/15/2005
20060142Sports Capital Partners CEV, LLCR. Greg BlairEscort Holdings Corp.
20060145Sports Capital Partners CEV, LLCAmerican Capital Strategies, Ltd.Escort Holdings Corp.
20060159Massimo ZanettiSara Lee CorporationQuikava, Inc., Sara Lee International B.V., Saramar, LLC.
20060161Onex Partners LPHeritage Fund II, L.P.Skilled HealthCare Group, Inc.
20060166Leucadia National CorporationLevel 3 Communications, Inc.Level 3 Communications, Inc.
20060167Level 3 Communications, Inc.Leucadia National CorporationWilTel Communications Group, LLC.
20060194Man Group plcRefco Inc.Refco Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/16/2005
20051673Cargill, Inc.RAG AGDegussa Flavors & Fruit Systems do Brasil Ltda, Degussa Food Ingredients, GmbH, Degussa Food Ingredients US, LLC, Maxens GmbH.
20060080Symantec CorporationBindView Development CorporationBindView Development Corporation.
20060140Platinum Equity Capital Partners, L.P.RAG AGESM Group, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/17/2005
20060090Handleman CompanyNima TaghaviCrave Entertainment Group, Inc.
20060106Fountain Investments, LLCEnergy Coal Resources, Inc.Energy Coal Resources, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/18/2005
20051050New York Stock Exchange, Inc.Archipelago Holdings, Inc.Archipelago Holdings, Inc.
20051051Archipelago Holdings, Inc.New York Stock Exchange, Inc.New York Exchange, Inc.
20051657Oracle CorporationSiebel Systems, Inc.Siebel Systems, Inc.
20051658Siebel Systems, Inc.Oracle CorporationOracle Corporation.
20060010GlaxoSmithKline plcID Biomedical CorporationID Biomedical Corporation.
20060085Macquarie Industrial Investments Norway ASDNH International S.a.r.l.Dyno Nobel Holdings ASA.
20060093KKR Millennium Fund L.P.KRG/CMS L.P.Accellent Inc.
20060132Endeavour Capital Fund IV, L.P.Tidewater Holdings, Inc.Tidewater Holdings, Inc.
20060135Sentara HealthcareObici Health System, Inc.Obici Health System, Inc.
20060152Romano Volta and Lucia FantiniLittlejohn Fund II, L.P.LJ Scanner Holdings, Inc.
20060153Sydney L. SmallNassau Broadcasting Partners, L.P.Nassau Broadcasting Partners, L.P.
20060156Harbert Distressed Investment Offshore Fund, Ltd.MS Jewelers Limited PartnershipFriedman's Inc.
20060157Charlesbank Equity Fund VI, Limited PartnershipMasco CorporationZenith Products Corporation.
20060172Hushang AnsaryStewart & Stevenson Services, Inc.Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc.
20060176Greenbriar Equity Fund, L.P.James E. ColesWestern Peterbilt Inc., Western Truck Parts & Equipment Company LLC.
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Sandra M. Peay, Contact Representative or Renee Hallman, Contact Representative.

Federal Trade Commission, Premerger Notification Office, Bureau of Start Printed Page 71856Competition, 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. 05-23498 Filed 11-29-05; 8:45 am]