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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 permit 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—12/27/2005
20060278Valeant Pharmaceutical InternationalInterMune, IncInterMune, Inc.
20060380Fortis SA/NVThe William F. O'Connor FoundationO'Connor & Company L.L.C.
20060381Fortis N.VThe William F. O'Connor FoundationO'Connor & Company L.L.C.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/30/2005
20060281Cisco Systems, IncScientific-Atlanta, IncScientific-Atlanta, Inc.
20060364Apollo Investment Fund V, L.PLinens 'n Things, IncLinens 'n Things, Inc.
20060368Thunder FZEPeninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation CompanyPeninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company.
20060367Kenneth R. ThomsonQuantitative Analytics IncQuantitative Analytics Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—1/03/2006
20060265CCG Investments BVI, L.PGeac Computer Corporation LimitedGeac Computer Corporation Limited.
20060334CCG Investments BVI, L.PInTriCage Holdco S.a.r.lInTriCage Holdco S.a.r.l.
20060389Nokia CorporationIntellisync CorporationIntellisync Corporation.
20060391Gannett Co., IncMr. Fred EychanerChannel 20 TV Company.
20060394Electronic Arts IncJAMDAT Mobile, IncJAMDAT Mobile, Inc.
20060398Wachovia CorporationErnest S. RadyWestern Consumer Products.
Westran Services Corp.
WFS Receivables Corporation 2.
WFS Receivables Corporation 4.
20060399Ernest S. RadyWachovia CorporationWachovia Corporation.
20060400ALLTEL Holding CorpValor Communications Group, IncValor Communications Group, Inc.
20060407General Electric GroupBelk, IncBelk, Inc.
20060408Avista Capital Partners, LPOak Hill Capital Partners, L.PWideOpen West Cleveland, Inc.
WideOpen West Illinois, Inc.
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WideOpen West Networks, Inc.
WideOpen West Ohio, Inc.
20060416Lafarge, S.ARein, Schultz & Dahl of Illinois, IncRein, Schultz & Dahl of Illinois, Inc.
20060419Sprint Nextel CorporationDon E. BondEnterprise Communications Partnership.
20060420Sprint Nextel CorporationW. Mansfield Jennings, Jr. and Genelle JenningsEnterprise Communications Partnership.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/04/2006
20060392Brady CorporationSKM Equity Fund III, L.PAIO Holdings, Inc.
20060393E.I. du Pont de Nemours and CompanyGilles VicardNeptune Environmental Technologies, Inc.
20060418BCT Coffee Acquisition Holdings, IncPernod Ricard S.ADunkin' Brands, Inc.
20060426EarthLink, IncNew Edge Holding CompanyNew Edge Holding Company.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/05/2006
20060357Buckeye Partners, L.PBP plcBP Pipelines (North America) Inc.
20060370MCP-TPI Holdings, LLCEquaTerra, IncEquaTerra, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/06/2006
20060344Castlerigg International LimitedWendy's International, IncWendy's International, Inc.
20060348Trian Star TrustWendy's International, IncWendy's International, Inc.
20060406Toyota Tsusho CorporationTomen CorporationTomen Corporation.
20060430J.P. Morgan Chase & CoCareMore Medical GroupCareMore Medical Enterprises.
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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. 06-417 Filed 1-17-06; 8:45 am]

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