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Grant 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—04/19/2006
20060799Abbott LaboratoriesBoston Scientific CorporationBoston Scientific Corporation.
20060822Armor Holdings, IncStewart & Stevenson Services, IncStewart & Stevenson Services, Inc.
20060845Hanson PLCGeneral Dynamics CorporationMaterial Service Corporation.
20060874Dell IncAllenware CorporationAllenware Corporation.
20060906AO-ASIF FoundationSynthes, IncSynthes, Inc.
20060907Synthes, IncAO-ASIF FoundationAO-ASIF Foundation.
20060915AG Private Equity Partners III, L.PMarks and Spencer Group p.l.cKings Super Markets, Inc., Marks and Spencer Finance Inc.
20060923Warburg Pincus Private Equity IX, L.PThe Lightyear Fund, L.PLY Telmar Holdings Corp.
20060925Boston Scientific CorporationGuidant CorporationGuidant Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/20/2006
20060920EQT IV No. 1 LPGambro ABGambro AB.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/21/2006
20060850Verisign, Incm-Qube, Incm-Qube, Inc.
20060921U.S. Premium Beef, LLCBrawley Beef, LLCBrawley Beef, LLC.
20060933AT&T IncDeutsche Telekom AGT-Mobile USA, Inc.
20060934Deutsche Telekom AGAT&T IncCingular Wireless LLC.
20060941William H. Gates IIIMagnum Coal CompanyMagnum Coal Company.
20060943Macquarie Bank LimitedMacquarie Global Infrastructure Fund AMacquarie North American Infrastructure Inc.
20060944Macquarie Bank LimitedMacquarie Global Infrastructure Fund BMacquarie North American Infrastructure Inc.
20060954Wolseley plcSteve MenziesDSI Inc., Efficient Enterprises, Inc., United Plumbing, LLC.
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20060956Quincy Newspapers, IncRaycom Media, IncKWWL License Subsidiary, LLC, KWWL, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/24/2006
20060939Cerberus FIM Investors, LLCGeneral Motors CorporationGeneral Motors Acceptance Corporation, LLC.
20060955Pogo Producing CompanyWarburg Pincus Private Equity VIIILatigo Petroleum, Inc.
20060957President and Fellows of Harvard CollegeSempra EnergyEnergy Pacific Glendale, Energy Pacific Las Vegas, Sempra Facilities Management.
20060966Nautic Partners V, L.PPaul & Pamela RoyBig Train, Inc.
20060967Nautic Partners V, L.PCraig Meyers and Francine MeyersBig Train, Inc.
20060974CHS Private Equity V, LPAllied Capital CorporationSTS Operating, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/25/2006
20060871Linsalata Capital Partners Fund IV, L.PW. Randall HollowayHolloway Group, Inc., Holloway Sportswear, Inc.
20060887Fisher Scientific International IncClintrak Pharmaceutical Services, LLCClintrak Pharmaceutical Services, LLC.
20060919SAP AGVirsa Systems, IncVirsa Systems, Inc.
20060927Macquarie Infrastructure Company TrustLoving Enterprises, IncLoving Enterprises, Inc.
20060940Mr. William J. McEneryIsle of Capri Casinos, IncCSNO, L.L.C., IOC Holdings, L.L.C., Louisiana Riverboat Gaming Partnership, LRGP Holdings, L.L.C., Riverboat Corporation of Mississippi-Vicksburg.
20060950Red Hat, IncJBoss IncJBoss Inc.
20060951Marc FleuryRed Hat, IncRed Hat, Inc.
20060968L'Oreal S.AThe Body Shop International PLCThe Body Shop International PLC.
20060972Arctic Glacier Income FundSteven C. Gabriel and Dana M. GabrielDiamond Newport Corporation, Mountain Water Ice Company.
20060976Camcem, S.A. de C.VFloyd R. HardestyAlliance Transportation, Inc., The Hardesty Company, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/26/2006
20060883Northern Border Partners, L.PGuardian Pipeline, L.L.CGuardian Pipeline, L.L.C.
20060913James F. McCannFannie May Confections Brands, IncFannie May Confections Brands, Inc.
20060952FC-THC Acquisition LLCBehrman Capital II L.PTandem Health Care, Inc.
20060965Parametric Technology CorporationEdison Venture Fund IV, L.PMathsoft Corporate Holdings, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/28/2006
20060958Li & Fung LimtiedOxford Industries, IncOxford Industries, Inc.
20060978The Southern CompanyProgress Energy, IncDeSoto County Generating Company, LLC.
20060984Kohlberg Investors V, L.PKIPB Group Holdings, LLCKIPB Group Holdings, LLC.
20060985TPG Partners II, L.PLSI Logic CorporationLSI Logic Corporation.
20060999Smart Hydrogen IncPlug Power IncPlug Power Inc.

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,


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[FR Doc. 06-4406 Filed 5-10-06; 8:45am]