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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 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—07/24/2006
20061390Reliance Steel & Aluminum CoYarde Metals, IncYarde Metals, Inc.
20061423Paul G. DesmaraisMetLife, IncGeneral American Life Insurance Company.
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
New England Life Insurance Company.
20061428First Data CorporationPeace Software International LimitedPeace Software International Limited.
20061438Cash America International, IncThe Check Giant, LLCThe Check Giant, LLC.
20061440Lindsay Goldberg & Bessemer II, LPBrock Maintenance, IncBrock Maintenance, Inc.
20061441Lindsay Goldberg & Bessemer II, LPBrock Holdings, IncBrock Holdings, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/25/2006
20061344Filtronic plcPowerwave Technologies, IncPowerwave Technologies, Inc.
20061387Babcock & Brown Environmental Investments LtdRobert M. BerenTrenton Agri Products LLC.
20061397Tata Tea LimitedGryphon Partners II, L.PEight O'Clock Holdings, Inc.
20061422Secure Computing CorporationJay ChaudhryCipherTrust, Inc.
20061425Energy Partners, LtdStone Energy CorporationStone Energy Corporation.
20061427CHS Private Equity V LPSuture Express, IncSuture Express, Inc.
20061443Spectrum Equity Investors V, L.PPatrick J. KilkennyArrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/26/2006
20061400Hilb Rogal & Hobbs CompanyThilman & Filippini, L.L.CThilman & Filippini, L.L.C.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/27/2006
20061311David and Anne Elizabeth BlackThe McClatchy CompanyThe Beacon Journal Publishing Company.
20061409Syngenta AGConrad Fafard, IncConrad Fafard, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/28/2006
20061364Fidelity Capital Operating Limited Partnership.L. Francis Rooney, IIIHope Lumber & Supply Company, L.P.
20061426Oak Investment Partners XI, Limited Partnership.Brazos Equity Fund, L.PCheddar's Holding Corp.
20061442H.I.G. Capital Partners III, L.PGoldline Holdings, IncGoldline Holdings, Inc.
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20061446BCE, IncMotient CorporationMotient Corporation.
20061447C/R Stallion Investment Partnership, L.PAbbeville Offshore Quarters, IncAbbeville Offshore Quarters, Inc.
20061450Tomisue S. HilbertTrevor and Edna H. GraySunshine Holdings, Inc.
20061455Atlantic Power CorporationTrans-Elect NTD Holdings Path 15, LLCTrans-Elect NTD Holdings Path 15, LLC.
20061457Intel CorporationCraig O. McCawCleanwire Corporation.
20061458Berkshire Fund VI, Limited PartnershipN.E.W. Customer Service Companies, IncN.E.W. Customer Service Companies, Inc.
20061459ValueAct Capital Master Fund, L.PGevity HR, IncGevity HR, Inc.
20061460Berkshire Fund, VII, L.PN.E.W. Customer Service Companies, IncN.E.W. Customer Service Companies, Inc.
20061469Sterling Group Partners II, L.PRonald J. PughNorth Louisiana Roofing Supply, Inc.
Roofing Supply Group, Inc.
Roofing Supply Ltd.
20061470NRDC Equity Partners Fund III LLCFederated Department Stores, IncConrad Realty Corporation.
Federated Gift Card LLC.
Federated Retail Holdings, Inc.
Lord & Taylor Carousel, Inc.
Lord & Taylor Finance, Inc.
May Department Stores International, Inc.
20061473Partners LimitedPeter MunkTrizec Canada Inc.
Trizec Holdings Operating LLC.
Trizec Properties, Inc.
20061480EMC CorporationRSA Security IncRSA Security Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/31/2006
20061079MediaNews Group, IncThe McClatchy CompanyContra Costa Newspapers, Inc.
Hills Newspapers, Inc.
Knight Ridder Community Newspapers, Inc.
Knight Ridder Daily News Group, Inc.
Knight Ridder Targeted Publications, Inc.
San Jose Mercury News.
San Jose Mercury News, Inc.
Wish Book Fund, Inc.
20061444Church & Dwight Co., IncOrange Glo International, IncOrange Glo International, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/01/2006
20061055Alon Israel Oil Company LtdParamount Petroleum CorporationParamount Petroleum Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/02/2006
20061413SAB Miller PicMinott WessingerThe McKenzie River Corporation.
20061431DUETDuquesne Light Holdings, IncDuquesne Light Holdings, Inc.
20061466Elizabeth Arden IncBruce H. and Rosalie N. RosenSovereign Sales, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/03/2006
20061338Eduardo Artau GomezDonald R. DizneyClinica Dr. Perea, Inc.
Geronimo Special Partnership, S.E.
Hato Rey Medical Properties, Inc.
Hospital Pavia Hato Rey, Inc.
Hospital Pavia Santurce, Inc.
Hospital Perea, Inc.
M. Pavia Fernandez, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/04/2006
20061445Blackstone Capital Partners (Cayman) V L.PCendant CorporationTravelport Inc.
20061478Blackstone Capital Partners V L.PEncore Medical CorporationEncore Medical Corporation.
20061494H.I.G. Capital Partners III, L.PMichael J. Gould and Janice K. GouldGould & Lamb, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/07/2006
20061474Motorola, IncCraig O. McCawClearwire Corporation.
NextNet Wireless, Inc.
20061483Quaker Equities, LtdEmpire Merchants, LLCEmpire Merchants, LLC.
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20061484Charmer Industries, IncEmpire Merchants, LLCEmpire Merchants, LLC.
20061487Gilead Sciences, IncCorus Phama, Inc.Corus Pharma, Inc.
20061493Oscient Pharmaceuticals CorporationReliant Pharmaceuticals, IncReliant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20061495Transportation Resource Partners, L.PNPA LLCCycle Express LLC.
20061496Green Equity Investors IV, L.PPETCO Animal Supplies, IncPETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.
20061498PCT Equity 2 LimitedJeffrey A. KramerBullet Line, Inc.
Kwik Klik, LLC.
20061502Hoak Media, LLCWicks Communications & Media Partners, L.PCommunity Television Services, Inc.
Wicks Communications & Media Partners, L.P.
20061510Sun Capital Partners IV, L.PBruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., L.PReal Mex Restaurants, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/08/2006
20061499Oak Investment Partners X, L.PFirst Avenue Networks, IncFirst Avenue Networks, Inc.
20061500AMVESCAP PLCWilbur L. Ross, Jr.Ross CG Management L.P.
Ross Expansion Associates L.P.
WL Ross & Co. LLC.
20061501Kemira OyjCytec Industries, IncCytec Industries, Inc.
20061506Wolseley plcMr. David B. McNairNorthern Water Works Supply, Inc.
20061509Water Street Capital Partners, L.PMatria Healthcare, IncFacet Technologies, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/09/2006
20061462Quadrangle Capital Partners II L.PGary L. and Mary E. WestWest Corporation.
20061463Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund VI, L.PGary L. and Mary E. WestWest Corporation.
20061464Thomas H. Lee Parallel Fund VI, L.PGary L. and Mary E. WestWest Corporation.
20061467Ashtead Group plcNationsRent Companies, IncNationsRent Companies, Inc.
20061468Charys Holding Company, IncCotton Holdings 1, IncCotton Commercial USA, LP.
Cotton Holdings 1, Inc.
Cotton Restoration of Central Texas, LP.
20061479James W. DuffyRapid Industrial Plastics Co., LtdRapid Industrial Plastics Co., Ltd.
20061504Kohlberg Investors V, L.PNiagra CorporationNiagara Corporation.
20061505The Home Depot, IncEdson Electric Supply, IncEdson Electric Supply, Inc.
20061507Group 1 Automotive, IncMarty SussmanE&M Associates.
ERMAR Associates, L.P.
Marty Sussman, Inc. d/b/a Sussman Honda and Marty Sussman BM.
Marty Sussman Limited, Inc. d/b/a/ Marty Sussman Acura.
MES & EES Associates, L.P.
Sussman Auto, Inc. d/b/a Sussman Acura.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08\10\2006
20061434Croda International PlcImperial Chemical Industries PLCICI Uniqema Inc.
Unichema Chemie B.V.
Uniqema (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08\11\2006
20061515Cooper Industries, LtdOCM/GFI Power Opportunities Fund II, L.PCannon Technologies, Inc.
20061527Insight Enterprises, IncLevel 3 Communications, IncSoftware Spectrum, Inc.
20061541Solidus Networks, IncS&H Greenpoints, IncS&H Greenpoints, Inc.
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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. 06-7139 Filed 8-24-06; 8:45 am]