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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—03/26/2007
20070800Tesoro CorporationJohn J. MollerPalisades Gas and Wash, Inc., USA Gasoline Corporation, USA Petroleum Corporation, USA San Diego LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/27/2007
20070802Tesoro CorporationRoyal Dutch Shell picEquilon Enterprises LLC dba Shell Oil Products USA.
20070983Campbell Timber Fund II, L.PMenasha Forest Products CorporationMenasha Forest Products Corporation.
20070988Trivest Fund III, L.PMichael D. HorvitzTwin-Star International, Inc.
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20070989Trivest Fund III, L.PMark AsofskyTwin-Star International, Inc.
20070992L'Oreal S.ADouglas J. Von AllmenBeauty Alliance, L.L.C.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/28/2007
20070915Apollo Investment Fund VI, L.PMr. Jean-Charles NaouriCasino USA, Inc., Smart & Final Inc.
20070927Catterton Partners Comfort Holding, L.PLeggett & Platt, IncorporatedCrest-Foam Corp., LEGGETT, L&P Financial Services Co., L&P Property Management Company.
20070938Deere & CompanyLESCO, IncLESCO, Inc.
20070959JPMorgan Chase & CoArvinMeritor, IncArvinMeritor Argentina S.A., ArvinMeritor Emissions Technologies Kft., ArvinMeritor Emissions Technologies SA (Proprietary) Limited, ArvinMeritor Emissions Technologies Spartansburg, Inc., ArvinMeritor ET B.V., ArvinMeritor Light Vehicle Systems (Chongqing) Co., Ltd., ArvinMeritor Light Vehicle Systems Parts (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., ArvinMeritor Light Vehicle Systems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., ArvinMeritor Light Vehicle Systems (Yantai) Co., Ltd., Arvin Meritor Thailand, LLC, Arvin Veritor Emissions Technologies GmbH, Zeuna Starker Produzione Italia S.p.A.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/29/2007
20070905KCPC Holdings, IncCentral Parking CorporationCentral Parking Corporation.
20070924Trian Partners, L.PTiffany & CoTiffany & Co.
20070925Trian Star TrustTiffany & CoTiffany & Co.
20070934Alon Israel Oil Company, LtdSkinny's IncSkinny's Inc.
20070978Brazos Equity Fund II, L.PAmy Anderson ZicarelliEnnis Paint, Inc.
20070979Brazos Equity Fund II, L.PJohn AndersonEnnis Paint, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/30/2007
20070880Garda World Security CorporationRobert G. IrvinATI Systems International, Inc.
20070937Walgreen CoFamilymeds Group, IncArrow Prescription Leasing Corp.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—04/02/2007
20070874Odyssey Investment Partners Fund III, LPDiamond Castle Parners IV, L.PNES Tank, L.P.
20070964CCG Investment Fund, L.PBrian R. Kahn and Lauren Kahn, as Tenants by the EntiretyVeritek Manufacturing Services, LLC
20070985Telefonaktiebolaget LM EricssonTANDBERG Television ASATANDBERG Television ASA.
20070993Francisco Partners II, L.PFX Solutions LLCFX Solutions LLC.
20070994Castlerigg International LimitedMadison Dearborn Capital Patners IV, L.PUS Power Generating Company.
20070999Vector Stealth Holdings II, L.L.CSafeNet, IncSafeNet, Inc.
20071000Gibraltar Industries, IncThe Employee Ownership Holding Company, IncThe Employee Ownership Holding Company, Inc.
20071001Madison Dearborn Capital Partners V-A, L.PThe Topps Company, IncThe Topps Company, Inc.
20071004Lake Capital Partners II LPCornerstone Equity Investors IV, L.PVestor Investment Holdings, Inc.
20071006Rethmann AG & Co. KGSHV Holdings N.VEuro-Scrap Alliance B.V., SHV Recycling Germany GmbH, TSR Recycling Holding GmbH, TSR Recycling Verwaltung GmbH.
20071010Pitney Bowes Inc.Maplinfo CorporationMaplinfo Corporation.
20071011Fenway Partners Capital Fund III, L.PRick AnWorld Super Services, Inc.
20071013FIF III Liberty Holdings LLCHelen K. Copley Revocable TrustCopley Ohio Newspapers, Inc., The Peoria Journal Star, Inc.
20071016OCM Prinicipal Opportunities Fund IV, L.PKKR 1996 GP LLCAlliance Imaging, Inc.
20071019Statoil ASANorsk Hydro ASANorsk Hydro ASA.
20071022KKR 2006 Fund L.PDollar General CorporationDollar General Corporation.
20071023The Investment Dar Company K.S.CFord Motor CompanyAston Martin Lagonda Group Limited.
20071027Summit Partners Private Equity VII-A, L.P.PWillis Stein & Partners, L.PNational Veterinary Associates Holdings, Inc.
20071033Cortec Group Fund IV, L.PThe Hygenic Acquisition CoThe Hygenic Acquisition Co.
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20071036Eisai Co., LtdMorphotek, IncMorphotek, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—04/04/2007
20070901M & F Worldwide CorpJohn H. Harland CompanyJohn H. Harland Company.
20071017JetDirect Aviation LLCSentient Jet, IncSentient Jet, Inc.
20071025NC VI LimitedBrightpoint, IncBrightpoint, Inc.
20071041Olam International LimitedQueensland Cotton Holdings LimitedQueensland Cotton Holdings Limited.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—04/05/2007
20070987Third Point Offshore Fund, LtdPDL BioPharma, IncPDL BioPharma, Inc.
20071008Global Partners LPExxonMobil CorporationExxonMobil Corporation.
20071021The Marcus CorporationCinema Entertainment CorporationCinema Entertainment Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—04/06/2007
20070290Cemex, S.A.B. de C.VRinker Group LimitedRinker Group Limited.
20071018Cisco Systems, IncWebEx Communications, IncWebEx Communications, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—04/09/2007
20071049David and Gail LinigerStephen A. HaseltonC&H Productions, Inc., RE/MAX of California & Hawaii Inc.
20071050David and Gail LinigerSidney K. SyvertsonC&H Productions, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—04/10/2007
20070996Jean-Claude LabruneDendrite International, IncDendrite International, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—04/11/2007
20070958Warburg Pincus Private Equity IX LPCB Holdings, IncCB Holdings, Inc.
20071026FairPoint Communications, IncNorthern New England Spinco IncNorthern New England Spinco Inc.
20071032Edwards UKCo 1 LimitedLinde AGBOC Edwards Brasil Limitada, BOC Edwards Chemical Management Europe Limited, BOC Edwards GmbH, BOC Edwards HTC Limited, BOC Edwards, Inc., BOC Edwards Japan Limited, BOC Edwards Services s.r.o., BOC Edwards S.p.A., BOC Edwards, s.r.o., BOC Edwards Vacuum Engineering (Shanghai) Company Limited, BOC (Europe) Holdings Limited, BOC Technologies Sdn Bhd, BOC Technologies Singapore Pte Limited, BOC Trading (Shanghai Company Limited, Edwards High Vacuum International Limited, Edwards India Private Limited, Edwards Israel Vaccum Limited, Edwards SAS, Edwards Technologies Limited, Hibon International SA, Societe de Mecanique Magnetique SA, Songwon Edwards Limited.
20071035Francisco Partners II, L.PAeroflex IncorporatedAeroflex Incorporated.
20071038Apollo Investment Fund VI, L.PClaire's Stores, IncClaire's Stores, Inc.
20071046City National CorporationLydian Trust CompanyNewco, LLC.
20071048Dayton-Cox Trust ADiscovery Holding CompanyNewco.
20071051JPMorgan Chase & CoVertrue IncorporatedVertrue Incorporated.
20071053Best Buy Co., IncSpeakeasy, IncSpeakeasy, Inc.
20071054JLL Partners Fund V, L.PMelrose PLCLinread Limited, Melrose US 3 LLC, Technical Airborne Components Limited.
20071057Blackstone Capital Partners V L.PPHH CorporationAtrium Insurance Corporation, Bishop's Gate Residential Mortgage Trust, Haddonfield Holding Corporation, PHH Broker Partner Corporation, PHH Mortgage Corporation, Speedy Title and Appraisal Review Services LLC.
20071059Mitsui & Co., LtdSteel Technologies IncSteel Technologies Inc.
20071060Odewald & Compagnie GmbH & CoIWKA AktiengesellschaftIWKA Packaging Vewaltungs GmbH.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—04/12/2007
20070737General Electric CompanySmiths Group plcSmiths Aerospace Group Ltd.
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20071009Microsoft CorporationTellme Networks, IncTellme Networks, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—04/13/2007
20070449Actavis Group hfAlan P. CohenAbrika Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20070980Pentair, IncPorous Media CorporationPorous Media Corporation.
20070981Pentair, IncPorous Media LtdPorous Media Ltd.
20071005Umicore S.A./N.VNeptuneNeptune.

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. 07-2073 Filed 4-26-07; 8:45 am]

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