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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—01/14/2008
20080479Amazon.com, IncBill Me Later, IncBill Me Later, Inc.
20080494Duke Energy CorporationSaluda River Electric Cooperative, IncSaluda River Electric Cooperative, Inc.
20080569CML Healthcare Income FundARS Holding, IncARS Holding Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/15/2008
20080462Ms. Esther Koplowitz Romero de JuseuSiemens AktiengesellschaftHydrocarbon Recovery Services, Inc., International Petroleum Corp. of Delaware.
20080469Teradyne, IncNextest Systems CorporationNextest Systems Corporation.
20080522Providence Equity Partners IV L.PWilliam L. AdamanyAGT Enterprises, Inc., Star-Iowa, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/16/2008
20080470Eisai Co., LtdMGI Pharma, IncMGI Pharma, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/17/2008
20080495KASLION S.a.r.LAtlantic Bridge Ventures Holdings LimitedGloNav Inc.
20080519Apollo Investment Fund VI, L.PGA Industries, IncGA Industries, Inc.
20080586Pfizer IncThe Biotech SettlementCovX Research LLC, CovX Technologies Ireland Limited.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/18/2008
20080537Financiere Asteel S.AFlash Electronics InternationalFlash Electronics Holding.
20080564Eli Lilly and CompanyBioMS Medical CorpBioMS Medical Corp.
20080587Alfa Mutual Insurance CompanyAlfa CorporationAlfa Corporation.
20080588Alfa Mutual Fire Insurance CompanyAlfa CorporationAlfa Corporation.
20080590Long Point Capital Fund, II, L.PAvadhesh and Umarani AgarwalUMA Enterprises, Inc.
20080598Gryphon Partners III, L.PAccelerated Health Systems, LLCAccelerated Health Systems, LLC.
20080606Lake Capital Partners II LPGary L. FishFishNet Security Holdings, Inc.
20080608Epicor Software CorporationNSB Retail Systems PLCNSB Retail Systems PLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/22/2008
20080522JANA Offshore Partners, LtdCNET Networks, IncCNET Networks, Inc.
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20080563WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) IncAppTec Laboratory Services, IncAppTec Laboratory Services, Inc.
20080568BlueScope Steel LtdSan Faustin N.VImsa Steel Corp.
20080591IFM Infrastructure FundsConsolidated Edison, IncCED Generation Holding Company, LLC, CED Rock Springs, LLC, Consolidated Edison Energy, Massachusetts, LLC, Newington Energy, LLC, Ocean Peaking Power, LLC.
20080595Murat UlkerCampbell Soup CompanyGodiva Chocolatier, Inc.
20080597Oak Hill Capital Partners III, L.PNews CorporationFox Television Stations, Inc., New world Communications of Kansas City, Inc.
20080602Oracle Healthcare Acquisition CorpPrecision Therapeutics, IncPrecision Therapeutics, Inc.
20080611Linn Energy, LLCGary W. and Constance S. LewisLamamco Drilling Company.
20080612Linn Energy, LLCStanley and Sabrina L. MillerLamamco Drilling Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/23/2008
20080609Intuit IncElectronic Clearing House, IncElectronic Clearing House, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/24/2008
20080576American Securities Partners IV, L.PHorizon Global Technology, IncHorizon Global Technology, Inc.
20080578MHR Institutional Partners III LPLeap Wireless International, IncLeap Wireless International, Inc.
20080582Owl Creek Overseas Fund, LtdLeap Wireless International, IncLeap Wireless International, Inc.
20080600Jose Maria RubiraltaInova Diagnostics, IncInova Diagnostics, Inc.
20080603Quik-Way Retail Associates Holdings II, LtdRoyal Dutch Shell plcMotiva Enterprises LLC.
20080604Quik-Way Retail Associates Holdings II, LtdAramco Services CompanyMotiva Enterprises LLC.
20080625Rock-Tenn CompanySteven GrossmanSouthern Container Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/25/2008
20080571Leucadia National CorporationAmeriCredit CorpAmeriCredit Corp.
20080580Brush Engineered Materials, IncTechni-Met, IncTechni-Met, Inc.
20080607U.S. BancorpGary M. EngSouthern DataComm, Inc.
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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. 08-524 Filed 2-7-08; 8:45 am]

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