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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—02/19/2008
20080650Liberty Media CorporationThe V.I.P. Tour CompanyThe V.I.P. Tour Company.
20080660Barry DillerThe V.I.P. Tour CompanyThe V.I.P. Tour Company.
20080680Icahn Partners L.P.CSX CorporationCSX Corporation.
20080681Icahn Partners Master Fund L.P.CSX CorporationCSX Corporation.
20080682Carl C. IcahnCSX CorporationCSX Corporation.
20080683Icahn Partners Master Fund II L.PCSX CorporationCSX Corporation.
20080732Mason Wells Buyout Fund II, Limited PartnershipJohn M. JohnsonNorthland Group, Inc.
20080737Shamrock Activist Value Fund, L.PReddy Ice Holdings, Inc.Reddy Ice Holdings, Inc.
20080741Employers Holdings, IncAmComp IncorporatedAmComp Incorporated.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/20/2008
20080747Verizon Communications IncSureWest CommunicationsSureWest Wireless, West Coast PCS LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/25/2008
20071137UnitedHealth Group IncorporatedSierra Health Services, IncSierra Health Services, Inc.
20080703Blackstone Holdings I L.P.GSO Capital Partners L.P.GSO Capital Partners L.P.
20080704NYSE EuronextRonald B. VerstappenWombat Financial Software, Inc.
20080708Ciena CorporationWorld Wide Packets, IncWorld Wide Packets, Inc.
20080734Global BPO Services CorpH.I.G. Capital Partners III, L.PStream Holdings Corporation.
20080756C. L. de Carvalho-HeinekenScottish & Newcastle plcScottish & Newcastle plc.
20080760Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund VI, L.PMoneyGram International, IncMoneyGram International, Inc.
20080761Thomas H. Lee Parallel Fund VI, L.PMoneyGram International, IncMoneyGram International, Inc.
20080762ArcLight Energy Partners Fund III, L.PRenewpower LLCCaithness Wind Limited Partnership, Cameron Ridge, LLC, Pacific Crest Power, LLC, Terra-Gen Wind Holdings II, LLC.
20080763ArcLight Energy Fund IV, L.PRenewpower LLCCaithness Wind Limited Partnership, Cameron Ridge, LLC, Pacific Crest Power, LLC, Terra-Gen Wind Holdings II, LLC.
20080765Korea National Oil CorporationPhyllis M. TaylorTaylor Energy Company LLC.
20080769Finance Holding CorporationFinancial Industries CorporationFinancial Industries Corporation.
20080771MBF Healthcare Acquisition CorpKohlberg Investors V, L.PCritical Homecare Solutions Holdings, Inc.
20080772QBE Insurance Group LimitedNorth Pointe Holdings CorporationNorth Pointe Holdings Corporation.
20080773Genmab A/SPDL BioPharma, Inc.PDL BioPharma, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/26/2008
20080722Brose International GmbHContinental AGContinental AG.
20080742General Electric CompanySan Faustin N.V.Hydril Company, Hydril LLC.
20080753Nucor CorporationSHV Holdings N.V.SHV North America Corporation.
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20080784Platinum Equity Capital Partners II, L.PWPI Holding Corp.WPI Holding Corp.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/27/2008
20080693Oracle CorporationBEA Systems, Inc.BEA Systems, Inc.
20080729EKR Holdings, Inc.PDL BioPharma, Inc.PDL BioPharma, Inc.
20080770Providence Equity Partners VI L.PJohn J. HemmingsonAssessment Technologies Institute, LLC.
20080776D.E. Shaw Composite International FundGlobe Specialty Metals, IncGlobe Specialty Metals, Inc.
20080777Alan KestenbaumGlobe Specialty Metals, IncGlobe Specialty Metals, Inc.
20080779Stichting Gerdau JohannpeterLynn LeanyCalico Construction Supply, LLC, Century Properties Henderson 18 LLC, Century Steel Holdings, Inc., Century Steel, Inc., Pinnacle Data International, LLC.
20080799Plainfield Special Situations Offshore Feeder Fund LimitedGlobe Specialty Metals, IncGlobe Specialty Metals, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/28/2008
20080705Hewlett-Packard CompanyExstream, Inc.Exstream Holdings, Inc., Exstream Software, LLC, Exstream Software North America, LLC.
20080725Harbinger Capital Partners Offshore Fund I, LtdCleveland-Cliffs Inc.Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.
20080731Cogdell Spencer Inc.MEA Holdings, Inc.MEA Holdings, Inc.
20080733Jahm NajafiHenkel KGaAHenkel Corporation.
20080743Audax Private Equity Fund II, L.PEconomy Restaurant Fixtures, IncEconomy Restaurant Fixtures, Inc.
20080785Palladium Equity Partners III, L.PAmerican Gilsonite CompanyAmerican Gilsonite Company.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/29/2008
20080752Peter M. BrantSP Newsprint Co.SP Newsprint Co.
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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. E8-4883 Filed 3-12-08; 8:45 am]

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