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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—04/22/2008
20080908Nufarm LimitedStephens Gro-Pro LLCGro-Pro, LLC.
20080988William DavidsonRobert Family Holdings, IncSiegel-Robert, Inc.
20081004Carlisle Companies IncorporatedCarol-Ann O'MackCarlyle Holdings, Inc.
20081010Platinum Equity Capital Partners II, L.PIndustrial Distribution Group, IncIndustrial Distribution Group, Inc.
20081012The Procter & Gamble CompanyFrederic, LLCFrederic, LLC.
20081016Tata Motors LimitedFord Motor CompanyJaguar and Land Rover
20081018Ospraie Special Opportunities (Offshore) LtdConAgra Foods, IncFreebird II, LLC; Freebird I, LLC.
20081031The Walt Disney CompanyThe Children's Place Retail Stores, IncHoop Retail Stores, LLC; Traxi LLC.
20081032LuxcoCitigroup IncGST AutoLeather, Inc.
20081035SUEZCarl S. Cummings, SrUSG GA, LLC.
20081047EMC CorporationIomega CorporationIomega Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/23/2008
20081023Honeywell International IncOdyssey Investment Partners Fund III, LPSafety Products Holdings, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/25/2008
20081017Participacoes Morro Vermelho S.ATexas Industries IncTexas Industries Inc.
20081034Lindsay Goldberg & Bessemer II L.PRemedial Construction Services, L.PRemedial Construction Services, L.P.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/28/2008
20081000Honeywell International IncPeny J. SchmidtEnergy Services Group, LLC.
20081041New York UniversityPolytechnic UniversityPolytechnic University.
20081045Catholic Health EastCathedral Healthcare System, IncCathedral Health Services, Inc.; Columbus Hospital.
20081046JP Morgan Chase & CoClipper Windpower PlcClipper Windpower Plc.
20081054Richard L. DuchossoisFriedman Fleischer & Lowe Capital Partners, L.PMilestone Technologies AV, Inc.
20081058Lindsay Goldberg & Bessemer II, L.PDr. James R. LeiningerAmbulatory Services of America, Inc.
20081061Takeda Pharmaceutical Company LimitedMillennium Pharmaceuticals, IncMillennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20081065TZ Holdings, L.PThe TriZetto Group, IncThe TriZetto Group, Inc.
20081069Dayton-Cox Trust AAdify CorporationAdify Corporation.
20081070J.P. Morgan Chase & CoMarkit Group Holdings LimitedMarkit Group Holdings Limited.
20081073Bahram AkradiLife Time Fitness, IncLife Time Fitness, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/29/2008
20081068Kinetic Concepts, IncLifeCell CorporationLifeCell Corporation.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/30/2008
20080700Philip F. AnschutzABRY Broadcast Partners III, L.PConsolidated Theatres Holdings, GP.
20081002ANSYS, IncAnsoft CorporationAnsoft Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/01/2008
20081064Agrium IncUAP Holding CorpUAP Holding Corp.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/02/2008
20080228Vallourec SAGrant Prideco, IncNewco Partnership 2 and 3; Tube-Alloy Corporation.
20080884Cardinal Health, IncA. Joseph BrandmeyerEnturia, Inc.
20081007International Paper CompanyWeyerhaeuser CompanyWeyerhaeuser Company.
20081049General Electric CompanyPrimestar Solar, IncPrimestar Solar, Inc.
20081056Centrica plcGreat Plains Energy IncorporatedStrategic Energy, L.L.C.
20081060Starwood Energy Infrastructure Fund, L.PThe Bear Stearns Companies IncGreenhouse Holdings LLC; Thermo Cogeneration Partnership, L.P.
20081080Quilvest S.AEstate of Robert H. Hamil, DeceasedLaney Directional Drilling Co.
20081081Carlyle Infrastructure Partners, L.PLanigan Partners, LtdITS Technologies & Logistics, LLC.
20081083U.S. BancorpFulton Financial CorporationDelaware National Bank.
20081084Morgan StanleyA.B.C. Learning Centres LimitedLearning Care Group (US) Inc.
20081092Konica Minolta Holdings, IncDanka Business Systems plcDanka Office Imaging Company.
20081097Gores Capital Partners II, L.PWestwood One, IncWestwood One, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/05/2008
20081053Klockner & Co. AGThe Taylor Group, IncTaylor Equipment and Machine Tool Corporation.
20081066NTR plcStirling Energy Systems LimitedStirling Energy Systems Limited.
20081090Visterra Credit UnionCredit Union of Southern CaliforniaCredit Union of Southern California.
20081091XTO Energy IncSouthwestern Energy CorporationSEECO, Inc.
20081094KapStone Paper and Packaging CorporationMeadWestvaco CorpMeadWestvaco South Carolina, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/06/2008
20081086BB&T CorporationMitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, IncUnionBanc Insurance Services, Inc.
20081089Church & Dwight Co., IncDonata Holding SEDel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/07/2008
20081037Valcon Acquisition Holding (Luxembourg)JAG Research, IncIAG Research, Inc.
20081039McKesson CorporationMcQueary Bros. Drug CompanyMcQueary Bros. Drug Company.
20081088LGB Brock, LLCSterling Capital Partners, L.PAtlantic Industrial Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/08/2008
20081036Ryder System, IncJames F. HammelGator Leasing, Inc.
20081038Seadrill LimitedPride International IncPride International Inc.
20081087Olympic Investment Partners, L.PWashington Mutual, IncWashington Mutual, Inc.
20081104Paine & Partners Capital Fund III AIV, L.PLisa MayAmerican Gold Seafoods, LLC; Cypress Island Seafoods, LLC; Smoki Foods, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/09/2008
20081103Berkshire Hathaway IncSUEZChehalis Power Generating, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/12/2008
20081033J. H. Whitney VI, L.PRichard S. CrawfordFNF Construction, Inc.
20081096Manpower, IncMr. & Mrs. Marlin S. KrebsManpower, Inc./California Peninsula.
20081098Lovell Minnick Equity Partners II LPMercer Global Advisors, IncMercer Global Advisors, Inc.
20081099AEA Investors 2006 Fund L.PFdG Capital Partners LLCImplus Footcare, LLC.
20081101Argo Group International Holdings, LtdHeritage Underwriting Agency plcHeritage Underwriting Agency plc.
20081105BP p.l.cNiSource IncWhiting Clean Energy, Inc.
20081107William H. Gates IIIPatriot Coal CorporationPatriot Coal Corporation.
20081111ArcLight Energy Partners Fund II, L.PPatriot Coal CorporationPatriot Coal Corporation.
20081112ArcLight Energy Partners Fund I, L.PPatriot Coal CorporationPatriot Coal Corporation.
20081113Patriot Coal CorporationMagnum Coal CompanyMagnum Coal Company.
20081115Corsair NC Co-Invest, L.PNational City CorporationNational City Corporation.
20081127Galactic Holdings LtdGilat Satellite Networks LtdGilat Satellite Networks Ltd.
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20081128V.F. CorporationMo Industries Holdings, IncMo Industries Holdings, Inc.
20081134Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., LtdSanmina-SCI CorporationSanmina-SCI Australia Pty Ltd.; Sanmina-SCI Hungary Electronics Manufacturing L.L.C.; Sanmina-SCI Systems de Mexico S.A. de C.V.; Sanmina-SCI Systems Services de Mexico S.A. de C.V.; Sanmina-SCI USA Inc.; SCI Technology, Inc.
20081138Discover Financial Services Citigroup IncCitigroup IncDiners Club International Ltd.
20081141California Coast Credit UnionFirst Future Credit UnionFirst Future Credit Union.
20081144Texas Energy Future Holdings Limited PartnershipCURRENT Group, LLCCURRENT Communications of Texas, L.P.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/13/2008
20081123SunGard Capital CorpMyles L. StrohlStrohl Systems Group, Inc.
20081150Tygris Commercial Finance Group, IncDLJ Merchant Banking Partners III, L.PU.S. Express Leasing, Inc.
20081151DLJ Merchant Banking Partners III, L.PTygris Commercial Finance Group, IncTygris Commercial Finance Group, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/14/2008
20081043Nuance Communications, IncPaul EgerrnaneScription, Inc.
20081044Nuance Communications, IncBen ChigiereScription, Inc.
20081050Warburg Pincus Private Equity VIII, L.PNuance Communications, IncNuance Communications, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/16/2008
20081143XTO Energy IncLinn Energy, LLCLinn Energy Holdings, LLC; Linn Operating, Inc.
20081153Goldman Sachs Vintage Fund IV Offshore, L.PBlue Point Capital Partners, L.PColumbus Holdings, Inc.; JFC Holding Corporation; Metal Technology Solutions, Inc.; Zero Corporation.
20081154Southwest Generation Holding Company, LLCBlack Hills CorporationBlack Hills Colorado, LLC; Black Hills Fountain Valley II, LLC; Black Hills Fountain Valley, LLC; Black Hills Nevada Operations, LLC; Black Hills Southwest, LLC; Harbor Congeneration Company, LLC; Valencia Power, LLC.
20081155Leucadia National CorporationJefferies Group, IncJefferies Group, Inc.
20081157MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners III L.PHaven Eldercare, LLCHaven Eldercare, LLC.
20081161Eramet SAHolta Invest ASTinfos AS.
20081163Aquiline Financial Services Fund L.PWilliam J. FishlingerWRM America Holding Company, LLC.
20081173New Omaha Holdings L.PM. Brooks SmithInComm Holdings, Inc.
20081174M. Brooks SmithNew Omaha Holdings L.PFirst Data Holdings Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/19/2008
20081102Koninklijke DSM N.VRobert S. WardThe Polymer Technology Group, Inc.
20081133Unitil CorporationNiSource IncGranite State Gas Transmission, Inc.; Northern Utilities, Inc.
20081145Dr. Ernst VolgenauEra Systems CorporationEra Systems Corporation.
20081149Platinum Equity Capital Partners II, L.PDelphi CorporationDelphi Automotive Systems (Holding), Inc.; Delphi Automotive Systems LLC; Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20081156ArcelorMittalRichard PreservatiExtra Energy, Inc.; Imperial Resources, LLC; Mid Vol Coal Sales Prime Processing, Inc.; Ritchie Equipment, Inc.; Twin State Mining, Inc.
20081158Heartland Payment Systems, IncAlliance Data Systems CorporationADS Alliance Data Systems, Inc.; Alliance Data Network Services LLC.
20081159Pfizer IncAVANT Immunotherapeutics, IncCelldex Therapeutics, Inc.
20081162C.H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KGSanderling Venture Partners VI, L.PActimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20081184H.I.G. Capital Partners IV, L.PCroda International PlcUniqema Americas LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/20/2008
20080428Kongsberg Gruppen ASAHydroid TrustHydroid International, Inc.; Hydroid LLC.
20080927N.E.W. Customer Service Companies, IncLonestar Holding CorpLonestar Holding Corp.
20080928Lonestar Holding CorpN.E.W. Customer Service Companies, IncN.E.W. Customer Service Companies, Inc.
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20080935H. Irving GrousbeckSuperholdcoSuperholdco.
20080936Providence Equity Partners VI-A L.PSuperholdcoSuperholdco.
20080937Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe X, L.PSuperholdcoSuperholdco.
20080938Providence Equity Partners VI L.PSuperholdcoSuperholdco.
20080945Madison Dearborn Capital Partners V-C, L.PSuperholdcoSuperholdco.
20080946Madison Dearborn Capital Partners V-A, L.PSuperholdcoSuperholdco.
20080947Kevin M. TaweelSuperholdcoSuperholdco.
20081071Monkwood Luxco SARLLake Compounce Limited PartnershipLake Compounce Limited Partnership.
20081072Monkwood Luxco SARLKennywood Entertainment, IncKennywood Entertainment, Inc.
20081110ASSA ABLOY ABWilliam V. GurzendaRockwood Manufacturing Company, Inc.
20081117Lockheed Martin CorporationAlexander J. Johnson TrustEagle Group International, LLC.
20081118Lockheed Martin CorporationTerrell F. Johnson TrustEagle Group International, LLC.
20081120L'Oreal S.AFrancois PinaultYSL Beaute Holding S.A.S.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/21/2008
20081076TransCanada CorporationNational Grid plcKeySpan-Ravenswood, LLC; KeySpan-Ravenswood Services Corp.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/23/2008
20081142Norton Sound Economic Development CorporationJeffry P. HendricksAlaska Ocean Corporation; Alaska Ocean Seafood Limited.
20081185MedAssets, IncWelsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe IX, L.PAccuro Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
20081186Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe IX, L.PMedAssets, IncMedAssets, Inc.
20081194Hewitt Associates IncRichard and Nora LewisDisability Management Alternatives, LLC; LCG Holdings, LLC; Nucleus Technologies, LLC PDS, LLC; Workers Transition, LLC.
20081201QBE Insurance Group LimitedDavid J. and Teresa DisiereDeep South Holding L.P.
20081206Symantec CorporationSwapDrive, IncSwapDrive, Inc.
20081210SemGroup Energy Partners, L.PSemGroup, L.PSemCrude, L.P.
20081214Triton Fund II L.PCisionABCisionAB.
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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. E8-14630 Filed 7-3-08; 8:45 am]