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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—10/01/2008
20081732Robert B. CohenDufry AGDufry AG.
20081805GTEL Holding LLCGTEL Holdings, IncGTEL Holdings, Inc.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/03/2008
20081590Donald E. GrahamGeneral Electric CompanyNBC Stations Management II, Inc., NBC Subsidiary, (WTVJ-TV), Inc., NBC Universal, Inc.
20081749Arch Chemicals, IncRockwood Holdings, IncAdvantis Technologies, Inc.
20081804EPCOR Power L.PMitsubishi CorporationMorris Cogeneration, LLC.
20081807Opnext, IncStrataLight Communications, IncStrataLight Communications, Inc.
20081808Rock Hill Telephone CompanyCitizens Telephone CompanyCitizens Telephone Company.
20081810ES Media Works Fund I, LPCommonwealth Bank of AustraliaFirst State Media Group Limited.
20081813DSMUS TrustRobert C. McNairStonerside Stable LLC.
20081826Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, IncMorgan StanleyMorgan Stanley.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/06/2008
20081747H&R Block, IncMichael Dean Merriman 1965-A TrustBlock Management, LLC, H&R Block, LLC, HRBO III, LLC, HRBO, LLC.
20081748H&R Block, IncPamela Jo Merriman 1965-A TrustBlock Management, LLC, H&R Block, LLC, HRBO III, LLC, HRBO, LLC.
20081754H&R Block, IncH&R Block of Houston, LLCHouston Block, L.C.
20081761John K. DelaneyCapitalSource IncCapitalSource Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/07/2008
20081792USPF III Leveraged Feeder, L.PPeter H. Zeliff, SrInnovative Energy Systems, LLC.
20081799IHS IncJoseph E. KasputysGlobal Insight, Inc.
20081818William S. Morris III and Mary Sue Ellis MorrisRocco B. CommissoSplitCo.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/09/2008
20081786Inversion Corporativa I.C., S.ADTN Holding Company, IncDTN Holding Company, Inc.
20081789Zimmer Holdings, IncAbbott LaboratoriesAbbott Spine, Inc.
20081816ASP IV Alternative Investments, L.PLiberty Tire Services, LLCLiberty Tire Services, LLC.
20090021Wells Fargo & CompanyWachovia CorporationWachovia Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/10/2008
20081830Sappi LimitedMetsaliitto CooperativeM-real Corporation.
20081831Foot Locker, IncdELIA's, IncdELIA's, Inc.
20081832Enterprise Products Partners L. PEnCana CorporationGreat Divide Gathering, LLC.
20090013GHL Acquisition CorpIridium Holdings LLCIridium Holdings LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/14/2008
20081763GDF SUEZFirstLight Power Enterprises, IncFirstLight Power Enterprises, Inc.
20081822Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies CorporationRussell Enterprises, IncStandard Car Truck Company.
20081827Bank of America CorporationMerrill Lynch & Co., IncMerrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/15/2008
20081800Kuwait Petroleum CorporationK-Dow Petrochemicals C.VK-Dow Petrochemicals C.V.
20081823Cameron International CorporationKenneth L. Bums, IIBurnsco Blowout Preventer Sales & Service, Inc., Hitech, Inc. Kencoy, Inc., Melco Blowout Preventer Specialties, Inc., Townsend International BOPs, Inc.
20090006McAfee, IncSecure Computing CorporationSecure Computing Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/16/2008
20081793Altria Group, IncUST IncUST Inc.
20081794The Voting TrustMorgan StanleyCournot Financial Products LLC.
20090012Equity Investor Acquisition LLCEstate of Anthony A. MartinoHatboro Cosmollision, Inc., Maaco Enterprises, Inc.
20090020BTG plcProtherics plcProtherics plc.

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-Start Printed Page 64954303, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-3100.

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By Direction of the Commission.

Donald S. Clark,


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[FR Doc. E8-26037 Filed 10-30-08; 8:45 am]