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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—10/20/2008
20090007GlaxoSmithKline plcMichael PellicoLaclede, Inc.
20090008GlaxoSmithKline plcStephen PellicoLaclede, Inc.
20090009Sageview Capital Master, L.PHologic, IncHologic, Inc.
20090023Vista Equity Partners Fund III, L.PFrancisco Partners, L.PAderant Holdings, Inc.
20090034Vista Equity Partners Fund III, L.PWilliam R. HaackZywave, Inc.
20090039ESL Partners, L.PAutoZone, IncAutoZone, Inc.
20090044ZAM Equities, L.PAutoZone, IncAutoZone, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/21/2008
20090022Health Care Service CorporationTMG Health, IncTMG Health, Inc.
20090031Oracle CorporationPrimavera Software, IncPrimavera Software, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/22/2008
20090003Puget Energy, IncWayzata Opportunities Fund, LLCMint Farm Energy Center LLC.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/23/2008
20081693Wollers Kluwer N.VPlatform Partners, LLCIntellitax Software Solutions, Inc., Orrtax Intangibles, LLC, Refunds Today, LLC, Tax Refund Express, Inc., TRE Financial Services, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/24/2008
20090027Carl C. IcahnThe Williams Companies, IncThe Williams Companies, Inc.
20090028Icahn Partners Master Fund II L.PThe Williams Companies, IncThe Williams Companies, Inc.
20090042Toyota Boshoku CorporationToyota Boshoku CorporationTrim Masters, Inc.
20090043Toyota Boshoku CorporationJohnson Controls, IncTrim Masters, Inc.
20090054Maine HealthWaldo County Healthcare, IncWaldo County Healthcare, Inc.
20090055Johnson & JohnsonChrysalis Ventures II, L.PHealthMedia, Inc.
20090055Baljit S. NandaSam HirbodPCF SaleCo, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/27/2008
20081820Reyes Holdings, LLCTillman J. Keller IIIAmerican Diversified Supply Company, Institutional Jobbers Corporation.
20090035Merck & Co., IncJapan Tobacco IncJapan Tobacco Inc.
20090058Continental AktiengesellschaftCarlisle Companies IncorporatedCarlisle Power Transmission Products, Inc.
20090063Shindaiwa CorporationKioritz CorporationKioritz Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/28/2008
20090045Parker Hannifin CorporationRobert E. KershawAqua Pro, Inc., Aqua Pro Properties Ltd. I.
20090057HCL Technologies LimitedAxon Group plcAxon Group plc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/29/2008
20090032Ligand Pharmaceuticals IncorporatedPharmacopeia, IncPharmacopeia, Inc.
20090046Precision Castparts CorpFrederick Properties, IncFatigue Technology, Inc., Fatigue Technology International Corporation, FTI Manufacturing, Inc.
20090056Elliott Associates, L.PEpicor Software CorporationEpicor Software Corporation.
20090059IMD Parent LLCLehman Brothers Holdings IncLehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/31/2008
20090002Berkshire Hathaway IncConstellation Energy Group, IncConstellation Energy Group, Inc.
20090064Fairfax Financial Holdings LimitedRidley Corporation LimitedRidley Inc.
20090066Hess CorporationCrosstex Energy, L.PSeminole Gas Processing Plant.
20090072OME Acquisition S.C.AHCP Capital Group GmbHStarkstrom-Geratebau GmbH.
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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. E8-27019 Filed 11-14-08; 8:45 am]