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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—11/03/2008
20081712General Dynamics CorporationPermira Europe III L.P. 2Jet Aviation Holding AG
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/05/2008
20090015eBay Inc.Bill Me LaterBill Me Later
20090075Russell A. GerdinHeartland Express, Inc.Heartland Express, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/07/2008
20090041Atlantic Power CorporationArcLight Energy Partners Fund I, L.PAuburndale Holdings, LLC
20090074Mercury General CorporationAon CorporationAIS Management Corporation
20090084GlaxoSmithKline plcAffiris GmbHAffiris GmbH
20090091First Reserve Fund XII, L.PReliant Energy, Inc.Reliant Energy, Inc.
20090093TPF II, L.P.MACH Gen, LLCNew Covert Generating Company, LLC
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/07/2008
20090038Hewlett-Packard CompanyLeftHand Networks, Inc.LeftHand Networks, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/10/2008
20081739Teradyne, Inc.Eagle Test Systems, IncEagle Test Systems, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/12/2008
20090081Biovitrum AB (publ)Amgen Inc.Amgen Inc.
20090089United Technologies CorporationOCM/GFI Power Opportunities Fund II, L.PNoresco Acquisition, Inc.
20090094West CorporationSilver Lake Partners II, L.PIPC Information Systems Holdings, Inc.
20090099Commerzbank AGAllianz SEDresdner Bank AG
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/13/2008
20090078New Mountain Partners III, L.PCamber CorporationCamber Corporation
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TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/14/2008
20081781Aon CorporationBenfield Group LimitedBenfield Group Limited
20090090Spectrum Equity Investors IV, L.PRiskMetrics Group, Inc.RiskMetrics Group, 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. E8-28164 Filed 11-28-08; 8:45 am]

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