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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—11/17/2008
20090082Bank of America CorporationBlackRock, IncBlackRock, Inc.
20090098Gemalto N.VWavecom S.AWavecom S.A.
20090101Redpoint Ventures I, L.PHomeAway, IncHomeAway, Inc.
20090102Electric Power Development Company, LtdHarbinger Independent Power Fund IIEquus GP Holdco LLP.
Equus LP Holdco LLC.
Equus Power I, LP.
HD Freeport LLC.
Pinelawn Power LLC.
20090103Manulife Financial CorporationHarbinger Independent Power Fund II, LLCEquus GP Holdco LLC.
Equus GP Holdco LLP.
Equus Power I, LP.
HD Freeport LLC.
Pinelawn Power LLC.
20090104Golden Gate Capital Opportunity Fund, L.PHarbinger Capital Partners Offshore Fund, I, LtdUSS Holdings, Inc.
20090112Trian Star TrustWendy's/Arby's Group. IncWendy's/Arby's Group, Inc.
20090113Trian Partners, L.PWendy's/Arby Group, IncWendy's/Arby Group, Inc.
20090118Blackstone Capital Partners III Merchant Banking Fund Services, IncRepublic Services, IncRepublic Services, Inc.
20090119Dayton-Cox Trust AComcast CorporationSpectrumCo LLC.
20090120Madrone Partners, LPSolyndra, IncSolyndra, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/18/2008
20090095Walgreen CoMcKesson Corporationivpcare, inc.
McKesson Specialty Pharmaceuticals LLC.
20090096Novartis AGNektar TherapeuticsNektarTherapeutics.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/21/2008
20090116CHS IncAgri Co-opAgri Co-op.
20090121CenturyTel, IncEmbarq CorporationEmbarq Corporation.
20090126Plains Capital CorporationFirst Southwest Partners, LtdFirst Southwest Holdings, Inc.
20090128Eldorado Resorts, LLCTropicana Entertainment Holdings, LLCAztar Indiana Gaming Company, LLC.
20090129Giorgio Armani S.p.AOng Beng SengPresidio Holdings Limited.
20090130GenStar Capital Partners V, L.PLTCG Holdings CorpLong Term Care Group, Inc.
Nation's Care, LLC.
20090133Citigroup, Inc.Schafer CorporationSchafer Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION 11/24/2008
20090123Bank of America CorporationMarkit Group Holdings LimitedMarkit Group Holdings Limited.
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TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/26/2008
20090125Lloyds TSB Group plcHBOS plcHBOS plc.
20090132Affymetrix, IncPanomics, IncPanomics, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/28/2008
20090135Green Equity Investors Side V, L.PWhole Foods Market, IncWhole Foods Market, Inc.
20090136Green Equity Investors V, L.PWhole Foods Market, IncWhole Foods Market, 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. E8-29119 Filed 12-9-08; 8:45 am]

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