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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—12/01/2008
20090097Bank of America CorporationRay Investment S.a.r.l.Ray Investment S.a.r.l.
20090122Electro Scientific Industries, IncZygo CorporationZygo Corporation.
20090124Hamburgische Seefahrtsbeteiligung “Albert BalIin” GmbHTUI AGHapag-Lloyd Aktiengesellschaft.
20090137Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund V, L.PAlan BowdenSencore, Inc.
20090144Esterline Technologies CorporationNMC Group, Inc.NMC Group, Inc.
20090156Insituform Technologies, IncThe Bayou Companies, LLCThe Bayou Companies, LLC.
20090157Audax Private Equity Fund III LPSummerset Enterprises, L.PUnited Recovery Systems, LP URS Management, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/02/2008
20090134Precision Castparts CorpLevine Leichtman Capital Partners III, L.PHackney Ladish Holding Corp.
20090147Ryan KavanaughGeneral Electric CompanyRogue Pictures.
20090149Odyssey Investment Partners Fund III, L.PSM&ASM&A.
20090162Texas Farm BureauSouthern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance CompanyTexas Farm Bureau Casualty Bureau Insurance Company.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/03/2008
20090016Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, IncFlorida Health Care Plan, IncNAC Health Plan, Inc.
20090108Silver Lake Partners II TSA, L.P.The NASDAQ OMX Group, IncThe NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
20090140Allianz SEThe Hartford Financial Services Group, IncThe Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
20090155General Dynamics CorporationCarlyle Partners IV, L.P.AXT Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/05/2008
20081392Republic Services, IncAllied Waste Services, IncAllied Waste Services, Inc.
20090105Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VI, L.P.Jupitermedia CorporationJupiterimages Corporation.
20090110AT&T IncWayport, IncWayport, Inc.
200901612003 TIL SettlementTim & Stacy WeluPaisley Consulting Group, Inc.
20090165ProAssurance CorporationPodiatry Insurance Company of America, a Mutual CompanyPodiatry Insurance Company of America, a Mutual Company.
20090166CBIZ, IncMark D. GartenMahoney Cohen & Company, CPA, P.C. Mahoney Cohen Consulting Corp.
20090167Eaton Vance CorpMartin D. SassM.D. Sass Tax Advantaged Bond Strategies, LLC.
20090169JAKKS Pacific, IncFrance Private Equity IICesar Asia Limited Cesar S.A. Disguise Holding Corporation Disguise, Inc.
20090173QBE Insurance Group LimitedTrident III, LLPZC Sterling Corporation.
20090174ITOCHU CorporationGeneral Electric CompanyFox Energy Company, LLC.
20090176United Technologies CorporationSiamak KatalDetection Logic Fire Protection, Inc.
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20090177TransDigm Group IncorporatedGeneral Electric CompanyAircraft Parts Corporation.
20090183Tenaska Energy, IncAmerican International Group, IncTMV Holdings, LLC.
20090184Tenaska Energy Holdings LLCAmerican International Group, IncTMV Holdings, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/08/2008
20090115Fairholme Funds, IncAmeriCredit CorpAmeriCredit Corp.
20090145Samsung SDI Co., LtdSamsung Mobile Display Co., LtdSamsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/09/2008
20081463Verizon Communications IncAtlantis Holdings LLCAlltel Corporation.
20090148Clarian Health Partners, IncCardinal Health System, IncBall Memorial Hospital, Inc.
20090175Partners LimitedNorbord IncNorbord Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/10/2008
20090180Windjammer Senior Equity Fund III, L.P.SPC Partners II, L.PS.T. Specialty Foods, Inc.
20090187Compass Group PLCKimco Facilities Services CorporationKimco Facilities Services Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/11/2008
20090182Prime Financial Credit UnionGuardian Credit UnionGuardian Credit Union.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/12/2008
20090190Nestucca Forests LLCStimson Lumber Company, IncStimson Lumber Company, Inc.
20090192Sierra Wireless, IncWavecom S.AWavecom S.A.
20090196New Mountain Partners III, L.PTygris Commercial Finance Group, IncTygris Commercial Finance Group, Inc.
20090197TPG Partners VI, L.PTygris Commercial Finance Group, IncTygris Commercial Finance Group, Inc.
20090199Platinum Equity Capital Partners II, L.P.Stephen J. WilliamsInternational Offshore Services, LLC.
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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. E8-30872 Filed 12-30-08; 8:45 am]

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