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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—12/15/2008
20090154Eli Lilly and CompanyUnited Therapeutics CorporationUnited Therapeutics Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/16/2008
20090194BB&T CorporationMr. Tapley 0. Johnson, IIICharleston Premium Finance Company.
Charleston Premium Finance Company of California, Inc. TAPCO Underwriters, Inc.
20090195Mr. Tapley 0. Johnson, IIIBB&T CorporationBB&T Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/17/2008
20090181Lifespan CorporationCare New England Health SystemCare New England Health System.
20090204State Automobile Mutual Insurance CompanyHBK Offshore Fund Ltd.Rockhill Holding Company.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/18/2008
20090171Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe X, L.PBruce E. Toll and Robbi S. TollNational Renal Alliance, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/19/2008
20081575Teva Pharmaceutical Industries LimitedBarr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20090203Nelson PeltzWendy's/Arby's Group, Inc.Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc.
20090205United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative LimitedStuart UtgaardSportsman's Warehouse Holdings, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/24/2008
20081692King Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Alpharma, Inc.Alpharma, Inc.
20090185Wells Fargo & CompanyNew Omaha Holdings L.P.Wells Fargo Merchant Services, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/30/2008
20090206Wilton Re Holdings LimitedMetLife, IncCova Corporation.
20090218Bank of America CorporationYum! Brands, IncPizza Hut, Inc.
20090222NuVision Federal Credit UnionEl Financial Credit UnionEl Financial Credit Union.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/31/2008
20090221MiTAC Inter-national CorporationMagellan Investors LLC.Magellan Navigation, 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. E9-240 Filed 1-9-09; 8:45 am]

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