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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—02/23/2009
20090289Deutsche Lufthansa AGSir Michael David BishopBritish Midland PLC
20090290Texas Health ResourcesCommunity Health Systems, Inc.TTHR Limited Partnership
20090291Valero Energy CorporationVeraSun Energy CorporationVeraSun Aurora Corporation; VeraSun Charles City, LLC; VeraSun Fort Dodge, LLC; VeraSun Hartley, LLC; VeraSun Marketing, LLC; VeraSun Reynolds, LLC; VeraSun Welcome, LLC
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/24/2009
20090292Bank of America CorporationKern Schools Federal Credit UnionFIA Card Services, N.A.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/25/2009
20090294General Electric CompanyATP Oil & Gas CorporationATP Infrastructure Partners, L.P.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/27/2009
20090306University of Southern CaliforniaTenet Healthcare CorporationTenet HealthSystem Norris, Inc.; USC University Hospital, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/02/2009
20090143Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.The Clearing CorporationThe Clearing Corporation
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/03/2009
20090287Novartis Pharma AGPortola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20090307Baker Brothers Life Sciences, L.P.Seattle Genetics, Inc.Seattle Genetics, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/09/2009
20090317DCP Midstream Partners, LPConocoPhillipsDCP East Texas Holdings, LLC
20090318DCP Midstream Partners, LPSpectra Energy Corp.DCP East Texas Holdings, LLC
20090322Roger PenskeGeneral Electric CompanyPenske Truck Leasing Co., L.P.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/11/2009
20090321Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.Callan Associates Inc.Callan Associates Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/13/2009
20090263William GoldringConstellation Brands, Inc.Barton Brands of California, Inc.; Barton Distillers Import Corp.; Constellation Spirits Inc.
20090327Mascolo Brothers LimitedToni & Guy Holdings, Inc.Toni & Guy Holdings, Inc.
20090333Fidelity National Financial, Inc.Wind Point Partners V, L.P.VI Acquisition Corp.; VICORP Restaurants, Inc.
20090336Newport Global Opportunities Fund L.PWind Point Partners V, L.P.VI Acquisition Corp.; VICORP Restaurants, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/16/2009
20090311Fairholme Funds, Inc.The St. Joe CompanyThe St. Joe Company.
20090313Amphenol CorporationGeneral Electric CompanyTimes Microwave Systems, Inc.
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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. E9-7551 Filed 4-6-09; 8:45 am]