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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—on the dates indicated—of the waiting period provided by law and the premerger notification rules. The listing for each transaction includes the transaction number and the parties to the transaction. 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.

Early Terminations Granted

[November 1, 2011 thru November 30, 2011]

20120012GJohnson & Johnson; Great Hill Equity Partners IV, LP; Johnson & Johnson.
20120039GSuperior Energy Services, Inc.; Complete Production Services, Inc.; Superior Energy Services, Inc.
20120040GCarl C. Icahn; Navistar International Corporation; Carl C. Icahn.
20120044GAstraZeneca plc; Pfizer Inc.; AstraZeneca plc.
20120075GWaste Connections, Inc.; Alaska Pacific Environmental Services Anchorage, LLC; Waste Connections, Inc.
20120076GIochpe-Maxion, S.A.; Grupo Galaz, S.A. de C.V.; Iochpe-Maxion, S.A.
20120078GGCP Fund III Corporation; AW-PAG, L.L.C.; GCP Fund III Corporation.
20110804GComputershare Limited; The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation; Computershare Limited.
20120082GGregory A. Goodwin; Matthew J. Brewer; Gregory A. Goodwin.
20120095GC.R. Bard, Inc.; Medivance, Inc.; C.R. Bard, Inc.
20120097GHarvest DTI Acquisitions, Inc.; Quad-C Partners VII, L.P.; Harvest DTI Acquisitions, Inc.
20120102GGeorge J. Pedersen; Ulysese Jefferson; George J. Pedersen.
20120107GStatoil ASA; Brigham Exploration Company; Statoil ASA.
20120108GBlackstone Capital Partners (Cayman II) VI L.P.; Socrates Privatstiftung; Blackstone Capital Partners (Cayman II) VI L.P.
20120115GOdyssey Investment Partners Fund IV, L.P.; TNT Group, Inc.; Odyssey Investment Partners Fund IV, L.P.
20120119GOracle Corporation; Endeca Technologies, Inc.; Oracle Corporation.
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20111422GPar Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc.; Chih-Ming Chen; Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc.
20120099GSponsor Auto Finance Holdings Series; Banco Santander, S.A.; Sponsor Auto Finance Holdings Series.
20120110GNationwide Mutual Insurance Company; Harleysville Mutual Insurance Company; Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.
20120114GAres Corporate Opportunities Fund III, L.P.; 99? Only Stores; Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund III, L.P.
20120117GBig River Resources, LLC; Western Wisconsin Renewable Energy Cooperative; Big River Resources, LLC.
20120118GParsons Corporation; Cobham Plc; Parsons Corporation.
20120120GCameron International Corporation; Edward L. Ganzinotti II; Cameron International Corporation.
20120036GItochu Corporation; Twomey Company; Itochu Corporation.
20120037GNational Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations; Twomey Company; National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations.
20120116GThe J.M. Smucker Company; Sara Lee Corporation; The J.M. Smucker Company.
20120125GLSI Corporation; SandForce, Inc.; LSI Corporation.
20120134GEntergy Corporation; NextEra Energy, Inc.; Entergy Corporation.
20120142GMattel, Inc.; HiT Entertainment Scottish LP; Mattel, Inc.
20120157GLongitude Venture Partners, LP; Azur Pharma Public Limited Company; Longitude Venture Partners, LP.
20120161GHalkos Holdings, LLC; Hussey Copper Ltd.; Halkos Holdings, LLC.
20120098GBrockway Moran & Partners Fund III, L.P.; 2003 Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund, L.P.; Brockway Moran & Partners Fund III, L.P.
20120129GRoche Holding Ltd.; Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Roche Holding Ltd.
20120136GCVR Energy, Inc.; Samuel Gary; CVR Energy, Inc.
20120138GMcGladrey & Pullen, LLP; H&R Block, Inc.; McGladrey & Pullen, LLP.
20120141GBlackstone Capital Partners (Cayman) V-NQ L.P.; Fred Weber, Inc. Employee Stock Owner; Blackstone Capital Partners (Cayman) V-NQ L.P.
20120146GLindsay Goldberg & Bessemer II L.P.; Renal CarePartners, Inc.; Lindsay Goldberg & Bessemer II L.P.
20120083GApax Europe VII-B, L.P.; Ins Web Corporation; Apax Europe VII-B, L.P.
20120121GPershing Square, L.P.; Canadian Pacific Railway Limited; Pershing Square, L.P.
20120122GPershing Square International, Ltd.; Canadian Pacific Railway Limited; Pershing Square International, Ltd.
20120135GB&G Foods, Inc.; Unilever N.V.; B&G Foods, Inc.
20120137GTPF II, L.P.; Batesville Generation Holdings, LLC; TPF II, L.P.
20120140GTeachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America; ACS Actividades de Construccion y Servicios, S.A.; Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America.
20120148GAmerican Securities Partners VI, L.P. ; GTEL Holding LLC ; American Securities Partners VI, L.P.
20120150GSector Performance Fund, LP; Stonehenge Opportunity Fund II, LP; Sector Performance Fund, LP.
20120069GHellman & Friedman Capital Partners; TCV IV, L.P.; Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners.
20120159GCigna Corporation; HealthSpring, Inc.; Cigna Corporation.
20120090GAmerican Securities Partners V, L.P.; UFX Holding I Corporation; American Securities Partners V, L.P.
20120100GThomas G. Dundon; Banco Santander, S.A.; Thomas G. Dundon.
20120149GLiberty Interactive Corporation; HSN, Inc.; Liberty Interactive Corporation.
20120156GPatricia's Trust under the Kocourek 1994 Family Trust; CM Packaging Group, Inc.; Patricia's Trust under the Kocourek 1994 Family Trust.
20120162GPlains All American Pipeline, L.P.; Energy Spectrum Partners V, LP; Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
20120163GSinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.; Freedom Communications Holdings, Inc.; Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
20120176GRobert David Sheehan, Jr.; OCM/GFI Power Opportunities Fund II, LP; Robert David Sheehan, Jr.
20120185GA.M. Castle & Co.; Paul C. Sorensen; A.M. Castle & Co.
20120186GA.M. Castle & Co.; Jerry W. Willeford; A.M. Castle & Co.
20120132GBiogen Idec Inc.; Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Biogen Idec Inc.
20120169GBest Buy Co., Inc.; mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc.; Best Buy Co., Inc.
20120171GGenstar Capital Partners V, L.P.; Reed Elsevier PLC; Genstar Capital Partners V, L.P.
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20120172GGenstar Capital Partners V, L.P.; Reed Elsevier NV; Genstar Capital Partners V, L.P.
20120173GSodexo S.A.; RBI Acquisition Company; Sodexo S.A.
20120175GWarburg Pincus Private Equity X, L.P.; Endurance International Group Holdings, LLC; Warburg Pincus Private Equity X, L.P.
20120182GOlympus Growth Fund V, L.P.; Bank of America Corporation; Olympus Growth Fund V, L.P.
20120183GThe Resolute Fund II, L.P.; R. Bruce Dye; The Resolute Fund H, L.P.
20120187GDr. Phillip Frost; Vector Group Ltd.; Dr. Phillip Frost.
20120195GMedicis Pharmaceutical Company; Graceway Pharma Holding Corp.; Medicis Pharmaceutical Company.
20120154GValueAct Capital Master Fund, L.P.; Motorola Solutions, Inc.; ValueAct Capital Master Fund, L.P.
20120155GValueAct Capital Master Fund, L.P.; CBRE Group, Inc.; ValueAct Capital Master Fund, L.P.
20120165GEugenie Patri Sabastien EPS, SA; John D. Cresap; Eugenie Patri Sabastien EPS, SA
20120166GJorge Paulo Lemann; John D. Cresap; Jorge Paulo Lemann
20120188GConAgra Foods, Inc.; Brookstone Holdings, Inc.; ConAgra Foods, Inc.
20120192GKRG Capital Fund IV, L.P.; Enhanced Equity Fund, L.P.; KRG Capital Fund IV, L.P.
20120198GTransForce Inc.; Complete Production Services, Inc.; TransForce Inc.
20120196GL'Oreal S.A.; Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc.; L'Oreal S.A.
20120197GPPL Corporation; LS Power Equity Partners II, L.P.; PPL Corporation.
20120199GMichael and Jeannie O'Neill; 101164459 Saskatchewan Ltd.; Michael and Jeannie O'Neill.
20120200GCarlisle Companies Incorporated; Brockway Moran & Partners Fund II, L.P.; Carlisle Companies Incorporated.
20120202GGregory W. Penske; Roger S. Penske; Gregory W. Penske.
20120204GPTT Global Chemical Public Company; Cargill, Incorporated; PIT Global Chemical Public Company.
20120205GABRY Partners VII, L.P.; American Capital, Ltd.; ABRY Partners VII, L.P.
20120206GHumana Inc.; HHEP-SafeMed, L.P.; Humana Inc.
20120208GCRH plc; M. Allen Hatfield; CRH plc.
20120211GQUIKRETE Holdings, Inc.; Robert J. Schlegel; QUIKRETE Holdings, Inc.
20120217GDouglas F. Manchester; Platinum Equity Capital Jewel Partners; Douglas F. Manchester.
20120218GBaker Brothers Life Sciences, L.P.; Incyte Corporation; Baker Brothers Life Sciences, L.P.
20120221GTilman J. Fertitta; McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, Inc.; Tilman J. Fertitta.
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Renee Chapman, Contact Representative, or Theresa Kingsberry, Legal Assistant, 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. 2011-31686 Filed 12-12-11; 8:45 am]