Agency information collection activities: Premerger notification waiting periods; early terminations,

[Federal Register: December 15, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 240)]

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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules

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.

Acquiring

Acquired

Entities

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--11/08/1999

20000265............. Axcan Pharma, Schwarz Pharma, Axcan Schwarz Inc.

A.G.

LLC. 20000365............. Exodus

Service

Service Communications Metrics, Inc. Metrics, Inc. , Inc. 20000367............. Sara Lee

Jasper

Jasper Corporation. Textiles, Inc. Textiles, Inc. 20000373............. Carl M. and Thomas D. Karol Pro Group Marie T.

Holdings, Inc. Bouckaert. 20000379............. Toymax

James P.

Kidpower, Inc. International, O'Rourke. Inc. 20000380............. Linsalata

LMP Holding LMP Holding Capital

Company.

Company. Partners Fund III, L.P. 20000383............. Societe

Harry J. Lloyd Armchair Generale.

Charitable Shopper, Inc., Trust.

Consigned Sales of Kansas City, Inc., Cosigned Sales Distributors, Inc., House of Lloyd, Inc., Memorial Wreath Company, Inc. 20000391............. KMS Acquisition Henry A.

Ferris Company, L.P. Panasci, Jr. Industries, Inc. 20000392............. KSM Acquisition David Ferris... Ferris Company, L.P.

Industries, Inc. 20000394............. Estate of

Swiss

Royal Life Charles A. Reinsurance Insurance Sammons.

Company.

Company of New York. 20000395............. Congregation of Franciscan Franciscan the Sisters of Sisters of the Health Bon Secours in Poor.

Partnership, the U.S.

Inc. 20000400............. Schering-Plough AtheroGenics, AtheroGenics, Corporation. Inc.

Inc. 20000402............. Getty

Getty Images, Getty Images, Investment Inc.

Inc. L.L.C.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--11/09/1999

20000147............. EG&G, Inc...... Vivid

Vivid Technologies, Technologies, Inc.

Inc.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--11/10/1999

20000020............. Frontier Oil Royal Dutch Equilon Corporation. Petroleum

Enterprises Company.

LLC. 20000123............. Computer

Nichols

Nichols Sciences

Research

Research Corporation. Corporation. Corporation. 20000304............. David R. Parker Harold Ives.... Harold Ives and Jacqueline

Trucking Co., F. Parker.

Terminal Truck Broker, Inc.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--11/12/1999

20000168............. Calpine

Cogeneration Cogeneration Corporation. Corporation of Corporation of America.

America. 20000410............. Internet

eMerge

eMerge Capital Group, Interactive, Interactive, Inc.

Inc.

Inc. 20000431............. Berwind Group K&W Acquisition K&W Acquisition Partners.

Group, LLC. Group, LLC.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--11/15/1999

20000218............. Centennial Fund ATG Group, Inc. ATG Group, Inc. V, L.P. 20000229............. Anthem

Rocky Mountain Blue Cross and Insurance

Hospital and Blue Shield of Companies, Inc. Medical

Colorado, Blue Service.

Cross and Blue Shield of Nevada. 20000257............. iXL

Tessera

Tessera Enterprises, Enterprise Enterprise Inc.

Systems, Inc. Systems, Inc. 20000289............. Corporacion Convergence Convergence EDC, C.A.

Communications Communcations, , Inc.

Inc. 20000294............. General

J.C. Penney J.C. Penney Electric

Company, Inc. Company, Inc. Corporation. 20000312............. Manuel DelArroz SIPEX

SIPEX Corporation. Corporation. 20000318............. Bell Atlantic John W. Kluge.. Metromedia Corporation.

Fiber Network, Inc. 20000329............. Everett R. CenturyTel, Inc Pacific Telecom Dobson

Cellular of Irrevocable

Alaska RSA #1, Family Trust.

Inc. 20000332............. Apax Europe IV Invensys plc... BTR Dunlop GP Co. Limited.

Holdings (Delaware), Inc. 20000335............. Adventist

University University Health System Community

Community Sunbelt

Hospital, Inc. Hospital, Inc. Healthcare Corporation. 20000351............. Associates Petroleos de CITGO Petroleum First Capital Venezuela, S.A. Corporation. Corporation. 20000356............. CMGI, Inc...... AdKnowledge Inc AdKnowledge Inc. 20000364............. Facilitator Everett Smith Sivyer Steel Capital Fund Group, Ltd. Corporation. Limited Partnership.

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20000366............. Bernard Arnault Inter Parfums, Inter Parfums, Inc.

Inc. 20000375............. Furman Selz Maritrans Inc.. Maritrans Inc. Investors II L.P. 20000376............. Kleiner Perkins iSky.net, Inc.. iSky.net, Inc. Caufield & Byers IX-A, L.P. 20000377............. TV Guide, Inc.. iSky.net, Inc.. iSky.net, Inc. 20000378............. United Parcel Arthur S.

Trans-Border Service of Spiegel.

Customs America, Inc.

Services, Inc. 20000381............. AT&T Corp...... iSky.net, Inc.. iSky.net, Inc. 20000387............. John J. Rigas.. AT&T........... InterMedia Partners, L.P. TCI of Virginia, Inc. 20000393............. WPG Corporate Ramsey

Ramsey Development Industries, Industries, Associates V, Inc.

Inc. LLC. 20000408............. Software AG (a SPL World Group SPL World Group German

B.V.

B.V. company). 20000409............. Carl C. Icahn.. Global Leisure Jetset Tours, Travel, Inc. Inc. 20000412............. Paul G. Allen.. Fatbrain.com, Fatbrain.com, Inc.

Inc. 20000415............. Wind Point Golder, Thoma OutSource Partners, IV, Cressey,

Partners, Inc. L.P.

Rauner, Fund IV, L.P. 20000420............. Westburne Inc.. Consolidated All-Phase Electrical Electric Distributors, Supply Co. Inc. 2000422.............. AutoNation, Inc Ronald T. and Vanderbeek Billie J.

Motors, Inc. Vanderbeek Vanderbeek Olds/ (husband and GMC Truck Inc. wife). 20000423............. Claire's

Venator Group, Venator Group Stores, Inc. Inc.

Specialty, Inc. 20000425............. SCI Systems, Thomas A. Grant TAG LLC (in Inc.

organization). 20000433............. Lyndon

James Beltz.... First Insurance

Protection Group, Inc.

Company. 20000444............. Ecolab Inc..... Bobby Cheney... Southwest Sanitary Distributing Company, Inc. 20000445............. Compass Group Joachim

The Patina PLC.

Splichal and Group, LLC. Christine Splichal. 20000452............. Norilsk Nickel. Almazjuvelirexp Almaz USA, Inc. ort, a Russian state unitary enterprise.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--11/16/1999

20000259............. AT&T Corp...... The Associated The Associated Group, Inc. Group, Inc. 20000266............. Havas

Ronald D.

Devon Direct Advertising Greene.

Marketing and S.A.

Advertising, Inc. 20000290............. TCW/Latin

Convergence Convergence America

Communications Communications Private Equity , Inc.

, Inc. Partners, LP. 20000324............. LA-Z-Boy

LADD Furniture, LADD Furniture, Incorporated. Inc.

Inc. 20000388............. AT&T........... John J. Rigas.. Adelphia Cablevision Associates, L.P., Van Buren County Cablevision, Inc. 20000426............. Florida

CAE Inc........ CAE Vanguard, Progress Corp.

Inc. 20000441............. Polynorm N.V... Christine E. DelWal and William Corporation. Lee Walker, Jr., (husband & wife). 20000447............. Denton County Cable Plus MultiTechnology Electric

Holding

Services, L.P. Cooperative, Company. Inc. 20000453............. Pinnacle Global Sanders Morris Sanders Morris Group, Inc. Mundy Inc. Mundy Inc. 20000456............. Omnicom Group Alan E. Hall... MarketStar Inc.

Corporation. 20000457............. Farmers

Foremost

Foremost Insurance

Corporation of Corporation of Exchange.

America.

America. 20000459............. Sun

Naspers Limited OpenTV Corp. Microsystems, Inc. 20000475............. Tyco

R.L. Praegitzer Praegitzer International

Industries, Ltd.

Inc. 20000480............. Gerald W.

Meritor

Meritor Schwartz.

Automotive, Automative Inc.

Canada Inc. Meritor Light Vehicle Systems, Inc. 20000484............. Ronald S. Haft. Geerlings & Geerlings & Wade, Inc. Wade, Inc. 20000486............. Lucor, Inc..... James H.

Quick 10 Maynard.

Corporation. 20000488............. Alfred Poe..... Tricon Global Taco Bell Corp. Restaurants, Inc. 20000502............. Morgan Stanley Charterhouse Ashley One, Dean Witter Equity

Inc. Capital

Partners III, Partners IV, L.P. L.P. 20000503............. Charterhouse Morgan Stanley TravCorps Equity

Dean Witter Corporation. Partners III, Capital L.P.

Partners IV, L.P.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--11/17/1999

20000200............. Flowers

The Kroger The Kroger Industries, Company.

Company. Inc. 20000340............. Gateway, Inc... America Online, America Online, Inc.

Inc. 20000434............. North Shore- Peconic Health Peconic Health Long Island Corporation. Corporation. Jewish Health System, Inc.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--11/18/1999

20000096............. Abbott

Glaxo Wellcome Glaxo Wellcome Laboratories. plc.

Inc., Gaxo Group Limited.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra M. Peay or Parcellena P. Fielding, Contact Representatives, Federal Trade Commission, Premerger Notification Office, Bureau of Competition, Room 303, Washington, D.C. 20580, (202) 326-3100.

By Direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary.

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