Premerger notification waiting periods; early terminations,

 
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[Federal Register: September 29, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 188)]

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[Page 51920-51925]

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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.

Transaction Granted Early Termination

Transaction ET date

no.

ET req status

Party name

31-AUG-98............................

19983587 G

The B's Nest. G

Kenneth R. Thomson, a Canadian citizen. G

The Thomson Company, Inc. 19984163 G

Group Maintenance America Corp. G

Romanoff Electric Corp. G

Romanoff Electric Corp. 19984180 G

Land O'Lakes, Inc. G

Countrymark Cooperative, Inc. G

Countrymark Cooperative, Inc. 19984233 G

Suiza Foods Corporation. G

Kenneth M. Woods. G

Consolidated Plastechs, Inc. 19984275 G

Omnicare, Inc. G

Extendicare Inc. G

Extendicare Health Services, Inc. 19984310 G

Oxford Industries, Inc. G

Blake Griffith. G

Next Day Apparel, Inc. 19984311 G

RSM Investments, Ltd.

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G

Midstream Fuel Service, Inc. G

Midstream Fuel Service, Inc. 19984325 G

MTD Products Inc. G

Shiloh Industries, Inc. G

Shiloh Industries, Inc. 19984329 G

National Sea Products Limited. G

John LaGalia. G

Italian Village Ravioli & Pasta Products, Inc. G

Floresta Pasta Products, Inc. 19984332 G

Code, Hennessy & Simmons III, L.P. G

Quality Roofing Supply Company, Inc. G

Quality Roofing Supply Company, Inc. 19984335 G

United Rentals, Inc. G

John J. Cowin. G

C & C Holding, Inc. 19984341 G

Cypress Merchant Banking Partners L.P. G

Bruckner Supply Company, Inc. G

Bruckner Supply Company, Inc. 19984342 G

Carlyle Partners II, L.P. G

CTS Duratek, Inc. G

GTS Duratek, Inc. 19984343 G

Greenwich Street Capital Partners II, L.P. G

Domenic Gatto. G

Atlantic Express Transportation Group Inc. 19984348 G

United States Filter Corporation. G

Ronald R. and Cynthia L. Rodgers. G

J.B. Rodgers Mechanical Contractors, Inc. 19984352 G

Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. G

Gary & Janet Cino. G

Step Ahead Investments, Inc. 19984353 G

ABS Capital Partners II, L.P. G

Phase Metrics, Inc. G

Phase Meterics, Inc. 19984355 G

NationsRent, Inc. G

David Y. Upton. G

Reliable Rental & Supply Company, Inc. 19984357 G

General Motors Corporation. G

One Touch Systems, Inc. G

One Touch Systems, Inc. 19984359 G

River III, L.P. G

John B. Poindexter. G

Lowy Group, Inc. 19984361 G

MBNA Corporation. G

CPB, Inc. G

Central Pacific Bank. 19984369 G

Joseph Eiger. G

U.S. Industries, Inc. G

Sunlite Casual Furniture, Inc. 19984370 G

George L. Argyros. G

Warburg, Pincus Capital Company, L.P. G

Verteq, Inc. 19984373 G

Wherehouse Entertainment, Inc. G

Sumner M. Redstone. G

Blockbuster Music Holding Corporation. G

Blockbuster SC Holding Corporation. 19984375 G

Electronic Arts Inc. G

Sumner M. Redstone. G

Westwood Studios, Inc. 02-SEP-98............................

19983895 G

Liberty Mutual Insurance Companyt G

The Crabbe Huson Group, Inc. G

The Crabbe Huson Group, Inc. 19983972 G

L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. G

Albert L. Cohen. G

Electronic Space Systems Corp. 19984213 G

CMT Associates, L.P. G

Walker Group, Inc. G

Walker Systems, Inc. 19984234 G

Brian L. Roberts. G

IDS/Jones Growth Partners 87- A, Ltd. G

IDS/Jones Growth Partners 87- A, Ltd. 19984246 G

Republic Industries, Inc.

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G

Daniel Rosenthal. G

BLT Enterprises of Oxnard, Inc. 19984252 G

Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. G

Nutcracker Brands, Inc. G

Nutcracker Brands, Inc. 19984256 G

TransMontaigne Oil Company. G

West Shore Pipe Line Company. G

West Shore Pipe Line Company. 19984265 G

Investors Financial Services Corp. G

BankBoston Corporation. G

BankBoston, N.A. 19984290 G

Veritas Capital Fund, L.P. (The). G

Worthington Industries, Inc. G

Worthington Precision Metals, Inc. 19984312 G

The PMI Group, Inc. G

CUNA Mutual Insurance Society. G

CMG Mortgage Insurance Company. 19984313 G

Unitrin, Inc. G

John S. Gammill Revocable Living Trust dtd 11/5/98. G

NationalCare Insurance Company. 19984319 G

Bucher Holding AG. G

The Black & Decker Corporation. G

The Black & Decker Corporation. 19984322 G

Geac Computer Corporation Limited. G

News Holdings Corp. G

News Holdings Corp. 19984339 G

Swiss Reinsurance Company. G

Life Re Corporation. G

Life Re Corporation. 19984346 G

ConAgra, Inc. G

Stephen B. Singletary. G

Diversity Food Processing L.L.C. 19984354 G

Intercapital Group Limited. G

Exco plc. G

Exco plc. 03-SEP-98............................

19984093 G

Dean Foods Company. G

Pro-Fac Cooperative, Inc. G

Agrilink Foods, Inc. 19984094 G

Pro-Fac Cooperative, Inc. G

Dean Foods Company. G

Dean Foods Vegetable Company. 19984221 G

Belk, Inc. G

W.D. Company, Inc. G

W.D. Company, Inc. 19984223 G

W.D. Company, Inc. G

Belk, Inc. G

Belk, Inc. 04-SEP-98............................

19983464 G

Alcatel. G

DSC Communications Corporation. G

DSC Communications Corporation. 19984089 G

Networks Associates, Inc. G

CyberMedia, Inc. G

CyberMedia, Inc. 19984142 G

Brentwood Associates Buyout Fund II, L.P. G

Robert L. & Darlene H. Pope. G

Truck & Trailer Parts, Inc. & DHP Leasing, Inc. 19984261 G

Citicorp. G

Dalton Corporation. G

Dalton Corporation Employee Stock Ownership Plan. 19984273 G

Maurice Marciano. G

Guess?, Inc. G

Guess?, Inc. 19984303 G

Walt Disney Company (The). G

Chancellor Media Corporation. G

Chancellor Media Corp. of Illinois. 19984314 G

The SKM Equity Fund II, L.P. G

Pulsar Plastics, Inc. G

Pulsar Plastics, Inc. 19984320 G

Jerry L. Woodsworth. G

Imasco Limited. G

Fast Food Merchandisers, Inc.

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19984324 G

PSS World Medical, Inc. G

Gilbert X-Ray Company of Texas, Inc. G

Gilbert X-Ray Company of Texas, Inc. 19984333 G

HIH Winterthur International Holdings Limited. G

PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc. G

Great States Insurance Company. 19984351 G

Sonepar S.A. G

Eagle Electric Supply Company, Inc. G

Eagle Electric Supply Company, Inc. 19984360 G

PMR Corporation, a Delaware corporation. G

Behavioral Healthcare Corporation. G

Behavioral Healthcare Corporation. 19984371 G

Mueller Industries, Inc. 19984371 G

Lincoln Brass Works, Inc. G

Lincoln Brass Works, Inc. 19984372 G

Fred Meyer, Inc. G

Elangy Corporation. G

Elangy Corporation. 19984377 G

Corporacion durango, SA. de C.V. G

Dennis Mehiel. G

Four M Corporation. 19984378 G

Comfort Systems USA, Inc. G

The Fagan Company. G

The Fagan Company. 19984379 G

Protective Life Corporation. G

Lincoln National Corporation. G

The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. G

Lincoln Life & Annuity Company of New York. 19984382 G

CBS Corporation. G

Joseph M. Field. G

Entercom Communications Corp. 19984395 G

Nycomed Amersham, plc. G

Molecular Dynamics, Inc. G

Molecular Dynamics, Inc. 19984399 G

Black Box Corporation. G

Diploma PLC. G

Diploma, Inc. 19984401 G

H&R Block, Inc. G

Friedman Eisenstein Raemer and Schwartz, LLP. G

Friedman Eisenstein Raemer and Schwartz, LLP. 19984403 G

WellPoint Health Networks Inc. G

Cerulean Companies, Inc. G

Cerulean Companies, Inc. 19984406 G

David M. Conant, an individual. G

Ronald Gregoire, an individual. G

Cerritos Ford, Inc. G

Cerritos Isuzu, Inc. G

Cerritos Infiniti, Inc. 19984408 G

Sidney B. DeBoer. G

Phil S. Camp. G

Camp Automative, Inc. 19984411 G

Isaac Perlmutter. G

Toy Biz, Inc. G

Toy Biz, Inc. 19984412 G

Dickstein & Co., L.P. G

Toy Biz, Inc. G

Toy Biz, Inc. 19984428 G

The Dial Corporation. G

Bahrain International Bank. G

Sarah Michaels, Inc. 19984442 G

Modine Manufacturing Company. G

Core Holdings, Inc. G

Core Holdings, Inc. 08-SEP-98............................

19984211 G

The Hearst Trust. G

Pulitzer Voting Trust. G

Pulitzer Publishing Company. 19984374 G

McLeod Russel Holdings PLC. G

Trion, Inc. G

Trion, Inc. 19984421 G

Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. G

Grupo Modelo, S.A. de C.V. (a Mexican company).

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G

Diblo S.A. de C.V. 19984427 G

The Mayflower Corporation plc. G

Metrotrans Corporation. G

Metrotrans Corporation. 19984431 G

Communities Investor Limited Partnership. G

Florida Design Communities, Inc. G

Florida Design Communities, Inc. 19984432 G

Alfred Hoffman, Jr. G

Communities Investor Limited Partnership. G

D&A Communities, Inc. 19984434 G

Sears, Roebuck and Co. G

FS Equity Partners IV, L.P. G

Advance Holding Corporation. 19984435 G

FS Equity Partners IV, L.P. G

Sears, Roebuck and Co. G

Western Auto Supply Company. 19984436 G

The Beacon Group III--Focus Value Fund, L.P. G

International Components Corporation. G

International Components Corporation. 19984438 G

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. G

KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP. G

KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP. 19984452 G

NationsRent, Inc. G

Don R. O'Neal (``Don''). G

Arenco, L.L.C. 19984453 G

NationsRent, Inc. G

Ray L. O'Neal. G

Ray L. O'Neal, Inc, d/b/a A-1 Rental. 19984465 G

Republic Industries, Inc. 19984465 G

Benno Hurwitz. G

Fox Chevrolet, Inc. G

Bill Ayares Chevrolet, Inc. G

Valley Chevrolet, Inc. 09-SEP-98............................

19983296 G

Dean Foods Company. G

U.C. Milk Company, Incorporated. G

U.C. Milk Company, Incorporated. 19984307 G

Elan Corporation, plc. G

American Home Products Corporation. G

American Home Products Corporation. 19984340 G

Novartis Seeds AG. G

Cadiz Land Company, Inc. G

American Sunmelon. 19984356 G

The President and Fellows of Harvard College. G

Three Cities Fund II, L.P. G

NDC Holdings II, Inc. 10-SEP-98............................

19983401 G

The Earthgrains Company. G

Interstate Bakeries Corporation. G

Interstate Bakeries Corporation. 19983402 G

Interstate Bakeries Corporation. G

The Earthgrains Company. G

The Earthgrains Company. 19984315 G

Code, Hennessy & Simmons II, L.P. G

Marjorie L. Perfect. G

Reading Alloys, Inc. 19984328 G

Newell Co. G

rotring international GmbH & Co KG. G

rotring international GmbH & Co KG. 19984334 G

Powerwave Technologies, Inc. G

Hewlett-Packard Company. G

Hewlett-Packard Company. 19984402 G

Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. G

Rio Hotel & Casino, Inc. G

Rio Hotel & Casino, Inc. 19984413 G

Toy Biz, Inc. G

Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. G

Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. 19984422 G

Kitty Hawk, Inc. G

James H. Bastian. G

SAT Group, Inc. 19984426 G

Viag AG G

Bunge Foods Corporation.

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G

Bunge Foods Corporation. 19984430 G

Unocal Corporation. G

K Energy, Inc. G

NEC Acquisition Co. 19984440 G

Roger S. Penske. G

Harris Corporation. G

Flash Comm, Inc. 19984445 G

Imrex, LLC. G

The Chase Manhattan Corporation. G

Gichner Systems Group, Inc. 19984450 G

Everett R. Dobson Irrevocable Family Trust. G

Sygnet Wireless, Inc. G

Sygnet Wireless, Inc. 19884454 G

Kaynar Technologies, Inc. G

Orion Capital Holdings, L.P. G

Marcliff Corporation. 19984462 G

PRIMEDIA Inc. G

The James Gartland Trust. G

Miramar Communications, Inc. 19984461 G

PRIMEDIA Inc. G

Tim & Denise Novoselski. G

Miramar Communications, Inc. 19984470 G

Ajax Holding Corporation. G

EFCO, Inc. G

EFCO, Inc. 19984488 G

Alcatel Alsthom. G

Optec Dai-Ichi Denko Co., Ltd. G

Optec D.D. USA, Inc. G

Optec Sales, Inc. of America. 11-SEP-98............................

19984394 G

New York ands Presbyterian Healthcare System, Inc. G

Palisades Healthcare Systems, Inc. G

Palisades Healthcare System, Inc. G

Palisades Management Enterprises, Inc. 19984415 G

Nordson Corporation. G

Martin A. Allen. G

BDL Holdings, Inc. 19984416 G

Martin A. Allen. G

Nordson Corporation. G

Nordson Corporation. 19984443 G

Danaher Corporation. G

ITT Industries, Inc. G

ITT Industries, Inc. 19984468 G

Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. G

James B. Stephens. G

Davis Electrical Constructors, Inc.

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.

[FR Doc. 98-26029Filed9-28-98; 8:45 am]

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