Premerger notification waiting periods; early terminations,

 
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[Federal Register: October 30, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 210)]

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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

28-SEP-98..............................

19984720 G

Shorewood Packaging Corporation. G

Queens Group, Inc. G

Queens Group, Inc. 19984726 G

Meridian Diagnostics, Inc. G

Fresenius A.G. G

Gull Laboratories, Inc. 19984729 G

Windward Capital Associates, L.P. G

Fleming Companies, Inc. G

Fleming Companies, Inc. 19984733 G

Mead Corporation (The). G

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation. G

Creative Point, Inc. 19984735 G

Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. G

Amerada Hess Corporation.

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G

Hess Oil Virgin Islands Corp. 19984736 G

Amerada Hess Corporation. G

Amerada Hess Corporation. G

Hess Oil Virgin Islands Corp. 19984737 G

Hanover Compressor Company. G

Eureka Energy Systems, Inc. G

Eureka Energy Systems, Inc. 19984738 G

Chancellor Media Corporation. G

BCI Growth III, L.P. G

The Primedia Broadcast Group. 19984749 G

Tribune Company. G

Jon S. Kelly. G

Kelly Television Co. 19984751 G

Johnson & Johnson. G

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. G

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 19984755 G

Meredith Corporation. G

Tribune Company. G

WGNX Inc. 19984759 G

CHB Capital Partners, L.P. G

Ha-Marque Fabricators, Inc. G

Ha-Marque Fabricators, Inc. 19984763 G

Ford Motor Company. G

Jimmy C. Payton. G

Payton-Wright Ford Sales, Inc. 29-SEP-98..............................

19984296 G

Reilly Family Limited Partnership. G

Outdoor Communications, Inc. G

Outdoor Communications, Inc. 19984350 G

Dairy Farmers of America. G

California Gold Dairy Products. G

California Gold Dairy Products. 19984388 G

Stryker Corporation. G

Pfizer Inc. G

Howmedica Worldwide Business. 19884531 G

General Electric Company. G

Airplanes Limited. G

Airplanes Limited. 19984546 G

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. G

  1. Charles Watterson. G

Charken Company, Inc. 19984547 G

Park-Ohio Holdings, Corp. G

Kenneth P. Watterson. G

Charken Company, Inc. 19984579 G

Genstar Capital Partners II, L.P. G

Union Pacific Corporation. G

Skyway Freight Systems, Inc. 19984621 G

Hanson PLC. G

Condux Corporation. G

Condux Corporation. 19984642 G

Gibraltar Steel Corporation. G

Anthony & Frances Fortuna. G

Rock River Heat Treating Company. G

Harbor Metal Treating Co. G

Harbor Metal Treating of Indiana, Inc. 19984643 G

Tele-Communications, Inc. G

Cable TV Fund 14-A, Ltd. G

Cable TV Fund 14-A, Ltd. 19984675 G

GS Capital Partners II, L.P. G

Bechtel Group, Inc. G

East Syracuse Generating Company, L.P. 19984677 G

GS Capital Partners II, L.P. G

PG&E Corporation. G

East Syracuse Generating Company, L.P. 19984709 G

Cedar Creek Partners LLC. G

Netcom, Inc. G

Netcom, Inc. 19984717 G

Cogeneration Corporation of America. G

Northern States Power Company. G

Oklahoma Loan Acquisition Corporation. 19984718 G

Amedisys, Inc. G

Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation.

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G

Crestwood Healthcare, L.P. G

Galen Hospital Corporation of Texas, Inc. G

and 28 other subsidiaries. G

Montgomery Regional Hospital, Inc. G

Selma Medical Center, Inc. 19984731 G

Franklin P. Perdue. G

IMASCO Limited. G

GOL-PAK Holdings, Inc. 19984772 G

Norsk Hydro ASA. G

Meridian Technologies Inc. G

Meridian Technologies Inc. 30-SEP-98..............................

19981707 G

N.V. Koninklije Nederlandsche Petroleum Maatschap. G

The Coastal Corporation. G

ANR Field Services Company; ANR Production Company. 19983799 G

Medtronic, Inc. G

Physio-Control International Corporation. G

Physio-Control International Corporation. 19984508 G

CMS Energy Corporation. G

Carolyn Louise Adams. G

Continental Natural Gas, Inc. 19984584 G

Carolyn Louise Adams. G

CMS Energy Corporation. G

CMS Energy Corporation. 19984641 G

Tele-Communications, Inc. G

Jones Growth Partners L.P. G

Jones Growth Partners L.P. 19984670 G

American Financial Group, Inc. G

Old Republic Life Insurance Group, Inc. G

Old Republic Life Insurance Company of New York. 19984697 G

First Investors Financial Services Group., Inc. G

Fortis AG S.A. G

Auto Lenders Acceptance Corporation. 19984698 G

irst Investors Financial Services Group, Inc. G

Fortis AMEV N.V. G

Auto Lenders Acceptance Corporation. 19984707 G

HK Systems, Inc. G

Endura Software Corporation. G

Endura Software Corporation. 19984712 G

Rhone Captial LLC. G

Michael A. Bumstead. G

Bumstead Manufacturing, Inc. G

Bumstead Manufacturing, Inc. Charitable Remainder Trust. 19984713 G

Rhone Captial LLC. G

Steven G. Bumstead. G

Bumstead Manufacturing, Inc. G

Bumstead Manufacturing, Inc. Charitable Remainder Trust. 19984756 G

Met-Pro Corporation. G

Vivendi, a French company. G

Flex-Kleen Corporation. 01-OCT-98..............................

19982847 G

Metallgesellschaft AG. G

Cyprus Amax Minerals Corporation. G

Cyprus Foote Mineral Corporation. 19984514 G

Hitachi, Ltd. G

AB Volvo. G

Euclid-Hitachi Heavy Equipment, Inc. 19984683 G

John J. Rigas. G

Doris Holdings, L.P. G

SVHH Cable Acquisition, L.P. 19984757 G

Fresenius Aktiengesellschaft. G

Pharmacia & Upjohn, Inc. G

Pharmacia & Upjohn, Co. 02-OCT-98..............................

19984568 G

Heritage Fund II, L.P. G

BankAmerica Corporation. G

Duo-Tang, Inc. 19984571 G

Florida Dairy Farmers' Association. G

Tampa Independent Dairy Farmers' Association, Inc. G

Tampa Independent Dairy Farmers' Association, Inc. 19984638 G

Tele-Communications, Inc. G

Cable TV Fund 15-A, Ltd. G

Cable TV Fund 15-A, Ltd. 19984659 G

John D. Phillips.

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G

World Access, Inc. G

World Access, Inc. 19984673 G

HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. G

Howard V. Barton. G

Sun Employer Services, Inc. 19984689 G

Dumas M. Simeus. G

Imasco Limited. G

Imasco Holdings, Inc. G

Fast Food Merchandisers, Inc. 19984694 G

Schurz Investment Partnership. G

Arvida/JMB Partners, L.P. G

Gulf and Pacific Communications Limited Partnership. 19984699 G

Michael Lambert. G

Roy Speer. G

Speer Communications Holding I Limited Partnership. G

WNAB Limited Partnership. G

WNAB Channel 58 Nashville Inc. 19984710 G

Golder, Thoma, Cressey, Rauner Fund V, L.P. G

Curtis L. and LaVonne A. Hough. G

Hough Real Estate Company. G

H & H Trucking, Inc. G

Cambridge Metals & Plastics, Inc. 19984711 G

Dean Foods Company. G

Berkeley Farms, Inc. G

Berkeley Farms, Inc., a California Corporation. 19984727 G

Enron Corp. G

Kafus Environmental Industries, Ltd. G

Kafus Environmental Industries, Ltd. 19984742 G

Michael R. Cannon. G

Unique Casual Restaurants, Inc. G

Fuddruckers, Inc. 19984753 G

Infocure Corporation. G

Reynolds and Reynolds Company (The). G

Health Care Systems Division. 19984760 G

Fujirebio Inc. G

Centocor, Inc. G

CDP Holdings Corp. G

Centocor Diagnostics of Pennsylvania, Inc. 19984766 G

R&B Falcon Corporation. G

Cliffs Drilling Company. G

Cliffs Drilling Company. 19984771 G

Watsco, Inc. G

Leon P. Brassard. G

Heat, Inc. 19984776 G

Ocean Group plc. G

Kenneth Lashutka. G

A.W. Fenton. 19984777 G

America Online, Inc. G

Geraldine Bond Laybourne and Lawrence C. Laybourne. G

Oxygen Media, Inc. 19984782 G

Organization Real, S.A. De C.V. G

White Cap, Inc. G

White Cap, Inc. 19984783 G

Enrique Garcia Gamboa. G

White Cap, Inc. G

White Cap, Inc. 19984786 G

CKS Group, Inc. G

USWeb Corporation. G

USWeb Corporation. 19984787 G

USWeb Corporation. G

CKS Group, Inc. G

CKS Group, Inc. 19984789 G

Beverly Enterprises, Inc. G

Rodney K. Kebo and Kathleen S. Kebo. G

M-K Home Medical, Inc. 19984790 G

MAAX, Inc. G

Sunbeam Corporation. G

Coleman Spas, Inc. 19984791 G

General Parts, Inc., a North Carolina Corporation. G

APS Holding Corporation, a Delaware Corporation. G

APS Holding Corporation, a Delaware Corporation.

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19984798 G

Carriage Services, Inc. G

Service Corporation International. G

RMG Trust; SCI Oklahoma Funeral Services, Inc. G

SCI Virginia Funeral Services, Inc. 19984801 G

Wella AG. G

Smith Investment Company. G

Belvedere Company. 19984803 G

The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. G

Rodale Press, Inc. G

Leman Publications, Inc. 19984809 G

British-Borneo Petroleum Syndicate, P.L.C. G

Hardy Oil & Gas plc. G

Hardy Oil & Gas plc. 19984810 G

English China Clays plc. G

Minco Acquisition Corporation. G

Minco Acquisition Corporation. 19984811 G

Jacor Communications, Inc. G

Kenneth J. Roberts. G

KADM(FM), L.P. G

Kelsho Communications, L.P. 19984820 G

Chancellor Media Corporation. G

General Electric Company G

Pegasus Broadcasting of San Juan, L.L.C. 19984821 G

Coloniale S.r.l. G

John E. Nahra. G

DASI Products, Inc. G

DASI Manufacturing. 05-OCT-98..............................

19984660 G

World Access, Inc. G

James R. Elliott. G

Cherry Communications, Inc. 19984702 G

MEI Holdings, L.P. G

HR Funding, L.P. G

Houlihan's Restaurant Group, Inc. 19984703 G

HR Funding, L.P. G

MEI Holdings, L.P. G

Malibu Entertainment Worldwide, Inc. 19984823 G

Sybron International Corporation. G

Thomas Lansing. G

Pinnacle Products of Wisconsin, Inc. 19984824 G

Walter Scott, Jr. G

Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises, Inc. G

Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises, Inc. 19984828 G

Flathead Electric Cooperative, Inc. G

PacifiCorp. G

PacifiCorp. 06-OCT-98..............................

19984624 G

Shamrock Holdings, Inc. G

Brierley Investments Limited. G

Brierley Investments Limited. 19984654 G

Sulzer AG. G

Harsco Corporation. G

Harsco UK. 19984778 G

Geraldine Bond Laybourne and Lawrence C. Laybourne. G

America Online, Inc. G

America Online, Inc. G

Mom's Club, Inc. G

AOLV Health Living Channel, Inc. 19984785 G

Winbond Electronics Corporation. G

Information Storage Devices, Inc. G

Information Storage Devices, Inc. 19984836 G

Triumph Group, Inc. G

DV Industries, Inc. G

DV Industries, Inc. 07-OCT-98..............................

19984633 G

Catholic Healthcare West. G

UniHealth. G

Unihealth. 19984745 G

DST Systems, Inc. G

USCS International, Inc. G

USCS International, Inc. 19984752 G

Sundstrand Corporation. G

Harnischfeger Industries, Inc.

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G

The Horsburg & Scott Co. 19984754 G

Norwest Corporation. G

Trivest Fund I, Ltd. G

Norwesco, Inc. 19984781 G

Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe, IV, L.P. G

MedQuist Inc. G

MedQuist Inc. 08-OCT-98..............................

19984582 G

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. G

Hewlett-Packard Company. G

Hewlett-Packard Company. 19984739 G

Carlyle Bottling, L.L.C. G

Ace Ginger Beer, Inc. G

Ace Ginger Beer, Inc. 19984740 G

Cadbury Schweppes plc. G

Ace Ginger Beer, Inc. G

Ace Ginger Beer, Inc. 19984792 G

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe VIII, L.P. G

Concentra Managed Care Inc. G

Concentra Managed Care Inc. 09-OCT-98..............................

19984581 G

Franz Haniel & CIE, GmbH. G

Marvin and Mildred Conney (husband and wife). G

Conney Safety Products Co., Inc. 19984652 G

The SKM Equity Fund II, L.P. G

Hayim Abulafia. G

World Bazaars, Inc. 19984704 G

Windward Capital Associates, L.P. G

Robert Llorens. G

Lorro, Inc. 19984725 G

Darigold Farms. G

Jack Bruni. G

Echo Spring Dairy, Inc. 19984769 G

Stephen E. Myers. G

Narragansett Capital Partners-A, L.P. G

Fanch Cablevision of Colorado, Limited Partnership. 19984774 G

Basic American Inc. G

Diageo plc. G

The Pillsbury Company. 19984788 G

Queensway Financial Holdings Limited. G

The Allstate Corporation. G

Pembridge Insurance Services Corp. +

19984793 G

Paul G. Allen. G

Kelso Investment Associates V, L.P. G

CCA Holdings Corp, CCT Holdings Corp. G

Charter Communications Long Beach, Inc. 19984794 G

Paul G. Allen. G

Charter Communications Group. G

Charter Communications Inc. 19984817 G

Associated British Ports Holdings PLC. G

Johnson Controls Inc. G

Johnson Controls World Services, Inc. 19984819 G

Paul G. Allen. G

Charterhouse Equity Partners II, L.P. G

Charter Comm II, Inc., Charter Comm, L.L.C. 19984825 G

Stichting Administratiekantoor ABN AMRO Holding. G

Dr. Aloysio de Andrade Faria. G

Taluk S.A. 19984833 G

Centex Corporation. G

Calton, Inc. G

Calton Homes, Inc. 19984842 G

Rhone Capital LLC. G

John H. Hoag. G

Flintlock, Ltd. 19984843 G

Dynamex, Inc. G

Robert J. Mitzman. G

Q International Courier, Inc. 19984845 G

The Kroger Co. G

Hilander Foods, Inc. G

Hilander Foods, Inc. 19984847 G

George L. Argyros. G

DST Systems, Inc. G

DST Systems, Inc.

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19984849 G

Medtronic, Inc. G

Midas Rex, L.P. G

Midas Rex, L.P. 19984851 G

Wolseley plc. G

John L. Meyer, Jr. G

L&H Plumbing and Heating Supplies Inc. 19984854 G

TSO Holding Corp. G

David Baird, IV. G

Haddonfield Lumber Co., U.S. Components, Inc. 19984855 G

New American Healthcare Corporation. G

Lucius O. Crosby Memorial Hospital. G

Lucius O. Crosby Memorial Hospital. 19984856 G

UBS AG. G

CHB Capital Partners, L.P. G

Trussway Holdings, Inc. 19984857 G

The Dll Group, Inc. G

Hewlett-Packard Company. G

Hewlett-Packard Company. 19984861 G

Charter plc. G

Aluminum Company of America. G

Alcotec Wire Company. 19984863 G

EOTT Energy Partners, L.P. G

Koch Industries. G

Koch Industries. 19984866 G

Quorum Health Group, Inc. G

Northwest Health System, Inc. G

Northwest Health System, Inc. 19984867 G

MNBA Corporation. G

Union Planters Corporation. G

Union Planters Corporation. 19990003 G

General Motors Corporation. G

Asbury Villanova L.L.C. G

Asbury Automotive Texas L.L.C., Coggin Saturn, Inc. 19990008 G

Ford Motor Company. G

Gerald Vanderstyne, Jr. G

Vanderstyne Ford, Inc., Vanderstyne Ford of Avon, I. 19990011 G

Asif A. Sayeed. G

Maxicare Health Plans, Inc. G

Maxicare Health Plans of the Midwest, Inc. 19990015 G

Kotio Manufacturing Co., Ltd. G

Hella KG Hueck & Co. G

HNA NAL Holding, Inc. 19990020 G

Hoak Communications Partners, L.P. G

Trinity plc. G

Trinity 101 Limited, Trinity Holdings Inc. 19990021 G

Group Maintenance America Corp. G

William Witz. G

Continental Electrical Construction. 19990024 G

Cameron Ashley Building Products, Inc. G

Ian and Linda Kramer. G

IBEX Industries, Inc. 19990030 G

Charles R. Wolf. G

Robert Waxman, Inc. G

Robert Waxman, Inc. 19990041 G

George Rosenthal. G

Time Warner Inc. G

Warner Hollywood Studios. 19990042 G

Mark Rosenthal. G

Time Warner Inc. G

Warner Hollywood Studios.

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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, DC 20580, (202) 326-3100.

By Direction of the Commission. Benjamin I. Berman, Acting Secretary.

[FR Doc. 98-29151Filed10-29-98; 8:45 am]

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