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.

Transaction Granted Early Termination
ET DateTrans. No.ET req. statusParty name
02-FEB-10 20100338 G The Kroger Co.
G The Little Clinic LLC
G The Little Clinic LLC
20100353 G Merz GmbH Co. KGaA
G BioForm Medical, Inc.
G BioForm Medical, Inc.
20100364 G Hillenbrand, Inc.
G K-Tron International, Inc.
G K-Tron International, Inc.
03-FEB-10 20100315 G Gianni Chiarva
G Tangent Rail Corporation
G Tangent Rail Corporation
20100316 G Giorgio Chiarva
G Tangent Rail Corporation
G Tangent Rail Corporation
04-FEB-10 20100365 G CCMP Capital Investors II, L.P.
G Francesca's Holdings Corporation
G Francesca's Holdings Corporation
05-FEB-10 20100269 G Grupo Proeza S.A. de C.V.
G Dana Holding Corporation
G Dana Holding Corporation
20100373 G Trustmark Mutual Holding Company
G Health Fitness Corporation
G Health Fitness Corporation
20100379 G Shiseido Company, Limited
G Bare Escentuals, Inc.
G Bare Escentuals, Inc.
20100385 G Martek Biosciences Corporation
G Charterhouse Equity Partners IV, L.P.
G Charter Amerifit LLC
17-FEB-10 20090650 G Microsoft Corporation
G Yahoo! Inc.
G Yahoo! Inc.
19-FEB-10 20100380 G Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund III, L.P.
G LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
G LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
20100383 G LeverageSource, L.P.
G LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
G LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
20100411 G Electricite de France S.A.
G Constellation Energy Group, Inc.
G Safe Harbor Water Power Corporation
G CER Generation II, LLC
G Panther Creek Partners
G ACE Cogeneration Company
G Constellation Power Source Generation, Inc.
G Handsome Lake Energy LLC
G Sunnyside Cogeneration Associates
G Inter-Power/Ahlcon Partners L.P.
22-FEB-10 20100381 G International Business Machines Corp.
G NISC Holdings, LLC
G National Interest Security Company LLC
G Technology and Management Services, Inc.
20100386 G Ipsos S.A.
G Pilot Group LP
G OTX Corporation
20100396 G Jeffrey Vinik
G Lightning Investment Holdings L.P.
G Lightning Properties, Ltd.
G Palace Florida Properties L.P.
G Lightning Hockey GP LLC
G Tampa Bay Arena, L.P.
G Lightning Hockey LP
G Lightning Real Estate Investment GP LLC
20100398 G Roark Capital Partners II, LP
G Mr. Robert Baggett
G Peachtree Business Products, Inc.
20100399 G AREVA SA
G Ausra, Inc.
G Ausra, Inc.
20100400 G Carl C. Icahn
G Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
G Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20100403 G Chuck Greenberg
G Thomas O. Hicks
G Texas Rangers Baseball Partners
G Rangers Ballpark LLC
G Emerald Diamond, L.P.
G Ballpark Real Estate, L.P.
23-FEB-10 20100369 G HealthpointCapital Partners, L.P.
G Alphatec Holdings, Inc.
G Alphatec Holdings, Inc.
20100374 G Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
G Ahura Scientific Inc.
G Ahura Scientific Inc.
20100392 G America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V.
G Carso Global Telecom, S.A.B. de C.V.
G Carso Global Telecom, S.A.B. de C.V.
20100394 G Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.
G Energy Spectrum Partners V LP
G TSM Treating, LLC
G Tristate North Louisiana Midstream, LLC
20100397 G IBM Corporation
G Initiate Systems, Inc.
G Initiate Systems, Inc.
25-FEB-10 20100406 G Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
G Samsung Digital Imaging Co., Ltd.
G Samsung Digital Imaging Co., Ltd.
20100412 G GTCR Fund IX/A, L.P.
G ATI Holdings, Inc.
G ATI Holdings, Inc.
20100418 G PepsiCo, Inc.
G PepsiAmericas, Inc.
G PepsiAmericas, Inc.
20100419 G PepsiCo, Inc.
G The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc.
G The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc.
26-FEB-10 20100420 G S.A.C. Private Equity Investors, L.P.
G Spheris Holding II, Inc. a debtor-in-possession
G Spheris Leasing LLC
G Spheris Canada Inc.
G Spheris Holding II, Inc., a debtor-in-possession
G Spheris Operations LLC
G Vianeta Communications

For further information contact:

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.

By Direction of the Commission.

Donald S. Clark,

Secretary.

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