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Exhibit A

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

                  Plaintiff,

                  v.

GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION;
AIR REDUCTION COMPANY, INC.;
CHEMETRON CORPORATION; and
OLIN MATHIESON CHEMICAL CORPORATION,   

                  Defendants.


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07-mc-0106

Civil Action No. 61C615

Judge: Sterling Johnson

Date Stamp: June 14, 2007

ORDER TERMINATING 1963 FINAL JUDGMENTS

The Court having received the motion of The BOC Group, Inc., a successor in interest to defendant Air Reduction Company, Inc.; Praxair, Inc., a successor in interest to defendant General Dynamics Corporation; and American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc., on behalf of certain of its subsidiaries that acquired the carbon dioxide business of defendant Chemetron Corporation, for termination of the Final Judgments entered by this Court on October 17, 1963 in the above-captioned matter ("1963 Final Judgment"); the United States having represented to the Court that it has no objection to the motion; notice of intention to seek termination of the 1963 Final Judgment having been published in Chemical Week on March 1, 2006 and March 8, 2006, Food Engineering on March 10, 2006, and Beverage World on March 15, 2006; all interested parties having been given an opportunity to submit comments concerning the proposed termination of the 1963 Final Judgment; the Court having considered all papers and comments filed in connection with this motion; and the Court finding that it is in the public interest to terminate the 1963 Final Judgment, it is

ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED:

That said 1963 Final Judgment is hereby terminated.

Dated: June 14, 2007

  S/Sterling Johnson, Jr., USDJ
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGE
EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK