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| UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT|
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
It is stipulated by and between the undersigned parties by their respective attorneys that:
1. The Court has jurisdiction over the subject matter of this action and over each of the parties hereto, and venue of this action is proper in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, Beaufort Division.
2. The parties stipulate that a proposed Final Judgment in the form attached as Exhibit A may be filed and entered by the Court, upon the motion of any party or upon the Court's own motion, at any time after compliance with the requirements of the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act (15 U.S.C. § 16), and without further notice to any party or other proceedings, provided that the United States has not withdrawn its consent.
3. This Stipulation and Order shall apply with equal force and effect to any amended proposed Final Judgment agreed upon in writing by the Parties and submitted to this Court.
4. In the event that (1) the proposed Final Judgment is not entered pursuant to this Stipulation and Order, the time has expired for all appeals of any court ruling declining entry of the proposed Final Judgment, and this Court has not otherwise ordered continued compliance with the terms and provisions of the proposed Final Judgment, or (2) the United States has withdrawn its consent, then the Parties are released from all further obligations under this Stipulation and Order, and the making of this Stipulation and Order shall be without evidentiary prejudice to any party in this or any other proceeding.
Dated: September 17, 2007.