Commission Approves Divestiture in Matter of Service Corporation International, et al.; Commission Approves Final Consent Orders in Matters of Soyo Group, Inc. and InPhonic, Inc.

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Commission approval of proposed divestiture: Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a petition for proposed divestiture from Service Corporation International (SCI) and Alderwoods Group, Inc. related to SCI’s recent acquisition of Alderwoods. In the FTC’s consent agreement and order allowing the transaction to proceed with conditions, SCI and Alderwoods were required to divest a range of funeral home and cemetery services companies. Through the petition, a public version of which can be found on the Commission’s Web site as a link to this press release, the companies requested approval to divest Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel in Lansing, Michigan, and Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel in Holt, Michigan, to MGM, Inc. The Commission, by a vote of 5-0, has now approved the proposed divestiture. (FTC File No. 061-0156, Docket No. C-4174; the staff contact is Elizabeth A. Piotrowski, Bureau of Competition, 202-326-2623; see press release dated November 22, 2006.)

Commission approval of final consent orders: Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter concerning Soyo Group, Inc. The Commission vote approving the final consent order was 5-0. (FTC File No. 062-3094; the staff contact is Linda K. Badger, FTC Western Region, San Francisco, 415-848-5100; see press release dated April 27, 2007.)

Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter concerning InPhonic, Inc. The Commission vote approving the final consent order was 5-0. (FTC File No. 062-3066; the staff contact is Matthew Gold, FTC Western Region, San Francisco, 415-848-5100; see press release dated April 27, 2007.)

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC’s Web site at http://www.ftc.gov and from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.

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