-----BEGIN PRIVACY-ENHANCED MESSAGE----- Proc-Type: 2001,MIC-CLEAR Originator-Name: webmaster@www.sec.gov Originator-Key-Asymmetric: MFgwCgYEVQgBAQICAf8DSgAwRwJAW2sNKK9AVtBzYZmr6aGjlWyK3XmZv3dTINen TWSM7vrzLADbmYQaionwg5sDW3P6oaM5D3tdezXMm7z1T+B+twIDAQAB MIC-Info: RSA-MD5,RSA, JQ/ReAQvhxmNDn8esBKof+DlSw3g/Vl/ypgycSpo5Fb4lgo6D52TIUvEGSasD6RS sAHC7uwUCHpYZU5o1n5vCg== 0001313250-07-000081.txt : 20071015 0001313250-07-000081.hdr.sgml : 20071015 20071015170843 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001313250-07-000081 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13D PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 FILED AS OF DATE: 20071015 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20071015 GROUP MEMBERS: ANDREW J. M. SPOKES GROUP MEMBERS: ASHISH H. PANT GROUP MEMBERS: DAVID I. COHEN GROUP MEMBERS: DEREK C. SCHRIER GROUP MEMBERS: DOUGLAS M. MACMAHON GROUP MEMBERS: FARALLON CAPITAL INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS II, L.P. GROUP MEMBERS: FARALLON CAPITAL INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS III, L.P. GROUP MEMBERS: FARALLON CAPITAL INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS, L.P. GROUP MEMBERS: FARALLON CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.L.C. GROUP MEMBERS: FARALLON CAPITAL OFFSHORE INVESTORS II, L.P. GROUP MEMBERS: FARALLON PARTNERS, L.L.C. GROUP MEMBERS: JASON E. MOMENT GROUP MEMBERS: MARK C. WEHRLY GROUP MEMBERS: MONICA R. LANDRY GROUP MEMBERS: NOONDAY CAPITAL PARTNERS, L.L.C. GROUP MEMBERS: NOONDAY CAPITAL, L.L.C. GROUP MEMBERS: NOONDAY G.P. (U.S.), L.L.C. GROUP MEMBERS: RAJIV A. PATEL GROUP MEMBERS: RICHARD B. FRIED GROUP MEMBERS: SAURABH K. MITTAL GROUP MEMBERS: STEPHEN L. MILLHAM GROUP MEMBERS: THOMAS F. STEYER GROUP MEMBERS: TINICUM PARTNERS, L.P. GROUP MEMBERS: WILLIAM F. DUHAMEL GROUP MEMBERS: WILLIAM F. MELLIN SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORP CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001101215 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: SERVICES-BUSINESS SERVICES, NEC [7389] IRS NUMBER: 311429215 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13D SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-77892 FILM NUMBER: 071172448 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 17655 WATERVIEW PARKWAY CITY: DALLAS STATE: TX ZIP: 75252 BUSINESS PHONE: 9723485100 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: Noonday Asset Management, L.P. CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001313250 IRS NUMBER: 331106238 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13D BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 227 WEST TRADE STREET, SUITE 2140 CITY: CHARLOTTE STATE: NC ZIP: 28202 BUSINESS PHONE: (704)333-9192 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 227 WEST TRADE STREET, SUITE 2140 CITY: CHARLOTTE STATE: NC ZIP: 28202 SC 13D 1 alliancedata13d.htm

 

OMB APPROVAL

 

OMB Number: 3235-0145

Expires: February 28, 2009

Estimated average burden

Hours per response . . . . 14.5

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

SCHEDULE 13D

 

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No.             )    *

 

Alliance Data Systems Corporation

(Name of Issuer)

 

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

018581108

(Cusip Number)

 

Mark C. Wehrly

Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C.

One Maritime Plaza, Suite 2100

San Francisco, California 94111

(415) 421-2132

(Name, Address, and Telephone Number of Person

Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

 

October 3, 2007

(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)

 

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of Sections 240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box o.

 

Note: Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits. See Section 240.13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.

 

* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

 

The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 

(Continued on following pages)

Page 1 of 52 Pages

Exhibit Index Found on Page 50

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Noonday Asset Management, L.P.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, may be deemed a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

4,184,650

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

4,184,650

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

4,184,650

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

5.3%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

IA, PN

 

Page 2 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Noonday G.P. (U.S.), L.L.C.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, may be deemed a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

4,184,650

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

4,184,650

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

4,184,650

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

5.3%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

OO

 

Page 3 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Noonday Capital, L.L.C.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, may be deemed a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

4,184,650

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

4,184,650

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

4,184,650

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

5.3%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

OO

 

Page 4 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

David I. Cohen

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, may be deemed a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

United States

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

4,184,650

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

4,184,650

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

4,184,650

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

5.3%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

IN

 

Page 5 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Saurabh K. Mittal

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, may be deemed a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

India

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

4,184,650

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

4,184,650

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

4,184,650

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

5.3%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

IN

 

Page 6 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Noonday Capital Partners, L.L.C.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, may be deemed a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

WC, OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

60,000

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

60,000

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

60,000

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

0.1%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

OO

 

Page 7 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Farallon Capital Partners, L.P.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, is a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

WC, OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

California

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

506,300

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

506,300

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

506,300

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

0.6%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

PN

 

Page 8 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Farallon Capital Institutional Partners, L.P.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, is a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

WC

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

California

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

487,400

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

487,400

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

487,400

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

0.6%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

PN

 

Page 9 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Farallon Capital Institutional Partners II, L.P.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, is a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

WC

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

California

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

52,100

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

52,100

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

52,100

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

0.1%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

PN

 

Page 10 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Farallon Capital Institutional Partners III, L.P.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, is a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

WC

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

27,750

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

27,750

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

27,750

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

0.0%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

PN

 

Page 11 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Tinicum Partners, L.P.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, is a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

WC, OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

New York

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

21,000

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

21,000

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

21,000

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

0.0%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

PN

 

Page 12 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Farallon Capital Offshore Investors II, L.P.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, is a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

WC, OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Cayman Islands

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

811,300

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

811,300

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

811,300

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

1.0%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

PN

 

Page 13 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, may be deemed a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

2,218,800

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

2,218,800

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

2,218,800

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

2.8%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

IA, OO

 

Page 14 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Farallon Partners, L.L.C.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, may be deemed a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

AF

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

1,965,850

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

1,965,850

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

1,965,850

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

2.5%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

OO

 

Page 15 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

William F. Duhamel

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, may be deemed a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

AF, OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

United States

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

4,184,650

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

4,184,650

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

4,184,650

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

5.3%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

IN

 

Page 16 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Richard B. Fried

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, may be deemed a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

AF, OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

United States

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

4,184,650

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

4,184,650

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

4,184,650

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

5.3%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

IN

 

Page 17 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Monica R. Landry

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, may be deemed a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

AF, OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

United States

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

4,184,650

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

4,184,650

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

4,184,650

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

5.3%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

IN

 

Page 18 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Douglas M. MacMahon

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, may be deemed a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

AF, OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

United States

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

4,184,650

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

4,184,650

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

4,184,650

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

5.3%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

IN

 

Page 19 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

William F. Mellin

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, may be deemed a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

AF, OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

United States

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

4,184,650

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

4,184,650

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

4,184,650

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

5.3%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

IN

 

Page 20 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Stephen L. Millham

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, may be deemed a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

AF, OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

United States

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

4,184,650

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

4,184,650

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

4,184,650

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

5.3%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

IN

 

Page 21 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Jason E. Moment

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, may be deemed a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

AF, OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

United States

NUMBER OF

 

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

 

EACH

 

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

4,184,650

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

4,184,650

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

4,184,650

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

5.3%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

IN

 

Page 22 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Ashish H. Pant

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, may be deemed a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

AF, OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

India

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

4,184,650

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

4,184,650

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

4,184,650

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

5.3%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

IN

 

Page 23 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Rajiv A. Patel

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, may be deemed a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

AF, OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

United States

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

4,184,650

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

4,184,650

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

4,184,650

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

5.3%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

IN

 

Page 24 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Derek C. Schrier

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, may be deemed a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

AF, OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

United States

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

4,184,650

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

4,184,650

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

4,184,650

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

5.3%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

IN

 

Page 25 of 52 Pages

 

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Andrew J. M. Spokes

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

**           The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, may be deemed a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

AF, OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

United Kingdom

NUMBER OF

 

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

 

EACH

 

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

4,184,650

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

4,184,650

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

4,184,650

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

5.3%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

IN

 

Page 26 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Thomas F. Steyer

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, may be deemed a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

AF, OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

United States

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

4,184,650

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

4,184,650

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

4,184,650

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

5.3%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

IN

 

Page 27 of 52 Pages

13D

CUSIP No. 018581108

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Mark C. Wehrly

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)            

(a)  [      ]

(b)  [  X  ]**

** The reporting persons making this filing hold an aggregate of 4,184,650 Shares, which is 5.3% of the class of securities. The reporting person on this cover page, however, may be deemed a beneficial owner only of the securities reported by it on this cover page.

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (See Instructions)

 

AF, OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT

TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

[      ]

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

United States

NUMBER OF

SHARES BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0-

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

4,184,650

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

4,184,650

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

4,184,650

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES

CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)                         

[      ]

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

5.3%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

IN

 

Page 28 of 52 Pages

Item 1. Security And Issuer

 

This statement relates to shares of Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Shares”), of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (the “Company”). The Company’s principal offices are located at 17655 Waterview Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75252.

Item 2. Identity And Background

(a)           This statement is filed by the entities and persons listed below, all of whom together are referred to herein as the “Reporting Persons.”

                The Noonday Sub-adviser Entities
 

 

(i)

Noonday G.P. (U.S.), L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company which is a sub-investment adviser to each of the Funds and the Managed Accounts (the “First Noonday Sub-adviser”), with respect to all of the Shares held by the Funds and the Managed Accounts;

 

 

(ii)

Noonday Asset Management, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership which is a sub-investment adviser to each of the Funds and the Managed Accounts (the “Second Noonday Sub-adviser”), with respect to all of the Shares held by the Funds and the Managed Accounts; and

 

 

(iii)

Noonday Capital, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company which is the general partner of the Second Noonday Sub-adviser (the “Noonday General Partner”), with respect to all of the Shares held by the Funds and the Managed Accounts.

 

The First Noonday Sub-adviser, the Second Noonday Sub-adviser and the Noonday General Partner are together referred to herein as the “Noonday Sub-adviser Entities.”

 

The Noonday Managing Members

 

 

(iv)

David I. Cohen (“Cohen”), Saurabh K. Mittal (“Mittal”) and Andrew J. M. Spokes (“Spokes”), the managing members of both the First Noonday Sub-adviser and the Noonday General Partner, with respect to all of the Shares held by the Funds and the Managed Accounts.

 

Cohen, Mittal and Spokes (in his capacity as managing member of both the First Noonday Sub-advisor and the Noonday General Partner) are referred to herein as the “Noonday Individual Reporting Persons.”

 

The Noonday Fund

 

(v)

Noonday Capital Partners, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company (the “Noonday Fund”), with respect to the Shares held by it.

 

The Farallon Funds

 

Page 29 of 52 Pages

 

(vi)

Farallon Capital Partners, L.P., a California limited partnership (“FCP”), with respect to the Shares held by it;

 

 

(vii)

Farallon Capital Institutional Partners, L.P., a California limited partnership (“FCIP”), with respect to the Shares held by it;

 

 

(viii)

Farallon Capital Institutional Partners II, L.P., a California limited partnership (“FCIP II”), with respect to the Shares held by it;

 

 

(ix)

Farallon Capital Institutional Partners III, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“FCIP III”), with respect to the Shares held by it;

 

 

(x)

Tinicum Partners, L.P., a New York limited partnership (“Tinicum”), with respect to the Shares held by it; and

 

 

(xi)

Farallon Capital Offshore Investors II, L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership (“FCOI II”), with respect to the Shares held by it.

 

FCP, FCIP, FCIP II, FCIP III, Tinicum and FCOI II are together referred to herein as the “Farallon Funds.” The Noonday Fund and the Farallon Funds are together referred to herein as the “Funds.”

 

 

The Management Company  

 

(xii)

Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company (the “Management Company”), with respect to the Shares held by certain accounts managed by the Management Company (the “Managed Accounts”).

 

The Farallon General Partner  

 

 

(xiii)

Farallon Partners, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company which is the general partner of each of the Farallon Funds and the managing member of the Noonday Fund (the “Farallon General Partner”), with respect to the Shares held by each of the Funds.

The Farallon Managing Members  

 

(xiv)

The following persons who are managing members of both the Farallon General Partner and the Management Company, with respect to the Shares held by the Funds and the Managed Accounts: William F. Duhamel (“Duhamel”), Richard B. Fried (“Fried”), Monica R. Landry (“Landry”), Douglas M. MacMahon (“MacMahon”), William F. Mellin (“Mellin”), Stephen L. Millham (“Millham”), Jason E. Moment (“Moment”), Ashish H. Pant (“Pant”), Rajiv A. Patel (“Patel”), Derek C. Schrier (“Schrier”), Andrew J. M. Spokes (“Spokes”), Thomas F. Steyer (“Steyer”) and Mark C. Wehrly (“Wehrly”).

 

Page 30 of 52 Pages

Duhamel, Fried, Landry, MacMahon, Mellin, Millham, Moment, Patel, Pant, Schrier, Spokes (in his capacity as managing member of the Farallon General Partner and the Management Company), Steyer and Wehrly are together referred to herein as the “Farallon Individual Reporting Persons.” The Noonday Individual Reporting Persons and the Farallon Individual Reporting Persons are together referred to herein as the “Individual Reporting Persons.”

 

(b)           The address of the principal business office of (i) the Funds, the Management Company and the Farallon General Partner is One Maritime Plaza, Suite 2100, San Francisco, California 94111, (ii) the Noonday Sub-adviser Entities is 227 West Trade Street, Suite 2140, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202 and (iii) each of the Individual Reporting Persons is set forth in Annex 1 hereto.

 

(c)           The principal business of each of the Funds is that of a private investment fund engaging in the purchase and sale of investments for its own account. The principal business of the First Noonday Sub-adviser and the Second Noonday Sub-adviser, a registered investment adviser, is to act as a sub-investment adviser to the Funds and the Managed Accounts. The principal business of the Noonday General Partner is to act as the general partner of the Second Noonday Sub-adviser. The principal business of the Management Company is that of a registered investment adviser. The principal business of the Farallon General Partner is to act as the general partner of the Farallon Funds and the managing member of the Noonday Fund. The principal business of each of the Individual Reporting Persons is set forth in Annex 1 hereto.

 

(d)           None of the Funds, the Noonday Sub-adviser Entities, the Management Company, the Farallon General Partner or the Individual Reporting Persons has, during the last five years, been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors).

 

(e)           None of the Funds, the Noonday Sub-adviser Entities, the Management Company, the Farallon General Partner or the Individual Reporting Persons has, during the last five years, been party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction and as a result of such proceeding was or is subject to a judgment, decree or final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating activities subject to, federal or state securities laws or finding any violation with respect to such laws.

 

(f)            The citizenship of each of the Funds, the Noonday Sub-adviser Entities, the Management Company and the Farallon General Partner is set forth above. Each of the Individual Reporting Persons other than Mittal, Pant and Spokes is a citizen of the United States. Mittal and Pant are citizens of India. Spokes is a citizen of the United Kingdom. The other information required by Item 2 relating to the identity and background of the Reporting Persons is set forth in Annex 1 hereto.

 

Item 3. Source And Amount Of Funds And Other Consideration

 

The net investment cost (including commissions) for the Shares held by each of the Funds and the Managed Accounts is set forth below:

 

 

Page 31 of 52 Pages

 

 

Entity

 

Shares Held

Approximate Net Investment Cost

Noonday Fund

 60,000

$4,673,173

FCP

506,300

$39,397,365

FCIP

487,400

$37,959,207

FCIP II

52,100

$4,057,697

FCIP III

27,750

$2,161,007

Tinicum

21,000

$1,634,801

FCOI II

811,300

$63,159,739

Managed Accounts

  2,218,800

$172,728,867

 

The consideration for such acquisitions was obtained as follows: (i) with respect to the Noonday Fund, FCP, Tinicum and FCOI II, from working capital and/or from borrowings pursuant to margin accounts maintained in the ordinary course of business by the Noonday Fund, FCP, Tinicum and FCOI II at Goldman, Sachs & Co.; (ii) with respect to FCIP, FCIP II and FCIP III, from working capital; and (iii) with respect to the Managed Accounts, from the working capital of the Managed Accounts and/or from borrowings pursuant to margin accounts maintained in the ordinary course of business by some of the Managed Accounts at Goldman, Sachs & Co. The Noonday Fund, FCP, Tinicum, FCOI II and some of the Managed Accounts hold certain securities in their respective margin accounts at Goldman, Sachs & Co., and the accounts may from time to time have debit balances. It is not possible to determine the amount of borrowings, if any, used to acquire the Shares.

Item 4. Purpose Of The Transaction

The purpose of the acquisition of the Shares is for investment, and the acquisitions of the Shares by each of the Funds and the Managed Accounts were made in the ordinary course of business and were not made for the purpose of acquiring control of the Company.

Although no Reporting Person has any specific plan or proposal to acquire or dispose of Shares, consistent with its investment purpose, each Reporting Person at any time and from time to time may acquire additional Shares or dispose of any or all of its Shares depending upon an ongoing evaluation of the investment in the Shares, prevailing market conditions, other investment opportunities, liquidity requirements of the Reporting Person and/or other investment considerations. No Reporting Person has made a determination regarding a maximum or minimum number of Shares which it may hold at any point in time.

Also, consistent with their investment intent, the Reporting Persons may engage in communications with, without limitation, one or more shareholders of the Company, one or more officers of the Company and/or one or more members of the board of directors of the Company regarding the Company, including but not limited to its operations.

Except to the extent the foregoing may be deemed a plan or proposal, none of the Reporting Persons has any plans or proposals which relate to, or could result in, any of the matters referred to in paragraphs (a) through (j), inclusive, of the instructions to Item 4 of Schedule 13D. The Reporting Persons may, at any time and from time to time, review or reconsider their position and/or change their purpose and/or formulate plans or proposals with respect thereto.

Item 5. Interest In Securities Of The Issuer

 

 

(a)

The Noonday Sub-adviser Entities  

 

Page 32 of 52 Pages

 

 

(a),(b)

The information set forth in Rows 7 through 13 of the cover page hereto for each Noonday Sub-adviser Entity is incorporated herein by reference for each such Noonday Sub-adviser Entity. The percentage amount set forth in Row 13 for all cover pages filed herewith is calculated based upon the 78,724,680 Shares outstanding as of August 1, 2007 as reported by the Company in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2007 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 6, 2007.

 

 

(c)

None.

 

 

(d)

Each of the First Noonday Sub-adviser, the Second Noonday Sub-adviser, and the Farallon General Partner has the power to direct the receipt of dividends relating to, or the disposition of the proceeds of the sale of, all of the Shares held by the Funds as reported herein. Each of the First Noonday Sub-adviser, the Second Noonday Sub-adviser and the Management Company has the power to direct the receipt of dividends relating to, or the disposition of the proceeds of the sale of, all of the Shares held by the Managed Accounts as reported herein. The Noonday General Partner is the general partner of the Second Noonday Sub-adviser. The Noonday Individual Reporting Persons are managing members of both the First Noonday Sub-adviser and the Noonday General Partner. The Farallon Individual Reporting Persons are managing members of both the Farallon General Partner and the Management Company.

 

 

(e)

Not applicable.

 

 

(b)

The Noonday Individual Reporting Persons

 

 

(a),(b)

The information set forth in Rows 7 through 13 of the cover page hereto for each Noonday Individual Reporting Person is incorporated herein by reference for each such Noonday Individual Reporting Person.

 

 

(c)

None.

 

 

(d)

Each of the First Noonday Sub-adviser, the Second Noonday Sub-adviser and the Farallon General Partner has the power to direct the receipt of dividends relating to, or the disposition of the proceeds of the sale of, all of the Shares held by the Funds. Each of the First Noonday Sub-adviser, the Second Noonday Sub-adviser and the Management Company has the power to direct the receipt of dividends relating to, or the disposition of the proceeds of the sale of, all of the Shares held by the Managed Accounts. The Noonday General Partner is the general partner of the Second Noonday Sub-adviser. The Noonday Individual Reporting Persons are managing members of both the First Noonday Sub-adviser and the Noonday General Partner. The Farallon Individual Reporting Persons are managing members of both the Farallon General Partner and the Management Company.

 

Page 33 of 52 Pages

 

 

(e)

Not applicable.

 

 

(c)

The Funds

 

 

(a),(b)

The information set forth in Rows 7 through 13 of the cover page hereto for each Fund is incorporated herein by reference for each such Fund.

 

 

(c)

The trade dates, number of Shares purchased or sold and the price per Share (including commissions) for all purchases and sales of the Shares by the Funds in the past 60 days are set forth on Schedules A-G hereto and are incorporated herein by reference. All of such transactions were open-market transactions.

 

 

(d)

Each of the First Noonday Sub-adviser, the Second Noonday Sub-adviser and the Farallon General Partner has the power to direct the receipt of dividends relating to, or the disposition of the proceeds of the sale of, all of the Shares held by the Funds as reported herein. The Noonday General Partner is the general partner of the Second Noonday Sub-adviser. The Noonday Individual Reporting Persons are managing members of both the First Noonday Sub-adviser and the Noonday General Partner. The Farallon Individual Reporting Persons are managing members of the Farallon General Partner.

 

 

(e)

Not applicable.

 

 

(d)

The Management Company

 

 

(a),(b)

The information set forth in Rows 7 through 13 of the cover page hereto for the Management Company is incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

(c)

The trade dates, number of Shares purchased or sold and the price per Share (including commissions) for all purchases and sales of the Shares by the Management Company on behalf of the Managed Accounts in the past 60 days are set forth on Schedule H hereto and are incorporated herein by reference. All of such transactions were open-market transactions.

 

 

(d)

Each of the First Noonday Sub-adviser, the Second Noonday Sub-adviser and the Management Company has the power to direct the receipt of dividends relating to, or the disposition of the proceeds of the sale of, all of the Shares held by the Managed Accounts as reported herein. The Noonday General Partner is the general partner of the Second Noonday Sub-adviser. The Noonday Individual Reporting Persons are managing members of both the First Noonday Sub-adviser and the Noonday General Partner. The Farallon Individual Reporting Persons are managing members of the Management Company.

 

Page 34 of 52 Pages

 

(e)

Not applicable.

 

 

(e)

The Farallon General Partner

 

 

(a),(b)

The information set forth in Rows 7 through 13 of the cover page hereto for the Farallon General Partner is incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

(c)

None.

 

 

(d)

Each of the First Noonday Sub-adviser, the Second Noonday Sub-adviser and the Farallon General Partner has the power to direct the receipt of dividends relating to, or the disposition of the proceeds of the sale of, all of the Shares held by the Funds as reported herein. The Noonday General Partner is the general partner of the Second Noonday Sub-adviser. The Noonday Individual Reporting Persons are managing members of both the First Noonday Sub-adviser and the Noonday General Partner. The Farallon Individual Reporting Persons are managing members of the Farallon General Partner.

 

 

(e)

Not applicable.

 

 

(f)

The Farallon Individual Reporting Persons

 

 

(a),(b)

The information set forth in Rows 7 through 13 of the cover page hereto for each Farallon Individual Reporting Person is incorporated herein by reference for each such Farallon Individual Reporting Person.

 

 

(c)

None.

 

 

(d)

Each of the First Noonday Sub-adviser, the Second Noonday Sub-adviser and the Farallon General Partner has the power to direct the receipt of dividends relating to, or the disposition of the proceeds of the sale of, all of the Shares held by the Funds as reported herein. Each of the First Noonday Sub-adviser, the Second Noonday Sub-adviser and the Management Company has the power to direct the receipt of dividends relating to, or the disposition of the proceeds of the sale of, all of the Shares held by the Managed Accounts as reported herein. The Noonday General Partner is the general partner of the Second Noonday Sub-adviser. The Noonday Individual Reporting Persons are managing members of both the First Noonday Sub-adviser and the Noonday General Partner. The Farallon Individual Reporting Persons are managing members of both the Farallon General Partner and the Management Company.

 

 

(e)

Not applicable.

 

The Shares reported hereby for the Funds are owned directly by the Funds and those reported by the Management Company on behalf of the Managed Accounts are owned directly by the Managed Accounts. The First Noonday Sub-adviser and the Second Noonday Sub-adviser, as sub-investment advisers to the Funds and the Managed Accounts, may be deemed to

 

Page 35 of 52 Pages

be the beneficial owners of all such Shares owned by the Funds and the Managed Accounts. The Noonday General Partner, as general partner to the Second Noonday Sub-adviser, may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of all such Shares owned by the Funds and the Managed Accounts. The Noonday Individual Reporting Persons, as managing members of both the First Noonday Sub-adviser and the Noonday General Partner, may each be deemed to be the beneficial owner of all such Shares owned by the Funds and the Managed Accounts. The Management Company, as investment adviser to the Managed Accounts, may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of all such Shares owned by the Managed Accounts. The Farallon General Partner, as general partner to the Farallon Funds and managing member of the Noonday Fund, may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of all such Shares owned by the Funds. The Farallon Individual Reporting Persons, as managing members of both the Management Company and the Farallon General Partner with the power to exercise investment discretion, may each be deemed to be the beneficial owner of all such Shares owned by the Funds and the Managed Accounts. Each of the Noonday Sub-adviser Entities, the Management Company, the Farallon General Partner and the Individual Reporting Persons hereby disclaims any beneficial ownership of any such Shares.

 

Item 6. Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings Or Relationships With Respect To Securities Of The Issuer

 

Except as described above, there are no contracts, arrangements, understandings or relationships (legal or otherwise) among the Reporting Persons or between such persons and any other person with respect to any securities of the Company, including but not limited to the transfer or voting of any securities of the Company, finder’s fees, joint ventures, loan or option arrangements, puts or calls, guarantees of profits, divisions of profits or loss, or the giving or withholding of proxies.

 

Item 7. Materials To Be Filed As Exhibits

There is filed herewith as Exhibit 1 a written agreement relating to the filing of joint acquisition statements as required by Section 240.13d-1(k) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

Page 36 of 52 Pages

SIGNATURES

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of our knowledge and belief, the undersigned certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

Dated: October 15, 2007

 

/s/ Monica R. Landry

NOONDAY G.P. (U.S.), L.L.C.

By Monica R. Landry, Attorney-in-fact

 

/s/ Monica R. Landry

NOONDAY CAPITAL, L.L.C.,

On its own behalf

and as the General Partner of

NOONDAY ASSET MANAGEMENT, L.P.

By Monica R. Landry, Attorney-in-fact

 

/s/ Monica R. Landry

FARALLON PARTNERS, L.L.C.,

On its own behalf,

as the General Partner of

FARALLON CAPITAL PARTNERS, L.P.,

FARALLON CAPITAL INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS, L.P.,

FARALLON CAPITAL INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS II, L.P.,

FARALLON CAPITAL INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS III, L.P.,

TINICUM PARTNERS, L.P. and

FARALLON CAPITAL OFFSHORE INVESTORS II, L.P.

and as the Managing Member of

NOONDAY CAPITAL PARTNERS, L.L.C.

By Monica R. Landry, Managing Member

 

/s/ Monica R. Landry

FARALLON CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.L.C.

By Monica R. Landry,

Managing Member

 

/s/ Monica R. Landry

Monica R. Landry, individually and as attorney-in-fact for each of

David I. Cohen, William F. Duhamel, Richard B. Fried, Douglas M. MacMahon, William F. Mellin, Stephen L. Millham, Saurubh K. Mittal, Jason E. Moment, Ashish H. Pant, Rajiv A. Patel, Derek C. Schrier, Andrew J. M. Spokes, Thomas F. Steyer and Mark C. Wehrly

 

The Power of Attorney executed by each of Noonday G.P. (U.S.), L.L.C., Noonday Asset Management, L.P., Noonday Capital, L.L.C. and Cohen authorizing Landry to sign and file this Schedule 13D on its or his behalf, which was filed with Amendment No. 5 to the Schedule 13G filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 10, 2005, by such Reporting Persons with respect to the Common Stock of Catalytica Energy Systems, Inc., are hereby

 

Page 37 of 52 Pages

 

incorporated by reference. The Power of Attorney executed by Mittal authorizing Landry to sign and file this Schedule 13D on his behalf, which was filed with Amendment No. 6 to the Schedule 13G filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 5, 2005, by such Reporting Person with respect to the Common Stock of Catalytica Energy Systems, Inc., is hereby incorporated by reference. The Power of Attorney executed by each of Duhamel, Fried, MacMahon, Mellin, Millham, Moment, Pant, Patel, Schrier, Steyer and Wehrly authorizing Landry to sign and file this Schedule 13D on his or her behalf, which was filed with the Schedule 13D filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 2, 2007 by such Reporting Persons with respect to the Common Stock of Armor Holdings, Inc., is hereby incorporated by reference. The Power of Attorney executed by Spokes authorizing Landry to sign and file this Schedule 13D on his behalf, which was filed with the Schedule 13D filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 28, 2007 by such Reporting Person with respect to the Common Stock of Global Gold Corporation, is hereby incorporated by reference.

 

Page 38 of 52 Pages

 

ANNEX 1

 

Set forth below with respect to the Noonday Sub-adviser Entities, the Management Company and the Farallon General Partner is the following information: (a) name; (b) address; (c) principal business; (d) state of organization; and (e) controlling persons. Set forth below with respect to each Individual Reporting Person is the following information: (a) name; (b) business address; (c) principal occupation; and (d) citizenship.

 

1.

The First Noonday Sub-adviser

 

 

(a)

Noonday G.P. (U.S.), L.L.C.

 

(b)

c/o Noonday Asset Management, L.P.

 

227 West Trade Street, Suite 2140

 

Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

 

(c)

Serves as sub-investment adviser to investment funds and managed accounts

 

(d)

Delaware limited liability company

 

(e)

Managing Members: David I. Cohen, Saurabh K. Mittal and Andrew J. M. Spokes

 

2.

The Second Noonday Sub-adviser

 

 

(a)

Noonday Asset Management, L.P.

 

(b)

227 West Trade Street, Suite 2140

 

Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

 

(c)

Serves as sub-investment adviser to investment funds and managed accounts

 

(d)

Delaware limited partnership

 

(e)

David I. Cohen and Saurabh K. Mittal, the managing members of its general

 

partner

 

3.

The Noonday General Partner

 

 

(a)

Noonday Capital, L.L.C.

 

(b)

c/o Noonday Asset Management, L.P.

 

227 West Trade Street, Suite 2140

 

Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

 

(c)

Serves as general partner of the Second Noonday Sub-adviser

 

(d)

Delaware limited liability company

 

(e)

Managing Members: David I. Cohen, Saurabh K. Mittal and Andrew J. M. Spokes

 

4.

The Noonday Individual Reporting Persons

 

Cohen is a citizen of the United States. Mittal is a citizen of India. Spokes is a citizen of the United Kingdom. The business address of each of the Noonday Individual Reporting Persons is c/o Noonday Asset Management, L.P., 227 West Trade Street, Suite 2140, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202. The principal occupation of each of the Noonday Individual Reporting Persons is serving as the managing member of both the First

 

Page 39 of 52 Pages

Noonday Sub-adviser and the Noonday General Partner. The Noonday Individual Reporting Persons do not have any additional information to disclose with respect to Items 2-6 of the Schedule 13D that is not already disclosed in the Schedule 13D.

 

5.

The Management Company

 

 

(a)

Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C.

 

(b)

One Maritime Plaza, Suite 2100

San Francisco, California 94111

 

(c)

Serves as investment adviser to various managed accounts

 

(d)

Delaware limited liability company

 

(e)

Managing Members: Thomas F. Steyer, Senior Managing Member; William F. Duhamel, Alice F. Evarts, Richard B. Fried, Monica R. Landry, Douglas M. MacMahon, William F. Mellin, Stephen L. Millham, Jason E. Moment, Ashish H. Pant, Rajiv A. Patel, Derek C. Schrier, Andrew J. M. Spokes, Gregory S. Swart and Mark C. Wehrly, Managing Members.

 

6.

The Farallon General Partner

 

 

(a)

Farallon Partners, L.L.C.

 

(b)

c/o Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C.

One Maritime Plaza, Suite 2100

San Francisco, California 94111

 

(c)

Serves as general partner to investment partnerships

 

(d)

Delaware limited liability company

 

(e)

Managing Members: Thomas F. Steyer, Senior Managing Member; William F. Duhamel, Alice F. Evarts, Richard B. Fried, Monica R. Landry, Douglas M. MacMahon, William F. Mellin, Stephen L. Millham, Jason E. Moment, Ashish H. Pant, Rajiv A. Patel, Derek C. Schrier, Andrew J. M. Spokes, Gregory S. Swart and Mark C. Wehrly, Managing Members.

 

7.

Managing Members of the Management Company and the Farallon General Partner

 

Each of the managing members of the Management Company and the Farallon General Partner other than Gregory S. Swart, Ashish H. Pant and Andrew J. M. Spokes is a citizen of the United States. Gregory S. Swart is a citizen of New Zealand. Ashish H. Pant is a citizen of India. Andrew J. M. Spokes is a citizen of the United Kingdom. The business address of each of the managing members of the Management Company and the Farallon General Partner is c/o Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C., One Maritime Plaza, Suite 2100, San Francisco, California 94111. The principal occupation of Thomas F. Steyer is serving as senior managing member of both the Management Company and the Farallon General Partner. The principal occupation of each other managing member of the Management Company and the Farallon General Partner is serving as a managing member of both the Management Company and the Farallon General Partner. None of the managing members of the Management Company and the Farallon General Partner has any additional information to disclose with respect to Items 2-6 of the Schedule 13D that is not already disclosed in the Schedule 13D.

 

Page 40 of 52 Pages

SCHEDULE A

 

NOONDAY CAPITAL PARTNERS, L.L.C.

 

 

 

 

TRADE DATE

 

NO. OF SHARES PURCHASED (P)
OR SOLD (S)

 

 

PRICE

PER SHARE ($)

8/16/2007

200 (S)

$71.96

8/28/2007

500 (S)

$75.97

8/28/2007

500 (S)

$75.97

8/29/2007

600 (S)

$75.72

8/29/2007

300 (S)

$75.72

8/29/2007

300 (S)

$75.67

8/30/2007

700 (S)

$75.96

8/30/2007

400 (S)

$75.96

8/30/2007

400 (S)

$75.96

8/30/2007

500 (S)

$75.97

8/30/2007

600 (S)

$75.97

8/30/2007

700 (S)

$75.97

8/31/2007

4,600 (P)

$77.93

8/31/2007

2,200 (P)

$77.93

9/21/2007

800 (P)

$78.53

9/21/2007

200 (P)

$78.54

10/1/2007

2,300 (P)

$77.18

10/1/2007

1,700 (P)

$77.23

10/2/2007

400 (P)

$78.03

10/2/2007

9,200 (P)

$78.42

10/3/2007

10,500 (P)

$78.03

 

 

 

Page 41 of 52 Pages

SCHEDULE B

 

FARALLON CAPITAL PARTNERS, L.P.

 

 

 

 

TRADE DATE

 

NO. OF SHARES PURCHASED (P)
OR SOLD (S)

 

 

PRICE

PER SHARE ($)

8/16/2007

1,500 (S)

$71.96

8/16/2007

500 (S)

$71.96

8/28/2007

1,300 (S)

$75.97

8/28/2007

10,100 (S)

$75.97

8/29/2007

8,100 (S)

$75.72

8/29/2007

2,600 (S)

$75.72

8/29/2007

3,600 (S)

$75.67

8/30/2007

10,800 (S)

$75.96

8/30/2007

6,200 (S)

$75.96

8/30/2007

900 (S)

$75.96

8/30/2007

21,400 (S)

$75.97

8/31/2007

25,400 (P)

$77.93

8/31/2007

12,200 (P)

$77.93

9/21/2007

5,000 (P)

$78.53

9/21/2007

1,500 (P)

$78.54

10/1/2007

15,400 (P)

$77.18

10/1/2007

11,700 (P)

$77.23

10/2/2007

2,300 (P)

$78.03

10/2/2007

47,300 (P)

$78.42

10/3/2007

54,000 (P)

$78.03

 

 

 

Page 42 of 52 Pages

SCHEDULE C

 

FARALLON CAPITAL INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS, L.P.

 

 

 

 

TRADE DATE

 

NO. OF SHARES

PURCHASED (P)

OR SOLD (S)

 

 

PRICE

PER SHARE ($)

8/16/2007

800 (S)

$71.96

8/16/2007

600 (S)

$71.96

8/28/2007

1,700 (S)

$75.97

8/28/2007

6,300 (S)

$75.97

8/29/2007

6,700 (S)

$75.72

8/29/2007

700 (S)

$75.72

8/29/2007

1,400 (S)

$75.67

8/29/2007

1,100 (S)

$75.67

8/30/2007

10,100 (S)

$75.96

8/30/2007

2,400 (S)

$75.96

8/30/2007

2,200 (S)

$75.97

8/30/2007

12,700 (S)

$75.97

8/31/2007

32,600 (P)

$77.93

8/31/2007

15,600 (P)

$77.93

9/21/2007

6,800 (P)

$78.53

9/21/2007

2,100 (P)

$78.54

10/1/2007

21,800 (P)

$77.18

10/1/2007

16,600 (P)

$77.23

10/2/2007

3,500 (P)

$78.03

10/2/2007

73,500 (P)

$78.42

10/3/2007

84,000 (P)

$78.03

 

 

 

Page 43 of 52 Pages

SCHEDULE D

 

FARALLON CAPITAL INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS II, L.P.

 

 

 

 

TRADE DATE

 

NO. OF SHARES

PURCHASED (P)

OR SOLD (S)

 

 

PRICE

PER SHARE ($)

8/16/2007

100 (S)

$71.96

8/28/2007

200 (S)

$75.97

8/28/2007

200 (S)

$75.97

8/28/2007

400 (S)

$75.97

8/29/2007

800 (S)

$75.72

8/29/2007

300 (S)

$75.67

8/30/2007

300 (S)

$75.96

8/30/2007

1,000 (S)

$75.96

8/30/2007

1,400 (S)

$75.97

8/30/2007

200 (S)

$75.97

8/31/2007

3,900 (P)

$77.93

8/31/2007

1,900 (P)

$77.93

9/21/2007

800 (P)

$78.53

9/21/2007

200 (P)

$78.54

10/1/2007

2,300 (P)