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Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies


The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below.

The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The application also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center website at

Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than August 14, 2006.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Andre Anderson, Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309:

1. Community Bancshares of Mississippi, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Brandon, Mississippi; to acquire up to an additional 1 percent of the voting shares of Community Bancshares of Mississippi, Inc., Brandon, Mississippi, and thereby indirectly acquire Community Bank, Amory, Amory, Mississippi; Community Bank of Mississippi, Forest, Mississippi; Community Bank, Meridian, Meridian, Mississippi; Community Bank, N.A., Memphis, Tennessee; Community Bank, Ellisville, Ellisville, Mississippi; Community Bank, Coast, Biloxi, Mississippi; First Lucedale Bancorp, Inc., Lucedale, Mississippi; and Community Bank, N.A., Lucedale, Mississippi.

B. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105-1579:

1. Western Alliance Bancorporation, Las Vegas, Nevada; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Alta Alliance Bank, Oakland, California, in organization.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 14, 2006.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

[FR Doc. E6-11439 Filed 7-18-06; 8:45 am]


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