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Notice

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 applications 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 www.ffiec.gov/nic/.

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 March 13, 2009.

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

1. First State Bank of the Florida Keys Holding Company, Key West, Florida, to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of First State Bank of the Florida Keys, Key West, Florida.

B. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (E. Ann Worthy, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201-2272:

1. East Texas Bancorp, Inc., Longview, Texas, to merge with Lone Star Bancshares, Inc., Lone Star, Texas, and Hickory Hill Bancshares, Inc., Avinger, Texas, and thereby indirectly acquire The First State Bank, Avinger, Texas, and The Lone Star State Bank, Inc., Lone Star, Texas.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 12, 2009.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

[FR Doc. E9-3417 Filed 2-18-09; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 6210-01-S

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