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

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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.

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 February 22, 2000.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (Paul Kaboth, Banking Supervision) 1455 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44101-2566:

1. Ohio Legacy Corp., Wooster, Ohio; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Ohio Legacy Bank, National Association, Wooster, Ohio.

B. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Philip Jackson, Applications Officer) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1413:

1. The Leaders Group, Inc., Oak Brook, Illinois; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of The Leaders Bank (in organization), Oak Brook, Illinois.

2. Woodland Financial Group L.L.C., Oak Brook, Illinois; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 40 percent of the voting shares of The Leaders Group, Inc., Oak Brook, Illinois, and thereby indirectly acquire The Leaders Bank (in organization), Oak Brook, Illinois.

C. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Maria Villanueva, Consumer Regulation Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105-1579:

1. Scottsdale Bancorp, Woodbury, Minnesota; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Scottsdale Community Bank (in organization), Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 21, 2000.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Associate Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 00-1918 Filed 1-26-00; 8:45 am]

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