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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 Start Printed Page 35643owned 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​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 June 29, 2000.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Phillip Jackson, Applications Officer) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414:

1. Mahaska Investment Company ESOP, Oskaloosa, Iowa; to acquire an additional 2.29 percent, for a total of 13.87 percent in aggregate, of the voting shares of Mahaska Investment Company, Oskaloosa, Iowa, and thereby indirectly acquire additional voting shares of Mahaska State Bank, Oskaloosa, Iowa; Pella State Bank, Pella, Iowa; Central Valley Bank, Ottumwa, Iowa; and Midwest Federal Savings & Loan of Eastern Iowa, Burlington, Iowa.

B. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (JoAnne F. Lewellen, Assistant Vice President) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480-0291:

1. F & M Financial Services, Inc., Preston, Minnesota; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of F & M Community Bank, N. A., Chatfield, Minnesota, a de novo bank.

C. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (D. Michael Manies, Assistant Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001:

1. JTB Bancshares, Inc., Mission Hills, Kansas; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Whiting Bankshares, Inc., Whiting, Kansas, and thereby indirectly acquire The State Bank of Whiting, Whiting, Kansas.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 30, 2000.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Associate Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 00-13900 Filed 6-2-00; 8:45 am]