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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. 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 July 31, 2000.

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

1. Grant County State Bancshares, Inc., Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Swayzee, Indiana, to become a bank holding company by acquiring 28 percent of the outstanding common stock of Grant County State Bancshares, Inc., Swayzee, Indiana, and thereby indirectly acquire the common stock of Grant County State Bank, Swayzee, Indiana. Start Printed Page 41671

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

1. FNB Financial Corporation, Las Vegas, New Mexico; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of First National Bank in Las Vegas, Las Vegas, New Mexico.

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

1. Eggemeyer Advisory Corp.; WJR Corp.; Castle Creek Capital, LLC; Castle Creek Capital Partners Fund I, LP; Castle Creek Capital Partners Fund IIa, LP; Castle Creek Capital Partners Fund IIb, LP, all of Rancho Santa Fe, California; to acquire more than 5 percent of the voting shares of Ruidoso Bank Corporation, Ruidoso, New Mexico, and thereby indirectly acquire Ruidoso State Bank, Ruidoso, New Mexico.

2. State National Bancshares, Inc., Lubbock, Texas; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Ruidoso Bank Corporation, Ruidoso, New Mexico, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Ruidoso State Bank, Ruidoso, New Mexico.

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

Robert deV. Frierson,

Associate Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 00-17084 Filed 7-5-00; 8:45 am]

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