The companies listed in this notice have given notice under section 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. 1843) (BHC Act) and Regulation Y, (12 CFR part 225) to engage de novo, or to acquire or control voting securities or assets of a company, including the companies listed below, that engages either directly or through a subsidiary or other company, in a nonbanking activity that is listed in § 225.28 of Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.28) or that the Board has determined by Order to be closely related to banking and permissible for bank holding companies. Unless otherwise noted, these activities will be conducted throughout the United States.
Each notice is available for inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notice also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the question whether the proposal complies with the standards of section 4 of the BHC Act. 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 the applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than October 20, 2000.
A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Betsy Buttrill White, Senior Vice President) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045-0001:
1. Bank Hapoalim B.M., Tel Aviv, Israel; Zohar Hashemesh Le'Hashkaot Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel; Hapoalim U.S.A. Holding Company, Inc., New York, New York; Shareholder Consortium of Bank Hapoalim B.M., Tel Aviv, Israel; Arison Holdings (1988) Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel; and Israel Salt Industries Ltd., Atlit, Israel; to engage de novo through their subsidiary, Signature Securities Group Corporation, in financial and investment advisory services, pursuant to § 225.28(b)(6) of Regulation Y, and in agency transactional services for customer investments, pursuant to § 225.28(b)(7) of Regulation Y.Start Signature
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 2, 2000.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Associate Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 00-25669 Filed 10-5-00; 8:45 am]
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