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Notice of Proposals to Engage in Permissible Nonbanking Activities or to Acquire Companies that are Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities

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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​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 December 22, 2000.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Betsy Buttrill White, Senior Vice President) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045-0001:

1. Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG, Munich, Germany; to acquire Bank Austria Securities, Inc., New York, New York; and thereby indirectly acquire CAIB Securities (New York) Inc., New York, New York; Creditanstalt International Asset Management, Inc., New York, New York; Bank Austria Creditanstalt Corporate Finance, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut; Bank Austria Commercial Paper, LLC, Greenwich, Connecticut; Bank Austria Creditanstalt Community Development, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut; Bank Austria Creditanstalt Holdings Corporation (Railcar Leasing), Greenwich, Connecticut; Bank Austria Creditanstalt Equipment Leasing, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut; and Bank Austria Creditanstalt Property Corporation (Leasing), Greenwich, Connecticut, and thereby engage in corporate finance and commercial lending activities, pursuant to § 225.28(b)(1) of Regulation Y; investment advisory activities, pursuant to § 225.28(b)(6) of Regulation Y; securities brokerage, private placement and riskless principal activities, pursuant to § 225.28(b)(7) of Regulation Y; community development activities, pursuant to § 225.28(b)(12) of Regulation Y; and in equipment leasing activities, pursuant to § 225.28(b)(3) of Regulation Y. These activities will be conducted worldwide.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 4, 2000.

Robert deV. Frierson

Associate Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 00-31282 Filed 12-7-00; 8:45 am]