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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​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 March 2, 2001.

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

1. Boiling Springs, MHC, and Boiling Springs Bancorp, both of Rutherford, New Jersey; to merge with Ridgewood Financial, Inc., and Ridgewood Financial, MHC, both of Ridgewood, New Jersey, and thereby indirectly acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Ridgewood Savings Bank of New Jersey, Ridgewood, New Jersey.

B. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (A. Linwood Gill, III, Vice President) 701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23261-4528:

1. Centra Financial Holdings, Inc., Morgantown, West Virginia; to acquire 100 percent of Centra Financial Corporation-Morgantown, Inc., Morgantown, West Virginia, and Centra Financial Corporation-Martinsburg, Inc., Martinsburg, West Virginia. Acquirees have applied to become bank holding companies by acquiring shares of Centra Bank, Inc., Morgantown, West Virginia.

C. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Cynthia C. Goodwin, Vice President) 104 Marietta Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-2713:

1. South Alabama Bancorporation, Inc., Mobile, Alabama; to merge with The Peoples BancTrust Company, Inc., Selma, Alabama, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Peoples Bank & Trust Company, Selma, Alabama.

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

1. United Bancorp, Inc., Tecumseh, Michigan; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of United Bank & Trust-Washtenaw, Ann Arbor, Michigan (in organization).

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 31, 2001.

Robert deV. Frierson

Associate Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 01-3007 Filed 2-5-01; 8:45 am]