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 Start Printed Page 18778holding 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 May 4, 2001.
A. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (Paul Kaboth, Banking Supervision) 1455 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44101-2566:
1. FBI Corporation, Wheeling, West Virginia; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Freedom Bancshares, Inc., Belington, West Virginia, and Belington Bank, Belington, West Virginia.
2. Central Ohio Bancorp, Waverly, Ohio; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of First National Bank, Waverly, Ohio.
3. Wesbanco, Inc., Wheeling, West Virginia; to merge with Freedom Bancshares, Inc., Belington, West Virginia, and thereby indirectly acquire Belington Bank, Belington, West Virginia.
B. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (D. Michael Manies, Assistant Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001:
1. First National Bank Holding Company, Longmont, Colorado; to merge with First State Bancorp of the Rockies, Fort Collins, Colorado, and thereby indirectly acquire First State Bank of Fort Collins, Fort Collins, Colorado.Start Signature
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, April 5, 2001.
Robert deV. Frierson
Associate Secretary of the Board.-----------
[FR Doc. 01-8849 Filed 4-10-01; 8:45 am]
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