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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 June 1, 2001.

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

1. BB&T Corporation, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; to merge with F&M National Corporation, Winchester, Virginia, and thereby indirectly acquire F&M Bank-Maryland, Bethesda, Maryland; F&M Bank-Central Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia; F&M Bank-Highlands, Covington, Virginia; F&M Bank-Southern Virginia, Emporia, Virginia; F&M Bank-Northern Virginia, Fairfax, Virginia; F&M Bank-Atlantic, Gloucester, Virginia; F&M Bank-Massanutten, Harrisonburg, Virginia; F&M Bank-Richmond, Richmond, Virginia; F&M Bank-Peoples, Warrenton, Virginia; F&M Bank-Winchester, Winchester, Virginia; and F&M Bank-West Virginia, Ranson, West Virginia.

In connection with this application, Applicant also has applied to acquire F&M Trust Company, Winchester, Virginia, and thereby engage in trust company activities, pursuant to § 225.28(b)(5) of Regulation Y, and Johnson Mortgage Company, LLC, Newport News, Virginia, and thereby engage in mortgage banking activities, pursuant to § 225.28(b)(1) of Regulation Y.

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

1. The Bank of East Asia, Limited, Hong Kong, and East Asia Holding Company, Inc., New York, New York; to become bank holding companies by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Grand National Bank, Alhambra, California.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 2, 2001.

Robert deV. Frierson

Associate Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 01-11464 Filed 5-7-01; 8:45 am]