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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.
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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 May 30, 2001.
A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Betsy Buttrill White, Senior Vice President) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045-0001:Start Printed Page 27145
1. Caisse Nationale de Credit Agricole; Paris, France, to retain, indirectly through Banco Espirito Santo, S.A., Lisbon, Portugal, an existing investment in and acquire additional shares of Clarity Incentive Systems, New York, New York, and thereby continue engaging in data processing and management consulting activities pursuant to §§ 225.28(b)(9) and (b)(14) of Regulation Y.
2. Caisse Nationale de Credit Agricole; Paris, France, to retain, indirectly through Banco Espirito Banco Espirito Santo, S.A., Lisbon, Portugal, shares of FiNet.com, Inc., San Ramon, California, and thereby continue engaging in extending credit and activities related to extending credit pursuant to §§ 225.28(b)(1) and (b)(2) of Regulation Y.Start Signature
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 10, 2001.
Robert deV. Frierson
Associate Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 01-12263 Filed 5-15-01; 8:45 am]
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