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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 22, 2001.

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

1. Madison Bancshares, Inc., Palm Harbor, Florida; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Madison Bank, Palm Harbor, Florida.

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

1. Commerce Investments I, Commerce Investments II and Commerce Investments III, all located in Oak Brook Terrace, Illinois; to become bank holding companies by acquiring 27.9 percent of the voting shares of Bancshares Holding Corp., Downers Grove, Illinois, and thereby acquire The Bank of Commerce, Downers Grove, Illinois. In connection with these applications, Bancshares Holding Corp. has applied to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of The Bank of Commerce, Downers Grove, Illinois.

C. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201-2272:

1. Mason National Bank Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Mason, Texas; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 31.1 percent of the voting shares of Mason National Bancshares, Inc., Mason, Texas, and thereby indirectly acquiring Mason National Bancshares of Nevada, Carson City, Start Printed Page 28912Nevada and Mason National Bank, Mason, Texas.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 22. 2001.

Robert deV. Frierson

Associate Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 01-13280 Filed 5-24-01; 8:45 am]