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Notice of Proposals to Engage in Permissible Nonbanking Activities or to Acquire Companies that are Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities

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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.

Each notice is available for inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notice also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the question whether the proposal complies with the standards of section 4 of the BHC Act. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center website at​nic/​.

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 June 18, 2001.

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

1. Discount Bancorp, Inc., New York, New York; to engage de novo through its subsidiary, IDB Mortgage Corp., New York, New York, in residential mortgage lending activities, pursuant to §§ 225.28 (b)(1) and (b)(2) of Regulation Y.

2. Dexia S.A., Brussels, Belgium; to acquire Artesia Mortgage Capital Corporation, Issaqua, Washington; Artesia Mortgage CMBS, Inc., Issaqua, Washington; Artesia Delaware Inc., Wilmington, Delaware; and Artesia North America, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, and thereby engage in extending credit and servicing loans, Start Printed Page 29806pursuant to § 225.25(b)(1) of Regulation Y, activities related to extending credit, pursuant to § 225.25(b)(2) of Regulation Y, and investment transactions as a principal in connection with its hedging activities, pursuant to § 225.25 (b)(8) of Regulation Y.

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

1. Northview Financial Corporation, Northfield, Illinois; to retain its interest in Northview Mortgage L.L.C., Northfield, Illinois, and thereby engage in extending credit and servicing loans, pursuant to § 225.28 (b)(1) of Regulation Y.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 29, 2001.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Associate Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 01-13815 Filed 5-31-01; 8:45 am]