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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 Start Printed Page 34934proposal 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 July 26, 2001.

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

1. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Toronto, Canada; CIBC World Markets Inc., Toronto, Canada; CIBC Delaware Holdings, New York, New York; and Amicus Holdings, Inc., Cicero, Illinois; to acquire 95 percent of Series C preferred stock and 51 percent of total voting shares of Juniper Financial Corp., Wilmington, Delaware, and thereby indirectly acquire Juniper Bank, Wilmington, Delaware.

B. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Cynthia C. Goodwin, Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309-4470:

1. Newnan Coweta Bancshares, Inc., Newnan, Georgia; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Newnan Coweta Bank, Newnan, Georgia.

2. Central Alabama Bancshares, Inc., Wetumpka, Alabama; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of First Community Bank of Central Alabama (in organization), Wetumpka, Alabama.

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

1. Centennial First Financial Services, Redlands, California; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Palomar Community Bank, Escondido, California.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 26, 2001.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Associate Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 01-16512 Filed 6-29-01; 8:45 am]