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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 August 10, 2001.

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

1. MB-MidCity, Inc., Chicago, Illinois; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of MB Financial, Inc., Chicago, Illinois; Manufacturers National Corporation, Chicago, Illinois; Manufacturers Bank, Chicago, Illinois; MidCity Financial Corporation, Chicago, Illinois; Abrams Centre Bancshares, Inc., Dallas, Texas; Abrams Centre National Bank, Dallas, Texas; Union Bank and Trust Company, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; First National Bank of Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Illinois, First National Bank of Morton Grove, Morton Grove, Illinois; and The Mid-City National Bank of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

In connection with this application, Applicant also has applied to acquire Summit MFR Leasing LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Sentry Lease Equity Pool 2000-1, LLC, Salt Lake City, Utah, and thereby engage in leasing personal or real property, pursuant to § 225.28(b)(3) of Regulation Y.

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

1. BNP Paribas, Paris, France; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of BancWest Corporation, Honolulu, Hawaii, and thereby indirectly acquire Bank of the West, San Francisco, California, and First Hawaiian Bank, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 13, 2001.

Jennifer J. Johnson,

Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 01-17990 Filed 7-18-00; 8:45 am]