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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 www.ffiec.gov/​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 December 10, 2001.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (Stephen J. Ong, Vice President) 1455 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44101-2566:

1. Wesbanco Inc., Wheeling, West Virginia, to acquire 19.9 percent of the voting shares of American Bancorporation, Wheeling, West Virginia, and thereby indirectly acquire Wheeling National Bank, St. Clairsville, Ohio.

1. AB Corporation, Wheeling, West Virginia, to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of American Bancorporation, Wheeling, West Virginia, and thereby indirectly acquire Wheeling National Bank, St. Clairsville, Ohio.

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

1. CFB Holding Company, Clinton, Iowa; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Citizens First Bank, Clinton, Iowa.

C. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Susan Zubradt, Assistant Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001:

1. First National of Nebraska, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska; to acquire First National of Illinois, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska, and Castle Bank Group, Inc., DeKalb, Illinois, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Castle Bank, N.A., DeKalb, Illinois.

In connection with this application, First National of Illinois has applied to become a bank holding company.

2. First National Bancshares, Inc., Goodland, Kansas; to acquire 86.4 percent of the voting shares of Security State Bank, Bird City, Kansas.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 9, 2001.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 01-28713 Filed 11-15-01; 8:45 am]

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