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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 August 6, 2002.

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

1. Bayerische Hypo-und Vereinsbank AG, Munich, Germany; which is partially owned by Munchener Ruckversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG, Munich, Germany, which is partially owned by Allianz AG, Munich, Germany; to engage de novo through its subsidiary, Identrus, LLC, New York, New York, in certain data processing activities, pursuant to § 225.28(b)(14), of Regulation Y. See also The Royal Bank of Canada, 82 Fed. Res. Bull. 363 (1996) (the “First Integrion Order”) and the Royal Bank of Canada, 83 Fed. Res. Bull. 135 (1997) (the “Second Integrion Order”; and together with the First Integrion Order, the “Integrion Orders”). See also, Cardinal Bancshares, Inc., 82 Fed. Res. Bull. 674 (1996) (permitting bank holding company to provide data processing and transmission services to unaffiliated institutions to assist those institutions in offering banking and financial services to their customers over the internet); Toronto-Dominion Bank, 83 Fed. Res. Bull. 335 (1997) (permitting bank holding company to provide computer software to broker-dealers and other financial institutions to permit those institutions to execute purchases and sales of securities for their customers).

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 17, 2002.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc.02-18466 Filed 7-19-02; 8:45 am]