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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 October 7, 2002.

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

1. Cooperative Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleebenbank, N.A., Rabobank Nederland, Utrecht The Netherlands, to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of VIB Corp, El Centro, California, and thereby indirectly acquire Valley Independent Bank, El Centro, California.

B. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (A. Linwood Gill, III, Vice President) 701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23261-4528:

1. First Bancorp, Troy, North Carolina; to merge with Carolina Community Bancshares, Inc., Latta, South Carolina, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Carolina Community Bank, N.A., Latta, South Carolina.

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

1. Financial Corporation of Louisiana, Crowley, Louisiana; to merge with Security Acadia Bancshares, Inc., Rayne, Louisiana, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Rayne Bank & Trust Company, Rayne, Louisiana.

D. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201-2272:

1. IBT Bancorp, Inc., Dallas, Texas, and IBT Delaware Bancorp, Inc., Dover, Delaware; to become bank holding companies by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Independent Bank of Texas, Irving Texas, a de novo bank.

2. Texas Regional Bancshares, Inc., McAllen, Texas, and Texas Regional Delaware, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware; to merge with San Juan Bancshares, Inc., San Juan, Texas, and indirectly acquire San Juan Delaware Financial Corporation, Inc., Dover, Delaware, and Texas County Bank, San Juan, Texas.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, September 9, 2002.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 02-23278 Filed 9-12-02; 8:45 am]