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 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. Munchener Ruckversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft, Munich, Germany; to retain 10.4 percent of the voting shares of Commerzbank AG, and thereby indirectly retain 10.4 percent of the voting shares of Pacific Union Bank, Los Angeles, California.
B. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Phillip Jackson, Applications Officer) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414:
1. Ambanc Financial Services, Inc., Beaver Dam, Wisconsin; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Central Lakes Bancorporation, Inc., Necedah, Wisconsin, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Necedah Bank, Necedah, Wisconsin.
C. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Randall C. Sumner, Vice President) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034:
1. Marshfield Investment Company Employee Stock Ownership Plan Trust, Springfield, Missouri; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 30 percent of the voting shares of Marshfield Investment Company, Springfield, Missouri; Metropolitan National Bank, Springfield, Missouri; First National Bank, Lamar, Missouri; and Bank of Kimberling City, Kimberling City, Missouri.
D. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201-2272:
1. Maedgen & White, Ltd., Dallas, Texas, and Plains Capital Corporation, Dallas, Texas; to merge with Independent Financial, Inc., Lubbock, Texas, and thereby indirectly acquire Whisperwood National Bank, Lubbock, Texas.Start Signature
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 7, 2002.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 02-28840 Filed 11-12-02; 8:45 am]
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