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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 Web site 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 March 3, 2003.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (Stephen J. Ong, Vice President) 1455 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44101-2566:Start Printed Page 5640

1. Wayne Bancorp, Inc., Wooster, Ohio; to merge with Banc Services Corp., Orrville, Ohio, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Savings Bank & Trust Company, Orrville, Ohio.

In addition Applicant has applied to acquire Banc Services Corp. Access Financial Corporation, Massillon, Ohio, and thereby engage in extending credit and servicing loans pursuant to sections 225.25(b)(1) and (2) of Regulation Y.

B. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Sue Costello, Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30303:

1. Morton Bancorp, Inc., Morton, Mississippi; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Bank of Morton, Morton, Mississippi.

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

1. Standard Bancshares, Inc., Hickory Hills, Illinois; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of East Side Bancorporation, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, and thereby indirectly acquire BankChicago, Chicago, Illinois.

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

1. The Wakashio Bank, Ltd.; to become a bank holding company by merging with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, both of Tokyo, Japan, and thereby indirectly acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Manufacturers Bank, Los Angeles, California.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 23, 2003.

Jennifer J. Johnson,

Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 03-2470 Filed 2-3-03; 8:45 am]