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 April 14, 2003.
A. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (A. Linwood Gill, III, Vice President) 701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23261-4528:
1. BB&T Corporation, Winstom-Salem, North Carolina; to merge with First Virginia Banks, Inc., Falls Church, Virginia, and thereby indirectly acquire Atlantic Bank, Ocean City, Maryland; First Virginia Bank - Colonial, Richmond, Virginia; First Virginia Bank - Southwest, Roanoke, Virginia; First Virginia Bank - Blue Ridge, Staunton, Virginia; First Virginia Bank, Falls Church, Virginia; First Virginia Bank - Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Virginia; Farmers Bank of Maryland, Annapolis, Maryland; and First Vantage Bank/Tri-Cities, Bristol, Virginia.
In connection with this application, Applicant also has applied to acquire First Virginia Banks, Inc.; and thereby indirectly acquire First Virginia Life Insurance Company, and First General Leasing Company, all of Falls Church, Virginia, and thereby engage in community development activities, leasing activities, and credit related insurance activities, pursuant to sections 225.28(b)(3), (b)(11)(i) and (b)(12)(i), of Regulation Y respectively.Start Signature
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 14, 2003.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 03-6670 Filed 3-19-03; 8:45 am]
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