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. Start Printed Page 17043 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 May 2, 2003.
A. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (Michael E. Collins, Senior Vice President) 100 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19105-1521:
1. Fulton Financial Corporation, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; to merge with Premier Bancorp, Inc., Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and thereby indirectly acquire Premier Bank, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
B. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Sue Costello, Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30303:
1. North Georgia Bancorp, Watkinsville, Georgia; to become a bank holding company by acquiring North Georgia Bank, Watkinsville, Georgia.
C. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Susan Zubradt, Assistant Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001:
1. Hume Bancshares Acquisition Corp., St. Louis, Missouri; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Hume Bancshares, Inc., Hume, Missouri, and thereby indirectly acquire Hume Bank, Hume, Missouri.
D. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201-2272:
1. Ram Security Holdings, Ltd., Waco, Texas; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 71.20 percent of the voting shares of Security Bancshares, Inc., Waco, Texas, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Citizens State Bank, Woodville, Texas.
In connection with this application, Ram Security Holdings, GP, Inc., Waco, Texas; also has applied to become a bank holding company by acquiring .5 percent of the voting shares of Ram Security Holdings, Ltd., Waco, Texas, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Security Bancshares, Inc., Waco, Texas, and Citizens State Bank, Woodville, Texas.Start Signature
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, April 2, 2003.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 03-8448 Filed 4-7-03; 8:45 am]
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