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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 July 25, 2003.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (Michael E. Collins, Senior Vice President) 100 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19105-1521:

1. Pebblespring Holding Company, Berwyn, Pennsylvania; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Eagle National Bank, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

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

1. The Desjardins Group, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Desjardins FSB Holdings, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware; La Caisse centrale Desjardins de Quebec, Montreal, Canada; Federation de caisses Desjardins du Quebec, Levis, Quebec, Canada; to become bank holding companies by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Desjardins Bank, N.A., Hallandale, Florida, upon is conversion from a federal savings bank, Desjardins Federal Savings Bank, Hallandale, Florida.

C. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Richard M. Todd, Vice President and Community Affairs Officer) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480-0291:

1. Allied Equity Holding Corporation, Denver, Colorado; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Western Dakota Holding Company, Timber Lake, South Dakota, and thereby indirectly acquire Western Dakota Bank, Timber Lake, South Dakota.

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

1. Industry Bancshares, Inc., Industry, Texas; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Fayetteville Bancshares, Inc., Fayetteville, Texas, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Fayetteville Bank, Fayetteville, Texas.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 25, 2003.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 03-16526 Filed 6-30-03; 8:45 am]