The companies listed in this notice have given notice under section 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. 1843) (BHC Act) and Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225) to engage de novo, or to acquire or control voting securities or assets of a company, including the companies listed below, that engages either directly or through a subsidiary or other company, in a nonbanking activity that is listed in § 225.28 of Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.28) or that the Board has determined by Order to be closely related to banking and permissible for bank holding companies. Unless otherwise noted, these activities will be conducted throughout the United States.
Each notice is available for inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notice also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the question whether the proposal complies with the standards of section 4 of the BHC Act. 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 the applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than November 24, 2003.
A. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Richard Walker, Community Affairs Officer) 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02106-2204:
1. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, the Royal Bank of Scotland plc, RBSG International Holdings Ltd., all of Edinburgh, Scotland, Citizens Financial Group, Inc., Providence, Rhode Island and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; to acquire Thistle Group Holdings and its wholly-owned federal savings association, Roxborough-Manayunk Bank, both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and thereby engage in operating a savings association, pursuant to section 225.28 (b)(4)(ii) of Regulation Y.Start Signature
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 27, 2003.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Depouty Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc.03-27397 Filed 10-30-03; 8:45 am]
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