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Notice of Proposals to Engage in Permissible Nonbanking Activities or to Acquire Companies that are Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities

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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 Web site at​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 18, 2003.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Jay Bernstein, Bank Supervision Officer) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045-0001:

1. United Overseas Bank Limited, New York, New York; to engage de novo through its subsidiary, UOB Global Equity Sales LLC, New York, New York, in private placement services, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(7)(iii) of Regulation Y.

B. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Randall C. Sumner, Vice President) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034:

1. City Bancorp, Springfield, Missouri; to acquire 25 percent of the voting shares of Mobius Technology Consulting Group, LLC, and thereby engage in management consulting activities and data processing activities pursuant to section 225.28 (b)(9)(i)(A) and (b)(14)(i) of Regulation Y.

2. Home Bancshares, Inc., Conway, Arkansas; TCBancorp, Inc., North Little Rock, Arkansas; CB Bancorp Inc., Conway, Arkansas; to acquire Community Financial Group, Inc., Cabot, Arkansas, and its subsidiary, Community Financial Solutions, Cabot, Arkansas, and thereby engage in brokerage service activities, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(7)(i) of Regulation Y.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 29, 2003.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc.03-27617 Filed 11-3-03; 8:45 am]