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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 website 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 January 1, 2004.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (Nadine W. Wallman, Assistant Vice President) 1455 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44101-2566:

1. National City Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio; to merge with Allegiant Bancorp, Inc., and thereby acquire Allegiant Bank, both of St. Louis, Missouri.

In connection with this application, National City Corporation also has applied to acquire Allegiant Community Development Corporation, Allegiant Investment Counselors, Inc., and Equality Commodity Corporation, all in St. Louis, Missouri, and thereby engage in community development financing and investment activities; financing and investment advisory activities; and flood determination services activities pursuant to Sections 225.28(b)(12)(i), 225.28(b)(6), and 225.28(b)(2) of Regulation Y.

B. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Patrick Wilder, Managing Examiner) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414:

1. Bank of Montreal, Toronto, Canada, Bankmont Financial Corp., Wilmington, Delaware, and Harris Bankcorp, Inc., Chicago, Illinois; to merge with Lakeland Financial Corp., Round Lake Heights, Illinois, and thereby indirectly acquire Lakeland Community Bank, Round Lake Heights, Illinois.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 2, 2003.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 03-30348 Filed 12-8-03; 8:45 am]