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 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 January 12, 2004.
A. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Richard Walker, Community Affairs Officer) 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02106-2204:
1. Manulife Financial Corporation, Toronto, Canada; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of John Hancock Financial Services, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, and thereby indirectly acquire First Signature Bank and Trust Company, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
In connection with this application, John Hancock Financial Services, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of First Signature Bank and Trust Company, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
B. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (A. Linwood Gill, III, Vice President) 701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23261-4528:
1. Community Capital Corporation, Greenwood, South Carolina; to merge with Abbeville Capital Corporation, Abbeville, South Carolina, and thereby indirectly acquire The Bank of Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina.
C. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Randall C. Sumner, Vice President) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034:
1. Home Bancshares, Inc., Conway, Arkansas; to retain 32.25 percent of the voting shares of TCBancorp, Inc., North Little Rock, Arkansas, and thereby indirectly retain voting shares of Twin City Bank, North Little Rock, Arkansas.Start Signature
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 12, 2003.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E3-00586 Filed 12-17-03; 8:45 am]
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