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 March 8, 2004.
A. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (Nadine W. Wallman, Assistant Vice President) 1455 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44101-2566:
1. First Commonwealth Financial Corporation, Indiana, Pennsylvania; to acquire GA Financial, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Great American Federal Savings Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and thereby engage in operating a savings bank, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(4) of Regulation Y, GA Financial Strategies, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and thereby engage in investment advisory activities, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(6)(v) and in brokerage activities executing the sale of securities solely as an agent for the account of customers, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(7)(i) of Regulation Y.Start Signature
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 6, 2004.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc.04-3043 Filed 2-11-04; 8:45 am]
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