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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 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 March 19, 2004.

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

1. LDF, Inc., Chicago, Illinois; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Labe Bank, Chicago, Illinois.

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

1. Bancorp IV, Inc., Stilwell, Kansas; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of the Bank of Montgomery County, Wellsville, Missouri.

2. Bank of the Ozarks, Inc., Little Rock, Arkansas; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Sun Bank, Sunray, Texas.

3. Security Bancorp of Tennessee, Inc., Halls, Tennessee; to acquire 44.93 percent of the voting shares of Patriot of Tennessee Corporation, Millington, Tennessee, and thereby indirectly acquire Patriot Bank, Millington, Tennessee.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 18, 2004.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 04-3853 Filed 2-20-04; 8:45 am]

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