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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 June 17, 2004.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Richard Walker, Community Affairs Officer) 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02106-2204:

1. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, and RBSG International Holdings Ltd., all of Edinburgh, Scotland and Citizens Financial Group, Inc., Providence, Rhode Island; to acquire and merge with Charter One Financial, Inc. (Charter One Financial) and thereby indirectly acquire Charter One Bank, National Association, both of Cleveland, Ohio.

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

1. Capitol Bancorp, Ltd., Lansing, Michigan, and First California Southern Bancorp, Escondido, California, to acquire 51 percent of the voting shares of Point Loma Community Bank (in organization), San Diego, California.

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

1. Commonwealth Bancshares, Inc., Louisville, Kentucky, to retain 100 percent of First Security Trust Bank, FSB, Florence, Kentucky, which will be renamed First Security Trust Bank, Inc., Florence, Kentucky, upon conversion to a state chartered bank.

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

Robert deV. Frierson,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 04-11610 Filed 5-21-04; 8:45 am]

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