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 November 15, 2004.
A. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (A. Linwood Gill, III, Vice President) 701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23261-4528:
1. CommunitySouth Bancshares, Inc., Easley, South Carolina; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of CommunitySouth Bank & Trust, Easley, South Carolina.
2. FNB Corporation, Christiansburg, Virginia; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Bedford Federal Savings Bank, National Association, Bedford, Virginia, after the conversion of Bedford Federal Savings Bank FSB to a national bank.
B. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Sue Costello, Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30303:
1. GB&T Bancshares, Inc., Gainesville, Georgia; to merge with FNBG Bancshares, Inc., Duluth, Georgia, and thereby indirectly acquire First National Bank of Gwinnett, Duluth, Georgia.
C. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Randall C. Sumner, Vice President) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034:
1. FSB Bancshares, Inc., Henderson, Tennessee; to merge with Friendship Bancshares, Inc., Friendship, Tennessee, and thereby indirectly acquire Friendship Bank, Friendship, Tennessee.
D. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacqueline G. Nicholas, Community Affairs Officer) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480-0291:
1. Vision Bank Holdings, Inc., Fargo, North Dakota; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of VisionBank, Fargo, North Dakota.
E. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Donna J. Ward, Assistant Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001:
1. Young Corporation, Chillicothe, Missouri; to become a bank holding company by retaining 20.34 percent of the voting shares of Citizens Bancshares Co., Chillicothe, Missouri, and Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Chillicothe, Missouri.
2. Young Partners, L.P., Chillicothe, Missouri; to become a bank holding company by retaining 20.34 percent of the voting shares of Citizens Bancshares, Co., Chillicothe, Missouri, and Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Chillicothe, Missouri.Start Signature
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 14, 2004.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 04-23422 Filed 10-19-04; 8:45 am]
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