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Notice of Proposals to Engage in Permissible Nonbanking Activities or to Acquire Companies that are Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities

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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​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 July 21, 2005.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Jay Bernstein, Bank Supervision Officer) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045-0001:

1. Fubon Financial Holding Co., Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan; to acquire Fubon Securities USA LLC, Pasadena, California, and thereby indirectly acquire Fubon Asset Management USA, LLC, Arcadia, California, and engage in limited securities activities, pursuant to sections 225.28(b)(6), (b)(7)(i), (b)(7)(ii), (b)(7)(iii), (b)(7)(v), and (b)(8)(i) of Regulation Y.

B. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034:

1. German American Bancorp, Jasper, Indiana; to engage de novo through its subsidiary, German American Reinsurance Company, Ltd., Phoenix, Arizona, in reinsuring credit life and credit disability insurance, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(11)(i) of Regulation Y.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 29, 2005.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc.05-13211 Filed 7-5-05; 8:45 am]