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 August 12, 2005.
A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Patrick M. Wilder, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414:
1. H.F. Gehant Bancorp, Inc., West Brooklyn, Illinois; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 Start Printed Page 41759percent of the voting shares of H.F. Gehant Banking Co., West Brooklyn, Illinois.
B. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034:
1. First Banks, Inc., Hazelwood, Missouri, and its subsidiary bank holding company,The San Francisco Company, San Francisco, California; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Northway State Bank, Grayslake, Illinois.
C. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201-2272:
1. Country Holding Corp., Lakeway, Texas; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Texas Country Bank, Lakeway, Texas, a de novo bank.Start Signature
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 14, 2005.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 05-14206 Filed 7-19-05; 8:45 am]
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