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 September 22, 2005.
A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Patrick M. Wilder, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414:
1. Bank of Montreal, Montreal, Canada; Harris Bankcorp, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, and Harris Financial Corp., Wilmington, Delaware; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Edville Bankcorp, Inc., Villa Park, Illinois, and thereby indirectly acquire Villa Park Trust and Savings Bank, Villa Park, Illinois.
B. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034:
1. Jefferson Bancshares, Inc., Pine Bluff, Arkansas; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of First Security Bank of Clarksville, Clarksville, Arkansas.
2. Liberty Bancshares, Inc., Jonesboro, Arkansas; to acquire an additional 21.35 percent, for total ownership of 50.15 percent, of Russellville Bancshares, Inc., Jonesboro, Arkansas, and thereby indirectly acquire First Arkansas Valley Bank, Russellville, Arkansas.Start Signature
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 24, 2005.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 05-17135 Filed 8-26-05; 8:45 am]
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