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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 Web site at​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 January 20, 2006.

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

1. Bay View Capital Corporation, San Mateo, California; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Great Lakes Bancorp, Buffalo, New York, and thereby acquiring Greater Buffalo Savings Bank, Buffalo, New York.

2. TrustCo Bank Corp NY, Glenville, New York; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Ballston Spa Bancorp and thereby acquire Ballston Spa National Bank, both of Ballston Spa, New York.

In connection with this application, Applicant also has applied to retain control of TrustCo Bank, Schenectady, New York, and thereby continue to engage in operating a savings and loan association, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(4)(ii) of Regulation Y.

B. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (Cindy West, Manager) 1455 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44101-2566:

1. Sky Financial Group, Inc., Bowling Green, Ohio; to acquire up to 9.99 Start Printed Page 76851percent of the voting shares of LNB Bancorp, Inc., Lorain, Ohio, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of the Lorain National Bank, Lorain, Ohio.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 22, 2005.

Jennifer J. Johnson,

Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. E5-7944 Filed 12-27-05; 8:45 am]