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 Web site at http://www.ffiec.gov/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 May 26, 2006.
A. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105-1579:
1. Sterling Financial Corporation, Spokane, Washington; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Lynnwood Financial Group, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Golf Savings Bank and Golf Escrow Corporation, all of Mountlake Terrace, Washington, and thereby engage in operating a savings association and providing real estate settlement services, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(4) and (2)(viii) of Regulation Y.Start Signature
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, April 27, 2006.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E6-6632 Filed 5-2-06; 8:45 am]
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