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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 November 30, 2006.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Andre Anderson, Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309:

1. IBERIABANK Corporation, Lafayette, Louisiana; to merge with Pocahontas Bancorp, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire First Community Bank, both of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and engage in operating a savings association, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(4)(ii) of Regulation Y.

B. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Patrick M. Wilder, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414:

1. Bankers' Bancorp, Inc., Springfield, Illinois to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Bankers' Banc Investment Services, LLC, St. Louis, Missouri, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of First St. Louis Capital Markets, Inc., and its subsidiary, First St. Louis Securities, Inc., both of St. Louis, Missouri, and thereby engage in securities brokerage, private placement services, and underwriting government obligations and money market instruments, pursuant to sections 225.28(b)(7)(i), (b)(7)(iii), and (b)(8)(i) of Regulation Y.Comments regarding this application should be received not later than November 20, 2006.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 31, 2006.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. E6-18561 Filed 11-2-06; 8:45 am]