Skip to Content


Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble

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​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 April 20, 2007.

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

1. First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc., Hammond, Louisiana; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of First Guaranty Bank, Hammond, Louisiana.

2. Independent Bancshares, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan, to become a bank holding company by retaining 25.76 percent of the voting shares of Independent Bancshares, Inc., and Community Spirit Bank, all of Red Bay, Alabama, and Spirit Bancshares, Inc., and Spirit Bank, both of Belmont, Mississippi.

B. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Donna J. Ward, Assistant Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001:

1. BOK Financial Corporation, Tulsa, Oklahoma; to acquire, through its subsidiary BOKF Merger Corporation Number Twelve, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 100 percent of the voting shares of Worth Bancorporation, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Worth National Bank, both in Lake Worth, Texas. Immediately thereafter, BOKF Merger Corporation Number Twelve, Tulsa, Oklahoma, will merge into Worth Bancorporation, Inc., Lake Worth, Texas.

Start Signature

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 22, 2007.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

End Signature End Preamble

[FR Doc. E7-5553 Filed 3-27-07; 8:45 am]