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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 Web site 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 June 15, 2007.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (Douglas A. Banks, Vice President) 1455 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44101-2566:

1. National City Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio; to acquire MAF Bancorp, Inc., and thereby acquire Mid America Bank, FSB, both of Clarendon Hills, Illinois, and thereby engage in operating a thrift subsidiary, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(4)(ii), and St. Francis Equity Properties, Inc., Brookfield, Wisconsin, and thereby engage in community development activities, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(12)(i); Equitable Finance Corporation, Clarendon Hills, Illinois, thereby engaging in consumer lending, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(1); and Computer Dynamics, Clarendon Hills, Illinois, thereby engaging in data processing, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(14)(i), of Regulation Y.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 16, 2007.

Jennifer J. Johnson,

Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc.E7-9672 Filed 5-18-07; 8:45 am]