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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 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 July 25, 2007.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Richard Walker, Community Affairs Officer) P.O. Box 55882, Boston, Massachusetts 02106-2204:

1. Royal Bank of Scotland Group, plc, the Royal Bank of Scotland, plc, RBSG International Holdings Limited, all of Edinburgh, Scotland, Citizens Financial Group, Providence, Rhode Island, Banco Santander Central Hispano, S.A., Madrid, Spain, Santander Holanda B.V., Delft, Netherlands, Fortis N.V., Utrecht, Netherlands, Fortis S.A./N.V.,Fortis Brussels, S.A./N.V., Fortis Bank S.A./N.V.,all of Brussels, Belgium, Fortis Bank Nederland (Holding) N.V., Utrecht, Netherlands, and RFS Holdings B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands; to control ABN AMRO Holding N.V. Amsterdam, Netherlands, and thereby indirectly acquire ABN AMRO North American Holding Company, LaSalle Bank Corporation, LaSalle Bank National Association, all of Chicago, Illinois, and LaSalle Bank Midwest National Association, Troy, Michigan. In connection with this proposal Fortis Bank Nederland (Holding) N.V., Santander Holand B.V. and RFS Holdings B.V. have applied to become bank holding companies.

B. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034:

1. Porter Bancorp, Inc., Louisville, Kentucky; to acquire 100 percent of Ohio County Bancshares, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire Kentucky Trust Bank, both of Beaver Dam, Kentucky.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 26, 2007.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. E7-13180 Filed 7-6-07; 8:45 am]