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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 September 28, 2007.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Burl Thornton, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414:

1. Bank of Montreal, Montreal, Canada, Harris Financial Corp., and Harris Bankcorp, Inc., both of Chicago, Illinois; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Ozaukee Bank, Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

2. Bank of Montreal, Montreal, Canada; Harris Financial Corp.; and Harris Bankcorp, Inc., both of Chicago, Illinois; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Merchants and Manufacturers Bancorporation, Inc., New Berlin, Wisconsin; Merchants Merger Corp., and Merchants New Merger Corp., both of Brookfield, Wisconsin; and thereby indirectly acquire Lincoln State Bank, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Grafton State Bank, Grafton, Wisconsin; Community Bank Financial, Oconto Falls, Wisconsin; The Reedsburg Bank, Reedsburg, Wisconsin; Fortress Bank, Westby, Wisconsin; Fortress Bank of Cresco, Cresco, Iowa; Wisconsin State Bank, Random Lake, Wisconsin; and 5.89 percent of the voting shares of Central Wisconsin Financial Services, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Bank of Wausau, both of Wausau, Wisconsin.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 28, 2007.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. E7-17313 Filed 8-30-07; 8:45 am]