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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 Start Printed Page 5572from the National Information Center website at www.ffiec.gov/​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 February 22, 2008.

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

1. Premier Financial Bancorp, Huntington, West Virginia; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Citizens First Bank, Inc., Ravenswood, West Virginia.

2. Premier Financial Bancorp Huntington, West Virginia; to acquire 100 percent of Traders Bankshares, Inc., Spencer West Virginia, and thereby indirectly acquire Traders Bank, Spencer, West Virginia.

B. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105-1579:

1. UCBH Holdings, Inc., San Francisco, California; to acquire up to 6.52 percent of the voting shares of First American International Corporation, and thereby indirectly acquire First American International Bank, both of Brooklyn, New York.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 25, 2008.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. E8-1610 Filed 1-29-08; 8:45 am]

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