The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the notices are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)).
The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the office of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Comments must be received not later than April 22, 2008.
A. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Todd Offenbacker, Assistant Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001:
1. Robert I. Guenthner, Newton, Kansas, and Ivan D. Knudsen, Wichita, Kansas, as co-trustees of the V. Jerry Blue Master Trust; to acquire control of Republic Financial Corporation, and thereby indirectly acquire control of Southwest National Bank, both in Wichita, Kansas.
B. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201-2272:
1. Laura Lankford, West, Texas; George B. Graves, Jr., and Sarah Lou Bracken, both of Waco, Texas; to acquire voting shares of West Bancshares, Inc., West, Texas, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Pointwest Bank, West, Texas.Start Signature
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, April 2, 2008.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E8-7184 Filed 4-4-08; 8:45 am]
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