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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 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 May 15, 2008.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacqueline G. King, Community Affairs Officer) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480-0291:

1. Hazen Bancorporation, Inc., Hazen, North Dakota; to increase its ownership to 19.20 percent of the voting shares of North Star Holding Company, Inc., Jamestown, North Dakota, and thereby indirectly acquire Unison Bank, Jamestown, North Dakota and Unison Bank, Mesa, Arizona (a de novo bank).

2. McIntosh County Bank Holding Company, Inc., Ashley, North Dakota; to acquire additional shares and maintain 33.33 percent of the voting shares of North Star Holding Company, Inc., Jamestown, North Dakota, and thereby indirectly acquire Unison Bank, Jamestown, North Dakota and Unison Bank, Mesa, Arizona.Start Printed Page 21630

3. North Star Holding Company, Inc., Jamestown, North Dakota; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Unison Bank, Mesa, Arizona (a de novo bank).

4. Wishek Bancorporation, Inc., Wishek, North Dakota; to acquire through its 28.26 percent ownership of North Star Holding Company, Inc., Jamestown, North Dakota, shares of Unison Bank, Mesa, Arizona (a de novo bank).

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, April 17, 2008.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. E8-8666 Filed 4-21-08; 8:45 am]

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