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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 applications 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 April 14, 2009.

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

1. Minier Financial, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan with 401(k) Provisions, Minier, Illinois; to increase its ownership of Minier Financial, Inc., Minier, Illinois, from 29 percent to up to 51 percent, and thereby increase its indirect ownership of First Farmers State Bank, Minier, Illinois.

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

1. Farmers and Merchants Bankshares, Inc., Stuttgart, Arkansas; to acquire 100 percent of Lee County Bancshares, Inc., Marianna, Arkansas, and thereby indirectly acquire First National Bank at Marianna, Marianna, Arkansas.

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

1. Glacier Bancorp, Inc., Kalispell, Montana; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of First Company, Cody, Wyoming, and thereby indirectly acquire First National Bank and Trust Company, Powell, Wyoming.

D. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201-2272:

1. National Bank and Trust Employee Stock Ownership Plan With 401(k) Provisions, La Grange, Texas; to acquire additional shares of First La Grange Bancshares, Inc., La Grange, Texas, and indirectly acquire National Bank and Trust, La Grange, Texas.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 17, 2009.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. E9-6093 Filed 3-23-09; 8:45 am]