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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.

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 December 16, 2010.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Clifford Stanford, Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30309:

1. Independent Bancshares, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Red Bay, Alabama; to acquire 27.17 percent of the voting shares of Independent Bancshares, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Community Spirit Bank, both of Red Bay, Alabama, and voting shares of Spirit Bancshares, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Spirit Bank, both of Belmont, Mississippi.

2. North American Financial Holdings, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina; to acquire up to 100 percent of the voting shares of Capital Bank Corporation, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Capital Bank, both of Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 17, 2010.

Robert de V. Frierson,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 2010-29345 Filed 11-19-10; 8:45 am]