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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 August 27, 2012.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (Adam M. Drimer, Assistant Vice President) 701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23261-4528:

1. Washington First Bankshares, Inc., Reston, Virginia, to merge with Alliance Bankshares, Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, and thereby indirectly acquire Alliance Bank Corporation, Fairfax, Virginia.

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

1. C-B-G, Inc., West Liberty, Iowa, to acquire up to 50.01 percent of Washington Bancorp, Washington, Iowa, and thereby increase its indirect interest in Washington Bancorp's subsidiary, Federation Bank, Washington, Iowa.

C. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Dennis Denney, Assistant Vice President) 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001:

1. Equity Bancshares, Inc., Wichita, Kansas, to acquire, through its subsidiary EBI Acquisition IV, Inc., Wichita, Kansas, 100 percent of the voting shares of First Community Bancshares, Inc., Overland Park, Kansas, parent of First Community Bank, Lee's Summit, Missouri. Immediately thereafter, EBI Acquisition IV, Inc., Wichita, Kansas, will merge into First Community Bancshares, Inc., Overland Park, Kansas.

2. Main Banc, Inc., to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Bank 1st Financial Corporation, and thereby indirectly acquire Bank 1st, all of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 30, 2012.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

[FR Doc. 2012-18932 Filed 8-2-12; 8:45 am]