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 will also 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 September 21, 2012.
A. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) P.O. Box 442, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034:
1. Home BancShares, Inc., Conway, Arkansas; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Premier Bank, Tallahassee, Florida.
B. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Kenneth Binning, Vice President, Applications and Enforcement) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105-1579:
1. Western Alliance Bancorporation, Phoenix, Arizona; to merge with Western Liberty Bancorp, and thereby indirectly acquire Service1st Bank of Nevada, both in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In connection with this application, Applicant has also applied to acquire Las Vegas Sunset Properties, Las Vegas, Nevada, and thereby engage in extending credit and servicing loans, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(1).
Dated: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 23, 2012.
Margaret McCloskey Shanks,
Associate Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2012-21159 Filed 8-27-12; 8:45 am]
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