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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 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 June 7, 2013.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Ivan Hurwitz, Vice President) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045-0001:

1. Provident New York Bancorp, Inc., Montebello, New York; to become a bank holding company upon the acquisition and merger of Sterling Bancorp, New York, New York, with and into Provident, and thereby indirectly acquire Sterling National Bank, New York, New York. Immediately, after the merger, Provident New York Bancorp, Inc., will convert its subsidiary savings association, Provident Bank, Montebello, New York, into a national bank and merge Sterling National Bank into Provident Bank, with Provident Bank as the surviving bank. The resulting bank holding company and subsidiary national bank will be named Sterling Bancorp and Sterling National Bank.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 9, 2013.

Margaret McCloskey Shanks,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 2013-11378 Filed 5-13-13; 8:45 am]

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