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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 October 2, 2014.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Yvonne Sparks, Community Development Officer) P.O. Box 442, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034:

1. Hartland Financial, Inc., Hartford, Kentucky; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of Citizens Bank, Hartford, Kentucky.

2. Home BancShares, Inc., Conway, Arkansas; to acquire, through merger, Broward Financial Holdings, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and thereby indirectly acquire Broward Bank of Commerce, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

B. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacqueline K. Brunmeier, Assistant Vice President) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480-0291:

1. Mackinac Financial Corporation, Manistique, Michigan; to acquire, through a merger with and into a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mackinac, PFC Acquisition, LLC, Manistique, Michigan, (“Mackinac”) 100 percent of Peninsula Financial Corporation, Ishpeming, Michigan and thereby indirectly acquire Peninsula Bank, Ishpeming, Michigan. In connection with this application, Mackinac has applied to become a bank holding company.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, September 2, 2014.

Michael J. Lewandowski,

Associate Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 2014-21171 Filed 9-4-14; 8:45 am]