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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 November 17, 2014.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (E. Ann Worthy, Vice President), 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201-2272:

1. 2011 TCRT; Ford Financial Fund II, L.P.; Ford Management II, L.P.; Ford Ultimate Management II, LLC; GJF Financial Management II, LLC; Ford Fund Investment LP; and EB Acquisition Company LLC; all in Dallas, Texas; to become bank holding companies by acquiring up to 65 percent of the voting shares of Mechanics Bank, Richmond, California.

In connection with this application, 2011 TCRT; GJF Financial Management II, LLC; Ford Ultimate Management II, LLC; and Ford Management II, L.P., all in Dallas, Texas, have also applied to engage de novo in financial and investment advisory activities, pursuant to sections 225.28(b)(6)(i), (b)(6)(ii), (b)(6)(iii), (b)(6)(iv), (b)(6)(v) and (b)(6)(vi).

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 16, 2014.

Michael J. Lewandowski,

Associate Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 2014-25009 Filed 10-21-14; 8:45 am]