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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 January 23, 2015.

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

1. MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc., Iowa City, Iowa; to acquire up to 100 percent of the voting shares of Central Bancshares, Inc., Golden Valley, Minnesota, and thereby indirectly acquire Central Bank, Golden Valley, Minnesota.Start Printed Page 78866

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

1. CSB Bancshares, Inc. Amended Employee Stock Ownership Plan and Trust, Ellsworth, Kansas; to acquire additional shares of and retain 30.94 percent of the outstanding voting shares of CSB Bancshares, Inc., Ellsworth, Kansas.

In connection with this application; CSB Bancshares, Inc. Amended Employee Stock Ownership Plan and Trust, Ellsworth, Kansas, to acquire indirectly, and CSB Bancshares, Inc. Ellsworth, Kansas, to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of State Bank of Delphos, Delphos, Kansas.

2. First York Ban Corp., York, Nebraska; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Loup Valley Bancshares, North Loup, Nebraska, and thereby indirectly acquire North Loup Valley Bank, North Loup, Nebraska.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 24, 2014.

Michael J. Lewandowski,

Associate Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 2014-30634 Filed 12-30-14; 8:45 am]