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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 Start Printed Page 52434writing 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 2, 2016.

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

1. Equity Bancshares, Inc., Wichita, Kansas, to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Community First Bancshares, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire control of Community First Bank, both of Harrison, Arkansas.

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

1. United Community Bancorp, Inc., Chatham, Illinois; for prior approval to acquire Illini Corporation, Springfield, Illinois and thereby indirectly acquire Illini Bank, Springfield, Illinois and Farmers State Bank of Camp Point, Camp Point, Illinois.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 2, 2016.

Michele T. Fennell,

Assistant Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 2016-18691 Filed 8-5-16; 8:45 am]

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