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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 5, 2017.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Chapelle Davis, Assistant Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30309. Comments can also be sent electronically to Applications.Comments@atl.frb.org:

1. United Community Banks, Inc., Blairsville, Georgia; to merge with HCSB Financial Corporation, and thereby indirectly acquire Horry County State Bank, both of Loris, South Carolina.

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

Minnesota National Bank Retirement Savings & Employee Stock Ownership Plan & Trust, Sauk Centre, Minnesota; to acquire 11.19 percent of the voting shares of Sauk Centre Financial Services, Inc., Sauk Centre, Minnesota, and thereby indirectly acquire shares of Minnesota National Bank, Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 4, 2017.

Yao-Chin Chao,

Assistant Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 2017-09358 Filed 5-8-17; 8:45 am]

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