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Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Savings and Loan Holding Companies

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The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Home Owners' Loan Act (12 U.S.C. 1461 et seq.) (HOLA), Regulation LL (12 CFR part 238), and Regulation MM (12 CFR part 239), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a savings and loan holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a savings association and nonbanking companies owned by the savings and loan 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 application also will 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 HOLA (12 U.S.C. 1467a(e)). 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 10(c)(4)(B) of the HOLA (12 U.S.C. 1467a(c)(4)(B)). 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 22, 2019.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Mark A. Rauzi, Vice President), 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480-0291:

1. The Farrar Beresford Bancorporation Inc. Irrevocable Trust and Beresford Bancorporation (“Applicants”), both of Britton, South Dakota; to acquire Western Bancshares of Alamogordo, Inc., Carlsbad, New Mexico, and thereby acquire Western Bank, Alamogordo, New Mexico. Applicants will retain their ownership of First Savings Bank, Beresford, South Dakota, and continue to operate a savings and loan association. Applicants will convert back to a savings and loan holding company after the merger of Western Bank into First Savings Bank.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 17, 2018.

Yao-Chin Chao,

Assistant Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 2018-27574 Filed 12-19-18; 8:45 am]

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