Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies, 43772 [E6-12398]

Download as PDF 43772 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 2, 2006 / Notices FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies 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 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 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. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center website at http://www.ffiec.gov/nic/. 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 August 25, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Anne McEwen, Financial Specialist) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045-0001: 1. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., Bilbao, Spain; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Texas Regional Bancshares, Inc., McAllen, Texas; Texas Regional Delaware, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware; and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Texas State Bank, McAllen, Texas. 2. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., Bilbao, Spain; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of State National Bancshares, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas; State National Bancshares of Delaware, Inc., Dover, Delaware; and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of State National Bank, Fort Worth, Texas. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 Aug 01, 2006 Jkt 208001 B. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 752012272: 1. Sterling Bancshares, Inc., Houston, Texas, and Sterling Bancorporation, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware; to merge with, and thereby acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of BOTH, Inc., Kerrville, Texas, and thereby indirectly acquire BOTH of Delaware, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, and Bank of the Hills, National Association, Kerrville, Texas. C. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105-1579: 1. Community Bancorp, Las Vegas, Nevada; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Cactus Commerce Bank, an Arizona Banking Corporation, Glendale, Arizona. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 27, 2006. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–12398 Filed 8–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Sunshine Act Meeting Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. TIME AND DATE: 12 p.m., Monday, August 7, 2006. PLACE: Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, 20th and C Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20551. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Personnel actions (appointments, promotions, assignments, reassignments, and salary actions) involving individual Federal Reserve System employees. 2. Any items carried forward from a previously announced meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Smith, Director, or Dave Skidmore, Assistant to the Board, Office of Board Members at 202–452–2955. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: You may call 202–452–3206 beginning at approximately 5 p.m. two business days before the meeting for a recorded announcement of bank and bank holding company applications scheduled for the meeting; or you may contact the Board’s Web site at http:// www.federalreserve.gov for an electronic announcement that not only lists AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 applications, but also indicates procedural and other information about the meeting. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 28, 2006. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 06–6654 Filed 7–31–06; 9:30 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Maximum Per Diem Rates for the Continental United States (CONUS) Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of Per Diem Bulletin 07– 1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 continental United States (CONUS) per diem rates. 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In order to base its per diem recommendations for those areas on accurate meal cost data, GSA commissioned an out of cycle meal survey in each of the 26 areas. For a complete listing of pertinent information that must be submitted through a Federal executive agency for GSA to restudy a location if a CONUS or standard CONUS per diem rate is insufficient to meet necessary expenses, please review numbers 4 and 5 of our per diem Frequently Asked Questions at (www.gsa.gov/perdiemfaqs). DATES: This notice is effective October 1, 2006, and applies for travel performed on or after October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact Lois Mandell, Office of Governmentwide E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 148 (Wednesday, August 2, 2006)]
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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding 
Companies

    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 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 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. 
Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained 
from the National Information Center website at http://www.ffiec.gov/
nic/.
    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 August 25, 2006.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Anne McEwen, Financial 
Specialist) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045-0001:
    1. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., Bilbao, Spain; to acquire 
100 percent of the voting shares of Texas Regional Bancshares, Inc., 
McAllen, Texas; Texas Regional Delaware, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware; 
and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Texas State Bank, 
McAllen, Texas.
    2. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., Bilbao, Spain; to acquire 
100 percent of the voting shares of State National Bancshares, Inc., 
Fort Worth, Texas; State National Bancshares of Delaware, Inc., Dover, 
Delaware; and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of State 
National Bank, Fort Worth, Texas.
    B. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice 
President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201-2272:
    1. Sterling Bancshares, Inc., Houston, Texas, and Sterling 
Bancorporation, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware; to merge with, and thereby 
acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of BOTH, Inc., Kerrville, 
Texas, and thereby indirectly acquire BOTH of Delaware, Inc., 
Wilmington, Delaware, and Bank of the Hills, National Association, 
Kerrville, Texas.
    C. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, 
Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, 
California 94105-1579:
    1. Community Bancorp, Las Vegas, Nevada; to acquire 100 percent of 
the voting shares of Cactus Commerce Bank, an Arizona Banking 
Corporation, Glendale, Arizona.


    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 27, 2006.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E6-12398 Filed 8-1-06; 8:45 am]
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