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(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 Web site 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 November 17, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Patrick M. Wilder, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414: 1. Petefish, Skiles Bancshares, Inc., Virginia, Illinois; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Chandlerville, Bancshares, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Peoples State Bank of Chandlerville, both of Chandlerville, Illinois. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacqueline G. King, Community Affairs Officer) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480-0291: 1. Frandsen Financial Corporation, Forest Lake, Minnesota; to merge with Pine Bankshares, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of The First National Bank of Pine City, both of Pine City, Minnesota. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62259 C. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 752012272: 1. Patriot Bancshares, Inc., Houston, Texas; to merge with Northeast Bancshares, Inc., Mesquite, Texas, and thereby indirectly acquire Northeast Bancshares–Delaware, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, and Northeast National Bank, Mesquite, Texas. D. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105-1579: 1. First California Financial Group to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of National Mercantile Bancorp, both of Los Angeles, California, and thereby indirectly acquire Mercantile National Bank, Los Angeles, California, and South Bay Bank, N.A., Torrance, California. In connection with this application, Applicant also has applied to merge with FCB Bancorp, Camarillo, California, and thereby indirectly acquire First California Bank, Camarillo, California. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 18, 2006. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–17728 Filed 10–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S 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)). 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Cabool State Bank Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Cabool, Missouri; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 25.45 percent of the voting shares of Cabool Bancshares, Inc., Cabool, Missouri, and thereby indirectly acquire Cabool State Bank, Cabool, Missouri. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 19, 2006. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–17755 Filed 10–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of September 20, 2006 rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 In accordance with § 271.25 of its rules regarding availability of information (12 CFR part 271), there is set forth below the domestic policy directive issued by the Federal Open Market Committee at its meeting held on August 8, 2006.1 The Federal Open Market Committee seeks monetary and financial conditions that will foster price stability and promote sustainable growth in output. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 205 (Tuesday, October 24, 2006)]
[Notices]
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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

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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 
Web site 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 November 17, 2006.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community 
Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034:
    1. Cabool State Bank Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Cabool, 
Missouri; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 25.45 percent 
of the voting shares of Cabool Bancshares, Inc., Cabool, Missouri, and 
thereby indirectly acquire Cabool State Bank, Cabool, Missouri.

    *COM048*Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 
October 19, 2006.

Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E6-17755 Filed 10-23-06; 8:45 am]
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