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E7–23297 Filed 11–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67725 § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the notices are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the office of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Comments must be received not later than December 14, 2007. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Todd Offenbacker, Assistant Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198–0001: 1. Jose L. Evans, Denise K. Evans (acting jointly), David L. Johnson and Sandra L. Castetter, all of Kansas City, Missouri, acting jointly, together, and acting in concert; to acquire votings shares of First Missouri Bancshares, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of First Missouri National Bank, both in Brookfield, Missouri. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 26, 2007. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E7–23178 Filed 11–29–07; 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)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 67726 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 230 / Friday, November 30, 2007 / Notices 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 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 December 26, 2007. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (David Tatum, Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309: 1. Metropolitan BancGroup, Inc., Ridgeland, Mississippi; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of BancSouth Financial Corporation and Bank of the South, both of Crystal Springs, Mississippi. B. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105–1579: 1. Franklin Resources, Inc., San Mateo, California; to retain 5.15 percent of the voting shares of Commerce Bancorp, Inc., and thereby indirectly retain voting shares of Commerce Bank, N.A., both of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 26, 2007. Jennifer J. Johnseon, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E7–23179 Filed 11–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION [File No. 062 3042] Budget Rent-A-Car System, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment Federal Trade Commission. Proposed Consent Agreement. AGENCY: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order—embodied in the consent agreement—that would settle these allegations. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:29 Nov 29, 2007 Jkt 214001 Comments must be received on or before December 20, 2007. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments. Comments should refer to ‘‘Budget RentA-Car System, File No. 062 3042,’’ to facilitate the organization of comments. A comment filed in paper form should include this reference both in the text and on the envelope, and should be mailed or delivered to the following address: Federal Trade Commission/ Office of the Secretary, Room 135–H, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580. 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DATES: 1 The comment must be accompanied by an explicit request for confidential treatment, including the factual and legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions of the comment to be withheld from the public record. The request will be granted or denied by the Commission’s General Counsel, consistent with applicable law and the public interest. See Commission Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c). PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46(f), and § 2.34 of the Commission Rules of Practice, 16 CFR 2.34, notice is hereby given that the above-captioned consent agreement containing a consent order to cease and desist, having been filed with and accepted, subject to final approval, by the Commission, has been placed on the public record for a period of thirty (30) days. The following Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the terms of the consent agreement, and the allegations in the complaint. An electronic copy of the full text of the consent agreement package can be obtained from the FTC Home Page (for November 20, 2007), on the World Wide Web, at https:// www.ftc.gov/os/2007/11/index.htm. A paper copy can be obtained from the FTC Public Reference Room, Room 130H, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20580, either in person or by calling (202) 326-2222. Public comments are invited, and may be filed with the Commission in either paper or electronic form. All comments should be filed as prescribed in the ADDRESSES section above, and must be received on or before the date specified in the DATES section. Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment The Federal Trade Commission has accepted an agreement to a proposed consent order with Budget Rent-A-Car System, Inc. (‘‘Budget’’), one of the nation’s largest rental car agencies. The proposed consent order has been placed on the public record for thirty (30) days for reception of comments by interested persons. Comments received during this period will become part of the public record. After thirty (30) days, the Commission will again review the agreement and the comments received and will decide whether it should withdraw from the agreement or make final the agreement’s proposed order. This matter concerns deceptive practices by Budget with respect to an automatic, flat ‘‘EZ Fuel’’ fee it charges to renters who drive fewer than 75 miles, regardless of whether they return their rental with a full gas tank, unless they present a receipt. Budget has failed to adequately disclose the EZ Fuel fee or how renters can have the fee reversed. The complaint alleges that Budget engaged in deceptive practices relating to its EZ-Fuel program. The complaint alleges that Budget has falsely represented that, if consumers return their rental vehicle with a full gas tank, they will not have to pay any fuelrelated charge, fee, or cost. In numerous instances, however, consumers who drive their vehicle fewer than 75 miles E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 230 (Friday, November 30, 2007)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-23179]


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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

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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 
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 December 26, 2007.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (David Tatum, Vice President) 
1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309:
    1. Metropolitan BancGroup, Inc., Ridgeland, Mississippi; to become 
a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of 
BancSouth Financial Corporation and Bank of the South, both of Crystal 
Springs, Mississippi.
    B. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, 
Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, 
California 94105-1579:
    1. Franklin Resources, Inc., San Mateo, California; to retain 5.15 
percent of the voting shares of Commerce Bancorp, Inc., and thereby 
indirectly retain voting shares of Commerce Bank, N.A., both of Cherry 
Hill, New Jersey.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 26, 
2007.
Jennifer J. Johnseon,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E7-23179 Filed 11-29-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6210-01-S