Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies, 1346-1347 [E8-57]

Download as PDF 1346 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 5 / Tuesday, January 8, 2008 / Notices B. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Burl Thornton, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690–1414: 1. Patricia L. Pierce, Menasha, Wisconsin, to retain voting shares of First Menasha Bancshares, Inc., and thereby indirectly retain voting shares of First National Bank–Fox Valley, both of Neenah, Wisconsin. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 3, 2008. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–58 Filed 1–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM pwalker on PROD1PC71 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 applications 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 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 February 1, 2008. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Burl Thornton, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690–1414: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:36 Jan 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 1. Black River BancVenture, Inc., Memphis, Tennessee; to acquire 9.90 percent of the voting shares of Cornerstone Bank, Moorestown, New Jersey. B. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166–2034: 1. Community First Bancshares, Inc., Harrison, Arkansas; to acquire additional voting shares, for a total of not more 24.99 percent of the voting shares of White River Bancshares Company, Fayetteville, Arkansas, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Signature Bank, Fayetteville, Arkansas. C. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacqueline G. King, Community Affairs Officer) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480–0291: 1. United Citizens 401(K) Savings Plan, Osseo, Wisconsin; to become a bank holding company by acquiring up to 56 percent of the voting shares of United Bancorporation, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of United Bank, both of Osseo, Wisconsin; Cambridge State Bank, Cambridge, Wisconsin; Lincoln Community Bank, Merrill, Wisconsin; Bank of Poynette, Poynette, Wisconsin; Clark County State Bank, Osceola, Iowa; Farmers State Bank, Stickney, South Dakota; and Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Iroquois, South Dakota. D. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201– 2272: 1. Commerce Financial Corporation, Corpus Christi, Texas; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Security State Bancshares, Inc., and indirectly acquire voting shares of Security State Bank, both of Stockdale, Texas. Comments regarding this application must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than January 28, 2008. E. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105–1579: 1. Western Capital Corporation; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Western Capital Bank (in organization), both of Boise, Idaho. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 2, 2008. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–29 Filed 1–7–08; 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 applications 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 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 February 1, 2008. A. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105–1579: 1. Western Capital Corporation, Boise, Idaho, and GWY, LLC, Bellevue, Washington; to become bank holding companies by acquiring at least 64 percent of the voting shares of Western Capital Bank (in organization), Boise, Idaho. E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 5 / Tuesday, January 8, 2008 / Notices Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 3, 2008. Jennifer J. Johnson Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–57 Filed 1–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration on Aging pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority This notice amends Part B of the Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration on Aging (AoA), as follows: Part B, Administration on Aging (67 FR 36883– 36890), as last amended, May 28, 2002. This reorganization of AoA will achieve several important objectives: It will streamline the organization; consolidate and elevate AoA’s disaster preparedness and responses activities; improve the integration of AoA’s budget development and policy analysis functions; and enhance the organization’s capacity to implement the provisions of the Older Americans Act Amendments of 2006 which seek to assist older Americans to conserve and extend their personal resources by bringing transparency to long-term care, divert seniors away from nursing home care, and empower older adults to take more control of their own health through lifestyle and behavioral changes. The changes are as follows: I. Delete Part B, ‘‘The Administration on Aging’’ in its entirety and replace with the following: B.00 Mission. B.10 Organization. B.20 Functions. B.00 Mission. The Administration on Aging (AoA) is the principal agency designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act (‘‘OAA’’ or ‘‘The Act’’) of 1965, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 3001 et seq., and the Alzheimer’s Disease Demonstration Grants to States Program, established under section 398 of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) as amended by Public Law 101–157, and by Public Law 105–379, the Health Professions Education Partnerships Act of 1998. AoA serves as the effective and visible advocate for older persons within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other Federal agencies. AoA assists the Secretary in all matters pertaining to opportunities and challenges of the elderly. It advocates for the needs of VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:32 Jan 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 older persons in program planning and policy development within the Department and in other Federal agencies. B.10 Organization. The Administration on Aging is an Operating Division (OPDIV) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is headed by the Assistant Secretary for Aging who reports directly to the Secretary. In addition to the Assistant Secretary, the AoA consists of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Programs and Staff and Program Offices. AoA is organized as follows: Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary (BA). Center for Policy and Management (BE). Center for Program Operations (BF). B.20 Functions. A. Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary (BA): BA.00 Mission. BA.10 Organization. BA.20 Functions. BA.00 Mission. The Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary provides executive direction, leadership, and guidance for OAA programs and the PHSA Alzheimer’s Program, and serves as the focal point for the development, coordination and administration of those programs nationwide. The Office advises the Secretary on issues affecting America’s elderly population. BA.10 Organization. The Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary is headed by an Assistant Secretary, who reports to the Secretary. The Immediate Office includes the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Programs and consists of the following components, which report to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Programs: Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary (BA). Executive Secretariat (BAA). Office of Communications (BA1). Office of Preparedness and Response (BA2). BA.20 Functions. 1. Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary (BA). The Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary (IOAS) is responsible to the Secretary for carrying out AoA’s mission and provides executive supervision to the major components of AoA. The Office serves as the effective and visible advocate within the Federal government to ensure the rights and entitlements of the elderly. Sets national policies, establishes national priorities, ensures policy consistency, and directs plans and programs conducted by AoA. Advises PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1347 the Secretary, HHS agencies, and other Federal agencies on the characteristics, circumstances, and needs of older people, and on policies, plans and programs designed to promote their welfare. The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Programs serves as the Assistant Secretary’s primary associate in carrying out the mission of the agency. The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Programs serves as the AoA’s Reports Clearance Officer and is the AoA liaison with the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, the Assistant Secretary for Legislation, the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of the Inspector General, and the Government Accountability Office for areas under the Office’s purview. In collaboration with other Federal agencies, it develops and implements interagency agreements to assist older persons. Provides liaison with other Federal advisory committees focused on the aging. Works with national aging organizations, professional societies, and academic organizations to identify mutual interests and plan voluntary and funded approaches to meet the needs of older persons. Ensures affirmative action throughout the Aging Network in employment and service delivery. 2. Executive Secretariat (BAA). The Executive Secretariat (ES) coordinates essential policy and program concerns and ensures that issues requiring the attention of the Assistant Secretary, Deputy Assistant Secretary, and/or executive staff are addressed on a timely and coordinated basis. It serves as the AoA liaison with the HHS Executive Secretariat. Receives, assesses, and controls incoming correspondence and assignments to the appropriate AoA component(s) for response and action; provides assistance and advice to AoA staff on the development of responses to correspondence and on the controlled correspondence system; and tracks development of periodic reports and facilitates departmental clearance. Maintains official copies of all policy and information issuances and data collection instruments, ensuring proper clearance before issuance and annually reviews for accuracy and compliance with laws and regulations; reviews all materials for Federal Register publication, ensuring compliance with guidelines; serves as records manager providing assistance to both Headquarters and Regional staff regarding filing practices, retention and disposition of records. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 5 (Tuesday, January 8, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1346-1347]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-57]


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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 applications 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 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 February 1, 2008.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, 
Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, 
California 94105-1579:
    1. Western Capital Corporation, Boise, Idaho, and GWY, LLC, 
Bellevue, Washington; to become bank holding companies by acquiring at 
least 64 percent of the voting shares of Western Capital Bank (in 
organization), Boise, Idaho.


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    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 3, 
2008.
Jennifer J. Johnson
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E8-57 Filed 1-7-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6210-01-S