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E8–28896 Filed 12–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6715–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM mstockstill on PROD1PC66 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:32 Dec 05, 2008 Jkt 217001 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 January 2, 2009. A. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Kenneth Binning, Vice President, Applications and Enforcement) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105–1579: 1. Carpenter Fund Manager GP LLC; Carpenter Community Bancfund–A, L.P.; Carpenter Fund Management Company, LLC; Carpenter Community Bancfund, L.P.; Carpenter Community Bancfund CA, L.P.; SCJ, Inc.; CCFW, Inc. (dba Carpenter & Company), all of Irvine, California, to acquire CG Holdings, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, and thereby indirectly acquire up to 80 percent of the voting shares of California General Bank, N.A, (in organization), Pasadena, California. In connection with this application, CG Holdings, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, has also applied to become a bank holding company by acquiring up to 80 percent of the voting shares of California General Bank, N.A. (in organization), Pasadena, California. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 3, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 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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 January 2, 2009.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Kenneth Binning, Vice 
President, Applications and Enforcement) 101 Market Street, San 
Francisco, California 94105-1579:
    1. Carpenter Fund Manager GP LLC; Carpenter Community Bancfund-A, 
L.P.; Carpenter Fund Management Company, LLC; Carpenter Community 
Bancfund, L.P.; Carpenter Community Bancfund CA, L.P.; SCJ, Inc.; CCFW, 
Inc. (dba Carpenter & Company), all of Irvine, California, to acquire 
CG Holdings, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, and thereby indirectly acquire 
up to 80 percent of the voting shares of California General Bank, N.A, 
(in organization), Pasadena, California.
    In connection with this application, CG Holdings, Inc., Wilmington, 
Delaware, has also applied to become a bank holding company by 
acquiring up to 80 percent of the voting shares of California General 
Bank, N.A. (in organization), Pasadena, California.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 3, 
2008.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E8-28933 Filed 12-5-08; 8:45 am]
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