Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies, 29347-29348 [2012-11963]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK6TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 96 / Thursday, May 17, 2012 / Notices arise. The FR 2018 survey provides crucial information for monitoring and understanding the evolution of lending practices at banks and developments in credit markets. Current Actions: The Federal Reserve proposes to reduce the minimum asset size for panel institutions from $3 billion to $2 billion and add 20 domestically chartered commercial banks with $2 to $10 billion in total assets to the current reporting panel. The Federal Reserve believes that the additions to the panel would provide deeper coverage of commercial real estate loans and small business lending, as well as a more comprehensive picture of differences in lending conditions at the largest banks and regional banks. On February 6, 2012, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (77 FR 5802) requesting public comment for 60 days on the proposal to extend, with revision, the Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices. The comment period for this notice expired on April 6, 2012. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments. The revisions will be implemented as proposed. 2. Report title: Senior Financial Officer Survey. Agency form number: FR 2023. OMB control number: 7100–0223. Frequency: Up to four times a year. Reporters: Domestically chartered large commercial banks. Estimated annual reporting hours: 960 hours. Estimated average hours per response: 3 hours. Number of respondents: 80. General description of report: This information collection is authorized by Sections 2A, 11 and 12A of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 225a, 248(a), and 263) and is voluntary. Individual respondent data are regarded as confidential under the authority of exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). Abstract: The Federal Reserve uses this voluntary survey to collect qualitative and limited quantitative information about liability management, the provision of financial services, and the functioning of key financial markets. Responses are obtained from a senior officer at each participating institution usually through an electronic submission. The survey is conducted when major informational needs arise and cannot be met from existing data sources. The survey does not have a fixed set of questions; each survey consists of a limited number of questions directed at topics of timely interest. The survey helps pinpoint VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 May 16, 2012 Jkt 226001 developing trends in bank funding practices, enabling the Federal Reserve to distinguish these trends from transitory phenomena. Current Actions: The Federal Reserve proposes to add 20 domestically chartered commercial banks with $2 to $10 billion in total assets to the current reporting panel and reduce the minimum asset size for panel institutions from $3 billion to $2 billion. The Federal Reserve believes that the additions to the panel would provide a more comprehensive picture of differences in funding conditions at the largest banks and regional banks, and deeper coverage of banks that lend in commercial real estate and small business markets. The reporting panel selection criteria for the FR 2023 are consistent with those criteria from the FR 2018. The proposed FR 2023 panel revisions are necessary in order to maintain consistency with the proposed panel revision in the FR 2018. On February 6, 2012, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (77 FR 5802) requesting public comment for 60 days on the proposal to extend, with revision, the Senior Financial Officer Survey. The comment period for this notice expired on April 6, 2012. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments. The revisions will be implemented as proposed. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Dated: May 14, 2012. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2012–11940 Filed 5–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire shares of 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 offices 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 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29347 must be received not later than May 31, 2012. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Chapelle Davis, Assistant Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30309: 1. FCG Investors, LLLP, and its general partner, James W. Heavener, both of Winter Park, Florida; to acquire additional voting shares, and retain control of Florida Capital Group, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire additional voting shares, and retain control of Florida Capital Bank, both in Jacksonville, Florida. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 11, 2012. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2012–11897 Filed 5–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P 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 will also 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. 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 June 11, 2012. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (William Lang, Senior Vice President) 100 North 6th Street, E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1 29348 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 96 / Thursday, May 17, 2012 / Notices Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19105– 1521: 1. ESSA Bancorp, Inc., Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of First Starr Bancorp and First Star Bank, both in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 11, 2012. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 14, 2012. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM [FR Doc. 2012–11963 Filed 5–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM mstockstill on DSK6TPTVN1PROD 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. 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 June 1, 2012. A. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Kenneth Binning, Vice President, Applications and Enforcement), 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105–1579: 1. First Foundation Inc. to engage in financial and investment advisory activities through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Foundation Advisors, both of Irvine, California, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(6)(i) of Regulation Y. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 May 16, 2012 Jkt 226001 [FR Doc. 2012–11896 Filed 5–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P 10th Floor Board Room, 77 K Street NE., Washington, DC 20002. STATUS: Parts will be open to the public and parts will be closed to the public. PLACE: Matters To Be Considered Parts Open to the Public Notice of Proposals To Engage in or To Acquire Companies Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities The companies listed in this notice have given notice under section 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. 1843) (BHC Act) and Regulation Y, (12 CFR part 225) to engage de novo, or to acquire or control voting securities or assets of a company, including the companies listed below, that engages either directly or through a subsidiary or other company, in a nonbanking activity that is listed in § 225.28 of Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.28) or that the Board has determined by Order to be closely related to banking and permissible for bank holding companies. Unless otherwise noted, these activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Each notice is available for inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notice also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the question whether the proposal complies with the standards of section 4 of the BHC Act. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding the applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than June 1, 2012. A. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) P.O. Box 442, St. Louis, Missouri 63166–2034: 1. Farmers Bancshares, Inc., Hardinsburg, Kentucky; to engage directly in lending activities through the purchase of loans, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(1) of Regulation Y. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 14, 2012. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2012–11964 Filed 5–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD Sunshine Act Meeting TIME AND DATE: 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time), May 21, 2012. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1. Approval of the Minutes of the April 30, 2012 Board Member Meeting 2. Thrift Savings Plan Activity Report by the Executive Director a. Monthly Participant Activity Report b. Monthly Investment Performance Report c. Legislative Report 3. Roth Launch Update Parts Closed to the Public 4. Security 5. Personnel CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kimberly Weaver, Director, Office of External Affairs, (202) 942–1640. Dated: May 14, 2012. James B. Petrick, Secretary, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. [FR Doc. 2012–12022 Filed 5–15–12; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6760–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [Document Identifier: OS–0937–0198; 30day Notice] Agency Information Collection Request; 30-Day Public Comment Request AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed collection for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 96 (Thursday, May 17, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29347-29348]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11963]


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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 will also 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.
    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 June 11, 2012.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (William Lang, Senior Vice 
President) 100 North 6th Street,

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19105-1521:
    1. ESSA Bancorp, Inc., Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania; to become a bank 
holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of First 
Starr Bancorp and First Star Bank, both in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 14, 2012.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2012-11963 Filed 5-16-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6210-01-P