Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies, 46437 [2012-18932]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 150 / Friday, August 3, 2012 / Notices list) or do both. If a member has received a CRA rating of ‘‘outstanding,’’ it need not complete section II of the form. A copy of Form 60 is available at http://www.fhfa.gov/webfiles/2924/ FHFAForm060.pdf. Section 1290.5 describes the circumstances under which FHFA will restrict a member’s access to long-term Bank advances for failure to meet the community support requirements. It also permits Bank members whose access to long-term advances has been restricted to apply directly to FHFA to remove the restriction under certain circumstances. The information collection contained in Form 60 and part 1290 are necessary to enable and are used by FHFA to determine whether Bank members satisfy the statutory and regulatory community support requirements. Only Bank members that meet these requirements may maintain continued access to long-term Bank advances. See 12 U.S.C. 1430(g). The OMB number for the information collection is 2590–0005. The OMB clearance for the information collection expires on October 31, 2012. The likely respondents are institutions that are Bank members. B. Burden Estimate The FHFA estimates the total annual average number of respondents that must complete Form 60 at 3,900 Bank members (half of all Bank members each year), with one response per member and an average burden per response of one hour. In addition, FHFA estimates the total annual average number of Bank members whose access to long-term advances has been restricted that will apply to FHFA to remove the restriction at 14 Bank members, with one response per member and an average burden per response of one hour. Thus, the estimate for the total annual hour burden is 3,914 hours. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES C. Comment Request Written comments are requested on the following: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FHFA functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the FHFA estimates of the burdens of the collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Aug 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 Dated: July 27, 2012. Kevin Winkler, Chief Information Officer, Federal Housing Finance Agency. [FR Doc. 2012–19011 Filed 8–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8070–01–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 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 August 27, 2012. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (Adam M. Drimer, Assistant Vice President) 701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23261–4528: 1. Washington First Bankshares, Inc., Reston, Virginia, to merge with Alliance Bankshares, Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, and thereby indirectly acquire Alliance Bank Corporation, Fairfax, Virginia. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Colette A. Fried, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690–1414: 1. C–B–G, Inc., West Liberty, Iowa, to acquire up to 50.01 percent of Washington Bancorp, Washington, Iowa, and thereby increase its indirect interest in Washington Bancorp’s PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46437 subsidiary, Federation Bank, Washington, Iowa. C. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Dennis Denney, Assistant Vice President) 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64198–0001: 1. Equity Bancshares, Inc., Wichita, Kansas, to acquire, through its subsidiary EBI Acquisition IV, Inc., Wichita, Kansas, 100 percent of the voting shares of First Community Bancshares, Inc., Overland Park, Kansas, parent of First Community Bank, Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Immediately thereafter, EBI Acquisition IV, Inc., Wichita, Kansas, will merge into First Community Bancshares, Inc., Overland Park, Kansas. 2. Main Banc, Inc., to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Bank 1st Financial Corporation, and thereby indirectly acquire Bank 1st, all of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 30, 2012. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2012–18932 Filed 8–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM 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 August 17, 2012. E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1

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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 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 August 27, 2012.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (Adam M. Drimer, Assistant Vice 
President) 701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23261-4528:
    1. Washington First Bankshares, Inc., Reston, Virginia, to merge 
with Alliance Bankshares, Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, and thereby 
indirectly acquire Alliance Bank Corporation, Fairfax, Virginia.
    B. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Colette A. Fried, Assistant 
Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414:
    1. C-B-G, Inc., West Liberty, Iowa, to acquire up to 50.01 percent 
of Washington Bancorp, Washington, Iowa, and thereby increase its 
indirect interest in Washington Bancorp's subsidiary, Federation Bank, 
Washington, Iowa.
    C. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Dennis Denney, Assistant 
Vice President) 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001:
    1. Equity Bancshares, Inc., Wichita, Kansas, to acquire, through 
its subsidiary EBI Acquisition IV, Inc., Wichita, Kansas, 100 percent 
of the voting shares of First Community Bancshares, Inc., Overland 
Park, Kansas, parent of First Community Bank, Lee's Summit, Missouri. 
Immediately thereafter, EBI Acquisition IV, Inc., Wichita, Kansas, will 
merge into First Community Bancshares, Inc., Overland Park, Kansas.
    2. Main Banc, Inc., to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of 
Bank 1st Financial Corporation, and thereby indirectly acquire Bank 
1st, all of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 30, 2012.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2012-18932 Filed 8-2-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6210-01-P