Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies, 71613 [2013-28620]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 230 / Friday, November 29, 2013 / Notices Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 22, 2013. Michael J. Lewandowski, Associate Secretary of the Board. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 25, 2013. Michael J. Lewandowski, Associate Secretary of the Board. BILLING CODE 6210–01–P [FR Doc. 2013–28625 Filed 11–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Extension of Public Comment Period FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM AGENCY: Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES percent of the voting shares of Cass County State Company, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Cass County Bank, Inc., both in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. ACTION: 17:56 Nov 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Notice of extension of public comment period. 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 December 23, 2013. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Dennis Denney, Assistant Vice President) 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64198–0001: 1. Plains Bancshares, Inc., Plains, Kansas; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Plains State Bank, Plains, Kansas. VerDate Mar<15>2010 [FR Doc. 2013–28620 Filed 11–27–13; 8:45 am] The FTC is soliciting public comments on proposed information requests to Patent Assertion Entities (‘‘PAEs’’) asserting patents in a variety of sectors, as well as a group of other entities asserting patents specifically in the wireless communications sector, including manufacturers and other nonpracticing entities and organizations engaged in licensing. The Commission has now determined to extend the public comment period until December 16, 2013. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 16, 2013. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper, by following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ‘‘PAE Reports: Paperwork Comment; Project No. P131203’’ on your comment, and file your comment online at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ ftc/paestudypra, by following the instructions on the web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, mail or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H–113 (Annex J), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William F. Adkinson, Jr., Attorney Advisor, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580; (202) 326–2096; paestudy@ ftc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 27, 2013, the Commission announced that it would seek public comments on a proposal to gather information from approximately 25 companies known as Patent Assertion Entities (‘‘PAEs’’), along with 15 other entities asserting patents specifically in the wireless communications sector. For SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71613 purposes of this notice, PAEs are firms with a business model based primarily on purchasing patents and then attempting to generate revenue by asserting the intellectual property against persons who are already practicing the patented technology.1 A notice containing the proposed information requests and seeking public comment was published in the Federal Register on October 3, 2013.2 The Commission intends to use this information to add to the existing literature and evidence on PAE activity. These comments will be considered before the FTC submits a request for Office of Management and Budget review of the compulsory process orders described in this notice under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The compulsory process orders will seek information from firms concerning, among other things, patent acquisition, litigation, and licensing practices. The Commission has now determined to extend the public comment period until December 16, 2013. The Commission will not consider requests for further extension. You may file a comment online or on paper, and the content of the comment should conform to the requirements detailed in the October 3, 2013 Federal Register Notice. For the Commission to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before December 16, 2013. Write ‘‘PAE Reports: Paperwork Comment; Project No. P131203’’ on your comment. Your comment, including your name and your state, will be placed on the public record of this proceeding, including, to the extent practicable, on the public Commission Web site, at http:// www.ftc.gov/os/publiccomments.shtm. As a matter of discretion, the Commission tries to remove individuals’ home contact information from comments before placing them on the Commission Web site. Because your comment will be made public, you are solely responsible for making sure that your comment does not include any sensitive personal information, like anyone’s Social Security number, date of birth, driver’s license number or other state identification number or foreign country 1 The Commission distinguishes PAEs from other non-practicing entities or NPEs that primarily seek to develop and transfer technology, such as universities, research entities and design firms. Fed. Trade Comm’n, The Evolving IP Marketplace: Aligning Patent Notice and Remedies with Competition, 8 n.5 (2011), available at http:// www.ftc.gov/os/2011/03/110307patentreport.pdf. 2 See Federal Trade Commission: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 78 FR 61,352 (Oct. 3, 2013), available at http://www.ftc.gov/os/fedreg/ 2013/10/131003agencyinfofrn.pdf. E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 230 (Friday, November 29, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-28620]


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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 December 23, 2013.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Dennis Denney, Assistant 
Vice President) 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001:
    1. Plains Bancshares, Inc., Plains, Kansas; to become a bank 
holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Plains 
State Bank, Plains, Kansas.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 22, 
2013.
Michael J. Lewandowski,
Associate Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2013-28620 Filed 11-27-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6210-01-P