Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies, 15344 [2014-05928]

Download as PDF 15344 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 53 / Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / Notices FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM sroberts on DSK5TPTVN1PROD 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 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 April 10, 2014. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Richard Walker, Community Affairs Officer) 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02210–2204: 1. Meridian Bancorp, Inc., Peabody, Massachusetts to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the outstanding capital stock of East Boston Savings Bank, East Boston, Massachusetts, in connection with the conversion of Meridian Financial Services, Inc., East Boston, Massachusetts, from mutual to stock form. B. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Gerald C. Tsai, Director, Applications and Enforcement) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105–1579: 1. First Northwest Bancorp, Port Angeles, Washington, to become a bank holding company upon the conversion of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Port Angeles, Port Angeles, Washington, from a mutual to stock savings bank. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:28 Mar 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 13, 2014. Michael J. Lewandowski, Associate Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2014–05928 Filed 3–18–14; 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 April 14, 2014. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (Adam M. Drimer, Assistant Vice President) 701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23261–4528: 1. Park Sterling Corporation, Charlotte, North Carolina, to acquire 100 percent of the voting securities of Provident Community Bancshares, Inc., Rock Hill, South Carolina, and thereby indirectly acquire control of Provident Community Bank, National Association, Rock Hill, South Carolina. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacqueline G. King, Community Affairs Officer) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480–0291: 1. First Interstate BancSystem, Billings, Montana, to merge with PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Mountain West Financial Corp., Helena, Montana, and thereby indirectly acquire Mountain West Bank, N.A., Helena, Montana. 2. Security Financial Services Corporation, Durand, Wisconsin, to merge with Bloomer Bancshares, Inc., Bloomer, Wisconsin, and thereby indirectly acquire Peoples State Bank of Bloomer, Bloomer, Wisconsin. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 14, 2014. Michael J. Lewandowski, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2014–06054 Filed 3–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From Open Safety Foundation Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of Delisting. AGENCY: The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, 42 U.S.C. 299b–21 to b–26, (Patient Safety Act) and the related Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule, 42 CFR part 3 (Patient Safety Rule), published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008, 73 FR 70732– 70814, provide for the formation of Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), which collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential information regarding the quality and safety of healthcare delivery. The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ‘‘delisted’’ by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO’s listing expires. AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from Open Safety Foundation of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly. DATES: The directories for both listed and delisted PSOs are ongoing and reviewed weekly by AHRQ. The delisting was effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on February 6, 2014. ADDRESSES: Both directories can be accessed electronically at the following SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1

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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 April 10, 2014.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Richard Walker, Community 
Affairs Officer) 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02210-2204:
    1. Meridian Bancorp, Inc., Peabody, Massachusetts to become a bank 
holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the outstanding capital 
stock of East Boston Savings Bank, East Boston, Massachusetts, in 
connection with the conversion of Meridian Financial Services, Inc., 
East Boston, Massachusetts, from mutual to stock form.
    B. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Gerald C. Tsai, Director, 
Applications and Enforcement) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, 
California 94105-1579:
    1. First Northwest Bancorp, Port Angeles, Washington, to become a 
bank holding company upon the conversion of First Federal Savings and 
Loan Association of Port Angeles, Port Angeles, Washington, from a 
mutual to stock savings bank.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 13, 
2014.
Michael J. Lewandowski,
Associate Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2014-05928 Filed 3-18-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6210-01-P