Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies, 12298 [2020-04205]

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(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, if any, 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)). Comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors, Ann E. Misback, Secretary of the Board, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20551–0001, not later than April 1, 2020. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Kathryn Haney, Assistant Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. Comments can also be sent electronically to Applications.Comments@atl.frb.org: 1. Business First Bancshares, Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana; to merge with Pedestal Bancshares, Inc., thereby indirectly acquire Pedestal Bank, both of Houma, Louisiana. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 26, 2020. Yao-Chin Chao, Assistant Secretary of the Board. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. ACTION: Notice, request for comment. AGENCY: BILLING CODE 6210–01–P BILLING CODE 6210–01–P 35 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 [FR Doc. 2020–04197 Filed 2–28–20; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2020–04205 Filed 2–28–20; 8:45 am] 2 12 VerDate Sep<11>2014 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 25, 2020. Michele Taylor Fennell, Assistant Secretary of the Board. Sfmt 4703 The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) invites comment on a proposal to extend for three years, with revision, the Survey of Small Business and Farm Lending (SSBFL) (FR 2028; OMB No. 7100– 0061). SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted on or before May 1, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 2028, by any of the following methods: • Agency website: https:// www.federalreserve.gov/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments at https://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/ foia/proposedregs.aspx. • Email: regs.comments@ federalreserve.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 41 (Monday, March 2, 2020)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-04205]


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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, if any, 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)).
    Comments regarding each of these applications must be received at 
the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors, 
Ann E. Misback, Secretary of the Board, 20th Street and Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20551-0001, not later than April 1, 2020.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Kathryn Haney, Assistant Vice 
President) 1000 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. Comments 
can also be sent electronically to [email protected]:
    1. Business First Bancshares, Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana; to 
merge with Pedestal Bancshares, Inc., thereby indirectly acquire 
Pedestal Bank, both of Houma, Louisiana.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 26, 
2020.
Yao-Chin Chao,
Assistant Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2020-04205 Filed 2-28-20; 8:45 am]
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