Banks and bank holding companies: Formations, acquisitions, and mergers,


[Federal Register: February 26, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 38)]


[Page 11590]

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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. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center website at

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 March 22, 2001.

  1. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Richard Walker, Community Affairs Officer) 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02106-2204:

    1. Chittenden Corporation, Burlington, Vermont; to merge with Maine Bank Corporation, Portland, Maine, and thereby indirectly acquire Maine Bank and Trust Company, Portland, Maine.

  2. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Phillip Jackson, Applications Officer) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414:

    1. Heartland Bancorp, Inc., Bloomington, Illinois; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Court Acceptance Company, Pekin, Illinois, and thereby indirectly acquire First State Bank of Pekin, Pekin, Illinois.

  3. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (D. Michael Manies, Assistant Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001:

    1. Cowboy State Bancorp, Inc., Ranchester, Wyoming, to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Tongue River Valley Bancshares, Inc., Ranchester, Wyoming, and thereby indirectly acquire Ranchester State Bank, Ranchester, Wyoming.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 20, 2001. Robert deV. Frierson, Associate Secretary of the Board.

    [FR Doc. 01-4604Filed2-23-01; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 6210-01-P