[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 169 (Thursday, August 31, 1995)]
[Pages 45485-45486]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-21683]



National Westminster Bank PLC, et al.; Formations of; 
Acquisitions by; and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies

    The companies listed in this notice have applied for the Board's 
approval under section 3 of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. 
1842) and Sec.  225.14 of the Board's Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.14) to 
become a bank holding company or to acquire a bank or bank holding 
company. The factors that are considered in acting on the applications 
are set forth in section 3(c) of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)).
    Each application is available for immediate inspection at the 
Federal Reserve Bank indicated. Once the application has been accepted 
for processing, it will also be available for inspection at the offices 
of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views 
in writing to the 

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Reserve Bank or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Any comment 
on an application that requests a hearing must include a statement of 
why a written presentation would not suffice in lieu of a hearing, 
identifying specifically any questions of fact that are in dispute and 
summarizing the evidence that would be presented at a hearing.
    Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these 
applications must be received not later than September 25, 1995.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (William L. Rutledge, Senior 
Vice President) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045:
    1. National Westminster Bank PLC, London, England; Natwest Holdings 
Inc., New York, New York; National Westminster Bancorp Inc., Jersey 
City, New Jersey; and National Westminster Bancorp NJ, Jersey City, New 
Jersey; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Natwest Bank 
National Association, Scranton, Pennsylvania, a de novo bank.
    B. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (James M. Lyon, Vice 
President) 250 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480:
    1. BancMidwest Corporation, St. Paul, Minnesota; to acquire 100 
percent of the voting shares of South St. Paul Bancshares, Inc., South 
St. Paul, Minnesota, and thereby indirectly acquire Southview Bank, 
South St. Paul, Minnesota.
    2. Lake Elmo Bancshares, Inc., Lake Elmo, Minnesota; to become a 
bank holding company by acquiring at least 70.57 percent of the voting 
shares of Lake Elmo Bancorp, Inc., Lake Elmo, Minnesota, and thereby 
indirectly acquire Lake Elmo Bank, Lake Elmo, Minnesota.
    C. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Kenneth R. Binning, 
Director, Bank Holding Company) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, 
California 94105:
    1. First Commercial Bank, Taipei, Taiwan; to become a bank holding 
company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of FCB Taiwan 
California Bank, Alhambra, California (in organization).

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 28, 
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 95-21683 Filed 8-30-95; 8:45 am]