[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 42 (Tuesday, March 4, 1997)]
[Page 9770]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-5231]



Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding 

    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. 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 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. 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 March 28, 1997.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (John E. Yorke, Senior Vice 
President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001:
    1. Armstrong Financial Co., Minden, Nebraska; to become a bank 
holding company by acquiring 80.99 percent of the voting shares of 
Minden Exchange Co., Minden, Nebraska, and thereby indirectly acquire 
Minden Exchange Bank & Trust Co., Minden, Nebraska.
    2. Commerce Bancshares, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri, and CBI 
Kansas, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri; to acquire 100 percent of the 
voting shares of, and thereby merge with Shawnee Bank Shares, Inc., 
Shawnee, Kansas, and thereby indirectly acquire Shawnee State Bank, 
Shawnee, Kansas.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 26, 
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 97-5231 Filed 3-3-97; 8:45 am]