[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 91 (Tuesday, May 12, 1998)]
[Page 26190]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-12454]



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. 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. 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 June 5, 1998.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Randall C. Sumner, Vice 
President) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63102-2034:
    1. Union Planters Corporation, and its second tier subsidiary, 
Union Planters Holding Corporation, both of Memphis, Tennessee; to 
acquire 100 percent of the voting shares and to merge with its wholly 
owned bank holding company subsidiary, Alvin Bancshares, Inc., and its 
wholly owned subsidiary, Alvin Bancshares, Delaware, Inc., and thereby 
indirectly acquire Alvin State Bank, all of Alvin, Texas.
    B. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Karen L. Grandstrand, Vice 
President) 90 Hennepin Avenue, P.O. Box 291, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
    1. Merchants Holding Company, Winona, Minnesota; to acquire 32.1 
percent of the voting shares of BRAD, Inc., Black River Falls, 
Wisconsin, and thereby indirectly acquire Black River Country Bank, 
Black River Falls, Wisconsin.
    C. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, President) 
2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201-2272:
    1. WTSB Bancorp, Inc., Snyder, Texas; to become a bank holding 
company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of WTSB Delaware 
Bancorp, Inc., Dover, Delaware, and thereby indirectly acquire West 
Texas State Bank, Snyder, Texas.
    2. WTSB Delaware Bancorp, Inc., Dover, Delaware; to become a bank 
holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of West 
Texas State Bank, Snyder, Texas.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 6, 1998.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 98-12454 Filed 5-11-98; 8:45 am]