[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 184 (Wednesday, September 23, 1998)]
[Page 50913]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-25439]



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 October 19, 1998.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Philip Jackson, Applications 
Officer) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1413:
    1. Associated Banc-Corp, Green Bay, Wisconsin; to merge with 
Citizens Bankshares, Inc., Shawano, Wisconsin, and thereby indirectly 
acquire Citizens Bank, National Association, Shawano, Wisconsin.
    In connection with this application, Applicant also has applied to 
acquire Wisconsin Finance Corporation, Shawano, Wisconsin, and thereby 
indirectly acquire Citizens Financial Services, Inc., Shawano, 
Wisconsin, and thereby engage in the nonbank activities of extending 
credit and servicing loans and acting as principal, agent, or broker 
for credit related insurance, pursuant to Secs.  225.28(b)(1) and 
225.28(b)(11)(ii) of Regulation Y.
    B. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Lois Berthaume, Vice President) 
104 Marietta Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-2713:
    1. Regions Financial Corporation, Birmingham, Alabama; to merge 
with Meigs County Bancshares, Inc., Decatur, Tennessee, and thereby 
indirectly acquire Meigs County Bank, Decatur, Tennessee. Comments 
regarding this application must be received not later than October 16, 
    C. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Maria Villanueva, Manager 
of Analytical Support, Consumer Regulation Group) 101 Market Street, 
San Francisco, California 94105-1579:
    1. First Washington Bancorp, Walla Walla, Washington; to merge with 
Whatcom State Bancorp, Bellingham, Washington, and thereby indirectly 
acquire Whatcom State Bank, Ferndale, Washington.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, September 18, 
Robert deV. Frierson,
Associate Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 98-25439 Filed 9-22-98; 8:45 am]