[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 112 (Tuesday, June 11, 2002)]
[Page 39987]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-14575]



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 (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 Web site at www.ffiec.gov/nic/.
    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 July 5, 2002.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Phillip Jackson, Applications 
Officer) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414:
    1. Cincinnati BancGroup, Inc., Mason, Ohio; to become a bank 
holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Bank 
of Kenney, Kenney, Illinois.
    B. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (D. Michael Manies, 
Assistant Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 
    1. American Bancshares, Inc., Baxter Springs, Kansas; to acquire 
100 percent of the voting shares of Southwest Missouri Bancshares, 
Inc., Ozark, Missouri, and thereby indirectly acquire Southwest 
Community Bank, Ozark, Missouri.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 5, 2002.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 02-14575 Filed 6-10-02; 8:45 am]