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Interpretations and Actions: September 1999

Vol. 12, No. 9

PLEASE NOTE: Interpretive Letters and No Objection Letters reflect the views of the Comptroller's legal staff. Corporate Decisions and Decisions (CRA) are from the office of Bank Organization and Structure. The list of CRA Ratings is from the Communications Division. For copies of the evaluation, you should contact the bank directly or the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Attn: Public Reference Room, Mailstop 1-5, Washington, D.C. 20219.,/

Members of the news media are encouraged to cite the letter number when reporting or summarizing documents from this package. This helps to process single requests in a more timely manner.

CRA Decisions

Letter No. Topic
97 Application by United National Bank, Monterey Park, California, to relocate a branch. (Control Number 99WE070002) 05/08/99
98 Branch applications filed by Marquette National Bank, Chicago, Illinois. (Control Numbers 99CE050160 & 0161) 08/17/99
Corporate Decisions
Letter No. Topic
99-25 Applications by Central National Bank of Poteau, Poteau, Oklahoma, First National Bank of Pryor Creek, Pryor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma National Bank of Duncan, Duncan, Oklahoma, and First National Bank of Edmond, Edmond, Oklahoma, to establish branches based on 12 USC 36 and the branching authority of savings and loan associations chartered by the state of Oklahoma. (Control Numbers 99SW050126, 0128, 0143, 0144, & 0153) 09/02/99
99-26 Application by Citibank, N.A., New York, New York, to establish an operating subsidiary to reinsure mortgage insurance. (Control Number 99ML08009) 09/02/99
99-27 Application to charter Banco Portugues do Atlantico, National Association, Newark, New Jersey. (Control Number 99NE010012) 09/13/99
99-28 Applications of Amcore Bank National Association, Rockford, South, Beloit, Illinois, and its affiliates. (Control Numbers 99CE020027, 99CE050178, 99CE070019, 99CE080025 & 0026) 09/13/99
99-29 Application of First National Bank South Dakota, Yankton, South Dakota, to merge with Commercial Trust and Savings Bank, Mitchell, South Dakota, under the title and charter of First National Bank South Dakota, Yankton, South Dakota. (Control Number 98ML080019) 12/28/98
99-30 Change in Bank Control Notice from Textron National Bank, Costa Mesa, California. (Control Number 99WO11001) 09/15/99
99-31 Application to merge Mercantile Bancorporation, Inc. affiliated banks with and into Firstar Bank, National Association, Cincinnati, Ohio. (Control Number 99CE020023) 07/23/99

Approvals with conditions enforceable under 12 U.S.C. 1818

Letter No. Topic
324 Application by The First National Bank of Chicago and Mercantile Bank National Association to each hold noncontrolling interests in a limited liability company through de novo operating subsidiaries. (Control Number 99ML080004 & 0002) 08/17/99
325 Application filed by National Bank of Commerce to establish a full service branch office. (Control Number 99SW050123) 09/02/99
326 Application to charter an uninsured national trust bank with the title of "Wheaton College Trust Company, National Association," (proposed) to be located in Wheaton, Illinois. (Control Number 99CE010003) 09/07/99
327 Application by LA Bank, N.A., Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, to expand the activities of an existing operating subsidiary by acquiring and holding a noncontrolling interest in a limited partnership to provide title insurance agency and loan closing management services. (Control Number 99NE080032) 09/14/99
328 Application by Bay View Bank, NA, to change its permanent capital by receiving a material noncash contribution. (Control Number 99WE120108) 08/17/99

Final Enforcement Actions

Enclosed is a copy of the OCC's news release number 99-89, announcing the availability of enforcement actions. Copies of the final actions are available by writing to the OCC, Public Reference Room, Mailstop 1-5, Washington, D.C. 20219. When ordering, specify the appropriate enforcement action number. Also enclosed is news release number 99-77 (Amended).

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Performance Evaluations

Enclosed is a list of CRA performance evaluations that became public during the period of August 15 through September 14.

INTERPRETATIONS AND ACTIONS is published monthly by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Subscriptions are available at a rate of $175 per year by writing to the Comptroller of the Currency, P.O. Box 70004, Chicago, IL 60673-0004. Prepayment is requested. Suggestions, comments or questions may be sent to Jacqueline J. England, Communications Division, Comptroller of the Currency, Washington, DC 20219.