Interpretations and Actions: February 2012
Vol. 25, No. 2
||Letter concludes that a federal savings association through its operating subsidiary may repurchase from customers auction rate securities pursuant to investment authority and auction rate preferred securities pursuant to general lending authority, consistent with OCC guidance and subject to statutory, regulatory, and safety and soundness limitation. 01/20/2012
||Application by U.S. Bank National Association, Cincinnati, Ohio to purchase certain assets and assume certain liabilities of BankEast, Knoxville, Tennessee ("Failed Entity") (Control Number 2012 CE 02 003), 01/27/2012
||Application by GE Capital Retail Bank, Draper, Utah for the establishment of wholly-owned, second-tier (GE Sales Finance Holding, LLC) and third-tier (GE Sales Finance Master Trust) operating subsidiaries to facilitate the securitization of its credit card receivables (Control Number R1 2011 0147 and 0148), 01/20/2012
||Application by CenterState Bank of Florida, National Association, Winter Haven, Florida to purchase certain assets of and assume certain liabilities of First Guaranty Bank & Trust Company of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida ("Failed Entity") (Control Number 2012 SO 02 0004), 01/27/2012
Approvals with conditions enforceable under 12 U.S.C. 1818
||Application by Bank of Communications Co. Ltd., Shanghai, People's Republic of China to establish a limited Federal Branch in San Francisco, California with the title "Bank of Communications, San Francisco Branch" (Control Number 2009 IB 10 0001), 11/15/2011
||Request by RBC Bank (Georgia), National Association, Atlanta, Georgia, to change the scope of its activities and the application to purchase certain assets and assume certain liabilities of RBC Bank (USA), Raleigh, North Carolina (Control Numbers 2011 NE 12 0211 and 02 0024), 12/23/2011
||Application by The Upstate National Bank, Ogdensburg, New York to increase its capital by issuing shares of Series D Preferred Stock to Modern Capital Holdings LLC (Control Number 2011 WO 12 0114), 01/11/2012
||Application of Raymond James Bank, FSB, St. Petersburg, Florida, to convert to a national banking association with the title of "Raymond James Bank, National Association" (Control Number 2008 SO 01 0016), 01/13/2012
||Application of Capital Bank, National Association, Rockville, Maryland, to purchase certain assets of and assume certain liabilities of American Eagle Savings Bank, Boothwyn, Pennsylvania, ("Failed Entity") (Control Number 2012 NE 02 0003), 01/20/2012
||Application of CenterState Bank of Florida, National Association, Winter Haven, Florida to purchase certain assets of and assume certain liabilities of Central Florida State Bank, Belleview, Florida ("Failed Entity") (Control Number 2012 SO 02 0002), 01/20/2012
||Application to merger Bay Bank and Trust Company, Panama City, Florida, with, into, and under the title and charter number of Trustmark National Bank, Jackson, Mississippi (Control Number 2011 SO 02 0039), 01/26/2012
Final Enforcement Actions
Enclosed is a copy of the OCC's news release number 2012-28, announcing the availability of enforcement actions. Copies of the final actions are available by writing to the OCC, Communications Division, Mail Stop 2-3, Washington, D.C. 20219. You may also submit your request electronically through the OCC's online FOIA site or fax your request to (202)-874-5274. When ordering, specify the appropriate enforcement action number.
Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Performance Evaluations
Enclosed are lists of CRA performance evaluations that became public during the periods of:
- July 15, 2011 through August 14, 2011;
- August 15, 2011 through September 14, 2011;
- September 15, 2011 through October 14, 2011;
- October 15, 2011 through November 14, 2011;
- November 15, 2011 through December 14, 2011;
- December 15, 2011 through January 14, 2012; and
- January 15, 2012 through February 14, 2012.
As of this printing, all CRA performance evaluations are current.
PLEASE NOTE: Interpretive Letters and No-Objection Letters reflect the views of the Comptroller's legal staff. Corporate Decisions, CRA Decisions and Conditional Approvals are from the office of Licensing Activities. The Community Development Investment Letters are from the office of Community Affairs. The list of CRA Ratings is from the Communications Division. For copies of the CRA evaluations, you may either contact the bank directly, or you may write to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in any of three ways: by mail to the OCC, Attn: Communications Division, Mail Stop 2-3, Washington, D.C. 20219; by fax to (202) 874-5274; or electronically at the OCC's online FOIA site. You may also write to the OCC for copies of enforcement actions and charters with standard conditions.
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