MONTHLY BULLETIN
January 2008





BANK HOLDING COMPANIES
Effective January 1, 2008
CITIZENS INTERIM BANK, a de novo State-chartered "phantom bank", was formed by Caldwell Holding Company, Columbia, Caldwell Parish, LA, for the purpose of effectuating the merger of Citizens Progressive Bank with and into Citizens Interim Bank, Columbia, Caldwell Parish, LA, under the Charter of Citizens Interim Bank and with the title: Citizens Progressive Bank.

 

Filed w/FRB-Atlanta January 18, 2008

Application by Greensburg Bancshares, Inc., Greensburg, St. Helena Parish, LA, to become a one‑bank holding company by acquiring control of 100% of the issued and outstanding stock of Bank of Greensburg, Greensburg, St. Helena Parish, LA, pursuant to Section 3(a)(1) of the BHC Act of 1956, as amended.

 

Filed January 29, 2008

Application by Bank of Greensburg, Greensburg, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, to engage in a statutory share exchange with Greensburg Bancshares, Inc., whereby Greensburg Bancshares, Inc., will become a one‑bank holding company.

 
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BANKS/THRIFTS/CREDIT UNIONS

Filed January 28, 2008

Hibernia Homestead and Savings Association, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, proposes to convert from a State‑chartered mutual homestead and savings association to a State-chartered savings bank, with the Title:  Hibernia Homestead Bank.

 

Filed January 30, 2008

Proposed merger of First Community Holding Company, Hammond, LA, with and into First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc., Hammond, LA, and immediately thereafter, merge First Community Bank, Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA, with and into First Guaranty Bank, Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA, under the Charter of and with the Title:  First Guaranty Bank, domiciled in Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA, and to establish the existing offices of First Community Bank as branches of First Guaranty Bank.

 

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BRANCHES

Filed January 9, 2008

BENTON ROAD BRANCH proposed by Ouachita Independent Bank, Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA, to be located at the corner of Benton Road and Brownlee Road, Bossier City, Bossier Parish, LA, 71111.

 

Approved January 10, 2008

MONROE BRANCH, proposed by Cross Keys Bank, St. Joseph, Tensas Parish, LA, to be located at 710 Highway 165 North, Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA, 71203.

 

Filed/Approved January 14, 2008

Cameron State Bank, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA, proposes to close its CSB WAL*MART #521 BRANCH located at 2500 Highway 171, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA, 70601.

 

Filed/Approved January 14, 2008

Cameron State Bank, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA, proposes to close its CSB DOWNTOWN BRANCH located at 121 West Pujo Street, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA, 70601.

 

Filed/Approved January 15, 2008

The Vernon Bank, Leesville, Vernon Parish, LA, proposes to close its THIRD STREET BRANCH located at 100 South Third Street, Leesville, Vernon Parish, LA, 71446.

 

Approved January 18, 2008; Filed January 3, 2008

EAST BOSTON BRANCH proposed by Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, to be located at 423 East Boston Street, Covington, St. Tammany Parish, LA, 70433.

 

Filed January 25, 2008

MANDEVILLE OFFICE proposed by First American Bank and Trust, Vacherie, St. James Parish, LA, to be located at 4360 Highway 22, Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, LA, 70471.

 

Filed January 29, 2008

EAST TEXAS BANKING CENTER proposed by Red River Bank, Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA, to be located at 2931 East Texas Street, Bossier City, Bossier Parish, LA, 71111.

 

Filed January 30, 2008

SCOTT BRANCH proposed by St. Martin Bank & Trust Company, St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, LA, to be located at 800 Interstate 10 South Frontage Road, Scott, Lafayette Parish, LA, 70583.

 

Approved January 31, 2008; Filed January 14, 2008

SPRINGFIELD BRANCH proposed by Peoples Bank of Louisiana, Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, LA, to be located at Lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, and 12 of Square 22 bounded by Main Street, Cedar Street, Cherry Street, and Church Street, Springfield, Livingston Parish, LA, 70462.

 

Approved January 31, 2008; Filed January 14, 2008

LINE AVENUE BRANCH proposed by First Louisiana Bank, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA, to be located at 3400 Line Avenue, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA, 71104.


 

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CHANGES OF LOCATION/CONSOLIDATIONS 

Filed January 9, 2008

IBERIABANK, Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA, proposes to relocate its BASTROP BRANCH from 617 East Madison Avenue (a distance of approximately 1.25 miles) and its BASTROP MOTOR BRANCH from 2126 East Madison Avenue (a distance of .17 miles) to 1927 East Madison Avenue, all locations within Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, 71220, to be known as BASTROP BRANCH.

 

Approved January 10, 2008; Filed January 3, 2008

Community Trust Bank, Choudrant, Lincoln Parish, LA, proposes to relocate its NORTHSIDE BRANCH from 1900 Farmerville Highway to 2010 Farmerville Highway (a distance of less than 1 mile), both locations within Ruston, Lincoln Parish, LA, 71270.

 

Approved January 10, 2008; Filed January 4, 2008

American Gateway Bank, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA, proposes to relocate its GONZALES BRANCH from 2020 South Burnside Avenue to the corner of West Highway 30 at Ruby Street (a distance of 1.5 miles), both locations within Gonzales, Ascension Parish, LA, 70737.

 

Approved January 18, 2008; Filed January 2, 2008

Hibernia Homestead and Savings Association, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, proposes to relocate its METAIRIE BRANCH from 923 Metairie Road to 933 Metairie Road (a distance of approximately 49 feet), both locations within Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA, 70005.

 

Filed/Approved January 30, 2008

Central Progressive Bank, Lacombe, St. Tammany Parish, LA, proposes to consolidate its MANDEVILLE BRANCH located at 3916 Highway 22, with the CAUSEWAY BOULEVARD BRANCH located at 1347 North Causeway Boulevard (a distance of approximately 1.5 miles), both locations within Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, LA, 70471.

 

Filed/Approved January 30, 2008

Central Progressive Bank, Lacombe, St. Tammany Parish, LA, proposes to consolidate its PEARL RIVER BRANCH located at 63525 Highway 1090, with the PEARL RIVER HIGHWAY 41 BRANCH located at 64410 Highway 41 (a distance of approximately 9.8 miles), both locations within Pearl River, St. Tammany Parish, LA, 70452.

 

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LOAN or TRUST PRODUCTION OFFICES

Filed/Approved January 30, 2008

Washington State Bank, Washington, St. Landry Parish, LA, proposes to close its WASHINGTON STATE BANK LOAN PRODUCTION OFFICE located at 1000 Veterans Boulevard, Suite 303, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA, 70005.

 

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SUBSIDIARIES

No Activity

 

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TRUST POWERS

No Activity

 

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OTHER

Conditional Approval January 11, 2008

Filed December 26, 2007

FIRST PRIVATE TRUST CORPORATION, a proposed “de novo” State-chartered private trust company, to be located at 1750 Clearview Parkway, Suite 200, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA, 70001.  [Contact:  Michael E. Botnick, Attorney at Law, Gordon, Arata, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan, L.L.P., 201 Saint Charles Avenue, 40th Floor, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70170-4000; Phone: (504) 582-1111.]

 

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Any questions should be directed to Pam Skelton

at (225) 925-4661 or pskelton@ofi.louisiana.gov