Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government


Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies

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. 1841et 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 applications will also 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.

Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applicationsmust be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than October 29, 2012.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Colette A. Fried, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414:

1.Wintrust Financial Corporation,Rosemont, Illinois; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of HPK Financial Corporation, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Hyde Park Bank & Trust Company, both in Chicago, Illinois.

B. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacqueline G. King, Community Affairs Officer) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480-0291:

1.Forstrom Bancorporation, Inc.,Clara City, Minnesota; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Murdock Bancor, Inc., Mendota Heights, Minnesota, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of First State Bank of Murdock, Murdock, Minnesota.

C. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Dennis Denney, Assistant Vice President) 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001:

1.Pony Express Bancorp, Inc.,Elwood, Kansas; to merge with Don-Co Investment Company, and thereby indirectly acquire 1st Bank of Troy, both in Troy, Kansas.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 1, 2012. Michael J. Lewandowski, Assistant Secretary of the Board.