Actions taken by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis under delegated authority

Bank Branches, Domestic
Southern Bank, Poplar Bluff, Missouri -- to establish a branch at 1599 Porter Waggoner Boulevard, West Plains.
- Approved, April 8, 2021
First Choice Bank, Pontotoc, Mississippi -- to establish a branch at 3850 North Gloster Street, Tupelo.
- Approved, March 23, 2021
Southern Bancorp Bank, Arkadelphia, Arkansas -- to establish a branch at 3002 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
- Approved, March 16, 2021
Encore Bank, Little Rock, Arkansas -- to establish a branch at 5960 Berkshire Lane, Dallas, Texas.
- Approved, February 17, 2021
First Horizon Bank, Memphis, Tennessee -- to establish a branch at 444 Madison Avenue, New York, New York.
- Approved, February 3, 2021
Encore Bank, Little Rock, Arkansas -- to establish a branch at 3720 South Weller Avenue, Springfield, Missouri.
- Approved, January 25, 2021
Bank Holding Companies
Southern Bancorp, Inc., Arkadelphia, Arkansas -- to acquire through merger DeWitt First Bankshares Corporation, DeWitt, and thereby indirectly acquire Arkansas County Bank.
- Approved, April 7, 2021
Peoples Bancorp, Inc., Newton, Illinois -- to become a bank holding company by acquiring The Peoples State Bank of Newton, Illinois, Newton.
- Approved, March 16, 2021
The R. Dean Phillips Bank Trust, Las Vegas, Nevada -- (1) to become a bank holding company and acquire shares of Great River Bancshares, Inc., Quincy, Illinois; T&C Bancorp, Inc., Quincy; North Missouri Bancorp, Inc., Edina, Missouri; Ambage, Inc., West Point, Nebraska; West Point Bancorp, Inc., West Point; Topeka Bancorp, Inc., Topeka, Kansas; and HNB National Bank, Hannibal, Missouri; and (2) for HNB Bancorp, Inc., Hannibal, to become a bank holding company by acquiring HNB National Bank.
- Approved, February 18, 2021
OakStar Bancshares, Inc., Springfield, Missouri -- to acquire through merger First Bancshares, Inc., Kansas City, Kansas, and thereby indirectly acquire Community First Bank.
- Approved, January 4, 2021
Bank Mergers
Southern Bancorp Bank, Arkadelphia, Arkansas -- to merge with Arkansas County Bank, DeWitt, and to retain the acquired facilities as branches.
- Approved, April 7, 2021
Lindell Bank & Trust Company, Saint Louis, Missouri -- to merge with Rockwood Bank, Eureka, and to retain the acquired facilities as branches.
- Approved, March 10, 2021
Change In Bank Control
Midwest Bancorporation, Inc., Poplar Bluff, Missouri -- Travis Brown, Angela J. McLane, et al. to become members of the McLane Family Control Group, a group acting in concert, to retain voting shares of Midwest Bancorporation, Inc., and thereby retain voting shares of First Midwest Bank of Dexter, Dexter; of First Midwest Bank of Poplar Bluff, Poplar Bluff; and of First Midwest Bank of the Ozarks, Piedmont.
- Permitted, April 1, 2021
Midwest Regional Bancorp, Inc., Festus, Missouri -- Michael F. and Diane M. Bender, et al., as a family control group and a group acting in concert, to retain voting shares of Midwest Regional Bancorp, Inc., and thereby indirectly retain voting shares of Midwest Regional Bank, Festus.
- Permitted, March 29, 2021
West Plains Bancshares, Inc., West Plains, Missouri -- the Virginia F. Sapp Trust, St. Louis; Samuel D. Gohn Trust, West Plains; et al. to retain control of West Plains Bancshares, Inc., which controls West Plains Bank and Trust Company, West Plains.
- Permitted, March 22, 2021
First Bankers Trustshares, Inc., Quincy, Illinois -- to retain control of First Bankers Trustshares, Inc., and its subsidiary, First Bankers Trust Company, N.A., Quincy.
- Permitted, March 10, 2021
Eureka Bancshares, Inc., Eureka Springs, Arkansas -- change in bank control of Eureka Bancshares, Inc., and its subsidiary, CS Bank, Eureka Springs.
- Permitted, March 3, 2021
Extensions Of Time
Encore Bank, Little Rock, Arkansas -- extension to July 10, 2021, to establish a branch at 112 West Center Street, Fayetteville.
- Granted, April 6, 2021
Apex Bancorp, Inc., Camden, Tennessee -- extension to May 4, 2021, to acquire shares of Community Capital Bancshares, Inc., Albany, Georgia, and thereby indirectly acquire AB&T.
- Granted, February 3, 2021
Central Bank of the Ozarks, Springfield, Missouri -- extension to April 17, 2021, to establish a branch at 3810 East Sunshine Street, Springfield.
- Granted, January 19, 2021

Last Update: April 15, 2021