Federal Reserve Release, H2, Actions of the Board, its Staff, and the Federal Reserve Banks; Applications and Reports Received

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Actions by the Board | Actions under delegated authority
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District: 1
Federal Reserve Bank of: Boston

Filings received during the week ending October 31, 2015

Filer Filing Type Filing Proposal End of Comment Period
ESB BANCORP MHC * 3A5
* 3A3
Applications by: i) ESB Bancorp MHC, Easthampton, Massachusetts ("ESB MHC") to merge with Hometown Community Bancorp MHC, Oxford, Massachusetts ("Hometown MHC"), with ESB MHC as the surviving entity to be known as "Hometown Financial Group, MHC"; and ii) ESB Bancorp, Inc., Easthampton, Massachusetts ("ESB Bancorp"), to merge with Hometown Community Bancorp, Inc., Oxford, Massachusetts ("Hometown Bancorp"), with ESB Bancorp as the surviving entity to be known as "Hometown Financial Group, Inc." pursuant to sections 3(a)(3) and 3(a)(5) of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended. Upon consummation of the merger, Easthampton Savings Bank and Hometown Bank will remain separate wholly-owned subsidiaries of Hometown Financial Group, Inc.
Newspaper: Not available
Federal Register: Not available
MAINE COMMUNITY BANCORP, MHC * 3A1
* 3A3
Maine Community Bancorp, MHC and Maine Community Bancorp, Inc., both of Westbrook, Maine, to become a mutual bank holding company and a stock holding company, respectively, by acquiring Biddeford Savings Bank, Biddeford, Maine and Mechanics Savings Bank, Auburn, Maine, pursuant to sections 3(a)(1) and 3(a)(3) of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended.
Newspaper: Not available
Federal Register: 10/30/2015
PB BANCORP, INC. * SLHC Formation
* MHC Conversion
Application by PB Bancorp, Inc., a newly formed Maryland corporation, Putnam, Connecticut, to acquire 100% of the outstanding capital stock of Putnam Bank, also of Putnam, Connecticut, pursuant to regulations 12 CFR 239.55 and 238.11, in connection with the second-step conversion of Putnam Bancorp, MHC from mutual to stock form and the merger of PB Bancorp, Inc., with and into a merged entity of Putnam Bancorp, MHC and PSB Holdings, Inc., with PB Bancorp, Inc. as the survivor.
Newspaper: 10/14/2015
Federal Register: 10/15/2015


Availability of CRA Public Evaluations

The Community Reinvestment Act is intended to encourage depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. It was enacted by the Congress in 1977 (12 U.S.C. 2901) and is implemented by Regulation BB (12 CFR 228). The regulation was revised in May 1995.

The CRA requires that each depository institution's record in helping meet the credit needs of its entire community be evaluated periodically. That record is taken into account in considering an institution's application for deposit facilities.

A copy of an institution's CRA evaluation may be obtained directly from the institution or Reserve Bank.

Federal bank regulators use the following performance levels to rate an institution's performance under CRA:

O = Outstanding
S = Satisfactory
NI = Needs to improve
SN = Substantial noncompliance

The following state member banks have been examined and their CRA public evaluations are now available.
 
Institution / Location
RSSD
ID
 
Exam Date
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Public Date
CRA
Rating
Exam Method
NONE


CRA Examinations scheduled for     Quarter of

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* Subject to the provisions of the Community Reinvestment Act

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