Notice of Change in Control of a Bank Holding Company The Western National Bank and Affiliates Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Duluth, MN, Stephen H.
Notice of Change in Control of a Bank Holding Company
The Western National Bank and Affiliates Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Duluth, MN, Stephen H. Lewis, Duluth, MN, and William S. Lewis, Hermantown, MN, Co-Trustees, a group acting in concert, intends to apply to the Federal Reserve Board for permission to retain 25% or more of the shares and thereby control of Western Bancorporation, Inc., Duluth, Minnesota ("Company"). Company controls Cass Lake Company, Cass Lake, MN, Western National Bank, Duluth, MN, and Western National Bank, Cass Lake, MN. The Federal Reserve considers a number of factors in deciding whether to approve the notice.
You are invited to submit comments in writing on this notice to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Attention: Applications Officer, Division of Supervision, Regulation and Credit, P.O. Box 291, Minneapolis, MN 55480-0291. The comment period will not end before May 19, 2020, and may be somewhat longer. The Board's procedures for processing applications may be found at 12 C.F.R. Part 262.25. To obtain a copy of the Federal Reserve Board's procedures, or if you need more information about how to submit your comments on the notice, contact Chris Wangen, Assistant Vice President, at (612) 204-5087. The Federal Reserve will consider your comments and any request for a public meeting or formal hearing on the notice if they are received in writing by the Reserve Bank on or before the last day of the comment period.
D.N.T. April 29, 2020