W E E K L Y I N F O R M A T I O N B U L L E T I N

January 23, 1998 Vol. X - No. 3

SECTION I

Section I of the bulletin is a record, for the preceding week, of the receipt of, and actions on all applications by state chartered banks, bank holding companies, savings institutions, industrial loan associations and other entities or persons for: (1) certificates of authority to begin business, (2) acquisitions, (3) branches, (4) trust powers, (5) charter conversions, (6) name changes, (7) changes of location, (8) EFT facilities, and (9) mergers or consolidations. In addition, it lists structural changes of state chartered banks and savings institutions, such as opening and closing of offices and the effective date of mergers, acquisitions and relocations.

This bulletin constitutes the only notice of such activities that you will receive from the Bureau of Financial Institutions. If you desire a public hearing on an application, a written request for such a hearing must be received within 20 days from the date of this bulletin. The request should be addressed to:

E. J. Face, Jr.
Commissioner of Financial Institutions
Post Office Box 640
Richmond, Virginia 23218-0640

Communications other than requests for hearings related to an application will be welcomed and will receive careful consideration. All written communications will be made a part of the application file.

SECTION II

Section II of the bulletin is a record, for your information, of notices received in this office during the preceding week pertaining to various applications by national banks and federal savings institutions to the federal agencies shown below:

Comptroller of the Currency
Southeastern District Office
Marquis One Tower
245 Peachtree Center Ave., N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Office of Thrift Supervision
1475 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Post Office Box 105217
Atlanta, Georgia 30348-5217

Any comments you may wish to make regarding these applications should be addressed directly to the respective federal agency. A copy of your letter will be appreciated.

Weekly Information Bulletin -- prepared and distributed by the
Bureau of Financial Institutions, State Corporation Commission, Commonwealth of Virginia
January 23, 1998 - Vol. X - No. 3

SECTION I

APPLICATION FILED PURSUANT TO SECTION 6.1-32.19 OF THE VIRGINIA CODE
DATE INSTITUTION ACTIVITY
01/20/98 First Union Corporation, Charlotte, NC to acquire Mentor Trust Company,
Virginia, Richmond, VA
Approved
APPLICATIONS FILED PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 15 TITLE 6.1 OF THE VIRGINIA CODE

01/21/98 Wachovia Corporation, Winston-Salem, NC to acquire Ameribank Bancshares,
Inc., Hollywood, FL.
Filed
01/22/98 Mercantile Bankshares Corporation, Baltimore, MD to acquire Marshall
National Bank and Trust Company, Marshall, VA
Filed
INTERSTATE BANK MERGER
01/20/98 Wachovia Bank, National Association, Winston-Salem, NC to merge into it
Central Fidelity National Bank, Richmond, VA and Jefferson National Bank,
Charlottesville, VA
Filed
BRANCHES OF VIRGINIA BANKS

DATE INSTITUTION LOCATION ACTIVITY
01/16/98 F & M Bank-Northern Virginia
Fairfax, VA
Section 4B, Phase 2, Lot B-2,
South Riding, Loudoun County,
VA
Filed
ACQUISITIONS PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 3.01 ARTICLE 11 OF TITLE 6.1 OF THE VA CODE
DATE DESCRIPTION ACTIVITY
01/15/98 One Valley Bancorp, Inc., Charleston, West Virginia to acquire FFVA
Financial Corporation, Lynchburg, Virginia
Filed
SECTION II
APPLICATIONS OF NATIONAL BANKS

BRANCHES

DATE INSTITUTION LOCATION ACTIVITY
12/12/97 Central Fidelity National Bank
Richmond, VA
6000 Technology Boulevard
Sandston, VA
Opened
NO OTHER APPLICATIONS RECEIVED