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Corporate Applications and Other Requests:

August 2003

Vol. 16, No. 8

IN THIS ISSUE:

Approvals with conditions enforceable under 12 U.S.C. 1818

Letter No. Topic
600 Application by CITIC Ka Wah Bank LTD (formerly The Hongkong Chinese Bank Limited), Hong Kong, to establish a de novo uninsured Federal branch in New York, New York; and acquire and establish an uninsured limited Federal branch in Alhambra, California, all owned by China International Trust and Investment Corporation. (Control Numbers 2002 IB 10 0008 & 0009), WORD 07/17/2003
601 Application by Commerce Bank/Pennsylvania, N.A., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to establish a branch at 121 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Control Number 2002 NE 05 0066), WORD 07/23/2003

Final Enforcement Actions

Enclosed is a copy of the OCC's news release number 2003-66 , announcing the availability of enforcement actions. Copies of the final actions are available by writing to the OCC, Public Reference Room, Mailstop 1-5, Washington, D.C. 20219. When ordering, specify the appropriate enforcement action number.

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Performance Evaluations

Enclosed is a list of CRA performance evaluations that became public during the period of July 15, 2003 through August 14, 2003.

PLEASE NOTE: Interpretive Letters and No-Objection Letters reflect the views of the Comptroller's legal staff. Corporate Decisions, CRA Decisions and Conditional Approvals are from the Licensing department. The list of CRA Ratings is from the Communications Division. For copies of the CRA evaluations, you may either contact the bank directly, or you may write to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in any of three ways: by mail to the OCC, Attn: Public Information Room, Mail Stop 1-5, Washington, D.C. 20219; by fax to (202) 874-4448; or by e-mail to FOIA-PA@occ.treas.gov. You may also write to the OCC for copies of enforcement actions and charters with standard conditions.

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