E.J. FACE, JR.
COMMISSIONER OF
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS



STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION
BUREAU OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS


1300 EAST MAIN STREET
SUITE EIGHT HUNDRED
P.O. BOX 640
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-0640
(804) 371-9657
FAX (804) 371-9416
TDD (804) 371-9206
www.state.va.us/scc



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

  September 29, 2000

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, credit unions, 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 15 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
September 29, 2000

SECTION I

APPLICATIONS FILED PURSUANT TO SECTION 6.1-406 OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA

DATE
DESCRIPTION
ACTIVITY
09-22-2000 BB&T Corporation, Winston-Salem, NC to acquire BankFirst Corporation, Knoxville, TN Filed

BRANCHES OF VIRGINIA BANKS

DATE INSTITUTION LOCATION
ACTIVITY
09-25-2000 Harbor Bank
Newport News, VA
762 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard,
City of Newport News, VA
Opened
09-25-2000 Towne Bank
Portsmouth, VA
6201 Portsmouth Boulevard,
City of Portsmouth, VA
Opened
09-25-2000 Farmers & Merchants Bank
Timberville, VA
120 South Main Street,
Edinburg, Shenandoah County, VA
Filed
    161 South Main Street,
Woodstock, Shenandoah County, VA
Filed
09-26-2000 Bank of the Commonwealth
Norfolk, VA
4940 West Norfolk Road,
City of Portsmouth, VA
Approved
09-27-2000 New Peoples Bank, Inc.
Honaker, VA
686 East Main Street,
Lebanon, Russell County, VA
Filed
09-28-2000 Bank of Botetourt
Buchanan, VA
Unit 130, Stonewall Square Shopping Center,
US Route 60
Rockbridge County, VA
Filed
09-28-2000 Bank of Tazewell County
Tazewell, VA
968 West Main Street,
Abingdon, Washington County, VA
Approved
    185 East Main Street,
Wytheville, Wythe County, VA
Approved
    303 South Commerce Street,
Marion, Smyth County, VA
Approved

SECTION II
APPLICATIONS OF NATIONAL BANKS

BRANCHES

DATE INSTITUTION LOCATION
ACTIVITY
09-13-2000 First Union National Bank
Charlotte, NC
3625 Williamson Road,
Roanoke, VA
Closed
09-11-2000 Bank of America, N.A.
Charlotte, NC
From: 1924 S. Sycamore Street,
To: 1963 South Crater Road,
both in Petersburg, VA
Effective

NO OTHER APPLICATIONS RECEIVED