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Notice of Application for Acquisition of A Bank

Notice of Application for Acquisition of a BANK by a SAVINGS AND LOAN Holding Company Community First Bancshares, MHC and Community First Bancshares, Inc., Covington, Georgia (the "Applicants") intend to apply to the Federal Reserve Board for permission to acquire ABB Financial Group, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Affinity Bank, both of Atlanta, Georgia. We intend to acquire control of Affinity Bank, 400 Galleria Parkway, Suite 900, Atlanta, Georgia 30339. Affinity Bank will be merged into Newton Federal Bank, the federal savings bank subsidiary of the Applicants. The Federal Reserve considers a number of factors in deciding whether to approve the application, including the record of performance of banks we own in helping to meet local credit needs. You are invited to submit comments in writing on this application to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, 1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309-4470. The comment period will not end before November 13, 2019 and may be somewhat longer. The Board's procedures for processing applications may be found at 12C.F.R. Part 262. Procedures for processing protested applications may be found at 12 C.F.R. 262.25. To obtain a copy of the Federal Reserve Board's procedures, or if you need more information on how to submit your comments on the application, contact Kathryn Haney, Assistant Vice President at (404) 498-7298. The Federal Reserve will consider your comments and any request for a public meeting or formal hearing on the application if they are received in writing by the Reserve Bank on or before the last day of the comment period. 10/13/19
October 13, 2019
November 11, 2019
November 11, 2019 8:10pm