Carver Bancorp, the nation's largest minority-owned financial company, has declared victory in its war with two dissident shareholders who were seeking board seats.

The Harlem-based thrift company announced late Monday that its nominees for the board - former New York Mayor David N. Dinkins and Carver chairman David R. Jones - had gotten votes of nearly 1.8 million of the company's shares, according to preliminary results of the rancorous annual meeting held Thursday.

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