Roslyn Bancorp on New York's Long Island is finding itself under increasing pressure to make an acquisition, market experts say.

As consolidation sweeps through the state, the $3.6 billion-asset thrift company is finding fewer places to deploy its plentiful capital. Market experts also noted that the rash of mutual conversions-thrift initial public offerings-also have heated up local competition on Long Island, adding even more pressure for the thrift to bulk up.

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