Dime Bancorp again postponed a shareholder vote on its merger with Hudson United Bancorp and said in a regulatory filing Tuesday that it would "explore all strategic options" if the deal is cancelled.

New York-based Dime, now desperately maneuvering to save the Hudson deal, said the vote has been rescheduled for May 17, about a month before its agreement with Mahwah, N.J.-based Hudson United is to expire. The vote had been scheduled for this Friday after a prior postponement.

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