Chicago-area Damen Financial Corp. is facing a Jan. 27 showdown with shareholders.

An unidentified stockholder is forcing a vote on whether Damen should hire an investment banker to analyze the $230 million-asset company's options. Under the resolution published in a proxy statement, Damen's board would hire an investment banker to consider selling the Schaumburg, Ill., banking company, selling one or more of its three branches, or buying back more stock.

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