NEW YORK - Dime Bancorp postponed its annual shareholder meeting to July 14 from June 29 to allow for a regulatory review of proxy materials as it continues to fend off a $1.9 billion hostile takeover.

Meanwhile its nemesis, North Fork Bancorp of Melville, N.Y., solicited Dime's shareholders Friday to "withhold authority" for Dime's slate of five director nominees, to prevent their reelection.

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