Republic New York Corp. said on Thursday that for second time it was delaying a meeting in which shareholders are to vote on HSBC Holdings PLC's proposed $10.3 billion buyout offer for the company.

The meeting, originally scheduled for Sept. 9 and then delayed until Oct. 12, now is slated for Oct. 29 and could be put off yet again, Republic said. The company said it needs more time to include a report on the extent of the bank's relationship with Martin A. Armstrong, a money manager accused by federal prosecutors of securities fraud.

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