A shareholder of an Indiana thrift is making a bid to reorganize it as a national bank.

In a Dec. 9 filing with the Securities Exchange Commission, Chiplease Inc. announced its intention to make a tender offer of $18.20 per share for at least 50% of the outstanding shares of $80.6 million-asset Sobieski Bancorp. It also called for a shareholder meeting to reorganize the South Bend thrift as a national bank.

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