An activist shareholder group is seeking to force the sale of Connecticut's NSS Bancorp.

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week, Basswood Partners, Paramus, N.J., nominated a slate of three directors to the company's board and proposed selling the thrift. Shareholders will have a chance to vote on Basswood's proposals at the company's annual meeting, which has not yet been scheduled but usually is in late spring.

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