St. Paul Bancorp shares climbed nearly 5% in a down market Wednesday after a major stockholder stepped up his campaign to force the Chicago thrift company to sell.

Harry V. Keefe Jr., who owns a million shares of St. Paul, said he had requested a list of shareholders from the company, a preliminary step to a proxy fight, and renewed his criticism of management.

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