As the fight for Great Western Financial Corp. stretches into its fourth month, the players are beginning to show signs of battle fatigue.

By the time Great Western shareholders meet June 13 to consider the $6.6 billion friendly bid by Washington Mutual Inc., the ordeal will be in its 115th day. That would be 16 days longer than it took for Wells Fargo & Co. to win over First Interstate Bancorp last year.

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