The fate of a Virginia thrift under siege by an aggressive investor remains unknown after an uneventful annual meeting this week.

Shareholder votes were still being tallied Thursday in the bitter proxy fight between Cenit Bancorp and Mid-Atlantic Investors, a Columbia, S.C., group led by H. Jerry Shearer. Cenit officials said they expect the final count to be released when the annual meeting reconvenes May 6.

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