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Battles Brewing?

Activist investors hold large stakes in many financial institutions. Following is a list of the 10 banks and thrifts with the highest concentrations of activist ownership, based on data from Catalyst Investment Research and company filings. Percentages represent activist ownership.

#10 Seat at the Table
Colonial Financial Services Inc. in Vineland, N.J. (6.9%)
Reached an agreement in May with activist investor Lawrence Seidman that led to John Bailey joining the company's board. (Image: ThinkStock)