|Ex-Barclays chief to forgo US$31m in bonuses|
|Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:36|
In a separate statement, Barclays said Diamond would still receive up to 12 months’ salary, pension allowance and other benefits.
He and Agius both resigned last week over revelations that Barclays traders attempted to manipulate key inter-bank lending rates, but Agius is staying on to lead the search for Diamond’s replacement.
Barclays was fined £290 million last month by British and US regulators for the attempted rigging of the Libor inter-bank lending rate and Euribor, its eurozone equivalent.
The Barclays statement said Diamond had “voluntarily offered to waive all of his unvested deferred bonus awards and long-term incentive share awards.
“Despite having no personal culpability, he recognises more than anyone the negative attention that they have generated and has taken characteristically strong action to address that,” Agius said of Diamond in the statement.
Diamond himself wrote: “It is my hope that my decision to step down and today’s agreement on my remuneration will help close this chapter and allow Barclays to move forward and prosper.”
The scandal has claimed the job of Barclays’ chief operating officer Jerry del Missier as well as those of Diamond and Agius, and threatens to engulf other banks. — AFP.