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June 30, 2015 1:50 PM ET


Company Overview of Barclays Bank PLC

Company Overview

Barclays Bank PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The company offers personal banking, mortgages, wealth and investment management, and corporate banking services, as well as payments services, including credit cards and consumer lending for consumer and business customers. It also provides retail, wholesale, and business banking services; investment banking services; and insurance services, as well as origination-led and returns-focused market banking services. The company was formerly known as Barclays Bank International Limited and changed its name to Barclays Bank PLC in January 1...

1 Churchill Place

London,  E14 5HP

United Kingdom

Founded in 1925

132,300 Employees

Key Executives for Barclays Bank PLC

Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, Group Chief Executive Officer of Barclays PLC and Director of Barclays PLC
Age: 52
Group Finance Director and Executive Director
Age: 45
Group Chief Operating Officer
Group Chief Executive of Absa and Chief Executive of Barclays Africa
Age: 55
Chief Executive Officer of Personal and Corporate Banking
Age: 53
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Barclays Bank PLC Key Developments

Barclays PLC and Barclays Bank PLC Appoint Diane Schueneman as Non-Executive Director

Barclays PLC and Barclays Bank PLC (Barclays) announced that Diane Schueneman has been appointed as a non-executive Director of Barclays with immediate effect. Diane Schueneman has extensive expertise in managing global, cross-discipline business operations, client services and technology in the financial services industry. Ms. Schueneman is currently a non-executive Director of ICAP Plc.

Williams Companies Considering Strategic Options

Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) said that it is exploring strategic options after it received an unsolicited takeover proposal for $48 billion. Alan Armstrong, President and Chief Executive Officer of Williams Companies said, "In light of the unsolicited proposal, our board believes it is in the best interest of shareholders to conduct a thorough evaluation of strategic alternatives." Williams retained Barclays Bank PLC and Lazard Ltd. (NYSE:LAZ) to assist with the strategic review.

Origin Energy Expected To Acquire Pacific Hydro Amongst Others

Origin Energy Limited (ASX:ORG) is the latest company expected to enter the contest to buy Pacific Hydro Pty Ltd. which is controlled by IFM Investors Pty Ltd. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), UBS Group AG (SWX:UBSN), Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY), Macquarie Group Limited (ASX:MQG) and Barclays Bank PLC could be in the running. Already, Acciona Energia, S.A. and TerraForm Power, Inc. (NasdaqGS:TERP) have been named as among the parties interested in buying Pacific Hydro ahead of the sales process. Among others expected to be in the line-up for an acquisition of Pacific Hydro are super funds such as Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and AustralianSuper Pty Ltd and Borealis Infrastructure Trust. The asset may also have some appeal for firms such as KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) and The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). Pacific Hydro is up for sale through advisers Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited and Credit Suisse Group AG (SWX:CSGN).

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