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April 01, 2015 4:49 AM ET

Banks

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

Jiayuan.Com International Ltd. Retains Barclays Bank PLC as its Financial Advisor

Jiayuan.com International Ltd. announced that the special committee of the Company's board of directors has retained Barclays Bank PLC as its financial advisor in connection with its review and evaluation of the non-binding proposal letter, dated March 3, 2015, from Vast Profit Holdings Limited (Vast Profit) that proposes a going-private transaction involving the acquisition of all of the outstanding ordinary shares of the company not already owned by Vast Profit. Paul Hastings LLP is acting as the company's legal counsel.

Barclays Bank PLC Announces Final Dividend for the Year 2014, Payable on April 2, 2015; Announces Audited Consolidated Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2014

Barclays Bank PLC announced that a final dividend of 3.5 pence per share for 2014 which will be paid on April 2, 2015 to the shareholders o the share register on March 11, 2015. The company announced audited consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. For the year, the company reported net operating income of £23,167 million against £24,883 million a year ago. Profit before tax was £2,309 million against £2,885 million a year ago. Profit attributable to equity holders of the parent was £528 million against £963 million a year ago. Basic loss per share was 0.7 pence against basic earnings per share of 3.8 pence a year ago. Net interest income was £12,138 million against £11,653 million a year ago. Total income was £25,815 million against £28,463 million a year ago. Net cash used in operating activities was £12,091 million against £25,282 million a year ago. On adjusted basis, the company’s profit before tax was £3,798 million against £2,945 million a year ago. Attributable profit was £2,779 million against £2,188 million a year ago. Net operating income was £23,560 million against £24,825 million a year ago. Adjusted return on average tangible shareholders' equity was 5.9% against 4.8% a year ago. Return on average shareholders' equity was 5.1% against 4.1% a year ago. Adjusted basic earnings per share were 17.3 pence against 15.3 pence per share a year ago. For the quarter, the company reported adjusted net operating income of £5,445 million against £5,921 million a year ago. Adjusted profit before tax was £563 million against £191 million a year ago. Loss before tax was £1,466 million against profit of £17 million a year ago. Loss attributable to equity holders of the parent was £1,679 million or 10.2 pence per basic share against £642 million or 4.5 pence per basic share a year ago. Adjusted basic earnings per share were 1.3 pence against LPS of 2.8 pence a year ago.

Barclays Africa In Talks To Acquire Parent’s Zimbabwe, Egypt Banks

Barclays Africa Group Limited (JSE:BGA) has started talks to acquire Egypt and Zimbabwe operations of its parent, Barclays Bank PLC. “We’re keen to acquire them, but it has to be done at a competitive price and be value accretive and that’s the process we’re in with Plc,” Maria Ramos, Chief Executive Officer of Barclays Africa Group Ltd said, “Our core priority is to extract value from our existing portfolio.”

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