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Diamond, Gulliver May Avoid Hester’s Zero-Bonus Fate

Barclays Plc’s Robert Diamond, Britain’s top-paid bank chief executive officer, will probably receive his bonus even as his counterparts at state-backed lenders are forced to forgo theirs, analysts and investors say.

Diamond is the next executive likely to face scrutiny as Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc CEO Stephen Hester waived his 963,000-pound ($1.5 million) bonus after the payout sparked a political and public backlash. RBS Chairman Philip Hampton also abandoned his 1.4 million-pound stock award.