Chief Executive Officer Frederic Oudea said last
month the bonus pool would be down for 2013, after a 445.9
million euro fine over attempted rigging of the Euribor
benchmark rate wiped out investment banking profits in the
From next year bankers' bonuses in the 28-country EU can be no
higher than their salaries or twice that amount if a bank's
shareholders give their approval.
However, HSBC <HSBA.L>, Lloyds <LLOY.L> and Barclays <BARC.L>
are all considering giving top staff monthly or quarterly
allowances to boost fixed pay.
(Reporting by Lionel Laurent, Leila Abboud and Maya Nikolaeva;
editing by Cynthia Osterman)
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