More than 400 staff at Barclays earned pay deals worth more than £1m last year, a reduction on 2011 but a substantial number for a year in which the bank’s reputation was dragged through the mire.
According to Barclays’ annual report, which was published on Friday morning, the number of employees paid more than £1m fell from 473 in 2011, with proportionately larger falls in the number paid more than £2.5m and in excess of £5m.
The disclosures are the most detailed given yet by Barclays and are designed to demonstrate a new commitment to transparency in the way it pays its top staff.
The 356-page annual report confirmed that Barclays had imposed around £450m of financial penalties on staff because of the Libor-rigging scandal through a combination of clawback and bonus reductions.
Barclays said it had decided to comply ahead of schedule with new Government requirements for companies to publish a single figure for the total remuneration of executive directors.
By one measure, this showed that Antony Jenkins, the new chief executive, earned a total of £1.129m in 2012, although this excludes a long-term share award valued at £1.467m.
The bank did not identify the pay package awarded to Rich Ricci, the chief executive of its investment bank, who was one of four executives to forego their annual bonus because of the Libor scandal, although he is thought to have received less than £3.5m in total.
Five employees were paid more than £5m in 2012, although the bank declined to identify them or specify what their total remuneration had been.