Barclays Finance Chief Lucas Resigns Earlier Due to Healt

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15, Barclays said. Lucas, who had initially planned to retire in February, cited his health as a key factor behind his decision. I want to do the right thing by Barclays, my family, and myself, and therefore I have reached the difficult decision to step down sooner, Lucas said in the statement. I feel confident that I leave Barclays financially robust and well placed to continue to serve its customers, clients, shareholders and other stakeholders. Lucas was among four past and present employees to be probed by regulators over whether Barclays adequately disclosed fees paid to the Qatar Investment Authority as part of a 7 billion-pound fundraising during the financial crisis, a move that helped the lender avoid taking government money.

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