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March 1, 2013
09:33 EDTALL, BCSAllstate says entered into share repurchase agreement to purchase $500M of stock
On February 28, Allstate (ALL) entered into an accelerated share repurchase agreement with Barclays (BCS) to purchase $500M of its outstanding common stock. The majority of the shares to be repurchased under this agreement will be received by the Registrant at the agreement’s inception. It is expected that Barclays will purchase the shares that it delivers under the agreement in the market within a timeframe not to exceed four months. The final purchase price per share and number of shares to be delivered by Barclays will be determined at the conclusion of the agreement and settlement will consist of the Registrant receiving shares based on the average of the daily volume weighted average prices of the Registrant’s common stock during the period of Barclays’ purchases. If the Registrant is required to pay a settlement amount, the Registrant may elect to settle in cash or shares of its common stock. The agreement is part of the Registrant’s repurchase programs totaling $2B that were announced on December 17, 2012 and February 6, 2013.
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July 22, 2014
07:31 EDTBCSSenate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee to hold a hearing
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07:16 EDTBCSBarclays plunges from 2nd to 12th in U.S. dark pool ranks after suit, FT says
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July 21, 2014
08:11 EDTBCSWarnings sounded over Barclays dark pool months before NY AG, WSJ says
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July 18, 2014
11:21 EDTBCSBritish antitrust regulator to investigate country's banks, NY Times reports
The U.K.'s antitrust authorities said they expected to open a formal investigation into Britain's retail banking industry, reports the New York Times. The regulators cited barriers to competition that include control of a national network of branches by four large banks that control more than three-quarters of the market. Reference Link
July 17, 2014
09:02 EDTALLAllstate reports June catastrophe loss estimate of $216M
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July 14, 2014
07:13 EDTBCSDark pool investigation ups pressure on Barclays head, Reuters says
Barclays head Antony Jenkins is up one of biggest tests of his leadership when he chooses whether the firm should fight accusations that it deceived and defrauded U.S. clients, reported Reuters. If Jenkins accepts the allegations, he will have to deal with a problem arising from his promise to jettison any business that does not fit into the firm's new unblemished image. Reference Link
July 11, 2014
15:47 EDTBCSBarclays index unit could sell for close to $1B, Reuters reports
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07:30 EDTBCSBarclays to re-purpose cashiers with more customer-focused role, FT says
Barclays plans to have its 6,500 cashiers change their positions away from processing simple transactions and turning more toward giving customers advice, said Financial Times, which noted that the bank will give those employees an automatic 2.8% annual pay raise from October. Reference Link
06:48 EDTBCSBank of England says banks' capital requirement could rise, Reuters reports
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July 10, 2014
07:08 EDTBCSECB keeps tight grip on banks with health check results, Reuters says
The European Central Bank is targeting to keep a tight grip banks in the final phase of a balance sheet health check in October, giving them only 48 hours to review the test results before publishing them, according to Reuters, citing two people familiar with the matter. The assessment will look into banks’ balance sheets and measure their ability to handle shock and stress. Publicly traded European banks include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS).
06:52 EDTBCSGoldman gains energy marketer Golender from Barclays, Reuters says
Goldman Sachs (GS) appointed oil marketer Roy Golender as vice president of energy sales from Barclays (BCS), according to Reuters citing a company spokesman. Golender's LinkedIn profile says that while at Barclays Golender spent four years in commodity derivatives sales. Reference Link

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