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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 agreementís 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 Registrantís common stock during the period of Barclaysí 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 Registrantís repurchase programs totaling $2B that were announced on December 17, 2012 and February 6, 2013.
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April 22, 2014
10:35 EDTBCSBarclays to exit 'majority' of commodities business, Bloomberg reports
Barclays confirmed plans to exit most of its commodities businesses, though it will continue to trade in precious metals, financial oil, U.S. financial gas and index products, reported Bloomberg, citing an e-mailed statement from the company."This decision is in line with Barclays's stated objective to actively evaluate and manage our businesses, ensuring they meet strict economic and strategic criteria within the new regulatory environment," the bank stated, adding that it sees no material impact to its financial results from the reduction.
08:00 EDTBCSBoE to simulate cyber attacks on banks, FT reports
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07:24 EDTBCSSourceMedia to hold a forum
26th Annual Card Forum & Expo is being held in Orlando on April 22-25.
06:28 EDTBCSBarclays to exit parts of commodities business, NY Times says
British bank Barclays plans to announce later today that it will "get out of large parts of its commodities business," according to The New York Times, which cited an unnamed source. The bank intends to eliminate some jobs, the newspaper added. Reference Link
April 21, 2014
10:03 EDTALLAllstate announces favorable $3.8M fraud judgement
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April 15, 2014
07:11 EDTBCSBarclays still deciding what to do with investment bank, WSJ reports
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06:58 EDTBCSBarclays appoints Gillies as non-executive director
Barclays announced that Crawford Gillies has been appointed as a non-executive director of Barclays and will become a member of the board remuneration committee with effect from May 1. The company said, "It is intended that Crawford Gillies will succeed Sir John Sunderland as chairman of the board remuneration committee at a date to be agreed, consistent with ensuring a smooth transition."
April 14, 2014
15:06 EDTALLAllstate sells Sterling Collision Centers, sees small after-tax gain
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