O tema aparece na imprensa internacional com grande enfase. O WSJ titula: Lloyds Posts $4.41 Billion Loss in 2011:
- The U.K. bank's loss, which was mainly in line with analyst
expectations, leapt up from the £320 million net loss it reported in
2010, as the group shouldered nearly £10 billion in impairment charges
for the year. Lloyds, which is 41%-owned by the U.K. government, posted a
2011 pretax loss of £3.5 billion, compared with a pretax profit of £281
million in 2010.
- The cut means that the average bonus per employee is down 24% to less
than £3,900. The bank confirmed that Chief Executive António
Horta-Osório asked not to be considered for a bonus for 2011.
- Mr. Horta-Osorio launched an ambitious overhaul of the bank when he took up his post in March last year, expediting the sale of the bank's 632-branch network as part of a wide-ranging asset-disposal program and instituted a broad cost-savings strategy.
- Lloyds, based in London, said its net loss for last year was £2.8 billion ($4.4 billion), compared with a £320 million loss for 2010. The loss resulted from a £3.2 billion provision the bank made last August after it mis-sold payment protection insurance, which covered customers if they were laid off or became ill. OtherLast Monday, Lloyds also became the first bank in Britain to demand repayment of past bonuses because of losses that turned up later
- Lloyds said it decided to retain 5 percent to 40 percent of the deferred share bonuses it awarded to the 13 former and current executives directors and managers for 2010, because had the provision related to mis-selling insurance been taken then, “the bonus pool would have been lower and individual bonus awards would also have been lower.”
Atualização, 19 setembro 2012: A crise de Horta Osório parece ter entrado na literatura sobre CEOs como um caso de referencia. Veja-se no FT, Fatigue and the all-too-human CEO.