LONDON Feb 3 Barclays said on Sunday
its Finance Director Chris Lucas and its General Counsel Mark
Harding are to retire from the British bank, which is trying to
emerge from a troubled nine months.
They will remain in their roles until their successors have
been appointed and an appropriate handover completed. The search
for replacements is underway, but the process will take "a
considerable time to complete," Barclays said in a statement.
Their decisions to retire was theirs alone, the bank said.
Lucas has been finance director for a tough six years that
spanned the global financial crisis. He is one of four people
being investigated by UK authorities regarding a capital
injection by Qatar in 2008.