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Complaint filed by United States Department of Justice

Barclays notes the Complaint filed by the United States Department of Justice (“DoJ”) today in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The Complaint relates to the DoJ’s investigation of certain activities of Barclays in respect of US residential mortgage-backed securities in the period 2005-2007. The Complaint is a civil claim that makes a number of allegations, including mail and wire fraud. Amongst other relief, the Complaint seeks unspecified monetary penalties.

 

Barclays rejects the claims made in the Complaint. Barclays considers that the claims made in the Complaint are disconnected from the facts. Barclays will vigorously defend the Complaint and intends to seek its dismissal at the earliest opportunity.

 

Any further announcements will be made as appropriate.

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Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.

With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 130,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

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