"The share releases include deferred shares awarded from previous years’ annual performance bonuses."
I wonder what the wonderful performance bonuses relate to ???? In 2007 the Barclays share price was £8 today it is £3. In 2009 it was £4 and today it is £3. Do they think this is good performance ???? ARE THEY CRAZY or just ripping everyone off ! Enough of this ridiculous NONSENSE please. By the way the £3 share price is only £3 because of the low interest rates and huge government support both directly and indirectly to the Banking system of which Barclays has been a beneficiary. See Daily mail story link and share price below. The share price is 25% lower than it was 10 years ago some performance !