Executive directors at Alliance & Leicester are to receive bonus payouts
for remaining at the bank a year after the takeover by Spanish rival and owner
of Abbey, Santander.
In a 257-page voting document, the ‘retention arrangements’ were set out,
revealing that the directors will receive payments of between 75% and 125% of
their salary if they continued with Santander until November next year.
Chief executive David Bennett is expected to collect a £750,000 bonus.
Other directors who will benefit include finance director Chris Rhodes who
earns £450,000, risk director Richard Banks, who is on a salary of £345,000, and
manufacturing director Ian Buchanan, who takes £310,000, the
A&L’s 7,300 staff will each also receive 100 shares in Santander, worth
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