SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13A-16 OR 15D-16
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Barclays PLC and
Barclays Bank PLC
1 Churchill Place
London E14 5HP
of Principal Executive Offices)
by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual
cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.
20-F x Form 40-F
by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the
in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to
pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of
"Yes" is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the
connection with Rule 12g3-2(b):
Report is a joint Report on Form 6-K filed by Barclays PLC and
PLC. All of the issued ordinary share capital of Barclays Bank PLC
by Barclays PLC.
given to The London Stock Exchange and furnished pursuant
Instruction B to the General Instructions to Form 6-K.
filed by US Department of Justice dated 23 December
to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, each of
the registrants has duly caused this report to be signed on its
behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
December 23, 2016
December 23, 2016
Complaint filed by United States Department of Justice
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.
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.
further announcements will be made as appropriate.
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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.
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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INFORMATION REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This announcement contains
forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the
US Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of
the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended, with respect to the
Barclays group. These statements are based on the current beliefs
and expectations of Barclays' management and are subject to
significant risks and uncertainties. Actual outcomes may differ
materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements.
Factors that could impact Barclays' future financial condition and
performance are identified in our filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission ("SEC") (including, without limitation, our
Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended 31 December
2015) which are available on the SEC's website (www.sec.gov).
Subject to Barclays' obligations under the applicable laws and
regulations of the United Kingdom and the United States in relation
to disclosure and ongoing information, Barclays does not undertake
to update the forward-looking statements to reflect the impact of
circumstances or events that may arise after the date of the