Shareholders in Barclays Bank have been advised to abstain when voting on the reappointment of chief executive Jes Staley because he is being investigated over efforts made to reveal the identity of a whistleblower.
Proxy adviser ISS issued the advice to shareholders this week ahead of the bank's annual general meeting on 10 May.
In a statement reported by the Financial Times, ISS said: "Given his personal involvement and accountability in this matter, and given the importance of his role as the group CEO, an abstention on his re-election is considered appropriate."
Staley issued an apology earlier this month after he was reprimanded
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