Pedestrians walk past a branch of Lloyds bank in central London February 13, 2014. State-backed Lloyds Banking Group LLOY.L said it was ready to return to private ownership after reporting a pretax ... more 
Pedestrians walk past a branch of Lloyds bank in central London February 13, 2014. State-backed Lloyds Banking Group LLOY.L said it was ready to return to private ownership after reporting a pretax profit for the first time in three years. Lloyds, 33 percent owned by the government, said on Thursday it made a statutory pretax profit of 415 million pounds ($688 million) for 2013, up from a loss of 606 million in 2012, and increased lending in Britain by 3 percent. But the bank risked a political backlash by saying it paid out 395 million pounds in bonuses last year, up 8 percent on the previous year, including a 1.7 million award to Horta-Osorio. His bonus will be paid in shares and is deferred for five years. REUTERS/Paul Hackett (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS) less 
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Thu, Feb 13, 2014 5:43 AM EST