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Report of foreign issuer [Rules 13a-16 and 15d-16]

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information

contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the

Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

If "Yes" is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant

in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b):

This Report is a joint Report on Form 6-K filed by Barclays PLC and Barclays

Bank PLC. All of the issued ordinary share capital of Barclays Bank PLC is

Information given to The London Stock Exchange and furnished pursuant to

General Instruction B to the General Instructions to Form 6-K.

Barclays announces Appointment of James E Staley as Group CEO - dated 28 October 2015

Pursuant 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.

James E. Staley appointed as Group Chief Executive

Barclays PLC and Barclays Bank PLC ("Barclays") announce that Mr James E. Staley (Jes Staley) has been appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer of Barclays. Mr Staley will take up his role, and join the Barclays Boards as a Director, with effect from 1 December 2015.

Mr Staley has nearly four decades of extensive experience in banking and financial services. He worked for over 30 years at J.P. Morgan initially training as a commercial banker, and later advancing to the leadership of major businesses involving Equities, Private Banking and Asset Management, and ultimately heading the company's Global Investment Bank. He is currently Managing Partner of BlueMountain Capital.

Commenting on the appointment, Barclays Chairman John McFarlane said:

"Barclays is an incredibly important, broad and complex business. Appointing an individual with the business scope, seasoning and track record is a difficult challenge. In Jes Staley we believe we have an executive with the appropriate leadership talent and wide-ranging experience to deliver shareholder value and to take the Group forward strategically. In particular, he understands corporate and investment banking well, the re-positioning of which is one of our major priorities. After an extended process, I now know Jes well, and we are in agreement on the way forward. He is a man of enormous integrity, and someone who both understands the business, but also the importance of cultural reform and the need...


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