Clarification of quote in media
Nordea’s CEO Christian Clausen was today quoted in Bloomberg saying that Nordea will reduce the number of employees by ten percent over a couple of years’ time.
The ten percent are the total in the adaptation programme to new regulation that Nordea launched fifteen months ago. Out of the mentioned ten percent, more than seven percent has already been achieved by the reduction of employees by 2,500 people since the second quarter in 2011.
The remaining reduction will be gradually achieved the coming years following the increased efficiency that new technology and changed customer behavior make possible. The ambition is to manage most of this reduction via natural turn-over, including retirements.
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