Keeper Joe Hart (Manchester City -- Au3
.5 million), club record transfer defender Scott Gibson (Middlesbrough -- Au15 million) and striker Matej Vydra (Derby County -- Au11 million) have all joined, while midfielders Scott Arfield (Rangers -- Free) and Dean Marney (Fleetwood Town -- Free) have left.
Chief Executive Ross McEwan will not take a bonus but his total compensation in 2015 more than doubled to Au3
.78mn due to the maturing of a long-term incentive plan.
Patel said the total cost to the firm was "estimated at Au3
Bottom line, the Group lost Au3
.5bn after posting profits of Au281m in 2010.
Part-nationalised Lloyds Banking Group has insisted it is "in a significantly stronger position than it was 12 months ago" despite unveiling total losses of Au3
.5 billion for last year.
News International may pay Au3
million to settle phone-hacking claims by the family of murder victim Milly Dowler, according to sources.