Almost a third of Barclays shareholders failed to back the bank's bumper pay deals at today's remuneration report.
The bank's heated annual meeting revealed that 27% of investors voted against the report, while abstentions on the vote increased that figure to 32%.
24% of voters also failed to back remuneration committee chairman Alison Carnwath.
Chief executive Bob Diamond sparked anger among shareholders when it emerged he would receive £17.7 million in salary, bonus, benefits and vested long-term share awards last year, despite admitting his bank's performance was "unacceptable" in 2011.
In normal times more than 10% of shareholders rejecting the pay deal crafted by a FTSE 100 company would be unusual and embarrassing.
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