Frankfurt - The head of Germany's Commerzbank says he's not asking for a bonus after a year of meager profits and no dividend for shareholders.
Martin Blessing also gave a downbeat outlook for 2013, saying it would be a year of restructuring that would cost “effort, money and time.”
He said Friday earnings “will remain under pressure.”
Blessing termed profit of only e6 million ($8 million) for last year as “unsatisfactory” and told the board of directors he would not be drawing any performance-related pay.
He said other top executives would get 40 percent of their bonuses.
The bank is restructuring to deal with a tough economy and regulators' demands that banks keep stronger financial buffers against losses.
It is winding down its businesses in commercial real estate and ship financing. - Sapa-AP