The charges follow a five-year-long investigation into how the bank raised capital from Qatar during the financial crisis.
During 2008, rather than accept a government bailout to ease its credit problems, Barclays sought funding from elsewhere and succeeded in doing so via a series of side deals with the state of Qatar.
The charges made are:
Conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation in relation to the June 2008 capital raising: Barclays Plc, John Varley, Roger Jenkins, Thomas Kalaris and Richard Boath.
Conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation in relation to the October 2008 capital raising: Barclays Plc, John Varley and Roger Jenkins.
Unlawful financial assistance: Barclays Plc, John Varley and Roger Jenkins.
Those charged are:
John Varley, former chief executive officer of Barclays;
Roger Alan Jenkins, former executive chairman of investment banking and investment management in the Middle East and North Africa, Barclays Capital;
Thomas Llewellyn Kalaris, former chief executive of Barclays Wealth and Investment Management;
Richard William Boath, former European head of financial institutions group.
The defendants will appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 3 July.