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Activist investor Bramson makes bid for Barclays board seat

FILE PHOTO: The Barclays logo is seen in front of displayed stock graph in this illustration taken June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

LONDON (Reuters) - Activist investor Edward Bramson has submitted an application to join the board at Barclays, the British bank in which his fund vehicle Sherborne Investors holds a 5.1 percent stake.

Sherborne invested in the lender in March 2018 with a view to making changes in its strategy and improving shareholder returns.

Investors will vote at the bank's annual general meeting on May 2 on the proposal. Bramson has urged Barclays to reduce resources allocated to its investment bank, Reuters has previously reported.

Barclays did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(Reporting By Lawrence White, editing by Sinead Cruise)