Lloyds chief ‘did not sleep for five days’

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The chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group, António Horta-Osório, declared himself fully recovered on Thursday following his two-month absence from work, brought on, he said, after he did not sleep for five consecutive days.

The 47-year-old Portuguese-born banker admitted he took medical advice and checked himself into a Priory Group clinic because of the extent of his sleep deprivation.

Sounding upbeat but confessing to feeling “humbled” by the need to take time off work, Horta-Osório said he was ready to learn the lessons from the period that led to the shock announcement on 2 November that he needed a leave of absence to deal with “fatigue”.

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