Barclays sold its retail banking unit in Spain to CaixaBank in 2014. At peak times, Barclays employed 5,100 people and 600 branches in Spain. In 2014, the bank employed 2,800 people and 270 offices. With the sale, Caixabank acquired approximately 550,000 new private and private customers and 2,400 employees.    The position of group chairman was created in 1896 with the creation of Barclay and Company Limited.  In August 2000, Barclays bought woolwich PLC, formerly Woolwich Building Society, in a $5.4 billion acquisition. Woolwich joined the Barclays Group and the Woolwich name was retained after the acquisition. The company`s headquarters remained in Bexleyheath, south-east London, four miles from the Woolwich headquarters.  On September 20, 2008, a revised version of the agreement was approved by Barclays, with a $1.35 billion ($700 million) plan to acquire Lehman Brothers` core business (mainly Lehman`s Office Building in Midtown Manhattan, Midtown Manhattan, responsible for 9,000 former employees). After a seven-hour hearing, New York Bankruptcy Judge James Peck ruled: a 2010 Wall Street Journal report described how Credit Suisse, Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group and other banks participated in supporting the Alavi Foundation, Bank Melli, the Iranian government and/or other laws prohibiting financial transactions with certain states. They did so by “scratching” the information of the transfers and thus hiding the source of the money. Barclays settled its accounts with the government for $298 million.  1985  Barclays Bank and Barclays Bank International merged and, as part of the company`s restructuring, the former Barclays Bank plc was renamed group holding barclays Group Plc and the British retail bank was integrated into the former BBI and renamed Barclays Bank PLC by Barclays Bank PLC. In 2007, Barclays agreed to a 20-year, $400 million contract for the Brooklyn Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets. However, two years later, the agreement was renegotiated to $200 million because of the economic downturn.  On June 12, 2009, Barclays sold its Global Investors unit, which included the iShares listed fund business, to BlackRock for $13.5 billion.  Standard Life sold Standard Life Bank to Barclays in October 2009. The sale was completed on January 1, 2010.  On November 11, 2009, Barclays and First Data, a global provider of information technology, entered into an agreement under which Barclays migrates a number of card portfolios to First Data`s distribution and consumer financing platform.  On February 13, 2010, Barclays announced that it would pay more than $2 billion in bonuses.  In March 2011, it was reported that Barclays had overtaken the United Kingdom to claim the most deplored British position against the bank, with the country`s official banking regulator, the Financial Services Authority, registering 276,315 new customer complaints against Barclays Bank in the second half of 2010.  However, Barclays ranks only third in the UK among traditional clearing banks in terms of the number of branches.