New Credit Suisse chairman buys $1.2 million worth of stock

a large clock mounted to the side of a building: FILE PHOTO: Logo of Swiss bank Credit Suisse is seen in Zurich © Reuters/ARND WIEGMANN FILE PHOTO: Logo of Swiss bank Credit Suisse is seen in Zurich

ZURICH (Reuters) - New Credit Suisse Chairman Antonio Horta-Osorio has bought 1.1 million Swiss francs ($1.2 million) worth of shares in the group as he sets out to restore order to Switzerland's second-biggest bank.

A Swiss regulatory filing https://www.ser-ag.com/en/resources/notifications-market-participants/management-transactions.html#/transaction-details/T1L5300075 this week showed an unidentified member of the bank's board of directors had made the purchase. A spokesman confirmed it was Horta-Osorio, who was approved by Credit Suisse shareholders as chairman on Friday.

António Horta Osório wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a door: Antonio Horta-Osorio CEO of Lloyds Banking Group leaves Downing Street in London © Reuters/SIMON DAWSON Antonio Horta-Osorio CEO of Lloyds Banking Group leaves Downing Street in London

The former Lloyds chief executive said last week he intends to look at the bank's risk management and culture in the wake of two major crises, as well as reviewing the bank's strategic options.

(Reporting by Michael Shields, editing by Louise Heavens)

New Credit Suisse chairman buys $1.2 million worth of stock