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Wells Fargo sees total expenses dropping by $3 billion by 2020: CFO

A Wells Fargo stagecoach is seen at the SIBOS banking and financial conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co's chief financial officer said on Friday the bank expects to reduce total expenses by about $3 billion by 2020.

Speaking at an industry conference, CFO John Shrewsberry said the bank was on track to reach its target of $53.5 to $54.5 billion by the end of 2018. He sees expenses in the range of $50.0 billion to $51.0 billion in 2020.

The outlook excludes remediation and penalty costs associated with the widespread regulatory and legal problems at the bank. For the current quarter, the company expects approximately $200 million in costs from ongoing efforts to repay customers who were overcharged for various services.


(Reporting by Imani Moise; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)