They were always going to offload some shares as soon as the last 'major' hurdle to dividends was 'resolved'.
Between dividend payments and the state of the economy since they 'rescued' the world (Gordon Brown ) any loss more than makes up for the pain and suffering millions would have gone through if the bank (and others) had folded.
That wont help the pensioners and long time small share holders who have almost lost everything since the collapse but something is better than nothing.
I still think Fred and his team of 'advisors' need locking up. They should lose everything, if only to put them on a level footing with all the lives they've ruined.