By Kiyimba Bruno

The troubles European bank ‘Deutsche Bank’ has decided to do away with the said bonuses for the senior employees of

Bloomberg’s Stephen Morris says that the cut cutback on bonuses is due to the bank’s performance for the year but is not tied to legal fees.

The decision to roll back bonuses was made at the end of 2016, according to Bloomberg, and will not impact junior employees who are already on fixed salaries.

2016 was a tough year for the bank. The Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that it settled with the bank for $7.2 billion due to violations regarding financial crisis-era residential mortgage-backed securities. That was less than the original $14 billion settlement the DOJ was seeking in September that sent the bank’s stock spiralling and led to questions of a bailout from the German government.