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

Sept 14 (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)