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April 28, 2010
THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP PLC AND NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK
PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY ANNOUNCE SHAREHOLDER APPROVAL RELATED TO
On April 6, 2010, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (“RBSG”) and National Westminster Bank Public
Limited Company (“NatWest”) announced that they had launched a tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) for the
outstanding securities of each series listed in the table at the end of this press release issued by RBSG, NatWest
and certain of their affiliates. The Tender Offer is being made on the terms and subject to the conditions set out in
an Offer to Purchase dated April 6, 2010 (the “Offer to Purchase”) and an accompanying Letter of Transmittal,
each as may be amended and supplemented from time to time.
Completion of the Tender Offer is subject to certain conditions, including, without limitation, the approval by the
shareholders of RBSG of a resolution to approve repurchases of preference shares in the Tender Offer. RBSG
and NatWest announced today that such resolution was voted on and approved at a general meeting of
shareholders held earlier today.
Persons with questions regarding the Tender Offer should contact D.F. King & Co., Inc., the Information Agent,
at the contact information set forth below.
D.F. King & Co., Inc.
48 Wall Street
New York, New York 10005
Banks and Brokers, Call Collect:
All Others, Call Toll Free:
+1 800 859 8511
About RBSG and NatWest
RBSG is the holding company of a large global banking and financial services group. Headquartered in
Edinburgh, RBSG operates in the United Kingdom, the United States and internationally through its two principal
subsidiaries, the Royal Bank of Scotland plc (“RBS”) and NatWest.