The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
16 July 2020
Intention to Change Name on 22 July 2020
On 14 February 2020, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc ("RBS") announced that it is intended to be renamed "NatWest Group plc". Following that announcement, RBS today announces that the change of name is intended to take effect on Wednesday 22 July 2020, subject to registration of the name change at Companies House in Edinburgh.
A subsequent announcement will be made when the name change becomes effective, which will also provide an update regarding trading under RBS's revised tickers. Until the publication of such an announcement, trading will continue under the existing tickers. No action is required on the part of any equity or debt holders with respect to their rights as an equity or debt holder.
Name of contact and telephone number for queries:
Head of Investor Relations
+44 (0) 207 672 1758
RBS Media Relations
+44 (0) 131 523 4205
Legal Entity Identifier:
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc 2138005O9XJIJN4JPN90
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