RBS changes its name to NatWest Group

Maria Nikolova

The change of name has now been registered at Companies House in Edinburgh and is effective from today.

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc today changed its name to NatWest Group plc. The change of name has now been registered at Companies House in Edinburgh and is effective from today.

Trading in NatWest Group plc’s ordinary shares on the London Stock Exchange under the new name and an updated ticker (NWG) will commence from Thursday, 23 July 2020. Trading in NatWest Group plc’s ADRs on the New York Stock Exchange under the new name and an updated ticker (NWG) will also commence from Thursday, 23 July 2020.

Existing share certificates remain valid and no new share certificates are being issued. The International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) will not change. Any debt instruments issued in the name of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc will now be in the name of NatWest Group plc. The change of name does not result in any change of issuer or guarantor under any outstanding externally-issued debt instruments, including the debt instruments issued by NatWest Markets Plc (some of which are guaranteed by The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, which has been renamed to NatWest Group plc), NatWest Markets N.V. and National Westminster Bank Plc.

No action is required on the part of any equity or debt holders with respect to their rights as an equity or debt holder.

Alison Rose, Chief Executive of NatWest Group plc, commented:

‘This is a historic day for our bank as we become NatWest Group plc. Although there will be no changes to our customer brands, it’s a symbolic moment for our colleagues and stakeholders. The bank has changed fundamentally over the last decade and now is the right time to align our Group name with the brand under which the majority of our business is delivered.

NatWest Group’s new corporate website www.natwestgroup.com will be live shortly.

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