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NatWest Group plc

22 September 2020

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September 21 , 2020

Natwest group PLC - PRICING OF TER OFFERs FOR CERTAIN OF ITS OUTSTANDING NOTES

NatWest Group plc (the "Offeror") is today announcing the Reference Yield and the Purchase Price for each series of Notes (as defined herein) subject to its previously announced cash tender offers (each, an "Offer" and, together, the "Offers") for any and all of certain series of its U.S. dollar denominated notes set out in the table below (the "Notes").

The Offers are being made on the terms and subject to the conditions set out in the offer to purchase dated September 14 , 2020 (the "Offer to Purchase") and the related Notice of Guaranteed Delivery (together, the "Offer Documents"). Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in this announcement have the same meaning as in

the Offer to Purchase.

The Reference Yield in respect of each Series of Fixed Spread Notes was determined at 2:00 p.m., New York City time, today. The Purchase Price for each Series of Notes is based on the Reference Yield plus the Fixed Spread as set forth in the table below:

 
                                                                                        Reference 
                                                 Principal        Principal     Fixed      U.S.       First 
    Title of                                       Amount           Amount      Spread   Treasury      Call              Reference  Purchase 
    Security         Issuer      ISIN/CUSIP        Issued        Outstanding    (bps)    Security      Date    Maturity    Yield     Price(1) 
----------------  ------------  -------------  --------------  ---------------  ------  ----------  ---------  --------  ---------  --------- 
     6.425%                                                                               0.625% 
 Non-Cumulative                                                                         U.S. Treas 
 Trust Preferred                                                                           ury 
   Securities     RBS Capital                                                            Security 
     ("Trust          Trust                                                             due August   January 
  Securities")         II       US74927PAA75    $650,000,000   $393,573,000(3)   105       2030      3, 2034     N/A      0.666%    $1,556.87 
                   74927PAA7 
     7.648% 
     Dollar 
    Perpetual                                                                             0.625% 
   Regulatory      The Royal                                                            U.S. Treas 
    tier One         Bank of                                                               ury 
   Securities,      Scotland                                                             Security 
     Series           Group                                                             due August  September 
   1 ("PROs")        plc(2)     US780097AH44   $1,200,000,000   $761,746,000     140       2030      30, 2031    N/A      0.666%    $1,547.47 
                   780097AH4 
     6.125%                                                                               0.125% 
  Subordinated     The Royal                                                            U.S. Treas 
     Tier 2          Bank of                                                               ury 
    Notes due       Scotland                                                             Security 
   2022 ("2022        Group                                                             due August             December 
     Notes")         plc (2)    US780099CE50   $2,250,000,000  $2,250,000,000    145       2022        N/A     15, 2022   0.137%    $1,098.79 
                   780099CE5 
     6.100%                                                                               0.125% 
  Subordinated     The Royal                                                            U.S. Treas 
     Tier 2          Bank of                                                               ury 
    Notes due       Scotland                                                             Security 
   2023 ("2023        Group                                                             due August               June 
     Notes")         plc(2)     US780097AY76   $1,000,000,000  $1,000,000,000    155       2023        N/A     10, 2023   0.152%    $1,116.01 
                   780097AY7 
 
 

(1) Per $1,000 principal amount of the Notes (as defined herein) validly tendered and accepted for purchase.

   (2)    Currently NatWest Group plc. 

(3) Excluding $256,427,000 principal amount of 6.425% Non-Cumulative Trust Preferred Securities, which are held by the Offeror as of the date hereof and are deemed not to be outstanding.

The Offers will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on September 21, 2020, unless extended (such date and time, as the same may be extended, the "Expiration Deadline") or earlier terminated. Holders must validly tender and not validly withdraw their Notes at or prior to the Expiration Deadline in order to be eligible to receive the relevant Purchase Price. Notes validly tendered may be withdrawn at any time prior to the Withdrawal Deadline, but not thereafter.

In addition to the Purchase Price, holders whose Notes are accepted for purchase pursuant to the Offers will also receive in the case of PROs, 2022 Notes and 2023 Notes, accrued and unpaid interest on each $1,000 principal amount of such Notes (rounded to the nearest $0.01) from, and including, the last interest payment date up to, but not including, the Settlement Date and, in the case of the Trust Securities, an amount equal to accrued and unpaid cash distributions on each $1,000 principal amount of such Trust Securities (rounded to the nearest $0.01) from, and including, the last distribution payment date up to, but not including, the Settlement Date.

Unless the Offers are extended, reopened or earlier terminated, the Settlement Date is expected to be

September 24,   2020. 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Copies of the Offer Documents are available at the following web address: www.lucid-is.com/natwest

Requests for additional copies of the Offer Documents and information in relation to the

  procedures   for   tendering should be directed to: 

Tender Agent

   Lucid Issuer Services Limited                                  Email: natwest@lucid-is.com 
   David Shilson                                                           Telephone: +44 20 7704-0880 

NatWest Treasury Markets

Scott Forrest Email: scott.forrest@natwest.com

   Head of Treasury DCM                                            Telephone: +44 (0)774 745 5969 

Investor Relations

Paul Pybus Email: paul.pybus@natwest.com

   Head of Debt Investor Relations                             Telephone: +44 (0)776 916 1183 

Global Arranger and Lead Dealer Manager

   NatWest Markets                                                     Telephone: +44 20 7678-5222 

Email: liabilitymanagement@natwestmarkets.com

Attn: Liability Management

Dealer Managers

   Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC                                     Telephone: +1 800 828-3182 

Collect: +1 212 357-0215

U.K.: +44 20 7552-6157

Email: liabilitymanagement.eu@gs.com

Attn: Liability Management Group

   UBS Investment Bank                                             Telephone: + 1 888 719-4210 

Collect: +1 203 719 4210

U.K.: +44 20 7568 1121

Email: ol-liablitymanagement-eu@ubs.com

Attn: Liability Management

DISCLAIMER

This announcement and the Offer to Purchase (including the documents incorporated by reference therein) contain important information which should be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the Offer. If you are in any doubt as to the contents of this announcement or the Offer to Purchase or the action you should take, you are recommended to seek your own financial and legal advice, including as to any tax consequences, immediately from your stockbroker, bank manager, solicitor, accountant or other independent financial or legal adviser. Any individual or company whose Notes are held on its behalf by a broker, dealer, bank, custodian, trust company or other nominee or intermediary must contact such entity if it wishes to participate in the Offer. None of the Offeror, the Dealer Managers, the Tender Agent or the trustee with respect to the Notes (or any of their respective directors, employees or affiliates) make any recommendation as to whether holders should tender Notes pursuant to the Offer.

OFFER RESTRICTIONS

European Economic Area ("EEA")

The communication of this announcement, the Offer to Purchase and any other documents or materials relating to the Offers does not constitute an offer of securities to the public for the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 and accordingly the requirement to produce a prospectus does not apply to the Offers.

United Kingdom

The communication of this announcement, the Offer to Purchase and any other documents or materials relating to the Offers are not being made, and such documents and/or materials have not been approved, by an authorized person for the purposes of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (the "FSMA"). Accordingly, this announcement, the Offer to Purchase and such other documents and/or materials are not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, the general public in the United Kingdom. The communication of the Offer to Purchase and such other documents and/or materials is exempt from the restriction on financial promotions under section 21 of the FSMA on the basis that they are only being distributed to and are only directed at persons to whom they can lawfully be circulated outside the United Kingdom or to: (i) persons in the United Kingdom having professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within the definition of investment professionals (as defined in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended, the "Financial Promotion Order")); (ii) persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) ("high net worth companies, unincorporated associations etc.") of the Financial Promotion Order; (iii) persons falling within Article 43 of the Financial Promotion Order; or (iv) any other persons to whom the Offer to Purchase and such other documents and/or materials may otherwise lawfully be communicated under the Financial Promotion Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). This announcement and the Offer to Purchase and such documents and/or materials are directed only at relevant persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not relevant persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this announcement and the Offer to Purchase relate is available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons.

Belgium

Neither this announcement, the Offer to Purchase nor any other documents or materials relating to the Offers have been submitted to or will be submitted for approval or recognition to the Financial Services and Markets Authority (Autorité des services et marchés financiers / Autoriteit voor financiële diensten en markten) and, accordingly, the Offers may not be made in Belgium by way of a public offering, as defined in Articles 3 and 6 of the Belgian Law of April 1, 2007 on public takeover bids as amended or replaced from time to time. Accordingly, the Offers may not be advertised and the Offers will not be extended, and neither this announcement, the Offer to Purchase nor any other documents or materials relating to the Offers (including any memorandum, information circular, brochure or any similar documents) have been or shall be distributed or made available, directly or indirectly, to any person in Belgium other than "qualified investors" in the sense of Article 10 of the Belgian Law of June 16, 2006 on the public offer of placement instruments and the admission to trading of placement instruments on regulated markets, acting on their own account. This announcement and the Offer to Purchase have been issued only for the personal use of the above qualified investors and exclusively for the purpose of the Offers. Accordingly, the information contained in this announcement and the Offer to Purchase may not be used for any other purpose or disclosed to any other person in Belgium.

France

This announcement, the Offer to Purchase and any other documents or offering materials relating to the Offers may not be distributed in the Republic of France except to qualified investors (investisseurs qualifiés) as defined in Article 2(e) of the Prospectus Regulation. This announcement and the Offer to Purchase have not been and will not be submitted for clearance to the Autorité des marchés financiers.

Italy

None of the Offers, this announcement, the Offer to Purchase or any other documents or materials relating to the Offers has been or will be submitted to the clearance procedure of the Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa ("CONSOB"), pursuant to applicable Italian laws and regulations.

The Offers are being carried out in the Republic of Italy ("Italy") as an exempted offer pursuant to article 101-bis, paragraph 3-bis of the Legislative Decree No. 58 of February 24, 1998, as amended (the "Financial Services Act") and article 35-bis, paragraph 4 of CONSOB Regulation No. 11971 of May 14, 1999, as amended (the "Issuers' Regulation"). The Offers are also being carried out in compliance with article 35-bis, paragraph 7 of the Issuers' Regulation.

Holders or beneficial owners of the Notes located in Italy can tender the Notes through authorized persons (such as investment firms, banks or financial intermediaries permitted to conduct such activities in Italy in accordance with the Financial Services Act, CONSOB Regulation No. 20307 of February 15, 2018, as amended from time to time, and Legislative Decree No. 385 of September 1, 1993, as amended) and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations or with requirements imposed by CONSOB or any other Italian authority.

Each intermediary must comply with the applicable laws and regulations concerning information duties vis-à-vis its clients in connection with the Notes and the Offers.

Canada

The materials relating to the Offers do not constitute, and may not be used in connection with, an offer or solicitation in any place where offers or solicitations are not permitted by law. Any offer or solicitation in Canada must be made through a dealer that is appropriately registered under the laws of the applicable province or territory of Canada, or pursuant to an exemption from that requirement.

Hong Kong

The communication of the Offer to Purchase and any other documents or materials relating to the Offers and/or the Notes is not being made in Hong Kong, by means of any document, other than (i) in circumstances which do not constitute an offer to the public within the meaning of the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap. 32, Laws of Hong Kong) (the "CWUMPO"), or (ii) under the exemptions applicable under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571, Laws of Hong Kong) (the "SFO") and any rules made thereunder, or (iii) in other circumstances which do not result in the Offer to Purchase and any other documents or materials relating to the Offers and/or the Notes being a "prospectus" as defined in the CWUMPO.

General

The Offers do not constitute an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell Notes (and offers to sell will not be accepted from the holders) in any circumstances in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. In those jurisdictions where the securities or other laws require the Offers to be made by a licensed broker or dealer or similar and any of the Dealer Managers or any of the Dealer Manager's respective affiliates is such a licensed broker or dealer in that jurisdiction, the Offers shall be deemed to be made by such Dealer Manager or affiliate, as the case may be, on behalf of the Offeror in such jurisdiction.

Each holder participating in the Offers will be deemed to give certain representations in respect of the jurisdictions referred to above and generally as set out in the Offer to Purchase. Any tender of Notes pursuant to the Offer to Purchase from a holder that is unable to make these representations will be rejected. Each of the Offeror, the Dealer Managers and Lucid Issuer Services Limited reserves the right, in its absolute discretion (and without prejudice to the relevant holder's responsibility for the representations made by it), to investigate in relation to any tender of Notes, whether any such representation given by a holder is correct and, if such investigation is undertaken and as a result the Offeror determines (for any reason) that such representation is not correct, such offer to sell will be rejected.

The Offeror and its affiliates expressly reserve the right at any time or from time to time following completion or termination of the Offers, to purchase or exchange or offer to purchase or exchange Notes or to issue an invitation to submit offers to sell Notes (including, without limitation, those tendered pursuant to the Offers but not accepted for purchase) through open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions, tender offers, exchange offers or otherwise, in each case on terms that may be more or less favorable than those contemplated by the Offers. In addition, the Offeror also reserves the right to issue new debt securities from time to time, including during the term of the Offers.

   FORWARD-LOOKING   STATEMENTS 

From time to time, we may make statements, both written and oral, regarding our assumptions, projections, expectations, intentions or beliefs about future events. These statements constitute "forward-looking statements". We caution that these statements may and often do vary materially from actual results. Accordingly, we cannot assure you that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. You should read the sections entitled "Risk Factors" in the Offer to Purchase, in our Annual Report, Q1 2020 Interim Report and H1 2020 Interim Report and "Forward-Looking Statements" in our Annual Report, Q1 2020 Interim Report and H1 2020 Interim Report.

Any forward-looking statements made herein or in the documents incorporated by reference herein speak only as of the date they are made. Except as required by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (the "FCA"), any applicable stock exchange or any applicable law, we expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained in the Offer to Purchase or the documents incorporated by reference herein to reflect any changes in expectations with regard thereto or any new information or any changes in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. The reader should, however, consult any additional disclosures that we have made or may make in documents we have filed or may file with the SEC.

 
 Legal Entity Identifiers 
 NatWest Group plc          2138005O9XJIJN4JPN90 
 

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