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NatWest Group plc

23 September 2020

NatWest Group plc

23 September 2020

NATWEST GROUP PLC - ESTIMATED IMPACT OF TENDER OFFERS FOR CERTAIN OF ITS OUTSTANDING NOTES

Further to the announcement dated 22 September 2020 "Results of tender offers for certain of its outstanding notes", NatWest Group plc confirms that it has accepted $1,977,326,000 in aggregate principal amount of the securities that were validly tendered. This includes an amount due under Guaranteed Delivery of $9,418,000, which is due to be confirmed at 10pm, London time, 23 September 2020. The principal amount outstanding prior to the tender offer was $4,405,319,000.

NatWest Group plc undertook the offers in order to provide the holders of the outstanding notes with an opportunity to have their notes repurchased while maintaining a prudent approach to the management of NatWest Group plc's capital position.

NatWest Group plc estimates the impact of this transaction will be a charge to income in its Q3 results of approximately GBP325 million with the final charge dependent on foreign exchange rate movements until the settlement date of 24 September 2020. After taking into account the estimated effects of taxation, and based on risk weighted assets of GBP181.5 billion as reported for 30 June 2020, this would equate to a reduction in the CET1 capital ratio of approximately 15 bps.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Investor Relations

Alexander Holcroft

Head of Investor Relations

+44 (0) 20 7672 1758

Paul Pybus

Head of Debt Investor Relations

+44 (0)776 916 1183

Legal Entity Identifiers

NatWest Group plc 2138005O9XJIJN4JPN90

Forward-looking statements

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