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RBS response to recent media coverage

Released 07:00 06-Feb-2013

RNS Number : 2273X
Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC
06 February 2013

RBS response to recent media coverage  

6 February 2013


The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc ("RBS") notes the recent media coverage in connection with potential settlements with the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom, the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the United States Department of Justice pursuant to investigations into submissions, communications and procedures around the setting of the London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR"). RBS confirms that it is in late-stage settlement discussions with these authorities. Although the settlements remain to be agreed, RBS expects they will include the payment of significant penalties as well as certain other sanctions. RBS will update the market on all pertinent issues relating to this matter shortly.



For further information contact:


RBS Group Investor Relations

Richard O'Connor, Head of Investor Relations

+44 207 672 1758

RBS Group Media Relations

+44 131 523 4205



This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements typically containing words such as "intends", "expects", "anticipates", "targets", "plans", "estimates" and words of similar import. These statements concern or may affect future matters, such as RBS's future economic results, business plans and current strategies. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that might cause actual results and performance to differ materially from any expected future results or performance expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to differences in current expectations include, but are not limited to, legislative, judicial, fiscal and regulatory developments, competitive conditions, technological developments, exchange rate fluctuations and general economic conditions. These and other factors, risks and uncertainties that may impact any forward-looking statement or the Group's actual results are discussed in RBS's UK Annual Report and materials filed with, or furnished to, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, RBS's Reports on Form 6-K and most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F. The forward-looking statements contained in this announcement speak only as of the date of this announcement and RBS does not assume or undertake any obligation or responsibility to update any of the forward-looking statements contained in this announcement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent legally required.


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