Royal Bank of Scotland Group’s $750 Million Subordinated Tier 2 Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc in connection with its SEC-registered shelf takedown of $750 million aggregate principal amount of fixed-to-fixed reset rate subordinated tier 2 notes due 2029.

RBSG is the holding company of a large banking and financial services group. Headquartered in Edinburgh, RBSG operates in the United Kingdom and internationally through a network of branches, local banks and non-bank subsidiaries. The banks in the Group authorized in the United Kingdom include NatWest Markets Plc, National Westminster Bank Plc, Coutts & Co and Ulster Bank Limited. RBSG has a diversified customer base and provides a wide range of products and services to personal, commercial and large corporate and institutional customers.

The Davis Polk corporate team included partner Reuven B. Young (Picture) and associates Maxim Van de moortel and Tanu Sinha. The U.S. tax team included counsel Alon Gurfinkel and associate Summer Xia. Partner Jonathan Cooklin and associates Dominic Foulkes and Rosie Upstill provided U.K. tax advice. Partner Gregory S. Rowland and counsel Sarah E. Kim provided 1940 Act advice.

Involved fees earner: Jonathan Cooklin – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Dominic Foulkes – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Alon Gurfinkel – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Sarah Kim – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Gregory Rowland – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Tanu Sinha – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Rosie Upstill – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Maxim Van de moortel – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Summer Xia – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Reuven Young – Davis Polk & Wardwell;

Law Firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell;

Clients: The Royal Bank of Scotland Group;