Davis Polk Advises The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc on Its $1.5 Billion Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, a public limited company incorporated under the laws of Scotland, in connection with its SEC-registered shelf takedown of $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.800% senior notes due 2026.

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBSG) is the holding company of a large global banking and financial services group. Headquartered in Edinburgh, RBSG operates in the United Kingdom, the United States and internationally through its two principal subsidiaries, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (RBS) and National Westminster Bank Plc (NatWest). Both RBS and NatWest are major U.K. clearing banks. 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 and associates Elisabeth Milan, Quentin Parmentier and P. Cecilia Liu. European counsel Michael Sholem provided regulatory advice. The U.S. tax team included counsel Alon Gurfinkel and associate Nicholas A. Machen. Partner Jonathan Cooklin and counsel David Wilson provided U.K. tax advice. Associate Colleen Blanco provided 1940 Act advice. Members of the Davis Polk team are based in the London and New York offices.