Royal Bk.of Scot. (07IE) - RBS Launches Cash Tender Offer RNS Number : 5654L Royal Bank of Scotland PLC 05 September 2012 NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO, OR TO ANY PERSON RESIDENT AND/OR LOCATED IN, ANY JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IS UNLAWFUL (SEE "OFFER AND DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTIONS" BELOW) SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND PLC LAUNCHES CASH TENDER OFFER ON CERTAIN U.S. DOLLAR SECURITIES The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (the "Offeror") has today invited holders of the securities listed below (the "Securities") to tender any and all of their Securities for purchase by the Offeror for cash (the "Offers") on the terms of, and subject to the conditions contained in, a tender offer memorandum dated September 5, 2012 (the "Tender Offer Memorandum"). Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in this announcement have the same meaning as assigned to them in the Tender Offer Memorandum. Holders are advised to read carefully the Tender Offer Memorandum for full details of, and information on the procedures for participating in, the Offers. Title of Floating Rate Principal Amount Floating Rate Purchase Note ISIN CUSIP Outstanding Price Floating US78010XAF87 78010XAF8 U.S.$750,000,000 U.S.$1,015 per U.S.$1,000 Rate principal amount Notes due 2013 Reference Title of U.S. Bloomberg Fixed Principal Amount Treasury Reference Fixed Rate Note ISIN CUSIP Outstanding Security Page Spread 3.40% US78010XAD30 78010XAD3 U.S.$1,500,000,000 0.25% due FIT1 +95 Senior August basis Notes due 2014 points 2013 3.25% US78010XAJ00 78010XAJ0 U.S.$500,000,000 0.25% due FIT1 +70 Senior August basis Notes due 2014 points 2014 4.875% US78010KCV98 78010KCV9 U.S.$2,000,000,000 0.25% due FIT1 +135 Senior (Reg S) (Reg S) August basis Notes due US78010JCV26 78010JCV2 2014 points 2014 (Rule 144A) (Rule 144A) 4.875% US78010XAC56 78010XAC5 U.S.$2,000,000,000 0.25% due FIT1 +135 Senior August basis Notes due 2015 points 2015 3.95% US78010XAG60 78010XAG6 U.S.$2,000,000,000 0.25% due FIT1 +145 Senior August basis Notes due 2015 points 2015 4.375% US78009PCC32 78009PCC3 U.S.$1,500,000,000 0.625% FIT1 +200 Senior due basis Notes due August points 2016 2017 5.625% US78010XAE13 78010XAE1 U.S.$1,498,000,000 1.625% FIT1 +200 Senior due basis Notes due August points 2020 2022 6.125% US78010XAK72 78010XAK7 U.S.$1,500,000,000 1.625% FIT1 +180 Senior due basis Notes due August points 2021 2022 Rationale for the Offers Through tender offers for certain U.S. dollar, Euro and Sterling denominated senior unsecured securities, the Offeror intends to manage its wholesale funding level and future interest expense with reference to the overall reduction in its balance sheet, while maintaining a prudent approach to liquidity. The Offeror has today also invited holders of certain Euro and Sterling denominated debt securities who are outside the United States to tender those securities for purchase (the "European Offer"). The European Offer is being made in certain countries outside the United States only. Purchase Price for Floating Rate Notes The Purchase Price for Floating Rate Notes accepted for purchase will be U.S.$1,015 per U.S.$1,000 principal amount of the Floating Rate Notes (the "Floating Rate Purchase Price") validly tendered and accepted for purchase. The total consideration payable to each Holder in respect of Floating Rate Notes validly submitted for tender and accepted for purchase by the Offeror will be an amount in cash equal to (i) the Floating Rate Purchase Price multiplied by each U.S.$1,000 in aggregate principal amount of such Floating Rate Notes tendered and delivered by such Holder and accepted by the Offeror for purchase (rounded to the nearest U.S.$0.01, with U.S.$0.005 being rounded upwards) plus (ii) any Accrued Interest payable in respect of such Floating Rate Notes. Purchase Price for the Fixed Rate Notes The Purchase Price for each series of Fixed Rate Notes (the "Fixed Rate Purchase Price") accepted for purchase by the Offeror will be calculated so as to result in a price as of the Settlement Date that equates to a yield to the maturity date for the applicable series of Fixed Rate Notes equal to the sum of: · the yield to maturity (the "Reference Yield") corresponding to the bid-side price of the applicable Reference Treasury Security set forth for the series of Fixed Rate Notes on the front cover of the Tender Offer Memorandum at 9:30 a.m., New York City time, on September 14, 2012, plus · the applicable Fixed Spread set forth for the series of Fixed Rate Notes on the front cover of the Tender Offer Memorandum. This sum with respect to each series of Fixed Rate Notes is referred to in the Tender Offer Memorandum as the "Repurchase Yield" for such series. Specifically, the Fixed Rate Purchase Price per U.S.$1,000 principal amount of each Series of the Fixed Rate Notes will equal: · the present value per U.S.$1,000 principal amount of all remaining payments of principal and interest on such Fixed Rate Notes to be made to (and including) the maturity date of such Fixed Rate Notes, discounted to the Settlement Date in accordance with the formula set forth in the Tender Offer Memorandum, at a discount rate equal to the applicable Repurchase Yield, minus · Accrued Interest on the series of Fixed Rate Notes per U.S.$1,000 principal amount of such Notes. The Dealer Managers will calculate the Repurchase Yield and Fixed Rate Purchase Price applicable to each series of the Fixed Rate Notes, and their calculation will be final and binding, absent manifest error. The total consideration payable to each Holder in respect of Fixed Rate Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase by the Offeror will be an amount in cash equal to (i) the relevant Fixed Rate Purchase Price multiplied by each U.S.$1,000 in aggregate principal amount of such Fixed Rate Notes tendered and delivered by such Holder and accepted by the Offeror for purchase (rounded to the nearest U.S.$0.01, with U.S.$0.005 being rounded upwards) plus (ii) any Accrued Interest payable in respect of such Fixed Rate Notes. Offers Period and Results The Offers commenced today, September 5, 2012, and will end at 12:30 p.m. (New York City time) on September 14, 2012 (the "Expiration Deadline"), unless extended, re-opened, and/or terminated as provided in the Tender Offer Memorandum. The relevant deadline set by any intermediary or DTC for the submission of Tender Instructions may be earlier than this deadline. The results of the Offers are expected to be announced on September 17, 2012. The acceptance of Securities for purchase is conditional on the satisfaction of the conditions of the Offers as provided in the Tender Offer Memorandum. Settlement of the relevant Purchase Price and, where applicable, Accrued Interest is expected to take place on September 18, 2012. In order to receive the Purchase Price and Accrued Interest, holders of Securities must validly tender their Securities by the Expiration Deadline, by delivering, or arranging to have delivered on their behalf, a valid Tender Instruction that is received by the Tender Agent by the Expiration Deadline. Any submission amount must be equal to or greater than the relevant Security's Minimum Denomination. See the Tender Offer Memorandum for further details on submitting a Tender Instruction. The submission of a valid Tender Instruction will be irrevocable except in the limited circumstances described in the Tender Offer Memorandum. Announcements in connection with the Offers will be made by the issue of a press release through RNS, the relevant Reuters Insider Screen, Notifying News Service and by the delivery of notices to DTC for communication to Direct Participants. Copies of all announcements, notices and press releases can also be obtained from the Tender Agent, the contact details for which are set out below. INDICATIVE TIMETABLE The following table sets out the expected dates and times of the key events relating to the Offers. This is an indicative timetable and is subject to change. Date and Time Action September 5, 2012................. Commencement of the Offers Offers announced through the RNS, the relevant Reuters International Insider Screen, DTC and by publication on Notifying News Service. Tender Offer Memorandum available from the Tender Agent. September 14, 2012, 9:30 a.m. (New Price Determination Time York City time) The Dealer Managers will calculate the Fixed Rate Purchase Price in respect of each series of Fixed Rate Notes in the manner described in this Tender Offer Memorandum at the Price Determination Time. The Offeror will announce the Fixed Rate Purchase Price in respect of each series of Fixed Rate Notes as soon as reasonably practicable following the Price Determination Time. September 14, 2012, 12:30 p.m. Expiration Deadline (New York City time) Deadline for receipt by the Tender Agent of all Tender Instructions in order for Holders to be able to participate in the Offers and to be eligible to receive the relevant Purchase Price and Accrued Interest on the Settlement Date. September 17, 2012............... Announcement of Results of the Offers The Offeror expects to announce the final aggregate principal amount of each series of Securities accepted for purchase. September 18, 2012............... Settlement Date Expected Settlement Date for Securities validly tendered and accepted by the Offeror. Payment of the relevant Purchase Price and any Accrued Interest in respect of any such Securities. The above dates and times are subject, where applicable, to the right of the Offeror to extend, re-open, amend, and/or terminate the Offers, subject to applicable laws. Holders of Securities are advised to check with any bank, securities broker or other intermediary through which they hold Securities when such intermediary would require to receive instructions to participate in, or (in the limited circumstances in which revocation is permitted) revoke their instruction to participate in, the Offers before the deadlines set out above. Holders of Securities are advised to read carefully the Tender Offer Memorandum for full details of and information on the procedures for participating in the Offers. FURTHER INFORMATION Global Bondholder Services Corporation has been appointed by the Offeror as Tender Agent (the "Tender Agent") for the purposes of the Tender Offer. RBS Securities Inc., an affiliate of the Offeror, has been appointed as Global Arranger and Lead Dealer Manager in connection with the Offers. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and SG Americas Securities, LLC (together with RBS Securities Inc.) have been appointed as Joint Dealer Managers and ABN AMRO Securities (USA) LLC, Banca IMI Securities and BBVA Securities Inc. have been appointed as Co-Dealer Managers for the purposes of the Offers. Requests for information in relation to the Offers should be directed to: GLOBAL ARRANGER AND LEAD DEALER MANAGER RBS Securities Inc. 600 Washington Boulevard Stamford, CT 06901 United States Attention: Liability Management +1 (203) 897-4825 (collect) +1 (877) 297-9832 (toll-free) JOINT DEALER MANAGERS Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC SG Americas Securities, LLC 1585 Broadway | Floor 04 New York, NY 10036 1221 Avenue of the Americas United States New York, NY 10020 Attention: Liability Management United States Phone: +1 (212) 761 1057 Attention: High Grade US Toll Free: +1 (800) 624 Syndicate Desk 1808 Collect: +1 (212) 278 6964 Requests for information in relation to the procedures for tendering Securities in, and for any documents or materials relating to, the Tender Offer should be directed to: TENDER AGENT GLOBAL BONDHOLDER SERVICES CORPORATION 65 Broadway - Suite 404 New York, New York 10006 United States Banks and Brokers, Call Collect: +1 (212) 430-3774 All Others Call Toll Free: +1 (866) 924-2200 Any profits made by the Offeror on the Offers will be subject to UK tax in accordance with normal rules. DISCLAIMER This announcement must be read in conjunction with the Tender Offer Memorandum. This announcement and the Tender Offer Memorandum contain important information which must be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the Offers. If any holder of Securities is in any doubt as to the action it should take, it is recommended to seek its own legal, accounting and financial advice, including as to any tax consequences, immediately from its stockbroker, bank manager, attorney, accountant or other independent financial adviser. Any individual or company whose Securities 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 Offers. None of the Offeror, the Dealer Managers, the Tender Agent and any person who controls, or is a director, officer, employee or agent of such persons, or any affiliate of such persons, makes any recommendation as to whether holders of Securities should participate in the Offers. OFFER AND DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTIONS This announcement and the Tender Offer Memorandum does not constitute an offer or an invitation to participate in the Offers in any jurisdiction in which, or to any person to or from whom, it is unlawful to make such offer or invitation or for there to be such participation under applicable laws. The distribution of this announcement and the Tender Offer Memorandum in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this announcement or the Tender Offer Memorandum comes are required by each of the Offeror, the Dealer Managers and the Tender Agent to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions. United Kingdom The communication of this announcement, the communication of this Tender Offer Memorandum and any other documents or materials relating to the Offers has not been approved by an authorized person for the purposes of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (the "FSMA"). Accordingly, such 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 such documents and/or materials is exempt from the restriction on financial promotions under section 21 of the FSMA on the basis that it is only directed at and may be communicated to (1) those persons who are existing members or creditors of the Offeror or other persons within Article 43 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, and (2) to any other persons to whom these documents and/or materials may lawfully be communicated. France The Offers are not being made, directly or indirectly, to the public in France. Neither this announcement, the Tender Offer Memorandum, nor any other documents or offering materials relating to the Offers, has been or shall be distributed to the public in France and only (i) providers of investment services relating to portfolio management for the account of third parties (personnes fournissant le service d'investissement de gestion de portefeuille pour compte de tiers) and/or (ii) qualified investors (investisseurs qualifiés), other than individuals, all as defined in, and in accordance with, Articles L.411-1, L.411-2 and D.411-1 to D.411-3 of the French Code monétaire et financier, are eligible to participate in the Offers. This Tender Offer Memorandum has not been submitted to the clearance procedures (visa) of the Autorité des marchés financiers. Italy None of the Offers, this announcement, the Tender Offer Memorandum 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 exempted offers 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 "CONSOB Regulation"). The Offers are also being carried out in compliance with article 35-bis, paragraph 7 of the CONSOB Regulation. Holders or beneficial owners of the Securities located in Italy can tender Securities for purchase in the Offers 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. 16190 of October 29, 2007, 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 Securities or the Offers. Switzerland Neither this announcement, the Tender Offer Memorandum, nor any other offering or marketing material relating to the Securities constitutes a prospectus as such term is understood pursuant to article 652a or article 1156 of the Swiss Federal Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus within the meaning of the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange. Accordingly, the investor protection rules otherwise applicable to investors in Switzerland do not apply to the Offers. When in doubt, investors based in Switzerland are recommended to contact their legal, financial or tax adviser with respect to the Offers. General The Offers do not constitute an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell Securities 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 and either of the Dealer Managers or, where the context so requires, any of their respective affiliates is such a licensed broker or dealer in that jurisdiction, the Offers shall be deemed to be made on behalf of the Offeror by such Dealer Manager or affiliate (as the case may be) in such jurisdiction. Each Holder participating in an Offer will be deemed to give certain representations in respect of the jurisdictions referred to above and generally as set out in "Procedures for Participating in the Offers" in the Tender Offer Memorandum. Any tender of Securities for purchase pursuant to an Offer from a Holder that is unable to make these representations may be rejected. Each of the Offeror, the Dealer Managers and the Tender Agent reserves the right, in their absolute discretion, to investigate, in relation to any tender of Securities for purchase pursuant to an Offer, 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 tender may be rejected. This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END MSCDMGGLZKZGZZM -0- Sep/05/2012 12:44 GMT
Royal Bk.of Scot. 07IE RBS Launches Cash Tender Offer
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