All Return information presented above is updated once a month and is presented as of the end of previous calendar month.
“Index” refers to the percentage change in the closing level of the Index from the month end of the relevant period (e.g., closing level of the Index from month-end, 1 mo., 3 mos., 6 mos. prior, as the case may be) through the market close at the end of the previous calendar month.
“Redemption Value” refers to the percentage change in the Daily Redemption Value of the RBS ETN from the month end of the relevant period (e.g., the Daily Redemption Value at month-end, 1 mo., 3 mos., 6 mos. prior, as the case may be) through the market close at the end of the previous calendar month.
“ETN Market Return” refers to the percentage change in the closing price of the RBS ETNs as reported on NYSE Arca from the month end of the relevant period (e.g., 1 mo., 3 mos., 6 mos. prior, as the case may be) through the market close at the end of the previous calendar month.
CERTAIN RISK CONSIDERATIONS: The RBS ETNs involve risks not associated with an investment in conventional debt securities, including a possible loss of some or all of your investment. The level of the Index must increase by an amount sufficient to offset the aggregate investor fee applicable to the RBS ETNs in order for you to receive at least the principal amount of your investment back at maturity or upon early repurchase or redemption. The RBS ETNs and the Index do not provide exposure to spot prices of crude oil and, consequently, may not be representative of an investment that provides exposure to crude oil. The Index may underperform the Benchmark Index, and is expected to perform poorly in volatile markets. Liquidity of the market for RBS ETNs may vary over time. The RBS ETNs are not principal protected and do not pay interest. Any payment on the RBS ETNs is subject to the ability of The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (RBS plc), as the issuer, and The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS Group), as the guarantor, to pay their respective obligations when they become due. You should carefully consider whether the RBS ETNs are suited to your particular circumstances before you decide to purchase them. We urge you to consult with your investment, legal, accounting, tax and other advisors with respect to any investment in the RBS ETNs.
The RBS ETNs are not suitable for all investors. You should carefully read the relevant pricing supplement and prospectus, including the more detailed explanation of the risks involved in any investment in the RBS ETNs as described in the “Risk Factors” section of the pricing supplement, before investing.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: RBS plc and RBS Group have each filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the offering of RBS ETNs to which this communication relates. Before you invest in any RBS ETNs, you should read the relevant prospectus in that registration statement and other documents that have been filed with the SEC for more complete information about RBS plc and RBS Group, and the offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, RBS plc, RBS Securities Inc. or any dealer participating in the offering will arrange to send you the prospectus and pricing supplement at no charge if you request it by calling 1-855-RBS-ETPS (toll free).
The Index and the Benchmark Index are the property of RBS plc. The Index and the Benchmark Index are calculated by NYSE Arca, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NYSE Euronext. The RBS ETNs, which track the Index and may track the Benchmark Index, are not issued, sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by NYSE Arca, and NYSE Arca makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the securities.
NYSE ARCA MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE INDEX OR BENCHMARK INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. IN NO EVENT SHALL NYSE ARCA HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS), EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.