“The Annual Investor Fee” accrues on a daily basis.
“Daily Redemption Value” refers to the price per ETN at which The Royal Bank of Scotland plc shall repurchase any ETNs offered by investors for repurchase (provided that at least 20,000 ETNs are offered for repurchase) or shall redeem any ETNs called by it for redemption at its option, in each case, subject to the terms and conditions described in the pricing supplement and prospectus. The amount reflects the Daily Redemption Value at the close of the market on the prior trading day in the United States.
“Shares Outstanding” means to the number of ETN units outstanding at the close of market on the prior trading day in the United States.
“Issue Size (USD 000’s)” means an amount equal to the Daily Redemption Value multiplied by Shares Outstanding.
“Current RBS Trendpilot Indicator” refers to the trend of the Index. The Index will track the Benchmark Index when it is in a positive trend, and will track the Cash Rate when it is in a negative trend.
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 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, as the issuer, and The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, 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: The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (RBS plc) and The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS Group) have 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 prospectus in that registration statement and other documents that have been filed by RBS plc and RBS Group 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’s web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, RBS plc, RBS Securities Inc. (RBSSI) or any dealer participating in the offering will arrange to send you the prospectus and the pricing supplement at no charge if you request it by calling 1-855-RBS-ETPS (toll free).
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The Index is the property of RBS plc. RBS plc has contracted with The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (which with its affiliates and subsidiaries is referred to as the “Corporations”) to calculate and maintain the Index, either directly or through a third party. Currently, the Index is calculated and maintained by Standard & Poor’s (“S&P”) on behalf of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. S&P and the Corporations shall have no liability for any errors or omissions in calculating the Index. The RBS ETNs, which are based on the Index, have not been passed on by the Corporations or S&P as to their legality or suitability and are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by the Corporations or S&P. THE CORPORATIONS AND S&P MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE RBS ETNs.