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 (“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 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 website 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.
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RBS China Trendpilot™ Index is maintained and calculated by Dow Jones Indexes, the marketing name and a licensed trademark of CME Group Index Services LLC. “Dow Jones Indexes” is a service mark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”). The RBS China Trendpilot™ ETNs are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by CME Indexes, Dow Jones or their respective affiliates, and CME Indexes, Dow Jones and their respective affiliates make no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the ETNs.