RBS group appoints Robert Gillespie to its Board as Non-executive Director

– UK – The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (“RBS”) announces today that Robert Gillespie has been appointed as a Non-executive Director of RBS with effect from 2 December 2013.

Commenting on the appointment, Philip Hampton, Chairman of RBS, said: “I am delighted that Robert has agreed to join our Board. Given his strong background in finance and banking and his wealth of experience, he will bring additional insight into the business and regulatory environments in the UK, US, and Europe to our Board. On behalf of my fellow Board members I look forward to welcoming him to RBS and to working with him.”

About Robert Gillespie

Robert began his professional career with Price Waterhouse Cooper where he qualified as a chartered accountant. In 1981, he moved into banking joining SG Warburg specialising in corporate finance and was appointed as Co-Head and Managing Director of its US investment banking business in 1989. Following the acquisition of Warburg by UBS in 1995, Robert successively held the roles of Head of UK Corporate Finance, Head of European Corporate Finance and Co-Head of its global business and CEO of the EMEA region. He relinquished his management roles at the end of 2005, and was appointed Vice Chairman of UBS Investment Bank.

Robert left UBS to join Evercore Partners, from where he was seconded to the UK Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, as Director General, from 2010 to 2013.

Robert is currently an independent Board director at Ashurst LLP, Chairman of Council at the University of Durham, Chairman of the Somerset House Trust and Chairman of the Boat Race Company Limited.

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