14 May 2018
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
INITIAL NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITY ("PDMRs") in accordance with Article 19 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014
1. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (the "Company") announces that ordinary shares of £1 each in the Company ("Shares") (ISIN: GB00B7T77214) were delivered to PDMRs on 11 May 2018, as set out below.
The Shares delivered represent payment of a fixed share allowance for the six month period ending 30 June 2018 and have been calculated using a share price of £2.7064.
The number of Shares delivered, the number of Shares withheld to meet associated tax liabilities and the number of Shares retained by each PDMR is as follows:-
Name of PDMR
No. of Shares delivered
No. of Shares withheld to satisfy associated tax liability
No. of Shares retained
The above transactions took place outside of a trading venue. The market price used to determine the number of Shares withheld to meet associated tax liabilities was £2.941. Shares retained after payment of associated tax liabilities will be held on behalf of PDMRs in the Computershare Retained Share Nominee account and will be released in instalments over a three year period.
2. The Company announces that on 11 May 2018 Ross McEwan, transferred 27,602 Shares to charity for nil consideration. The transfer is in line with the commitments Mr McEwan made in February 2015 and February 2016 to transfer all of his 2015 fixed share allowance and half of his 2016 fixed share allowance to charity. Following the transfer to charity, Mr McEwan has relinquished all legal and beneficial rights to such Shares. The transfer took place outside of a trading venue.
Legal Entity Identifier: 2138005O9XJIJN4JPN90
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