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NatWest Markets- Credit Ratings Action by Moody's

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Natwest Markets PLC
25 November 2020



NatWest Markets Plc


25 November 2020


NatWest Markets welcomes credit ratings action by Moody's


NatWest Markets Plc and NatWest Markets N.V. welcome the decision by the credit rating agency Moody's to upgrade the ratings of NatWest Markets Plc and NatWest Markets N.V. and keep the ratings on Positive outlook. This follows the recently announced accelerated de-risking, restructuring and re-focusing of the NatWest Markets business. 


Moody's main credit ratings are now as follows:


NatWest Markets Plc

§ long-term deposit and senior unsecured debt ratings upgraded to A3 from Baa2

§ subordinated and junior subordinated ratings upgraded by 1 notch to Ba1 and Ba2(hyb) from Ba2 and Ba3(hyb) respectively.


NatWest Markets N.V.

§ long-term deposit and issuer ratings upgraded to A3 from Baa2

§ subordinated debt ratings upgraded to Ba1 from Ba2


Moody's ratings and assessments of NatWest Markets N.V. remain harmonized with those of NatWest Markets Plc, given the high level of operational integration between the two banks.


For further information please contact:


Investor Relations

+44 (0) 20 7672 1758


NatWest Group Media Relations:

+44 (0) 13 1523 4205


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