SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington D.C. 20549
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For November 02, 2015
Commission File Number: 001-10306
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
RBS, Gogarburn, PO Box 1000
Edinburgh EH12 1HQ
(Address of principal executive offices)
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The following information was issued as a Company announcement in London, England and is furnished pursuant to General Instruction B to the General Instructions to Form 6-K:
2 November 2015
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc ("RBS") - Visa Europe Shareholding
On 2 November 2015, Visa Inc. announced the proposed acquisition of Visa Europe Limited ("VE") to create a single global payments business under the VISA brand.
RBS is a member and shareholder of VE. RBS's share of the sale proceeds will comprise cash, convertible preferred stock (with conversion contingent), and contingent earn-out consideration which is potentially payable in 2020, subject to performance.
RBS expects to report an initial pre-tax gain of approximately £200 million on completion of the transaction which is currently forecast to occur in the second quarter of 2016.
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This announcement contains forward looking statements with respect to the business, strategy and plans of RBS and its current goals and expectations relating to its future financial condition and performance. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about RBS or RBS management's beliefs and expectations, are forward looking statements. By their nature, forward looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances that will or may occur. RBS' actual future business, strategy, plans and/or results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward looking statements as a result of a variety of factors. Please refer to the latest Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for a discussion of certain factors together with examples of forward looking statements. The forward looking statements contained in this announcement are made as at the date of this announcement, and RBS undertakes no obligation to update any of its forward looking statements.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Date: 02 November 2015
THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP plc (Registrant)