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The Royal Bank of Scotland LSE: RBSis one of Scotland's four national clearing banks and one of the oldest in the UK, founded in Edinburgh in 1727 by Royal Charter.

Today it is the largest bank in Scotland, the second largest in the UK and Europe, and the fifth largest in the world by market capitalisation. Its shares have a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange.

The bank's head office is in St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh. It has offices throughout Europe, America and Asia.

History of the Royal Bank of Scotland

  • 1727- founded in Edinburgh by Royal Charter
  • 1783- first branch in Glasgow opens
  • 1874- first London branch opens
  • 1920- acquisition of various small English banks to form Williams Deacons Bank,later combined with Glyn Mills & Co. to form Williams and Glyn's Bank
  • 1972- merger with National Commercial Bank of Scotland
  • 1980- abortive hostile takeover bid by Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation fails
  • 1985- established the Direct Line insurance brand
  • 1985- Williams and Glyn's bank name merged with the Royal Bank of Scotland
  • 1988- acquisition of Citizens Financial Group of Rhode Island
  • 1997- Registrars department acquired by Australian share registry company Computershare
  • 1997- develops internet banking
  • 2000- acquisition of the National Westminster Bank after hostile takeover battle with the Bank of Scotland

Constituents of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group

  • Royal Bank of Scotland- Scottish clearing bank, head office in Edinburgh
  • NatWest - UK clearing bank, head office in London
  • Adam and Company - UK private bank
  • Citizens Financial Group - U.S. bank group based in New England
  • Direct Line - telephone financial services company
  • Ulster Bank - Belfast-based bank with branches throughout Ireland
  • Coutts - UK private bank based in London
  • WorldPay - specialised in Internet Business

Other facts

£100 banknotes of the Royal Bank of Scotland
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland, along with Clydesdale Bank and Bank of Scotland, still prints its own banknotes for Scotland
  • It is the only UK bank that still prints a 1 pound note
  • It was the first bank in the world to offer an overdraft facility
  • In June 1997, The Royal Bank of Scotland became the first high street bank in the UK to introduce an Internet banking service.
  • The bank's annual gross profit exceeds the annual budget of the Scottish Government

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The Royal Bank of Scotland LSE: RBSis one of Scotland's four national clearing banks and one of the oldest in the UK, founded in Edinburgh in 1727 by Royal Charter. EADS is a major contributor to the International Space Station, and is expected to deliver Columbus in 2007 through its subsidiary EADS SPACE Transportation. The bank's annual gross profit exceeds the annual budget of the Scottish Government. In November 2003, EADS announced that it was considering working with Japanese companies, and the Japanese METI, to develop a hypersonic airliner intended to be a larger, faster, and quieter, replacement for the Concorde, which was retired in October the same year. In June 1997, The Royal Bank of Scotland became the first high street bank in the UK to introduce an Internet banking service. EADS is also the second-largest European arms manufacturer (after BAE Systems.) The company develops and markets civil and military aircraft, as well as missiles, space rockets, and related systems.

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Citizens Financial Group - U.S. EADS operates with two co-CEO's, one French and one German, currently Tom Enders and Noël Forgeard. Adam and Company - UK private bank. . NatWest - UK clearing bank, head office in London. Legally incorporated in Amsterdam, the corporation's headquarters are located in Paris, France, and in Ottobrunn, south of Munich, Germany. Royal Bank of Scotland- Scottish clearing bank, head office in Edinburgh. As of 2004, EADS employs more than 110,000 people at 70 production sites worldwide.

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    . The CEO is Fabrice Brégier and the headquarters are in Marignane, France.

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      Defence Electronics, the sensors and avionics house of EADS. Defence and Security Systems

        . CEO is François Auque. 28% shareholder in space transport operator Arianespace (largest commercial shareholder).

        100% shareholder in EADS SPACE Services, formed mostly from Paradigm Secure Communications Ltd, a defence satellite operator for the UK MoD (operating the Skynet 5 system). The CEO is Alain Charmeau. 100% shareholder in EADS SPACE Transportation, responsible for the Ariane launchers and orbital systems such as Columbus. The number of employees, as of 2004, is 6092, spread among four countries: France (2445; 40%), UK (2136; 35%), Germany (1279; 21%), and Spain (232; 4%).

        Astrium is based in Toulouse, France, and the CEO is Antoine Bouvier. 100% shareholder in satellite company EADS Astrium (after buying out BAE Systems' 25% stake on 30 January 2003). EADS SPACE

          . Aeronautics
          EADS Socata, manufacturer of small aircraft.

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            Airbus headquarters are located in Toulouse, France. Airbus S.A.S.
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