Royal Bk Scot.Grp.

Joint Statement re ABN AMRO

Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC
10 October 2007



10 October 2007 - Fortis, RBS and Santander Declare Offer for ABN AMRO
Unconditional

Further to their announcement of 8 October 2007, Fortis, RBS, Santander
(collectively, the 'Banks') and RFS Holdings have declared wholly unconditional
the offer for ABN AMRO ordinary shares and ABN AMRO ADSs (the 'Ordinary Shares
Offer') and the offer for ABN AMRO Formerly Convertible Preference Shares (the
'Preference Shares Offer', and, together with the Ordinary Shares Offer, the
'Offers'). Settlement of the Offers will take place on 17 October 2007.

In accordance with normal practice in the Netherlands, the Banks will provide a
Subsequent Offering Period to allow holders of ABN AMRO ordinary shares, ABN
AMRO ADSs and ABN AMRO Formerly Convertible Preference Shares (together, 'ABN
AMRO Shareholders') who have not yet accepted the Offers to tender their ABN
AMRO ordinary shares, ABN AMRO ADSs and ABN AMRO Formerly Convertible Preference
Shares (together, 'ABN AMRO Shares').

Further details of the Subsequent Offering Period are set out below.  The Banks
encourage ABN AMRO Shareholders who have not yet accepted the Offers to do so
immediately.

Acceptances

Thus far 1,590,342,964 ABN AMRO ordinary shares (including shares underlying
35,341,532 ABN AMRO ADSs) have been tendered under the Ordinary Shares Offer or
will be contributed by the Banks to RFS Holdings. These represent approximately
86% of ABN AMRO ordinary shares.

3,093,822 ABN AMRO ADSs (included in the figures above) remain subject to the
notice of guaranteed delivery period in the U.S. and have been excluded in
determining satisfaction of the minimum acceptance condition. 3,993,620 ABN AMRO
ADS were previously but are no longer subject to the notice of guaranteed
delivery period in the U.S., and continue to be included in the figures above.
The notice of guaranteed delivery period in the U.S. is scheduled to expire at
3:00 pm (Amsterdam time) / 9:00 am (New York City time) on Wednesday, 10 October
2007.

Settlement

In accordance with the terms of the Ordinary Shares Offer, payment of the offer
consideration of €35.60 in cash and 0.296 new RBS ordinary shares to holders of
ABN AMRO ordinary shares and ABN AMRO ADSs who have validly tendered and not
withdrawn their ABN AMRO ordinary shares or ABN AMRO ADSs before 3.00 pm
(Amsterdam time) / 9.00 am (New York City time) on 5 October 2007 will take
place on 17 October 2007.

In accordance with the terms of the Preference Shares Offer, payment of the
offer consideration of €27.65 in cash to holders of ABN AMRO Formerly
Convertible Preference Shares who have validly tendered and not withdrawn their
ABN AMRO Formerly Convertible Preference Shares before 3.00 pm (Amsterdam time)
/ 9.00 am (New York City time) on 5 October 2007 will take place on 17 October
2007.

Subsequent Offering Period

ABN AMRO Shareholders who have not yet accepted the Offers will have the
opportunity to tender their ABN AMRO Shares from 11 October 2007 until no later
than 3.00 pm (Amsterdam time) / 10.00 am (New York City time) on 31 October 2007
(the 'Subsequent Offering Period') for the same consideration and pursuant to
the terms set out in the offer documentation.

ABN AMRO Shares tendered during the Subsequent Offering Period will immediately
be accepted for payment. Settlement of ABN AMRO Shares tendered during the
Subsequent Offering Period will take place within five Euronext Amsterdam
trading days of the day on which such ABN AMRO Shares are tendered. ABN AMRO
Shareholders will not be able to withdraw any ABN AMRO Shares tendered during
the Subsequent Offering Period.

Further Information

Copies of the offer documents and of documents incorporated by reference in the
offer documents may be obtained free of charge, subject to the same restrictions
as apply to the Offers, by contacting the Dutch exchange agent or the global
information agent at the addresses and telephone numbers below.

ABN AMRO Shareholders should contact the Dutch exchange agent or the global
information agent at the addresses and telephone numbers below for information
on how to tender their ABN AMRO Shares during the Subsequent Offering Period.

Further information on the Banks, including information for employees of ABN
AMRO, is available from the Banks' joint website, www.consortiumbid.com.

The Dutch exchange agent:                    The global information agent:
Fortis Bank (Nederland) N.V.                 D.F. King & Co., Inc.
Rokin 55                                     2 London Wall Buildings, 2nd Floor
1012 KK Amsterdam                            London Wall, London EC2M 5PP
The Netherlands                              United Kingdom
Tel: +31 20 527 24 67                        European Toll Free Help Line: 00 800 5464 5464
                                             48 Wall Street, 22nd Floor
                                             New York, NY 10005
                                             United States
                                             North American Toll Free Help Line: 1 (800) 848 2998


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Important information:

This announcement is made pursuant to article 9b(1) of the Dutch Decree on the
Supervision of the Securities Trade 1995.

In connection with the offer for ABN AMRO, RBS has filed with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission (the 'SEC') a Registration Statement on Form
F-4, which, as amended, includes the U.S. offer document, and the Banks have
filed with the SEC a Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO, amendments thereto
and other relevant materials. INVESTORS ARE URGED TO READ THE DOCUMENTS
REGARDING THE OFFER BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors may
obtain a copy of such documents without charge at the SEC's website (http://
www.sec.gov). Copies of all documents filed in connection with the offer may
also be obtained from each Bank without charge.

This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of
an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any
jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior
to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such
jurisdiction. This press release is not an offer of securities for sale into the
United States. No offering of securities shall be made in the United States
except pursuant to registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as
amended, or an exemption therefrom.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement includes certain 'forward-looking statements'. These
statements are based on the current expectations of the Banks and are naturally
subject to uncertainty and changes in certain circumstances.  Forward-looking
statements include any synergy statements and, without limitation, other
statements typically containing words such as 'intends', 'expects', 'anticipates
', 'targets', 'plans', 'estimates' and words of similar import.  By their
nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they
relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future.
There are a number of factors that could cause actual results and developments
to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements.  These factors include, but are not limited to, the successful
completion of any subsequent compulsory acquisition procedure, the anticipated
benefits of the offer (including anticipated synergies) not being realized, the
separation and integration of ABN AMRO and its assets among the Banks being
materially delayed or more costly or difficult than expected, as well as
additional factors, such as changes in economic conditions, changes in the
regulatory environment, fluctuations in interest and exchange rates, the outcome
of litigation and government actions. Other unknown or unpredictable factors
could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the
forward-looking statements.  None of the Banks undertake any obligation to
update publicly or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent legally required.

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Fortis N.V., Archimedeslaan 6, 3584 BA Utrecht, Netherlands; Fortis S.A./N.V.,
Rue Royale 20, 1000 Brussels, Belgium



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1HQ, UK. Registered Office, 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2YB.  Registered
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