Permanent TSB Group

Statement re: Ulster Bank Withdrawal from ROI

RNS Number : 6581P
Permanent TSB Group Holdings PLC
19 February 2021




Statement by Permanent TSB Group Holdings plc

Permanent TSB plc is a wholly owned subsidiary of Permanent TSB Group Holdings plc



Permanent TSB plc notes today's announcement by NatWest / Ulster Bank of its plans to withdraw from the Irish banking market. 


Permanent TSB plc (the "Bank") has ambitious plans to grow its position in the retail and SME markets in Ireland and continue to be a force for competition.  In line with that ambition, the Bank confirms that it is in early discussions with NatWest in relation to acquiring certain elements of the Ulster Bank businesses in the Republic of Ireland.  This includes certain Retail and SME assets, liabilities and operations . Until an acquisition is finally concluded there can be no certainty that an acquisition will occur or on what terms. Any such transaction would be subject to normal shareholder and regulatory approvals.  


Eamonn Crowley, the Bank's Chief Executive , said:  "permanent tsb is committed to growth and to supporting customers and communities. On that basis we are in discussions with NatWest in relation to acquiring certain elements of the Ulster Bank Retail and SME Business to provide continuity of service for customers and to strengthen our ability to provide choice and competition in the market generally."




For Further Information Please Contact:



Nicola O'Brien

Head of External Reporting & Investor Relations [email protected]

+353 87 148 2275


Leontia Fannin

Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications

[email protected]

+353 87 973 3143





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