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BoS pledges to continue fight for NatWest

Bank of Scotland has pledged to continue its fight for NatWest even if Royal Bank of Scotland tops its £22bn bid.


The pledge follows a rebuke by the Takeover Panel for BoS&#39s attempts to force RBS to clarify whether it intends to bid.


The Panel turned down BoS&#39s request that it make RBS declare its intentions by the end of last week, and said instead, it would expect RBS to make its intentions clear at least 10 days before BoS&#39s bid closes.


BoS says it: “intends to pursue its offer for NatWest to a successful conclusion whether or not RBS decides to launch a competing offer.”

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