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RBS Hires William O'Donnell as Head of US Treasury Strategy.

STAMFORD, Conn. -- RBS today announced that William T. O'Donnell has re-joined the firm as Managing Director and Head of US Treasury Strategy within its Global Banking and Markets (GBM) division. William will be based in Stamford, CT. and will report to John Richards, Head of Markets Strategy for GBM Americas

"Bill's appointment demonstrates RBS' commitment to delivering the highest level of strategic advice to our client base. He is widely known and respected across the investor community for his prescient views on the fixed-income markets," said Richards. "It is an added benefit that he has a long-standing relationship with the fixed-income team here at RBS and we are delighted to have the chance to work with him again."

William joins the firm after five years at UBS, where he was most recently Managing Director and Head of US Interest Rate Research and Strategy for the firm's investment banking division, overseeing a six-person team covering US governments, mortgages, agencies and derivatives. He and his team were named to Institutional Investor magazine's most recent All-America Team in the governments, agencies, derivatives and general strategy categories. Previously he was a senior rates salesperson covering a wide range of institutional accounts. Prior to joining UBS, he had a 20-year career at RBS Greenwich Capital, now known as RBS Securities Inc., and was a Managing Director in USD Rates Sales.

He holds a BA in Economics and History from Colby College.

RBS has recently made several senior level additions to its Fixed Income business in the US including Peter Najarian as Global Head of Local Market Sales, Stephen Monroe as Head of Short-Term Market Sales for the Americas, Wight Martindale as Head of High Yield and Distressed Debt Sales, Scott Lang as Head of Regional Dealer Sales for the USD Rates Business, Boris Segura as Senior Economist for Latin America, Victor Forte as Head of High Grade Bond Syndicate, and Eugene Rigo as Short-end US Treasury trader.

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group

The RBS group is a large international banking and financial services company. Headquartered in Edinburgh, the Group operates in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Americas and Asia, serving more than 40 million customers. The Group provides a wide range of products and services to personal, commercial and large corporate and institutional customers through its two principal subsidiaries, The Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest, as well as through a number of other well known brands including, Citizens, Ulster Bank, Coutts, Direct Line and Churchill.
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