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Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Metro Bank PLC

Metro Bank standby underwrite & prelim results

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Metro Bank PLC
26 February 2019

26 February 2019


Legal Entity Identifier: 213800X5WU57YL9GPK89


Metro Bank announces c.£350m standby underwrite and intention to release preliminary results today

Metro Bank today announces that it has entered into a standby underwrite agreement with RBC Capital Markets, Jefferies and KBW for a c.£350m equity raise. The transaction is expected to be launched in the first half of 2019 after consultation with shareholders.

In order to accommodate investors in North America and Europe the bank will be announcing its 2018 preliminary results, updated strategy for the medium-term and its 2019 capital plans after the market close today.

A call for analysts and investors will be held at 17.30 GMT / 12.30 EST.


Date: Wednesday 26 February 2019

Time: 5.30pm (GMT)

From the UK dial: +44 3333 000 804

From the US dial: +1 631 913 1422

Participant Pin: 15129632#

URL for other international dial in numbers:

An operator will assist you in joining the call.


A replay of the call will be available using the following details:

From the UK dial: +44 3333 000 819

From the US dial: +1 866 931 1566

Access code: 301274944#


For more information, please contact:

Metro Bank PLC Investor Relations

Jo Roberts

+44 (0) 20 3402 8900

[email protected]


Metro Bank PLC Media Relations

Tina Coates

+44 (0) 7811 246016

[email protected]



Anthony Silverman/ Charles Armitstead

+44 (0) 207 420 3187

[email protected]

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by Metro Bank plc to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 and was authorised for release by David Arden, Chief Financial Officer.


About Metro Bank


Metro Bank is the revolution in British banking. It is celebrated for its exceptional customer experience and was awarded 'Best All Round Personal Finance Provider' at the Moneynet Personal Finance Awards 2019, as well as

'Most Trusted Financial Provider' at the Moneywise Customer Service Awards in 2016 and 2017 and 'Best Financial Provider' at the Evening Standard Business Awards 2017. It is also recognised by Glassdoor in its 'Best Place to Work UK 2019' top 50 list.


Offering retail, business, commercial and private banking services, it prides itself on using technology to give customers the choice to bank however, whenever and wherever they choose. Whether that's through its growing network of stores open seven days a week, from early in the morning to late at night, 362 days a year;  on the phone through its UK-based 24/7 contact centres manned by people not machines; or online through its internet banking or award-winning mobile app: the bank offers customers real choice.


The bank employs over 3,900 colleagues and is headquartered in Holborn, London. 


Metro Bank PLC. Registered in England and Wales. Company number: 6419578. Registered office: One Southampton Row, London, WC1B 5HA. 'Metrobank' is the registered trade mark of Metro Bank PLC.


It is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. Most relevant deposits are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. For further information about the Scheme refer to the FSCS website


All Metro Bank products are subject to status and approval.


Metro Bank PLC is an independent UK bank - it is not affiliated with any other bank or organisation (including the METRO newspaper or its publishers) anywhere in the world. Please refer to Metro Bank using the full name.



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