Additional Tier 1 (AT1)

Additional Tier 1 (AT1) securities form part of Nationwide's tier 1 capital.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ACCESS (THE “TERMS AND CONDITIONS”), WHICH APPLY TO ALL PERSONS WHO VIEW THIS PAGE. THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY BE ALTERED OR UPDATED. YOU SHOULD READ THEM IN FULL EACH TIME YOU VISIT THE SITE. BY ACCESSING THIS SITE AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT ACCESS THIS SITE OR ANY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN.

THE SECURITIES REFERRED TO HEREIN (THE “AT1 SECURITIES”) ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE, AND SHOULD NOT BE, OFFERED OR SOLD TO RETAIL INVESTORS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM OR THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA.

Restrictions on access

Before accessing this website, you must confirm and acknowledge that:

a. the materials on this website are not directed at, and may not be viewed by or distributed to:
i. persons located or resident in the United States, its possessions or territories or persons who are U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”)); or
ii. persons who are retail investors*; or
iii. persons in the United Kingdom, except for persons who are not retail investors and who (i) have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 as amended (the “Order”), or (ii) are otherwise persons to whom the materials may be lawfully communicated; or
iv. persons in any Member State of the European Economic Area, except for persons who are not retail investors and who are “qualified investors” within the meaning of Article 2(1)(e) of the Prospectus Directive (2003/71/EC) as amended or superseded; or
v. any other persons who are not persons to whom the materials may be otherwise lawfully communicated under the laws of any other jurisdiction;

b. you are (and any person for whom, or on whose behalf, you are acting is) a person to whom the materials on the website may be lawfully communicated under the laws of all applicable jurisdictions and are not subject to any legal requirements that prohibit or restrict you (or such person) from viewing such materials;

c. you will not offer or sell any securities referred to on the website, or distribute, transmit or otherwise disseminate any materials or information contained on this website, other than to persons to whom such offer or sale can lawfully be made or, as the case may be, to whom such materials and/or information can be lawfully distributed under all applicable laws; and

d. you have complied and will comply with all applicable provisions of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (as amended) of the United Kingdom with respect to anything done by you in relation to any securities referred to on the website in, from or otherwise involving the United Kingdom.

Where acting as agent on behalf of a disclosed or undisclosed client in connection with the AT1 Securities, you make the foregoing confirmations and acknowledgements on behalf of yourself and your underlying client(s).

No offer or solicitation

Neither this site nor anything contained herein shall constitute an invitation or recommendation to invest or otherwise deal in, or an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for, any security.

The AT1 Securities have not been and will not be registered under any applicable laws of any state, province, territory, country or jurisdiction of the United States, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Switzerland or Japan. There shall be no sale of any AT1 Securities in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

Prohibition on marketing and sales of the AT1 Securities to retail investors

The AT1 Securities are complex financial instruments and are not a suitable or appropriate investment for all investors. In some jurisdictions, regulatory authorities have adopted or published laws, regulations or guidance with respect to the offer or sale of securities such as the AT1 Securities to retail investors.

In particular, in June 2015, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”) published the Product Intervention (Contingent Convertible Instruments and Mutual Society Shares) Instrument 2015 (the “PI Instrument”). In addition, (i) on 1 January 2018, the provisions of Regulation (EU) No. 1286/2014 on key information documents for packaged and retail and insurance-based investment products (as amended, the “PRIIPs Regulation”) became directly applicable in all European Economic Area (“EEA”) member states and (ii) the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive 2014/65/EU (as amended) (“MiFID II”) was required to be implemented in EEA member states by 3 January 2018. Together, the PI Instrument, the PRIIPs Regulation and MiFID II are referred to as the “Regulations”. Persons accessing this website must ensure that they familiarise themselves with, understand and comply with all applicable requirements set out in the Regulations.​

PRIIPS Regulation: The AT1 Securities are not intended to be, and should not be, offered, sold or otherwise made available to any retail investor in the United Kingdom or the EEA. No key information document required by the PRIIPs Regulation for offering or selling the AT1 Securities or otherwise making them available to retail investors in the United Kingdom or the EEA has been prepared and therefore offering or selling the AT1 Securities or otherwise making them available to any retail investor in the United Kingdom or the EEA may be unlawful under the PRIIPs Regulation.​

MiFID II product governance: Solely for the purposes of each manufacturer’s product approval process, the target market for the AT1 Securities is eligible counterparties and professional clients only, each as defined in MiFID II and all channels for distribution of the AT1 Securities to eligible counterparties and professional clients are appropriate. Any person subsequently offering, selling or recommending the AT1 Securities (a “distributor”) should take into consideration the target market assessment; however, a distributor subject to MiFID II is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the AT1 Securities (by either adopting or refining the manufacturers’ target market assessment) and determining appropriate distribution channels.

By accessing this website, you represent, warrant, agree with, and undertake to, Nationwide Building Society that:​

  1. you are not a retail investor or acting on behalf of a retail investor; and
  2. whether or not you are subject to the Regulations, you will not take any action in respect of the AT1 Securities which would result in a violation of the Regulations by any person.

Legal considerations

The distribution material on this site may be restricted by local law in jurisdictions other than the United Kingdom and failure to comply with such restrictions may constitute a violation of the laws of any such other jurisdiction. Persons accessing this site should inform themselves about, and observe, any such restrictions. In particular, no information contained in this site is for distribution directly or indirectly in or into the United States, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, South Africa or Japan.

THE SECURITIES REFERENCED ON THIS WEBSITE HAVE NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE "SECURITIES ACT") OR THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE OF THE U.S. OR OTHER JURISDICTION. SUCH SECURITIES MAY NOT BE OFFERED, SOLD OR DELIVERED IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO, OR FOR THE ACCOUNT OR BENEFIT OF, U.S. PERSONS (AS DEFINED IN REGULATION S UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT), EXCEPT PURSUANT TO AN EXEMPTION FROM, OR IN A TRANSACTION NOT SUBJECT TO, THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE SECURITIES ACT AND APPLICABLE LAWS OF OTHER JURISDICTIONS.

Persons accessing this site are deemed to represent that they are not accessing this site from inside the United States and that they are not a U.S. person.

No liability

The material on this site has no regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any recipient and should not be relied on when making any investment decision. The information contained on the website is given at the date of such information and should not be taken to be accurate at any other time. Except for information that is required to be maintained from time to time by Nationwide Building Society pursuant to the terms of issue of the AT1 Securities, Nationwide Building Society is under no obligation to update or keep current the information on this site and no representation or warranty, express or implied, is or will be made in relation to, the accuracy or completeness of the information.

This website and the materials contained on this website do not purport to provide any financial, investment, tax, accounting or legal advice or recommendation. Before you enter into any transaction in relation to any securities referred to on this website, you should obtain your own independent advice from your professional accounting, legal, regulatory, tax or other advisers.

No liability whatsoever is or will be accepted by Nationwide Building Society for any loss or damage howsoever arising from any use of this site or its contents (but this is without prejudice to the rights of an investor in the AT1 Securities in the event of a breach by Nationwide Building Society of the terms of issue of the AT1 Securities).

The materials on this website are provided in electronic form. Information transmitted via this medium may be altered or changed during the process of transmission and Nationwide Building Society accepts no liability or responsibility whatsoever in the event of any such alteration or change during transmission.

Unauthorised use of this website or the materials on this website, including (without limitation) unauthorised access or misuse of any information posted to this website, is strictly prohibited.

Governing law and jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions and any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with them will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law. The English courts will have jurisdiction to settle any disputes which may arise out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions.

If you are not permitted, or are in any doubt as to whether you are permitted, to view this site or the information contained herein, please exit this site.

I ACKNOWLEDGE AND CONFIRM THAT I HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THE ABOVE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

* as used in this disclaimer, a “retail investor” means a person who is (i) a retail client as defined in point (11) of Article 4(1) of MiFID II and/or (ii) a customer within the meaning of Directive 2002/92/EC (as amended or superseded) (the “Insurance Mediation Directive”), where that customer would not qualify as a professional client as defined in point (10) of Article 4(1) of MiFID II).

Nothing on this page or this website (i) constitutes an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities from any person in any jurisdiction, or (ii) constitutes or forms part of any offering document for any security. The securities referenced on this website have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). Subject to certain exceptions, such securities may not be offered, sold or delivered in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act). Persons accessing this website are required to inform themselves about and to observe all applicable securities and other laws and regulations in the jurisdictions in which they are resident, located and/or organized.