Stephen Hester and Andrew Marr
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'A really good ordinary bank'

The Chief Executive of RBS says he believes the bank "will recover" and there will be a good opportunity for the government to sell its £45 billion of shares in the company.

Stephen Hester also told The Andrew Marr Show that whilst he thinks his predecessor Fred Goodwin should "take his share of accountability" for failures at the firm, frequently public figures were over demonised.

Explaining his vision for the future of RBS, Mr. Hester said he sees it as a "really good ordinary bank" but that it also needs to make profits to boost the value of its shares.

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  • 26 Feb 2012