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Factbox: Favourites and long-shots to be new RBS CEO

Nathan Bostock, Royal Bank of Scotland's head of restructuring, is the early favorite to replace Stephen Hester as chief executive of the state-controlled bank, according to bookmakers.The search is being led by Chairman Philip Hampton. The following are the favorites and some potential long-shots to replace Hester, who was ousted on Wednesday. (Odds from Ladbrokes and Paddy Power):NATHAN BOSTOCK (3/1)Joined RBS in June 2009 as head of restructuring and risk, and is due to step up to finance director in October. Has shrunk the non-core loan book. The former Abbey National finance boss almost left RBS to join Lloyds two years ago, but opted to stay. The accountant had spent a decade at RBS before joining Abbey.BRUCE VAN SAUN (8/1)RBS's American finance director has been Hester's right-hand man since arriving in October 2009. RBS said last month that Van Saun will take over its U.S. business Citizens to oversee its flotation in the next two years. He was keen to return to the United Stat...

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