Citizens Financial Group Announces the Launch of an Initial Public Offering

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--()--Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (Citizens) announced today the launch of an initial public offering of 140,000,000 shares, or 25%, of its common stock. The shares are being offered by The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc at an initial offering price per share between $23 and $25. The selling shareholder has also granted a 30-day overallotment option of up to an additional 21,000,000 shares. The common stock has been approved to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CFG”. The offering is being made through global coordinators and joint book-running managers Morgan Stanley and Goldman, Sachs & Co and joint book runner J.P. Morgan.

Notes:

The prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from: Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, Second Floor, New York, New York 10014, via telephone: 1-866-718-1649 or via email: prospectus@morganstanley.com; Goldman Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, via telephone: 1-866-471-2526 or via email: prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, via telephone: 866-803-9204

The registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

Citizens Financial Group Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $130.3 billion in assets as of June 30, 2014. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, the company offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Consumer Banking helps its retail customers “bank better” with mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,200 ATMs and approximately 1,200 Citizens Bank and Charter One branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Citizens also provides mortgage lending, auto lending, student lending and commercial banking services in selective markets nationwide. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a full range of wholesale banking products and services including lending and deposits, capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and interest hedging, leasing and asset finance, specialty finance and trade finance.

Citizens operates via subsidiaries Citizens Bank, N.A., and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. Additional information about Citizens and its full line of products and services can be found at www.citizensbank.com.

Contacts

Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Investor Relations:
Ellen A. Taylor, 203-897-4240
Ellen.Taylor@citizensbank.com
or
Media Relations:
Jim Hughes, 781-751-5404
Jim.Hughes@rbscitizens.com

Contacts

Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Investor Relations:
Ellen A. Taylor, 203-897-4240
Ellen.Taylor@citizensbank.com
or
Media Relations:
Jim Hughes, 781-751-5404
Jim.Hughes@rbscitizens.com