Fitch Withdraws Citizens Bank, NA's 'BBB(EXP)' Expected Sub Debt Rating

NEW YORK--()--Fitch Ratings is withdrawing Citizens Bank, NA's expected subordinated debt rating as its forthcoming debt issuance/transaction is no longer expected to convert to final ratings. See Fitch's press release titled 'Fitch Expects to Rate Citizens Bank's Sub Debt 'BBB(EXP)' dated Dec. 03, 2014 on fitchratings.com.

Fitch currently rates Citizens, NA as follows:

--Long-term IDR 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable;

--Short-term IDR 'F2';

--Viability rating 'bbb+';

--Support rating '2';

--Long-term deposits 'A-';

--Senior Unsecured 'BBB+';

--Short-term deposits 'F2'.

Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com.'

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

--'Global Financial Institutions Rating Criteria' (Jan. 31, 2014).

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or
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or
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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Primary Analyst
Jaymin Berg, CPA
Director
+1-212-908-0368
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
33 Whitehall Street
New York, NY 10004
or
Secondary Analyst
Christopher Wolfe
Managing Director
+1-212-908-0771
or
Media Relations:
Alyssa Castelli, +1-212-908-0540
alyssa.castelli@fitchratings.com
Elizabeth Fogerty, +1-212-908-0526
elizabeth.fogerty@fitchratings.com