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Citizens Bank Kicks off National Financial Literacy Month with $1.4 Million in Charitable Contributions

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Citizens Bank today marked the start of National Financial Literacy
Month with $1.4 million in contributions to 80 nonprofits throughout the
bank's footprint and volunteer outreach by more than 400 Citizens
colleagues to teach financial literacy in communities.

Through its multi-faceted annual financial education program, Citizens
Helping Citizens Manage Money,
Citizens hopes to improve the
financial acumen of more than 260,000 Americans seeking a better
understanding of financial topics ranging from the basics of checking
accounts to the intricacies of household budgeting and long-term
financial planning.

In conjunction with this year's program, Citizens has also launched a
new Financial
Fundamentals
hub on its website (www.content.citizensbank.com/financialfundamentals)
to provide consumers with information on budgeting and saving, home
ownership, protecting identity, and more. The bank is also inviting
those interested in learning more about money management to join a "Make
It Count" challenge on its Facebook
page
throughout the month of April to learn and share tips about
topics such as goal-setting, saving, and managing credit.

"We are helping our customers bank better by improving their financial
literacy. Learning how to manage money is the first step individuals can
take in achieving their financial goals," said Barbara Cottam, Head of
Corporate Affairs for Citizens Bank. "With Citizens Helping
Citizens Manage Money
, we are providing resources to give our fellow
citizens the confidence and tools they need to budget, save, invest and
be fiscally healthy."

Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money is part of the bank's
broader Citizens Helping Citizens program, which addresses
four key areas: hunger, economic development, financial education and
volunteerism.

For additional information on Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money,
visit Citizens'
website
.

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Citizens
Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation's oldest and largest
financial institutions, with $149.5 billion in assets as of December 31,
2016. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad
range of retail and commercial banking products and services to
individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large
corporations and institutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens 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 branches in 11 states in the New
England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Citizens also provides wealth
management, mortgage lending, auto lending, student lending and
commercial banking services in select 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 through its subsidiaries Citizens Bank, N.A., and
Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania as Citizens Bank, Citizens Commercial
Banking and Citizens One. Additional information about Citizens and its
full line of products and services can be found at www.citizensbank.com.

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