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Citizens Bank Announces More Than $1.5 Million In Financial Literacy Charitable Contributions To Non-Profits In Nine States


Effort also leverages the financial expertise of more than 400
Citizens bankers who volunteer with local nonprofits to teach consumers
how to manage their money better

Citizens Bank today marked the start of National Financial Literacy
Month with the launch of its multi-faceted financial education program, Citizens
Helping Citizens Manage Money;
reaching more than 350,000 people
through local partnerships to deliver home buyer's assistance training,
financial empowerment, earned income tax credit programs and small
business development.

The Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money program is a yearly
effort by the bank to teach financial literacy throughout the
communities it serves. This year, the bank will provide more than $1.5
million in contributions to 80 nonprofits in Massachusetts, Rhode
Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania,
Connecticut, and New York. The program will help people obtain a better
understanding of financial topics ranging from the basics of checking
accounts to the intricacies of household budgeting and long-term
financial planning.

"At Citizens, we believe that becoming financially savvy is a skill that
benefits everyone. Learning the basics is the first step in achieving
your financial goals and getting on the path to financial security,"
said Barbara Cottam, Head of Corporate Affairs for Citizens Bank. "With Citizens
Helping Citizens Manage Money
, more than 400 Citizens Bank
colleagues will provide fellow members of their communities with the
knowledge, confidence and resources they need to budget, save, invest
and be fiscally healthy."

Citizens Bank also offers helpful tips on its website
for consumers to learn how to budget and save as well as advice on how
to save to buy a home, seek identity protection and more. The bank is
also inviting those interested in learning more about money management
to follow along on social media, including Facebook, Twitter and
Instagram, throughout the month of April to learn and share tips about
topics such as goal-setting, saving, and managing credit. The bank's
Community Ambassadors will offer their real-world tips on saving and
money management.

Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money is part of the bank's
broader Citizens Helping Citizens program, which addresses
three key areas: hunger, financial education and strengthening

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

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation's oldest and largest
financial institutions, with $152.3 billion in assets as of December 31,
2017. 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. Citizens helps its customers reach their
potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order
to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions. In Consumer Banking,
Citizens provides an integrated experience that includes mobile and
online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of
approximately 3,300 ATMs and approximately 1,200 branches in 11 states
in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Consumer Banking
products and services include a full range of banking, lending, savings,
wealth management and small business offerings. 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 rate products, and asset finance. More information is available
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