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Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Ranks First among Financial Services Industry Boards in Annual James Drury Partners Corporate Governance Report

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Citizens places 18th overall among largest,
most valuable U.S. companies

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) has been ranked first among
U.S. financial services companies and 18th overall for the
strength of its corporate governance by global board advisory firm James
Drury Partners.

In its sixth annual report, "The Weight of America's Boards – Ranking
America's Largest Corporations by the Governance Capacity of Their
Boards," the firm evaluated 651 U.S.-based corporate boards comprising
6,255 directors based on combined business acumen.

"It's great to see recognition for our corporate governance and the
effort we have made to assemble such a strong and experienced board,"
said Bruce Van Saun, Chairman and CEO of Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
"I'm grateful to our board for their ongoing dedication and strong
counsel during our journey towards becoming a top-performing bank."

"This ranking highlights Citizens' exceptional governance capacity,
which stems from both the business acumen of its board members and the
strength of leadership in the boardroom," said James Drury, chairman and
CEO, James Drury Partners. "These attributes are critical if boards are
to play their essential role in helping companies advance their
strategic agendas while safeguarding shareholder interests."

The full text of the report is available here.

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Citizens
Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation's oldest and largest
financial institutions, with $155.4 billion in assets as of June 30,
2018. 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 3,200 ATMs and approximately 1,150 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
at www.citizensbank.com
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