Coughlin Named to Citizens Financial Group Executive Committee

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--()--Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG) today announced that Brendan Coughlin, president of Consumer Lending, has been named to the company’s Executive Committee, effective immediately.

“He is a well-rounded leader who is focused on the customer experience and on driving innovation. We welcome his contribution to our Executive Committee.”

Coughlin leads the bank’s home equity, auto finance, education and personal unsecured lending business lines, which together account for $40 billion in loans, more than $450 million in annual pretax earnings, and more than 2.5 million customer relationships. He has led his team in pioneering innovative product offerings that have strengthened Citizens’ capabilities, including unique financing partnerships with key technology companies like Apple and innovative student lending solutions.

“Brendan has made a significant contribution to our progress at Citizens, developing strong business offerings such as our education refinance products, business partnerships around installment loans with Apple, HP and Vivint, and a rejuvenated HELOC product,” said Bruce Van Saun, chairman and chief executive officer. “He is a well-rounded leader who is focused on the customer experience and on driving innovation. We welcome his contribution to our Executive Committee.”

A 13-year Citizens veteran, Coughlin has served in a range of increasingly responsible leadership roles, including leading the bank’s Auto & Education Finance, Consumer Finance Marketing and Home Equity Product Management activities.

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $150.3 billion in assets as of March 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. 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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