Citizens Bank recognized as an Adoption-Friendly Workplace by Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Sixth straight year that Citizens has received the honor, #5 overall

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--()--For the sixth year in a row, Citizens Bank’s commitment to helping colleagues build or add to their families through adoption has been recognized by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Citizens ranked third overall among financial service companies and fifth overall among all companies recognized by the foundation. This is the 10th year Citizens has been named to the list.

“We’re honored to receive this recognition for a tenth time, as we continue to assist our colleagues who have decided to adopt”

Citizens is proud to offer adoption-related assistance to both colleagues and customers. For colleagues, the company offers both financial assistance —as much as $23,400 toward eligible adoption expenses and fees -- and up to one week of paid leave per adoption. For customers, Citizens provides financing solutions for families who plan to adopt children through a unique partnership with the National Adoption Foundation.

“We’re honored to receive this recognition for a tenth time, as we continue to assist our colleagues who have decided to adopt,” said Susan LaMonica, chief human resources officer, Citizens Bank. “Adoption is a rewarding experience for all involved, and being able to support our colleagues in establishing their families is another way we are helping them reach their potential.”

Adoption-Friendly Workplaces are determined by an analysis of financial assistance and paid leave available to families who adopt, based on surveys completed by employers. Breakout lists are available noting America’s top 100 adoption-friendly employers, the top 10 by size, and the leaders in each industry.

More information about the recognition can be found at adoptionfriendlyworkplace.org.

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $151.4 billion in assets as of June 30, 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 3,200 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 hedging, and asset finance. More information is available at www.citizensbank.com or visit us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.

About the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the more than 130,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. Created by Wendy’s® founder Dave Thomas, who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and innovative grant making. To learn more, visit davethomasfoundation.org or call 1-800-ASK-DTFA.

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Lauren DiGeronimo, 781-471-1454
lauren.digeronimo@citizensbank.com

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