Citizens Financial Group Directors Make Annual List of Most Influential Boardroom Leaders

Art Ryan, Wendy Watson Named to 2017 NACD Directorship 100

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--()--Two members of the Citizens Financial Group, Inc., board of directors have been named to the National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) 2017 Directorship 100 list. Art Ryan, former chairman, chief executive officer and president of Prudential Financial, Inc., and Wendy Watson, former executive vice president, Global Services, State Street Bank & Trust Company, have been named to the prestigious list, which annually recognizes the most influential corporate directors, corporate-governance experts, policymakers, and influencers who significantly impact boardroom practices and performance.

“Shining a light on their individual achievements allows us to recognize and celebrate their vital role as stewards of our public companies. We salute the NACD Directorship 100 for their dedication, service, and wisdom.”

“NACD is honored to recognize outstanding directors and governance professionals whose leadership is exemplary. Our corporations—indeed, our very system of capitalism—is improved by the integrity and commitment to excellence represented by these individuals,” said NACD President and CEO Peter Gleason. “Shining a light on their individual achievements allows us to recognize and celebrate their vital role as stewards of our public companies. We salute the NACD Directorship 100 for their dedication, service, and wisdom.”

NACD has recognized individual directors who serve as role models in promoting exemplary board leadership, oversight, and courage in the boardroom for four decades. This year’s honorees will be recognized during a gala dinner at the 11th annual NACD Directorship 100 Gala, November 29 in New York City.

In addition to the Citizens board where he is independent lead director and chairs the Compensation and Human Resources Committee, Ryan also serves on the board of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Watson chairs the Audit Committee at Citizens and also serves on the boards of the MD Financial Holdings, MD Private Trust, DAS Canada Insurance Company and the Independent Order of the Foresters Life Insurance Company.

The full list of the 2017 NACD Directorship 100 honorees can be found here:
2017 Honorees. To learn more about the NACD Directorship 100, or to reserve your table for the Gala, visit www.NACDonline.org/D100.

About NACD
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 17,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD helps boards strengthen investor trust and public confidence by ensuring that today’s directors are well prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and corporate governance stakeholders, NACD has been setting the standard for responsible board leadership for 40 years. To learn more about NACD, visit www.NACDonline.org. To become an NACD member, please contact us at Join@NACDonline.org or 202-572-2089. If you are already a member, contact your NACD Membership Advisor at MembershipAdvisor@NACDonline.org to ensure that you are receiving the best value from your membership.

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.

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