Citizens Financial Group Comments on Stock Movement

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--()--Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG) today issued the following statement:

Citizens’ share price has underperformed the BKX index today by about 5%, largely in reaction to a press article which indicated that Citizens Bank may face regulatory issues with respect to a mortgage loan it made to a person subject to a legal investigation.

Our policy is not to comment on ongoing governmental investigations. However, given the adverse movement in the stock today, we offer the following:

  • We are not aware that we are the subject of any active investigation associated with the matter in the press article.
  • We have a robust system of controls and procedures around AML/BSA and credit applications and there are currently no public enforcement actions related to our AML/BSA practices from any regulatory agency.
  • We do not believe any matters under speculation in the article will have a negative impact on our regulatory standing, the conduct of our business or the execution of our strategic plan.
  • We reaffirm our strong outlook for 2018.

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Citizens 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 1,150 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 or visit us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.

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