SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 10, 2015
CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
One Citizens Plaza
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (401) 456-7000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
On September 10, 2015, the Board of Directors of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (the Company) appointed Christine M. Cumming to the Companys Board of Directors effective October 1, 2015.
Ms. Cumming most recently served as First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York prior to her retirement in June 2015. She held a number of senior leadership positions over the course of 35 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Ms. Cummings appointment expands the Companys Board of Directors from 12 to 13 directors. She will serve on the Risk Committee of the Companys Board of Directors. Ms. Cumming will receive compensation for her services pursuant to the Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Non-Employee Directors Compensation Policy.
A copy of the Companys press release announcing Ms. Cummings appointment is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|(d)||Exhibit 99.1||Press Release issued by the Company, dated September 15, 2015|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.|
/s/ Stephen T. Gannon
|Stephen T. Gannon|
|Executive Vice President and General Counsel|
Date: September 15, 2015
|99.1||Press Release issued by the Company, dated September 15, 2015|