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 28, 2016 (September 22, 2016)
CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation )
|(Commission File No.)||(IRS Employer|
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; Elections of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (the Company) announced that Eric W. Aboaf, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, tendered his resignation on September 22, 2016 to pursue other opportunities. Pursuant to the terms of his employment agreement, the resignation will be effective December 16, 2016.
The Company also announced that John J. Fawcett has been appointed, subject to regulatory approval, as interim Chief Financial Officer effective December 17, 2016. It is expected that Mr. Fawcett will serve in that role until Mr. Aboafs replacement is found.
A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Aboafs resignation and Mr. Fawcetts appointment is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|(d)||Exhibit 99.1||Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Press Release dated September 28, 2016|
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.|
|By:||/s/ Stephen T. Gannon|
|Stephen T. Gannon|
|Executive Vice President, General Counsel and|
|Chief Legal Officer|
Date: September 28, 2016
|99.1||Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Press Release dated September 28, 2016|