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): October 20, 2016
CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation )
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 5.03||Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.|
(a) On October 20, 2016, the Board of Directors of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (the Company) amended Article II, Section 2.06(a) and Article III, Section 3.02 of the Companys amended and restated Bylaws to replace plurality voting with majority voting for the election of directors in uncontested elections.
The foregoing summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the amended and restated Bylaws, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|(d)||Exhibit 3.1||The Bylaws of Citizens Financial Group, Inc., as amended and restated on October 20, 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/ Robin S. Elkowitz|
|Robin S. Elkowitz|
|Executive Vice President and Secretary|
Date: October 24, 2016
|3.1||The Bylaws of Citizens Financial Group, Inc., as amended and restated on October 20, 2016|