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): June 4, 2018
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 8.01||Other Events.|
On June 4, 2018, Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (Citizens) entered into an amendment to the trademark license agreement (the Amended Agreement) with The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS), which extends the term of Citizens license to use the RBS daisywheel trademark and designs (the License) through September 2034; provided that, beginning on May 16, 2021 (i) either party may terminate the Amended Agreement by providing at least three years advanced written notice to the other party and (ii) Citizens may terminate the Amended Agreement by providing prior written notice to RBS that Citizens has ceased all use of the trademarks and designs under the License.
Citizens entered into the original trademark license agreement (the Original Agreement) in September 2014 in connection with Citizens initial public offering. The Original Agreement had an initial term through September 2019, with Citizens having the option to extend through September 2024.
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: June 8, 2018