Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG) today announced the pricing of a senior unsecured note offering by Citizens Bank, N.A. (the “Bank”) of $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.550% senior unsecured notes due May 13, 2021, at an issue price of 99.907% (the “Senior Notes”).
The Senior Notes, which will further diversify CBNA’s funding sources, are being offered under the Bank’s $5.0 billion Global Bank Note Program. The offering is expected to close on May 13, 2016, subject to customary closing conditions. The Bank intends to use the net proceeds of the Senior Notes offering for general corporate purposes.
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, are acting as joint bookrunners for the offering. Citizens Capital Markets Inc. is acting as a co-manager for the offering.
The Senior Notes are not deposits and are neither insured nor approved by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency and are subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of principal. The Senior Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and are being offered pursuant to an exemption from registration under the Securities Act provided by Section 3(a)(2) thereof. A purchaser of the Senior Notes, in making a purchase, will be deemed to have represented and agreed that it is an institution that is an accredited investor within the meaning of the SEC's Rule 501(a) under the Securities Act, that it is purchasing the Senior Notes for its own account or the account(s) of one or more other investors that are accredited investors and that it, or each of the other accredited investors, owning a beneficial interest in a Senior Note will hold an undivided beneficial interest in a principal amount of not less than $250,000 at all times.
This press release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, the Senior Notes, nor shall there be any sale of the Senior Notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $140.1 billion in assets as of March 31, 2016. 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. In Consumer Banking, Citizens helps its retail customers “bank better” with mobile and online banking and the convenience of approximately 3,200 ATMs and approximately 1,200 Citizens Bank branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.
Citizens also provides mortgage lending, auto lending, student lending and commercial banking services in select markets nationwide. 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 hedging, leasing and asset finance, specialty finance and trade finance.
Citizens operates through its subsidiaries Citizens Bank, N.A., and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania as Citizens Bank, Citizens Commercial Banking and Citizens One. Additional information about Citizens and its full line of products and services can be found at www.citizensbank.com.
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Jim Hughes, 781-751-5404
Ellen A. Taylor, 203-900-6854