Citizens Bank Names John Tyers President of Citizens Private Bank

Citizens Bank today announced that John Tyers has been named President, Citizens Private Bank effective June 6, 2016. Tyers, a financial services veteran with more than 20 years of wealth and investment management experience, joins Citizens from Lombard International and previously held executive leadership roles at firms including Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, Credit Suisse First Boston and Charles Schwab.

As President, Citizens Private Bank, Tyers oversees the delivery of client centric banking, investment, fiduciary and advisory services to Citizens’ high net worth clients.

“As we continue to accelerate the growth of our wealth management businesses, our high net worth families and clients will benefit from John’s extensive knowledge,” said John Bahnken, President, Citizens Wealth Management. “John has a strong record of building high performing businesses and we are delighted to have him lead this important business for Citizens.”

Tyers served in various leadership roles at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch before joining Lombard International where he served as Head of Institutional Sales focused on accelerating the company’s U.S. growth. Previously he was a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head, Broker Dealer and Investment Advisor Services at Bear Sterns, and a Vice President at Credit Suisse. Tyers is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Citizens Private Bank is Citizens Bank’s wealth management division serving high net worth customers. Citizens’ private bankers provide high net worth clients with highly personal services and expertise, including comprehensive investment strategies, estate and charitable planning and banking service.

To learn more about Citizens Private Bank, customers can call 1-877-670-5400. To learn more about Citizens Bank, customers can call the 24/7 customer contact center at 1-800-922-9999, Like the bank on Facebook, follow the bank on Twitter or visit the Citizens Bank website.

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, a 24/7 customer contact center 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. Additional information about Citizens and its full line of products and services can be found at



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