Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG) announced a year-end decision to make additional investments in its colleagues and the communities it serves following the new law on federal tax reform. Specifically, the bank plans to:
- Grant approximately 12,500 colleagues a one-time $1,000 cash bonus, a cost of $12.5 million. This grant will benefit colleagues below a certain compensation threshold, covering over 70% percent of Citizens’ workforce.
- Contribute $10 million to the Citizens Charitable Foundation to further the impact it makes on its communities and to benefit its partners. The Foundation focuses on improving financial literacy, helping to provide affordable housing and fight hunger, and supporting economic development across the Citizens footprint.
“Corporate tax reform provides us with an opportunity to recognize the role our colleagues have played in delivering better results for customers and shareholders, and to positively impact the communities where we live, work and play,” said Bruce Van Saun, chairman and chief executive officer of Citizens Financial Group.
More information on Citizens giving programs can be found here.
About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $151.4 billion in assets as of September 30, 2017. 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. Citizens helps its customers reach their potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens provides an integrated experience that includes mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,200 ATMs and approximately 1,200 branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Consumer Banking products and services include a full range of banking, lending, savings, wealth management and small business offerings. 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 rate products and asset finance. More information is available at www.citizensbank.com or visit us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.
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