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ROBERT D. MATTHEWS Jr. Obituary

Matthews, Robert D. Jr. Of Boston, Vice Chairman of Commercial Banking and a member of the Citizens Financial Group board of directors, died unexpectedly on December 19. He was 51. Mr. Matthews was devoted to Citizens' success and instrumental in leading the Commercial Banking division into new markets, new specialties and, in September 2014, a new era as a publicly traded company. He firmly believed in the Citizens' credo that pledged dedication to one's colleagues, clients, and community and found the interactions with the people he worked with and with his customers to be one of the most important aspects of his career. "Our entire Citizens Financial Group family of colleagues mourns this tragic loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with Catherine, Robert's wife, and his family," said Citizens Financial Group Chairman and CEO Bruce Van Saun . Mr. Matthews joined Citizens in 2007 from Citigroup, where he had been Executive Vice President and Head of U.S. Commercial and Middle Market Banking. Previously, he worked internationally, holding a number of senior leadership positions in Asia and Latin America. Everything that Mr. Matthews did in his personal and professional life was inspired by his extraordinary intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm for life. He lived his life with the purposeful intention to give back to his community and, above all, to always choose kindness when determining his actions. A lover of music and the arts, Mr. Matthews was the driving force behind the creation of Boston's first free summer performing-arts festival, Boston Summer Arts Week, presented in collaboration with the Boston Globe and WGBH. Over the past three years, nearly 90,000 visitors experienced the best of the arts on historic Copley Plaza thanks to his leadership. As a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's board of overseers, Mr. Matthews was a major supporter of the BSO's work. This year, he co-chaired the BSO's annual summer fundraiser, Presidents at Pops, which raised more than $850,000 to support the orchestra's education and community engagement programs. Mr. Matthews loved American history and considered civic engagement to be an honor. He served as vice chairman of the boards of directors of the Paul Revere Memorial Association and the National Constitution Center, and was a supporter of the Bostonian Society. He was on the board of directors of Jobs for Massachusetts and the Private Export Funding Corporation. With his wife, Catherine, he was passionately supportive of Community Servings and its mission of feeding the critically ill in Massachusetts. His family found a spiritual home in Boston's Old North Church and enthusiastically encouraged the Old North Foundation's work to educate the public about its place in America's story. Above all, he gave willingly and happily of material and emotional resources to anyone in need. He loved to travel and to plan trips for his family and recently visited Africa, a trip he had dreamed of since he was a little boy. More than anything, Mr. Matthews loved his family and recognized the importance of spending time with them and of creating memories that will now sustain them. He was an extraordinary man, loving husband and wonderful, devoted father. His sense of humor was quick, irreverent and unquenchable. He delighted in conversation with people from all walks of life. Mr. Matthews was born in West Virginia, raised in Western Pennsylvania and cherished the values and ethic of hard work, discipline and hope that family instilled in him. Mr. Matthews received his bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard University, with an emphasis on labor relations and bargaining behavior. He is survived by his wife, Catherine, and their two daughters, Nicole and Campbell. He is also survived by his mother, Karen Anderson, his brother, Steven Matthews, and his family, brother John Matthews and John's wife, Diana, and their family, his mother-in-law, Catherine Contey, brother-in-law John Contey, sister- and brother-in-law Alexandra and Greg Schutz and nephew Cole LaBruzzo. He is also survived by his friends and colleagues, too numerous to mention, who share his openhearted nature and love of laughter. A wake will be held on Sunday, December 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Boston Harborside Home of J.S. Waterman & Sons-Waring-Langone, 580 Commercial Street, Boston. Funeral services will be on Monday at 10 a.m. at Old North Church, 193 Salem Street, Boston. In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations be made in his honor to the following organizations: Community Servings, 18 Marbury Terrace, Jamaica Plain, MA; the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA; Paul Revere Memorial Association, 19 North Square, Boston, MA; or the Old North Foundation, 193 Salem Street, Boston, MA.

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 Robert Matthews Obituary

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Robert D. Matthews Jr.

May 22, 1963 - December 19, 2014

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Robert D. Matthews Jr. of Boston, Vice Chairman of Commercial Banking and a member of the Citizens Finan- cial Group board of directors, died unexpectedly on Decem- ber 19. He was 51. Mr. Mat- thews was devoted to Citizens' success and instrumental in leading the Commercial Bank- ing division into new markets, new specialties and, in Sep- tember 2014, a new era as a publicly traded company. He firmly believed in the Citizens' credo that pledged dedication to one's colleagues, clients, and community and found the in- teractions with the people he worked with and with his cus- tomers to be one of the most important aspects of his career. "Our entire Citizens Financial Group family of colleagues mourns this tragic loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with Catherine, Robert's wife, and his family," said Citizens Financial Group Chairman and CEO Bruce Van Saun. Mr. Mat- thews joined Citizens in 2007 from Citigroup, where he had been Executive Vice President and Head of U.S. Commercial and Middle Market Banking. Previously, he worked inter- nationally, holding a number of senior leadership positions in Asia and Latin America. Ev- erything that Mr. Matthews did in his personal and profes- sional life was inspired by his extraordinary intellectual curi- osity and enthusiasm for life. He lived his life with the pur- poseful intention to give back to his community and, above all, to always choose kindness when determining his actions. A lover of music and the arts, Mr. Matthews was the driving force behind the creation of Boston's first free summer per- forming-arts festival, Boston Summer Arts Week, presented in collaboration with the Bos- ton Globe and WGBH. Over the past three years, nearly 90,000 visitors experienced the best of the arts on historic Copley Plaza thanks to his leadership. As a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's board of overseers, Mr. Matthews was a major supporter of the BSO's work. This year, he co-chaired the BSO's annual summer fund- raiser, Presidents at Pops, which raised more than $850,000 to support the orchestra's educa- tion and community engage- ment programs. Mr. Matthews loved American history and considered civic engagement to be an honor. He served as vice chairman of the boards of directors of the Paul Revere Memorial Association and the National Constitution Center, and was a supporter of the Bostonian Society. He was on the board of directors of Jobs for Massachusetts and the Pri- vate Export Funding Corpora- tion. With his wife, Catherine, he was passionately supportive of Community Servings and its mission of feeding the critically ill in Massachusetts. His family found a spiritual home in Bos- ton's Old North Church and en- thusiastically encouraged the Old North Foundation's work to educate the public about its place in America's story. Above all, he gave willingly and hap- pily of material and emotional resources to anyone in need. He loved to travel and to plan trips for his family and recent- ly visited Africa, a trip he had dreamed of since he was a little boy. More than anything, Mr. Matthews loved his family and recognized the importance of spending time with them and of creating memories that will now sustain them. He was an extraordinary man, loving hus- band and wonderful, devoted father. His sense of humor was quick, irreverent and un- quenchable. He delighted in conversation with people from all walks of life. Mr. Matthews was born in West Virginia, raised in Western Pennsylvania and cherished the values and ethic of hard work, discipline and hope that family instilled in him. Mr. Matthews received his bachelor's degree in eco- nomics from Harvard Univer- sity, with an emphasis on la- bor relations and bargaining behavior. He is survived by his wife, Catherine, and their two daughters, Nicole and Camp- bell. He is also survived by his mother, Karen Anderson, his brother, Steven Matthews, and his family, brother John Mat- thews and John's wife, Diana, and their family, his mother-in- law, Catherine Contey, brother- in-law John Contey, sister- and brother-in-law Alexandra and Greg Schutz and nephew Cole LaBruzzo. He is also survived by his friends and colleagues, too numerous to mention, who share his openhearted nature and love of laughter. A wake will be held on Sunday, Decem- ber 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Boston Harborside Home of J.S. Waterman & Sons-War- ing-Langone, 580 Commercial Street, Boston. Funeral services will be on Monday at 10 a.m. at Old North Church, 193 Salem Street, Boston. Parking for Old North Church is available at the Government Center Parking Garage located at 50 New Sudbury Street and Fitz Inn-Auto Park located at the corner of Commercial Street and Hull Street. In lieu of flow- ers, his family requests dona- tions be made in his honor to the following organizations: Community Servings, 18 Mar- bury Terrace, Jamaica Plain, MA; the Boston Symphony Or- chestra, 301 Massachusetts Av- enue, Boston, MA; Paul Revere Memorial Association, 19 North Square, Boston, MA; or the Old North Foundation, 193 Salem Street, Boston, MA.


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12/19/2014

Citizens Financial Group Commercial Banking Vice Chairman Robert Matthews Passes Away

PROVIDENCE, RI -- Bruce Van Saun , Chairman and CEO of Citizens Financial Group (NYSE: CFG), issued the following statement this morning:

“It is with deep sadness that I announce that Robert Matthews, Vice Chairman of Commercial Banking and a member of the Citizens Financial Group Board of Directors, died unexpectedly overnight of an apparent heart attack at his home. He was 51.

“Our entire Citizens Financial Group family of colleagues mourns this tragic loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with Catherine, Robert’s wife, and his family. We share their grief and extend to them our deepest sympathies.”

“Robert was a great guy and an outstanding leader with incredible energy and a passion to succeed. He made an indelible mark on our company – the commercial bank that we have built under his leadership is a testament to Robert’s passion for serving customers and for building an organization that can extend that passion to each of the companies we serve.”

“One of Robert’s legacies is that he surrounded himself with great people. We have selected two of Robert's key team members, Steve Woods, currently head of Corporate Banking, and Bob Rubino, currently head of Corporate Finance and Capital Markets, to be interim co-heads of Commercial Banking. I have confidence that they will continue the same great client focus and service that Robert instilled in the organization."

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG) is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $131.3 billion in assets as of September 30, 2014. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, the company offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Consumer Banking 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 and Charter One 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 selective 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 anddeposits, capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and interest hedging, leasing and asset finance, specialty finance and trade finance. Citizens operates via 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 www.citizensbank.com.

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Citizens Financial Group Commercial Banking Vice Chairman Robert Matthews Passes Away

Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:10am EST

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Citizens Financial Group Commercial Banking Vice Chairman Robert Matthews Passes Away

Bruce Van Saun, Chairman and CEO of Citizens Financial Group (NYSE: CFG), issued the following statement this morning:

“It is with deep sadness that I announce that Robert Matthews, Vice Chairman of Commercial Banking and a member of the Citizens Financial Group Board of Directors, died unexpectedly overnight of an apparent heart attack at his home. He was 51.

“Our entire Citizens Financial Group family of colleagues mourns this tragic loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with Catherine, Robert’s wife, and his family. We share their grief and extend to them our deepest sympathies.”

“Robert was a great guy and an outstanding leader with incredible energy and a passion to succeed. He made an indelible mark on our company – the commercial bank that we have built under his leadership is a testament to Robert’s passion for serving customers and for building an organization that can extend that passion to each of the companies we serve.”

“One of Robert’s legacies is that he surrounded himself with great people. We have selected two of Robert's key team members, Steve Woods, currently head of Corporate Banking, and Bob Rubino, currently head of Corporate Finance and Capital Markets, to be interim co-heads of Commercial Banking. I have confidence that they will continue the same great client focus and service that Robert instilled in the organization."

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG) is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $131.3 billion in assets as of September 30, 2014. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, the company offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Consumer Banking 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 and Charter One 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 selective 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 via 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 www.citizensbank.com.  

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12/19/2014

Citizens Financial Group Commercial Banking Vice Chairman Robert Matthews Passes Away

PROVIDENCE, RI -- Bruce Van Saun, Chairman and CEO of Citizens Financial Group (NYSE: CFG), issued the following statement this morning:

“It is with deep sadness that I announce that Robert Matthews, Vice Chairman of Commercial Banking and a member of the Citizens Financial Group Board of Directors, died unexpectedly overnight of an apparent heart attack at his home. He was 51.

“Our entire Citizens Financial Group family of colleagues mourns this tragic loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with Catherine, Robert’s wife, and his family. We share their grief and extend to them our deepest sympathies.”

“Robert was a great guy and an outstanding leader with incredible energy and a passion to succeed. He made an indelible mark on our company – the commercial bank that we have built under his leadership is a testament to Robert’s passion for serving customers and for building an organization that can extend that passion to each of the companies we serve.”

“One of Robert’s legacies is that he surrounded himself with great people. We have selected two of Robert's key team members, Steve Woods, currently head of Corporate Banking, and Bob Rubino, currently head of Corporate Finance and Capital Markets, to be interim co-heads of Commercial Banking. I have confidence that they will continue the same great client focus and service that Robert instilled in the organization."

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG) is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $131.3 billion in assets as of September 30, 2014. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, the company offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Consumer Banking 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 and Charter One 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 selective 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 anddeposits, capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and interest hedging, leasing and asset finance, specialty finance and trade finance. Citizens operates via 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 www.citizensbank.com.
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Ellen Alemany One Citizens Plaza
Chairman and Providence, RI 02903
Chief Executive Officer
600 Washington Blvd.
Stamford, CT 06901
PERSONAL & CONFIDENTIAL
VIA FEDERAL EXPRESS
May 17, 2010
Mr. Robert D. Matthews, Jr.
Dear Robert,
On behalf of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (“CFG”), I am pleased to advise you of recently agreed changes to particular terms and conditions of your employment as Vice Chairman, U.S. Commercial Banking. Unless otherwise specified in this letter, all other terms and conditions of your employment continue to be governed by your August 28, 2007 offer letter attached hereto and incorporated by reference, as well as the various Royal Bank of Scotland Group (“RBSG”) and  RBS Citizens Bank (“Citizens”) policies in effect.

Notice of intent to leave and non-solicitation: Effective April 28, 2010 you shall be subject to a 90 day notice period with regard to your intent to leave CFG’s employ for any reason. Additionally, you agree that: (1) for the duration of your employment and for 12 months thereafter, you will not directly or indirectly solicit, hire, or assist in soliciting or hiring, any person who is employed during such period by The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (“RBS”) or affiliates; nor will you induce any such person to: (a) terminate his or her employment with RBS or its affiliates or (b) accept employment with anyone other than RBS or its affiliates; and (2) for a period of 12 months following termination of your employment, you will not directly or indirectly solicit, or assist in soliciting for business any customer introduced to you by RBS or RBSG, or any customer of RBS or its affiliates with whom you had material contact during your employment by RBS nor will you induce or encourage any such customer to terminate its relationship with RBS  (Royal Bank of Scotland ) or its affiliates or to divert business away from RBS or its affiliates. Effective April 28, 2010, you shall no longer be subject to any currently existing post-termination non-competition agreement with RBS.

Change to Base Salary: Effective April 28, 2010 your annual base salary will be increased from $575,000 to $750,000.

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Guaranteed Minimum Deferred Award for Performance Year 2010, Target Deferred Award and LTIP: Although bonus awards at RBS and its affiliates are entirely discretionary, for performance year 2010 only, provided you have not resigned, given notice of your intent to resign or been terminated for Wrongful Conduct (as defined in your August 28, 2007 offer letter), you shall be granted a Deferred Award in the amount of $1,200,000. This $1,200,000 award shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the RBS Deferral Plan in effect for performance year 2010, including terms relating to means and timing of payment. With respect to discretionary deferred awards beyond performance year 2010, your target for any such discretionary award is currently 160% of your base salary. With respect to any award pursuant to RBS’s long term incentive plans, your participation is currently at a target consistent with your award issued in 2009.

Change in Control: Effective April 28, 2010, if there is a Change in Control (defined below) which results in a decrease in compensation, or material decrease in title or level of responsibility, within 365 days of the Change in Control you shall be entitled to give notice of your resignation upon such triggering events and receive a cash equivalent of two years of base salary plus the cost of any benefits you were receiving immediately prior to the time of such Change in Control (including the allowance you receive for your Boston apartment to the extent applicable at such time) payable within 90 days of the termination of your employment. For the purposes of this provision, Change in Control shall mean: Any “person” (as such term is used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)), other than CFG, RBS or RBSG or any of their affiliates is or becomes the owner of more than 50% of the voting power of stock of CFG.

Sincerely,
/s/ Ellen Alemany
Ellen Alemany
Chairman and CEO,
Citizens Financial Group Inc. and RBS Americas

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The Boston Globe WGBH Summer Arts Weekend Scheduled For July 26-28, 2013

Dr. John, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Angelique Kidjo, Red Baraat, Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Carlos Nunez Among Scheduled Performers

Presented by Citizens Bank, Program Expanded to Include Walks and Talks Gallery Tour and Auction

Boston, MA (May 9, 2013) – The Boston Globe, WGBH and Citizens Bank are teaming up again to host the 2nd annual Boston Globe WGBH Summer Arts Weekend. The 2013 event will celebrate and promote Boston’s arts community with a free festival on Copley Square in the Back Bay on July 26-28, special offers around the city, and a series of ticketed unique performances.

With music ranging from classical and jazz to Latin, bluegrass and soul, dramatic theater and dance, Summer Arts Weekend will showcase Boston's thriving arts community by bringing local and national artists to the city for a variety of free performances.

Blues and jazz icon Dr. John as well as the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band will headline Friday’s opening concert at Copley Square. Noe Socha, a guitar and harmonica blues artist and student at Berklee College of Music will open the evening’s performance and will be followed by the bluegrass band Della Mae.

Saturday will celebrate music of the world. The day will feature performances from Carlos Nunez, a Galician bagpipe player from the Celtic region of Spain, ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, Grammy-Award winning Beninoise singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo, and Brooklyn-based Bhangra band Red Baraat. Saturday will also showcase performers with a Boston connection in a special Boston Before Dark Session Americana event.

Classical comes to the forefront on Sunday, with performances from the Handel & Haydn Society and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, who will perform with Carlos Nunez.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, WGBH, The Boston Globe and Citizens Bank are extending the weekend programming to include a series of Boston Summer Arts Weekend Walks & Talks. Beginning the week of July 21, the expanded programming will feature a Newbury Street gallery tour and art auction, as well as exclusive talks with artists and authors at venues across Boston. WGBH, The Boston Globe and Citizens Bank will release additional information about the Walks & Talks later this month.

“In 2013, the arts will certainly come alive like never before in the City of Boston,” said Chris Mayer, publisher of The Boston Globe. “The month of July will offer incredible opportunities for residents and visitors alike to experience an amazing array of performances and exhibits. We are delighted to be working with WGBH and Citizens Bank to bring this celebration to Boston.”

In addition to the free events at Copley Square and the Walks & Talks events, the weekend will feature Boston Summer Arts Weekend After Dark – a series of ticketed events that bring together festival artists for short-form intimate performances allowing for unique collaborations between artists. More information about these programs will be available soon.

“The success of the first Summer Arts Weekend demonstrated what we already knew – that Bostonians have a true passion for the arts,” said Jon Abbott, president of WGBH. “Starting with the Fourth of July and continuing through Summer Arts Weekend, July will showcase the rich and diverse arts culture of the City. We’re excited to once again be part of the celebration.”

Local arts organizations will offer discounts and unique programming for the public, all of them featured in a special guide. All arts and entertainment organizations are invited to list their events in the guide and on the Summer Arts Weekend website free of charge. The guide will be distributed in The Boston Sunday Globe and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and will be available online at WGBH.org. To submit a listing, please visit www.BostonSummerArts.com.

“Sponsoring programs that enliven and enrich the communities where we live and work is an example of our ongoing commitment to Massachusetts and to our belief in being a good citizen,” said Robert D. Matthews, Jr., vice chairman, commercial banking, Citizens Bank. “Collaborating with The Boston Globe and WGBH to present a dynamic variety of arts will benefit residents, business owners and visitors in the City of Boston and will continue to build Boston’s reputation as an exciting place to be.”

Summer Arts Weekend is presented by Citizens Bank. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and can be tailored for both small and large arts organizations. For more information about becoming a sponsor of Summer Arts Weekend, contact Allison McCann at amccann@globe.com
For more information, visit www.bostonsummerarts.com.

About The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe is wholly owned by the New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading global, multimedia news and information company with 2012 revenues of $2.0 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com and related properties. The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information.

About WGBH
WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur, Curious George, and more than a dozen other prime-time, lifestyle, and children’s series. WGBH’s television channels include WGBH 2, WGBH 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH TV productions focusing on the region’s diverse community include Greater Boston, Basic Black, and High School Quiz Show. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH, Boston Public Radio; Classical New England; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio (including The World), a leader in educational multimedia (including PBS LearningMedia, a free online service providing the nation’s educators with curriculum-based digital content to meet 21st-century learners’ needs), and a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to the 36 million Americans who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards…even two Oscars. Find more information at www.wgbh.org.

About Citizens Bank
Citizens Bank is a division of RBS Citizens, N.A., operating its seven-state branch network in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. It has 253 branches and 744 ATMs in Massachusetts.


RBS Citizens, N.A., is a subsidiary of RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc., a $127 billion commercial bank holding company. It is headquartered in Providence, R.I., and through its subsidiaries has approximately 1,400 branches, approximately 3,600 ATMs and more than 19,000 colleagues. Its two bank subsidiaries are RBS Citizens, N.A., and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. They operate a 12-state branch network under the Citizens Bank brand in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont; and the Charter One brand in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. RBSCFG has non-branch retail and commercial offices in more than 30 states. RBSCFG is owned by RBS (the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc). RBSCFG’s website is citizensbank.com . 
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