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Citizens Bank’s Neighbors in Need program celebrates fifth year

Partnership with Cumulus Broadcasting and Hasbro Inc. will provide critical funding to local nonprofits and help local families in 2012

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Citizens Bank, Cumulus Broadcasting radio stations 92 PRO-FM, Lite Rock 105 and News Talk 630 WPRO and 99.7 FM, and Hasbro Inc. will embark on their fifth year of Neighbors in Need, a program designed to help nonprofit organizations and individuals who are struggling this holiday season.

“The men and women of Citizens Bank understand that many families are in need this holiday season,” said Ned Handy, President, Citizens Bank, Rhode Island. “With this in mind, we are focusing on the less fortunate and once again partnering with Cumulus Broadcasting and Hasbro Inc. on the Neighbors in Need program, which allows us to lend our neighbors a helping hand.”

Through the Neighbors in Need program, listeners on 92 PRO-FM, Lite Rock 105 and News Talk 630 WPRO and 99.7 FM can nominate members of their community who are in need of assistance. Nominations can be made on the stations’ websites.

On weekdays, December 3 through December 7, Citizens Bank will award $500 per day on 92 PRO-FM, Lite Rock 105 and News Talk 630 WPRO and 99.7 FM to a family in need this holiday season. A donation will also be made in that family’s name to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and Crossroads Rhode Island to help other neighbors in need. Hasbro will donate toys and games to the children in each winning family.

“Hasbro is pleased to continue working with our friends at Citizens Bank and Cumulus Broadcasting on this wonderful program,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro Inc.’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are happy to help our neighbors, the children and families across the community who need it most to have a brighter holiday this year.”

“The staff of 92 PRO-FM, Lite Rock 105 and News Talk 630 WPRO and 99.7 FM are very grateful to be in partnership with Citizens Bank and Hasbro Inc to share good will and uplift spirits during the holiday season," said Barbara Haynes, Market Manager of Cumulus Broadcasting Providence.

For more information on the program, or to nominate a Neighbor in Need, visit www.92profm.com, www.lite105.com, or www.630wpro.com.

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 83 branches and 192 ATMs in Rhode Island.

RBS Citizens, N.A., is a subsidiary of RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc., a $132 billion commercial bank holding company. It is headquartered in Providence, R.I., and through its subsidiaries has more than 1,400 branches, approximately 3,600 ATMs and approximately 18,950 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.