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Citizens Bank's Neighbors in Need program celebrates fourth year

Partnership with Cumulus Broadcasting and Hasbro Inc. will provide $20,000 to local nonprofits and help local families in 2011

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 fourth year of Neighbors in Need, a program designed to help nonprofits and individuals who are struggling this holiday season.

“Citizens Bank and our colleagues know that many families are in need this holiday season,” said Ned Handy, president, Citizens Bank, Rhode Island & Connecticut. “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 give back to those who need it most.”

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 5 through December 9, Citizens is awarding $500 per day on 92 PRO-FM, Lite Rock 105 and News Talk 630 WPRO and 99.7 FM to a family that needs help this holiday season. Also, a $250 donation will be made in that person’s name to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and Crossroads Rhode Island to help other neighbors in need. Hasbro will donate toys to the children in each winning family.

“Hasbro is pleased to once again be a part of this wonderful program,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro Inc.’s president and chief executive officer. “We are happy to help the children and families in our community who need it most 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.

In addition to the survey results, the RBS Citizens report makes use of follow-up interviews with respondent and interviews with key experts to recommend current M&A best practices for middle market companies. Among the issues identified in the report:

For more information on the program, or to nominate a Neighbor in Need 92profm.com , lite05.com or 630wpro.com.

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
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 200 ATMs in Rhode Island. RBS Citizens, N.A., is a subsidiary of Citizens Financial Group, Inc., a $131 billion commercial bank holding company. It is headquartered in Providence, R.I., and, through its subsidiaries, has more than 1,500 branches, approximately 3,900 ATMs and more than 20,000 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. CFG has non-branch retail and commercial offices in more than 30 states. CFG is owned by RBS (the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc). CFG's website is citizensbank.com