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Citizens Bank kicks off 2010 Penn State University button contest

Competition now in its 38th year

STATE COLLEGE, PA. (April 7, 2010) - Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania today announced the kickoff of the bank’s 38th annual Penn State University booster button contest. The contest allows Penn State fans of all ages to submit slogans for any or all of the 12 Nittany Lion football games (listed below) as well as the slogans for Penn State’s men’s basketball, Lady Lion basketball, wrestling, ice hockey and volleyball seasons.

"Citizens Bank is proud to be part of Penn State’s long and illustrious athletic tradition," said Ralph J. Papa, Chairman of Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania and a Penn State alumnus. "Now in its 38th year, the button program still captures fans’ imaginations, while the contest challenges their wits."

Each fall, Citizens Bank distributes free booster buttons in central Pennsylvania. Every week there is a unique slogan for the upcoming Nittany Lion football rivalry. Initiated in 1972, the button program has expanded over the years to include the spring public slogan contest and the single-season programs for other Penn State sports teams. In 2009, Citizens Bank received more than 2,500 slogan submissions and distributed more than 275,000 buttons during the season.

Fans interested in participating in the slogan contest may pick up an entry form at Citizens Bank locations in Centre, Blair and Mifflin counties. All entries should be submitted by May 7 to be considered.

Winning slogans, chosen by representatives of Penn State and Citizens Bank, will be selected based on wit, originality and brevity. Winners are expected to be announced in June and will receive $25 for each winning entry.

The 2010 Penn State Footbal Schedule:
September 4 Youngstown (Penguins) Home
September 11 Alabama (Crimson Tide) Away
September 18 Youngstown (Golden Flashes) Home
September 25 Youngstown (Owls) Home
October 2 Youngstown (Hawkeyes) Away
October 9 Youngstown (Fighting Illini) Home
October 16 OPEN
October 23 Minnesota (Gophers) Away
October 30 Michigan (Wolverines) Home
November 6 Northwestern (Wildcats) Home
November 13 Ohio State (Buckeyes) Away
November 20 Indiana (Hoosiers) Away
November 27 Michigan State (Spartans) Home

About Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania

Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania is a state-chartered bank with dual headquarters in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. It has 383 branches and 651 ATMs throughout Pennsylvania. It also operates 15 retail branches and 66 ATMs in southern New Jersey and a commercial loan office in Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Citizens Financial Group, Inc., a $148 billion commercial bank holding company headquartered in Providence, R.I.

Citizens Financial Group, through its subsidiaries, has more than 1,500 branches, and approximately 3,500 ATMs and approximately 22,700 employees. CFG’s 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 about 40 states. CFG is owned by RBS (The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc). CFG’s Web site is citizensbank.com.