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Citizens Bank opens second branch in Stamford, Connecticut

Bank opens third branch in Fairfield County in past 12 months

Stamford, Ct. (June 25, 2010) - Citizens Bank today announced the opening of its newest branch in Connecticut, located at 1 Atlantic Street in Stamford.  The new full-service branch is Citizens’ 51st branch in the state.

In April, Citizens Bank opened a branch in Greenwich and in June 2009, the opened a branch in the lobby of the RBS Americas building on Washington Boulevard in Stamford.

“Citizens is excited to expand our network of branches in Fairfield County to provide additional convenience and service for our customers,” said Paul Ellner, director of Retail Operations for Citizens Bank in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. “We believe that good banking is good citizenship and look forward to continuing our tradition of active civic engagement in the greater Stamford community.”

As part of the branch-opening ceremony on Friday, Citizens Bank presented a check for $5,000 to the Ferguson Public Library in Stamford to support the organization’s mobile library which provides a range of programs and services to low-income and under-served neighborhoods across Stamford during the summer months.

Citizens also announced that Brandon Ojakian has been appointed Branch Manager in the new branch in Stamford. In this new role, Ojakian is responsible for overseeing branch staff, directing branch activities and delivering exceptional customer service. He has been in the banking industry for eleven years.

The new branch features a walk-up voice assisted ATM and a night deposit drop.

The hours at the new Stamford branch are 9: a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays through Wednesdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays; and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

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 51 branches and 69 ATMs in Connecticut.

RBS Citizens, N.A. is a subsidiary of Citizens Financial Group, Inc., a $144 billion commercial bank holding company headquartered in Providence, R.I. 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).