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Citizens Bank partners with Cumulus Broadcasting and Hasbro for sixth year of Neighbors in Need program

Give back this #GivingTuesday and nominate a member of your community in need

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

As a way to give back on this #GivingTuesday and to start off this holiday season, listeners to 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 through December 6. #GivingTuesday™ is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.

“Citizens Bank understands that many people are in need this time of year,” said Kathy O’Donnell, Head of Public Affairs, RBS Citizens Financial Group. “Through this meaningful partnership with Cumulus Broadcasting and Hasbro, we are able to make the holiday bright for some of our neighbors who are struggling.”

On weekdays, December 9 through December 13, 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 to the children in each winning family.

“Hasbro is proud to work once again with our good friends at Citizens Bank and Cumulus Broadcasting to help brighten the holidays for families in need,” said Karen Davis, vice president of community relations at Hasbro, Inc. “Giving back and supporting the communities where we live and work has been an important part of our company’s history for more than 90 years.”

“The staff of 92 PRO-FM, Lite Rock 105 and News Talk 630 WPRO and 99.7 FM look forward to reaching out to people who are struggling this holiday season and offer fabulous gifts, support and holiday spirit provided by Citizens Bank and Hasbro,” 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.

Citizens Helping Citizens Strengthen Communities is part of the bank’s broader Citizens Helping Citizens program addressing five key areas: hunger, housing, economic development, financial education and volunteerism. Get more information about Citizens Bank’s community initiatives online.

About Citizens Helping Citizens
Grounded in the belief that a good bank gives back to its community and to the people who live there, Citizens Helping Citizens is a program embracing the community goals of RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. – the commercial bank holding company serving consumer and small business customers as Citizens Bank and Charter One and commercial banking customers as RBS Citizens. The Citizens Helping Citizens program comprises five key initiatives supported directly by RBSCFG and also by its nonprofit charitable foundations, the Citizens Charitable Foundation, the Citizens Bank Foundation and the Charter One Foundation: Citizens Helping Citizens Fight Hunger, Citizens Helping Citizens Provide Shelter, Citizens Helping Citizens Strengthen Communities (economic development), Citizens Helping Citizens Teach Money Management (financial education) and Citizens Helping Citizens Give (volunteerism and colleague charitable donations). Across all of these initiatives, Citizens Helping Citizens strives to enhance quality of life and economic vitality in local communities.

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 82 branches and 190 ATMs in Rhode Island.

RBS Citizens, N.A., is a subsidiary of RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc., a $126 billion commercial bank holding company. It is headquartered in Providence, R.I., and through its subsidiaries has approximately 1,400 branches, more than 3,600 ATMs and nearly 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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