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Citizens Financial Group Named a “Certified Age Friendly Employer”

Recognized for Retention and Recruiting of Age 50+ Employees through RetirementJobs.com’s Age Friendly Employer Certification™ Program

Providence, R. I. (April 12, 2012) - Underscoring its commitment to recruiting and maintaining a diverse workforce, RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. has been named a Certified Age-Friendly Employer™ by RetirementJobs.com.

As a Certified Age-Friendly Employer, RBS Citizens Financial Group is among the rising number of employers that make a special effort to improve age diversity by recruiting and retaining workers over the age of 50.

“We recognize the unique value that workers over the age of 50 bring to the workforce, and have made a commitment to recruiting this group to continue adding to the diversity of our teams,” said Cindy Erickson, Head of Human Resources, RBS Citizens Financial Group. “At RBS-CFG it's our people who are responsible for our success in meeting the financial needs of our clients and customers. Whether someone is interested in a position in one of our traditional bank branches, in our commercial bank or in a corporate support group, they'll find a role at Citizens that offers a competitive salary, generous benefits, work/life resources, ongoing training and opportunities to grow their career.”

The certification is granted after a rigorous evaluation that includes a review of an employer’s human resource and management policies, publicly available information, and a comparison with standards for policies and practices within general commerce and the financial services industry.

“RBS Citizens Financial Group has demonstrated an overwhelming commitment to the age 50+ workforce. Not only does the organization exceed the standards for a Certified Age-Friendly Employer, their enthusiasm for the value that older workers bring to the Citizens family is noteworthy,” said Bill Coleman, Vice President of Research & Certification at RetirementJobs.com. “After working with the Citizens team for several weeks to collect and review the bank’s policies and programs for the certification process it was clear that Citizens, from the top of the organization to the bottom, ‘walks the walk’ when it comes to age diversity in the workplace. It’s companies like Citizens that raise the value of the RetirementJobs.com’s Age Friendly Employer certification.”

Certified Age-Friendly Employers want job seekers 50 and over to know they are valued for their knowledge, experience, maturity, reliability and productivity. Nearly 100 employers have been certified, showing their age diversity, since the program began in August 2006.

In addition to being named a Certified Age-Friendly Employer by Reitrementjobs.com, CFG was also recently recognized as a Top 100 Military Friendly Employer for 2012 by G.I. Jobs magazine. For more information about becoming a colleague of RBS Citizens Financial Group visit cfgcareers.com.

About RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. ;
RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc., is a $130 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 approximately 19,700 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. RBS-CFG has non-branch retail and commercial offices in more than 30 states. RBS-CFG is owned by RBS (the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc). RBS-CFG’s website is www.citizensbank.com.

About RetirementJobs.com®
As the #1 career website for job seekers aged 50+, RetirementJobs.com provides opportunity, inspiration, community and counsel to people over 50 seeking work to match their lifestyle. The company’s powerful, easy-to-use job board lists thousands of openings for experienced employees seeking work with a Certified Age Friendly Employer™. Founded in 2005, RetirementJobs.com is a strong public advocate and a catalyst to help employers retain, hire, and benefit from an experienced workforce. Its website also offers vital information and inspiration for older workers, including advice, news, success stories, and podcasts. For more information, visit retirementjobs.com.



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