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Citizens Financial Group Announces Expiration and Results of Exchange Offers for Certain Series of Notes Issued in Connection with Prior Private Exchange Offers

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 24, 2021-- Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (“Citizens”) (NYSE: CFG) today announced the expiration and final results of its previously announced offers to exchange four series of its outstanding unregistered subordinated notes.

Upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the prospectus and the accompanying letter of transmittal dated May 25, 2021 (the “Exchange Offer Documents”), Citizens offered to exchange in four concurrent, but separate, offers to exchange (the “Exchange Offers”) any and all of the four series of subordinated notes identified under “Title of Series of Original Notes” in the table below (collectively, the “Original Notes”), for a like principal amount of subordinated notes of the same series that have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), as described under “Title of Series of Exchange Notes” in the table below (collectively, the “Exchange Notes”).

Description of the Original Notes

 

 

CUSIP Number

Title of Series of Original Notes

Principal
Amount of
Original Notes
Outstanding

Title of Series
of Exchange Notes

Principal Amount of
Original Notes Validly
Tendered and Accepted

174610AV7/U1745PAE9

2.638% Subordinated Notes
due 2032

$620,555,000

2.638% Subordinated Notes
due 2032

$620,555,000

174610AZ8

4.300% Fixed Rate Reset
Subordinated Notes due 2031

$134,632,000

4.300% Fixed Rate Reset
Subordinated Notes due 2031

$134,632,000

174610BB0

4.350% Fixed Rate Reset
Subordinated Notes due 2031

$ 60,547,000

4.350% Fixed Rate Reset
Subordinated Notes due 2031

$ 60,547,000

174610AX3

3.750% Fixed Rate Reset
Subordinated Notes due 2031

$ 68,710,000

3.750% Fixed Rate Reset
Subordinated Notes due 2031

$ 68,710,000

The Exchange Offers expired at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time) on June 23, 2021 (the “Expiration Date”). The “Settlement Date” with respect to the Exchange Offers will be promptly following the Expiration Date and is expected to be June 25, 2021. Upon the settlement of the Exchange Offers, holders of Original Notes who validly tendered and did not validly withdraw such notes prior to the Expiration Date will receive a like principal amount of Exchange Notes of the applicable series.

The terms of the Exchange Notes to be issued upon the settlement of the Exchange Offers are substantially identical to the terms of the corresponding series of Original Notes, except that the Exchange Notes have been registered under the Securities Act and the transfer restrictions and registration rights applicable to the Original Notes will not apply to the Exchange Notes.

The Exchange Offers were made pursuant to the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in a prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission dated May 25, 2021 (as the same may be amended or supplemented, the "Prospectus").

The Bank of New York Mellon acted as Exchange Agent for the Exchange Offers. Questions or requests for assistance related to the Exchange Offers or for additional copies of the Prospectus may be directed to The Bank of New York Mellon at (315) 414-3034. You may also contact your broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee for assistance concerning the Exchange Offers.

This press release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to purchase, or a solicitation of an offer to sell, any Original Notes, and does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, any Exchange Notes. The Exchange Offers are being made solely pursuant to the prospectus and related documents. The Exchange Offers are not being made to holders of Original Notes in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction.

This communication is not a prospectus for the purposes of the Prospectus Regulation. The expression “Prospectus Regulation” means Regulation (EU) 2017/1129, as amended, and includes any relevant implementing measure in any member state (“Member State”) of the European Economic Area (the “EEA”) which has implemented the Prospectus Regulation.

PROHIBITION OF OFFERS TO EEA RETAIL INVESTORS. The Exchange Notes are not intended to be offered or otherwise made available to and should not be offered or otherwise made available to any retail investor in the EEA. For these purposes, a retail investor means a person who is one (or more) of: (i) a retail client as defined in point (11) of Article 4(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU, as amended (“MiFID II”); (ii) a customer within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2016/97, as amended (the “Insurance Distribution Directive”), where that customer would not qualify as a professional client as defined in point (10) of Article 4(1) of MiFID II; or (iii) not a qualified investor as defined in the Prospectus Regulation. Consequently, no key information document required by Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014, as amended (the “PRIIPs Regulation”), for offering the Exchange Notes or otherwise making them available to retail investors in the EEA has been prepared and therefore offering of the Exchange Notes or otherwise making them available to any retail investor in the EEA may be unlawful under the PRIIPs Regulation.

PROHIBITION OF SALES TO UK RETAIL INVESTORS. The Exchange Notes are not intended to be offered or otherwise made available to and should not be offered or otherwise made available to any retail investor in the UK. For these purposes: the expression “retail investor” means a person who is one (or more) of the following: (i) a retail client, as defined in point (8) of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) No 2017/565 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the EUWA; or (ii) a customer within the meaning of the provisions of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (“FSMA”) and any rules or regulations made under the FSMA to implement the Insurance Distribution Directive, where that customer would not qualify as a professional client, as defined in point (8) of Article 2(1) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the EUWA; or (iii) not a qualified investor as defined in Article 2 of the Prospectus Regulation as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the EUWA. Consequently, no key information document required by the PRIIPs Regulation as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the EUWA (the “UK PRIIPs Regulation”) for offering or selling the Exchange Notes or otherwise making them available to retail investors in the UK has been prepared and therefore offering or selling the Exchange Notes or otherwise making them available to any retail investor in the UK may be unlawful under the UK PRIIPs Regulation.

In the United Kingdom, this press release is being distributed only to, and is directed only at qualified investors within the meaning of Article 2(e) of the Prospectus Regulation as it forms a part of domestic law by virtue of the EUWA who are (i) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended, the “Order”), and/ or (ii) high net worth companies (or persons to whom it may otherwise be lawfully communicated) falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order, which persons together we refer to in this press release as “relevant persons.” Accordingly, such documents and/or materials are not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, the general public in the United Kingdom. This press release must not be acted on or relied on in the United Kingdom by persons who are not relevant persons. In the United Kingdom, any investment or investment activity to which this press release relates is only available to, and will be engaged in with, relevant persons only.

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc .

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $187.2 billion in assets as of March 31, 2021. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Citizens helps its customers reach their potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens provides an integrated experience that includes mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,000 ATMs and approximately 1,000 branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Consumer Banking products and services include a full range of banking, lending, savings, wealth management and small business offerings. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers a broad complement of financial products and solutions, including lending and leasing, deposit and treasury management services, foreign exchange, interest rate and commodity risk management solutions, as well as loan syndication, corporate finance, merger and acquisition, and debt and equity capital markets capabilities.

Forward-Looking Statements
This communication contains “forward-looking statements” — that is, statements related to future, not past, events. In this context, forward-looking statements often address our expected future business and financial performance and financial condition, and often contain words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “seek,” “see,” “will,” “would,” or “target.” Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. Statements with respect to the Exchange Offers are forward-looking statements, based on our current expectations for the transactions, and are subject to the risk that the transactions may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, and that the final terms of the transactions may differ, possibly materially, from those described in this press release due to future events. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to update publicly these forward-looking statements to reflect new information, future events or otherwise.

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Source: Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

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