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Citizens Financial Group Inc (CFG.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bruce Van Saun

59 2013 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

John Woods

52 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Brad Conner

55 Vice Chairman - Consumer Banking

Donald McCree

55 2015 Vice Chairman - Commercial Banking

Malcolm Griggs

56 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Randall Black

60 2016 Executive Vice President, Controller

Mary Baker

58 2016 Executive Vice President and Head of Business Services

Stephen Gannon

64 2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer

Arthur Ryan

74 2009 Lead independent Director

Mark Casady

56 2014 Independent Director

Christine Cumming

64 2015 Independent Director

Anthony Di Iorio

73 2014 Independent Director

William Hankowsky

66 2014 Independent Director

Howard Hanna

69 2014 Independent Director

Leo Higdon

70 2014 Independent Director

Charles Koch

70 2014 Independent Director

Shivan Subramaniam

68 2014 Independent Director

Wendy Watson

68 2014 Independent Director

Marita Zuraitis

56 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Bruce Van Saun

Mr. Bruce W. Van Saun CPA, serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Before joining the Company as Chairman and CEO, Mr. Van Saun served as The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc Finance Director and was a member of its board of directors from October 2009 to October 2013. From 1997 to 2008, Mr. Van Saun held a number of senior positions with The Bank of New York and later The Bank of New York Mellon, including Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer. Earlier in his career, he held senior positions with Deutsche Bank, Wasserstein Perella Group and Kidder Peabody & Co. In all, Mr. Van Saun has more than 30 years of financial services experience. Mr. Van Saun has also served on the boards of directors of our subsidiaries Citizens Bank, N.A. (“CBNA”) and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania (“CBPA”) since October 2013. Mr. Van Saun joined the board of directors of Moody’s Corporation on March 1, 2016 and serves on the Audit and Governance and Compensation Committees. He also sits on the Federal Advisory Council and is a member of The Clearing House supervisory board, and serves on the boards of Jobs for Massachusetts, the Partnership for Rhode Island, and the National Constitution Center. Previous directorships held by Mr. Van Saun in both the United Kingdom and United States include Lloyds of London (from September 2012 to May 2016), Direct Line Insurance Group plc (from April 2012 to October 2013), WorldPay (Ship Midco Limited) (from July 2011 to September 2013) and ConvergEx Inc. (from May 2007 to October 2013). Mr. Van Saun received a B.S. in Business Administration from Bucknell University in 1979 and an M.B.A. in Finance and General Management from the University of North Carolina in 1983.

John Woods

Mr. John F. Woods is a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company effective February 13, 2017. Mr. Woods joined the Company in February 2017 and assumed the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in March 2017. As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Woods has responsibility for our Financial Planning and Analysis, Controller, Investor Relations, Strategy, Treasury, Tax and Capital Management functions as well as for the business line finance groups. Mr. Woods joined the Company from Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG), where he served as Chief Financial Officer of the MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation, which operates MUFG Union Bank, since 2013. He previously served as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer for the predecessor company of MUFG Union Bank since December 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Woods was Chief Financial Officer of the Home Lending business at JPMorgan Chase and at Washington Mutual, a predecessor entity. Before that he held senior financial positions at the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), including Chief Financial Officer of the Funding & Investment Division and Corporate Controller. Mr. Woods began his financial career in 1986 with Arthur Andersen in Washington, D.C., where he rose to partner in the financial and risk consulting group during his 16 years with the firm. Mr. Woods holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville.

Brad Conner

Mr. Brad L. Conner serves as Vice Chairman - Consumer Banking of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Mr. Conner is Vice Chairman of our Consumer Banking Division. He is responsible for Retail Banking, Business Banking, Wealth Management, Home Lending Solutions, Auto Finance and Education Finance, as well as the Consumer Phone Bank and online channels. Before joining the Company in 2008, Mr. Conner was President of JP Morgan Chase & Co.’s Home Equity and Mortgage Home Loan Direct business. He previously oversaw the combined home equity business of Chase and Bank One after the companies merged in 2004, and served as Chief Executive Officer of Chase’s Education Finance businesses. Mr. Conner served as a director for the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council from 2010 through 2012. Since 2009, he has served on the board of trustees of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, where he has served as treasurer since 2011, and currently serves on its audit committee and committee for institutional advancement. He has also been a member of the Consumer Bankers Association board of directors since 2011. Mr. Conner has a B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Arkansas.

Donald McCree

Mr. Donald H. McCree III serves as Vice Chairman - Commercial Banking of the Company. He is Vice Chairman of our Commercial Banking Division. Prior to joining the Company in August 2015, Mr. McCree served in a number of senior leadership positions over the course of 31 years at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and its predecessor companies. Most recently, Mr. McCree was Head of Corporate Banking and Chief Executive Officer of Global Treasury Services at JPMorgan, where he was responsible for providing relationship banking services to commercial clients as well as treasury and trade finance solutions to small businesses, multinational corporations, financial services firms and government entities worldwide. Prior to becoming Head of Corporate Banking, Mr. McCree’s roles at JPMorgan included Head of Global Credit Markets, North American Co-Head of Fixed Income and Head of Wholesale Risk Management. He also served as Head of Treasury and Corporate Development and was based in London for several years, where he served as European Co-Head of Investment Banking and Head of European and Asian Syndicated Finance. Mr. McCree received his B.A. from the University of Vermont.

Malcolm Griggs

Mr. Malcolm D. Griggs is a Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of the company. Mr. Griggs became our Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer in April 2016. Mr. Griggs joined the Company in December 2014 as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. He is responsible for all credit, market, regulatory, compliance and operational risk management for the Company. Prior to joining Citizens, Mr. Griggs was head of business risk and controls for the U.S. Consumer and Commercial Banking businesses at Citigroup. Mr. Griggs has had a wide range of risk management responsibility over his banking career, including senior risk positions at Morgan Stanley Private Bank, Bank of America, Wachovia, and as the first Chief Risk Officer at Fifth Third Bank. He also served on the national Board of Directors of the Risk Management Association, including serving as Chairman. He currently serves on the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and RMA Foundation Board. Mr. Griggs received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Randall Black

Mr. Randall J. Black is Executive Vice President and Controller of the company. Mr. Black became our Executive Vice President and Controller in April 2016. Prior to joining us, Mr. Black most recently was the Chief Executive Officer reporting to the Claims Administrator for the Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damages Settlement, a role he held since 2014. From 2011 through 2013, he served as Managing Director for Citigroup’s Mortgage Division. From 2009 through 2011, he was the Deputy Chief Accountant of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Previously, Mr. Black held senior management positions at several banking institutions, including MBNA America where he served as Chief Accounting Officer and Controller from 1991 through 2005.

Mary Baker

Ms. Mary Ellen Baker is Executive Vice President and Head of Business Services of the company. Ms. Baker is Executive Vice President and Head of Business Services with responsibility for Technology, Operations, Information and Corporate Security, Property Services, Vendor Management and Change Management. Ms. Baker joined the Company in August 2016 from PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. where she most recently held the title of Executive Vice President of Enterprise Services. She previously worked for Bank of America Corporation as Head of Enterprise Resiliency and Corporate Services and Head of Technology and Operations for the Consumer and Small Business Bank. Throughout her career, Ms. Baker has led numerous strategic projects in the areas of technology and operations, including supply chain, risk management, new technology implementation, and crisis response initiatives.

Stephen Gannon

Mr. Stephen T. Gannon serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of the company. Mr. Gannon is our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer. Mr. Gannon is responsible for overseeing our legal department, providing strategic leadership to the management of legal risk and overseeing an integrated legal function. Prior to joining the Company in August 2014, Mr. Gannon was the Executive Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Capital One Financial Corporation. In his seven years at Capital One Financial Corporation, Mr. Gannon was responsible for advising on litigation and regulatory matters, transactional and product line matters as well as policy affairs and governance and, in January 2014, was appointed to serve as Market President for Central Virginia. Mr. Gannon was previously the General Counsel—Retail Brokerage Group at Wachovia Securities LLC, a partner and head of the securities litigation practice at LeClair Ryan, P.C., as well as a Staff Attorney and Branch Chief at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Gannon earned an A.B. in History and a J.D. from Georgetown University.

Arthur Ryan

Mr. Arthur F. Ryan serves as Lead independent Director of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Mr. Ryan is the former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Prudential Financial, Inc. (“Prudential”) After 13 years at Prudential, he retired as Chief Executive Officer and President in 2007 and he retired as Chairman in May 2008. Prior to joining Prudential in 1994, Mr. Ryan worked at Chase Manhattan Bank (“Chase Manhattan”) for 22 years. He ran Chase Manhattan’s worldwide retail bank between 1984 and 1990 and became President and Chief Operating Officer in 1990. Mr. Ryan has served on the boards of directors of our subsidiaries CBNA and CBPA since April 2009 and also served (from October 2008 to September 2013) as a director on the board of our former affiliate, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc. He also has served as a non-executive director of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since January 2003.

Mark Casady

Mr. Mark Casady serves as an Independent Director of Citizens Financial Group, inc., Mr. Casady is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LPL Financial Holdings Inc (“LPL Financial”). from which he retired in March 2017. He joined LPL Financial in May 2002 as Chief Operating Officer, became President in April 2003 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in December 2005. Before joining LPL Financial, he was Managing Director, mutual fund group for Deutsche Asset Management, Americas—formerly Scudder Investments. He joined Scudder in 1994 and held roles as Managing Director—Americas, head of global mutual fund group and head of defined contribution services. He was also a member of the Scudder, Stevens and Clark board of directors and management committee. Mr. Casady serves on the board of governors of FINRA and the board of directors of the Financial Services Roundtable and Eze Software Group. He is former Chairman of the Insured Retirement Institute. He has also served on the boards of our subsidiaries CBNA and CBPA since June 2014. Mr. Casady received a B.S. from Indiana University and his M.B.A. from DePaul University.

Christine Cumming

Ms. Christine M. Cumming serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Cumming was First Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (“FRBNY”), the second ranking officer in the FRBNY, and served as its Chief Operating Officer, as well as an alternate voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee. Prior to holding that position, Ms. Cumming was executive vice president and director of research with responsibility for the Research and Market Analysis Group. Previously, she served as senior vice president responsible for the Bank Analysis and Advisory and Technical Services Functions in the Bank Supervision Group. In 1992, she was appointed vice president and assigned to Domestic Bank Examinations in Bank Supervision. She also was active in the work of the Basel Committee, including as co-chair of the Risk Management Group and chair of the task forces on supervisory matters for the Joint Forum, made up of banking, securities and insurance regulators. From 2011 to April 2015, Ms. Cumming chaired the Cross-Border Crisis Management Group, which coordinated recovery and resolution planning for large, global financial institutions for the Resolution Steering Group of the G-20’s Financial Stability Board. Ms. Cumming joined the FRBNY’s staff in September 1979 as an economist in the International Research Department, and later in the FRBNY’s International Capital Markets staff. Ms. Cumming also serves on the board of American Family Insurance which she joined in February 2016 and teaches part time at Colombia University’s SIPA and Rutgers University. She has also served on the boards of our subsidiaries CBNA and CBPA since October 2015. Ms. Cumming holds both a B.S. and Ph.D in economics from the University of Minnesota.

Anthony Di Iorio

Mr. Anthony Di Iorio serves as an Independent Director of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Mr. Di lorio began his career at Peat Marwick (KPMG) where he worked in the firm’s Financial Institutions Practice in New York and Chicago. After leaving Peat Marwick, he worked for several leading financial institutions, including as Co-controller of Goldman Sachs, Chief Financial Officer of the Capital Markets business of NationsBank (Bank of America), Executive Vice President of Paine Webber and Chief Executive Officer of Paine Webber International. He joined Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt in 2001 and later became Chief Financial Officer and a member of its board of directors and group executive committee. After retiring from Deutsche Bank in 2008, he served as senior adviser to Ernst & Young working with the firm’s financial services partners in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Di lorio has also served on the boards of directors of our subsidiaries CBNA and CBPA since January 2014 and served as a director on the board of our former affiliate, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc from September 2011 to March 2014. Mr. Di Iorio received a Bachelor of Business Administration from lona College and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

William Hankowsky

Mr. William P. Hankowsky serves as an Independent Director of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Mr. Hankowsky is the Chairman, President & CEO of Liberty Property Trust. He joined Liberty in January 2001 as Chief Investment Officer and was responsible for refining the company’s corporate strategy and investment process. In 2002, he was named President, and in 2003, was appointed Chief Executive Officer and elected Chairman of Liberty’s board of trustees. Prior to joining Liberty, Mr. Hankowsky served for 11 years as President of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (“PIDC”). Prior to PIDC, he was the City of Philadelphia’s commerce director. Mr. Hankowsky currently serves on the boards of Aqua America Inc. (since 2004), Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia Shipyard Development Corporation and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. He has also served on the boards of directors of our subsidiaries CBNA and CBPA since November 2006. Mr. Hankowsky received a B.A. in economics from Brown University.

Howard Hanna

Mr. Howard W. Hanna III, serves as an Independent Director of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Mr. Hanna is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hanna Holdings, Inc. He became a sales associate in 1970 and the General Manager of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services in 1974. Mr. Hanna became Chief Operating Officer of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services and its parent company, Hanna Holdings, Inc. when the company incorporated in 1979 and then became President in 1983 and Chief Executive Officer in 1990. Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Inc. offers mortgage origination products and services in certain geographies and, in this capacity, competes with us in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, New York and Maryland. Mr. Hanna currently serves as the Chair of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees and is a member of the hospital’s Foundation Board and Finance and Investment Committee. Mr. Hanna also serves on the boards of LaRoche College, the Katz Graduate School of Business Board of Visitors, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System, the Diocese of Pittsburgh Finance Council and the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh. From 2007 to 2012, he served on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Pittsburgh office. Mr. Hanna has also served on the boards of directors of our subsidiaries CBNA and CBPA since June 2009. Mr. Hanna received a B.S. from John Carroll University in 1969.

Leo Higdon

Mr. Leo I. Higdon, Jr., serves as an Independent Director of the Citizens Financial Group, inc., From 2006 to 2013, Mr. Higdon was the President of Connecticut College. He serves on the board of directors of Eaton Vance Corporation (since 2000) where he is currently lead director, and HealthSouth Corporation (since 2004) where he is currently the non-executive Chairman. From 2001 to 2006, he was the President of the College of Charleston. Prior to becoming President of the College of Charleston, Mr. Higdon was the President of Babson College and the Dean of the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. Mr. Higdon spent over 20 years at Salomon Brothers Inc, holding various positions, including Managing Director and Vice Chairman. In addition, Mr. Higdon previously served on the boards of directors of Bestfoods, Inc., Chemtura Corporation and Newmont Mining Corporation. Mr. Higdon currently serves on the board of Charleston Symphony Orchestra which he joined in August 2016. He has also served on the boards of our subsidiaries CBNA and CBPA since August 2014. Mr. Higdon received a B.A. in history from Georgetown University and a M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago.

Charles Koch

Mr. Charles J. Koch serves as an Independent Director of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Mr. Koch is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Charter One Financial and its subsidiary Charter One Bank (“Charter One”). He served as Charter One’s Chief Executive Officer from 1987 to 2004 and as its Chairman from 1995 to 2004, when the bank was acquired by The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc. Mr. Koch has served on the boards of directors of our subsidiaries CBNA and CBPA since September 2004. He also served on the board of directors of our former affiliate, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc from 2004 until February 2009. Mr. Koch has been a director of Assurant Inc. (AIZ) since August 2005, and is currently a member of the Assurant Finance and Risk Committee which he chaired from 2005 to 2014, as well as a member of its Compensation Committee. He has been a director of the Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) of Cincinnati since 1990. He was Chairman of the Board of the FHLB of Cincinnati from 2005 to 2006, and currently serves on its Risk, Compensation, and Nomination and Governance Committees. His long tenure on the FHLB of Cincinnati Board has been interrupted twice, for a total of three years, due to term limitations. Mr. Koch serves as a trustee of Case Western Reserve University, and he served as its Chairman of the Board from 2008 to 2012. He is also a past Chairman of the Board of John Carroll University. Mr. Koch is a Graduate of Lehigh University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and earned a M.B.A. from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland.

Shivan Subramaniam

Mr. Shivan S. Subramaniam serves as an Independent Director of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Mr. Subramaniam has been the Chairman of Factory Mutual Insurance Company, a commercial and industrial property insurer since 2002 and also served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1999 until his retirement at the end of 2014. Previously, Mr. Subramaniam served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Allendale Insurance, a predecessor company of FM Global. Elected president of Allendale in 1992, he held a number of senior-level positions in finance and management after joining the company in 1974. Mr. Subramaniam’s career spans nearly 40 years in the insurance industry. He has served on the board of directors of LSC Communications since October 2016 and Lifespan Corporation since December 2006. He is also a trustee of Bryant University and a director of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. Mr. Subramaniam has also served on the boards of directors of our subsidiaries CBNA and CBPA since January 2005. Mr. Subramaniam received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani, India, and two master’s degrees—one in operations research from the Polytechnic at New York University, and another in management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Wendy Watson

Ms. Wendy A. Watson serves as an Independent Director of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. October 2010. Ms. Watson was the Executive Vice President, Global Services for State Street Bank & Trust Company which she joined in 2000. Previously, Ms. Watson was with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce where she served as Head of the Global Private Banking and Trust business and President & Chief Executive Officer CIBC Finance. She has also served as Chief Information Officer and as Head of Internal Audit for Confederation Life Insurance Company in Toronto. Ms. Watson began her career in the audit department of Sun Life Assurance Company in Canada. She has served as a director of MD Financial Holdings (CMA Holdings) Canada since 2010, DAS Canada Insurance Company (a subsidiary of Munich Re) since 2010, the Independent Order of the Foresters Life Insurance Company since 2013 and MD Private Trust (a subsidiary of MD Financial Holdings) since 2015. Ms. Watson’s years of board service also include Chair of the board of two of State Street Bank’s multi-national entities—State Street Syntel Private Ltd (India) and State Street Syntel Services Ltd (Mauritius). She currently serves on the Community Service Committee of Boston Children’s Hospital and the Advisory Board of Empathways. Ms. Watson has also served on the boards of directors of our subsidiaries CBNA and CBPA since October 2010. In addition to her corporate directorship roles, Ms. Watson is also currently a member of the Editorial Board of the “Intelligent Outsourcer” Journal and has served as a member of the board of directors of the Women’s College Hospital and the Women’s College Hospital Foundation in Toronto. Ms. Watson is a magna cum laude graduate of McGill University in Montreal with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with majors in Accounting and Law.

Marita Zuraitis

Ms. Marita Zuraitis serves as an Independent Director of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Ms. Zuraitis is Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Horace Mann Educators Corporation. Prior to joining Horace Mann in May 2013, Ms. Zuraitis served as Executive Vice President and a member of the Executive Leadership Team for The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. While at The Hanover Insurance Group, Ms. Zuraitis served as President, Property and Casualty Companies, responsible for the personal and commercial lines of operation at Citizens Insurance Company of America, The Hanover Insurance Company and their affiliates, a position she held since 2004. Prior to 2004, she was President and Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Lines for The St. Paul Travelers Companies. Previously, she held underwriting and field management positions with United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company and Aetna Life and Casualty. Ms. Zuraitis has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. She has served as a member of the board of trustees for the American Institute for Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters, and has been a member of the executive and the compensation committees since June 2009. Ms. Zuraitis has also served on the boards of directors of our subsidiaries CBNA and CBPA since May 2011. She is a past Chairperson of the board of trustees for NCCI Holdings, Inc., a provider of workers’ compensation data analytics based in Boca Raton, Florida and a past member of the board of Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts. Ms. Zuraitis is a graduate of Fairfield University and completed Advanced Executive Education Program at the Wharton School of Business and the Program on Negotiations at Harvard University.

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