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Marc Paulhus Appointed Illinois President of Charter One and RBS Citizens

CHICAGO, IL (January 8, 2013) – RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (RBSCFG) today named Marc Paulhus as President, Charter One and RBS Citizens, Illinois.

The President of RBS Citizens’ Asset Finance group since 2008, Paulhus succeeds Scott Swanson, who is resigning to pursue another opportunity. Paulhus joined the bank in 2003 and has been based in Chicago since 2005. He will continue to lead the bank’s equipment finance unit.

“Marc is an experienced banker whose understanding of economic trends and the financial needs of both companies and families today will serve our Illinois customers well,” said Robert Matthews, Vice Chairman for Commercial Banking. “Scott has contributed significantly to our success in growing our retail and commercial businesses. We thank him for his dedicated service and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

“I look forward to this opportunity as Charter One and RBS Citizens continue providing top-notch service to consumer and corporate customers in the communities we serve,” Paulhus said. “From our innovations in online and mobile banking to our investments in economic development and fighting hunger, this is a very exciting time for our bank and I look forward to doing what I can to help continue growing our business and serving our customers in Illinois.”

Paulhus, a member of RBSCFG’s Executive Leadership Group, the company’s senior leadership team, came to RBSCFG following senior leadership roles at PureMarkets Corporation, The CIT Group, Fleet Credit Corporation and LB Credit Corporation.

Paulhus graduated with a degree in business administration from Providence College and received his MBA from the University of Rhode Island.

About Charter One
Charter One is a division of RBS Citizens, N.A., operating in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. It has 340 branches and 510 ATMs. It has 104 branches and 244 ATMs in Illinois. Charter One’s website is charterone.com.

RBS Citizens, N.A., is a subsidiary of RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc., a $132 billion commercial bank holding company. It is headquartered in Providence, R.I., and through its subsidiaries has more than 1,400 branches, approximately 3,600 ATMs and approximately 18,950 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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