Citizens Financial : Announces Pricing of $1.5 Billion of Citizens Bank, N.A. Senior Notes
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG) today announced the pricing of senior unsecured note offerings by Citizens Bank, N.A. (the “Bank”) of $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount (collectively, the “Senior Notes”), consisting of:
- $700 million 3.250% fixed-rate notes due 2022 (the “3.250% Senior Notes”)
- $300 million floating-rate notes due 2022 with an interest rate of 3-month LIBOR plus 0.72% (the “Floating Rate Senior Notes”)
- $500 million 3.750% fixed-rate notes due 2026 (the “3.750% Senior Notes”)
The Senior Notes are being offered under the Bank’s $10.0 billion Global Bank Note Program. The offerings are expected to close on February 14, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions. The Bank intends to use the net proceeds of the Senior Notes offerings for general corporate purposes.
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Citizens Capital Markets, Inc., and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the 3.250% Senior Notes and the Floating Rate Senior Notes. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., Citizens Capital Markets, Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the 3.750% Senior Notes. Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. is acting as co-manager for each series of Senior Notes.
The Senior Notes are not deposits and are neither insured nor approved by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency and are subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of principal. The Senior Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and are being offered pursuant to an exemption from registration under the Securities Act provided by Section 3(a)(2) thereof. A purchaser of the Senior Notes, in making a purchase, will be deemed to have represented and agreed that it is an institution that is an accredited investor within the meaning of the SEC's Rule 501(a) under the Securities Act, that it is purchasing the Senior Notes for its own account or the account(s) of one or more other investors that are accredited investors and that it, or each of the other accredited investors, owning a beneficial interest in a Senior Note will hold an undivided beneficial interest in a principal amount of not less than $250,000 at all times.
This press release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, the Senior Notes, nor shall there be any sale of the Senior Notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $160.5 billion in assets as of December 31, 2018. 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 2,900 ATMs and approximately 1,100 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 corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a full range of wholesale banking products and services, including lending and deposits, capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and interest rate products, and asset finance. More information is available www.citizensbank.com or visit us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.
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