SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 8, 2021
(Exact name of the registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction of|
Incorporation or Organization)
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer|
One Citizens Plaza
Providence, RI 02903
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (401) 456-7000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
☐ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common stock, $0.01 par value per share||CFG||New York Stock Exchange|
|Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/40th interest in a share of 6.350% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series D||CFG PrD||New York Stock Exchange|
|Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/40th interest in a share of 5.000% Fixed-Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series E||CFG PrE||New York Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.12b-2).
Emerging growth company ☐
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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On July 8, 2021, Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (the “Company”) filed a Certificate of Elimination to its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware, which, effective upon filing, eliminated from the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation all matters set forth in the Certificate of Designations with respect to its 5.500% Fixed-to-Floating Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A (the “Series A Preferred Stock”). All outstanding shares of the Series A Preferred Stock were redeemed on July 6, 2021. A copy of the Certificate of Elimination relating to the Series A Preferred Stock is filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference. A Restated Certificate of Incorporation reflecting (i) the elimination of the Series A Preferred Stock, and (ii) the integration of the Company’s previously filed Certificates of Designations for the 5.650% Fixed-Rate Reset Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series F, and 4.000% Fixed-Rate Reset Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series G was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on July 8, 2021, and is listed as Exhibit 3.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Exhibit 104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Robin S. Elkowitz|
|Name:||Robin S. Elkowitz|
|Title:||Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|
Date: July 9, 2021