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Citizens Financial Group names Edward J. Kelly III to board

Staff Writer |
Providence, R.I., USA - Citizens Financial Group, a bank, announced the appointment of Edward J. Kelly III to its board of directors, effective February 1, 2019.

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Mr. Kelly has an extensive background in financial services and has significant experience serving on U.S. boards.

Mr. Kelly will serve on the board’s Compensation and Human Resources Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Mr. Kelly most recently served as chairman of Citigroup Inc.’s Institutional Clients Group from January 2011 until his retirement in July 2014.

He served as chairman of Global Banking from April 2010 to January 2011, and as vice chairman of Citigroup from July 2009 to April 2010.

Mr. Kelly briefly served as Citi’s chief financial officer in 2009, and before that was head of Global Banking and president and chief executive officer of Citi Alternative Investments.

He is currently a director of MetLife and chairman of the board of CSX Corp.

CSX previously announced that Mr. Kelly will be retiring from the CSX board in January 2019.

Mr. Kelly joined Citi in February 2008 from The Carlyle Group, a private investment firm, where he was a managing director.

Prior to joining Carlyle in July 2007, he was a vice chairman at PNC Financial Services Group following PNC's acquisition of Mercantile Bankshares Corporation in March 2007.

Mr. Kelly was chairman, chief executive and president of Mercantile from March 2003 through March 2007 and chief executive and president from March 2001 to March 2003.

Before Mercantile, he held a series of senior roles at J.P. Morgan, and was a partner at the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell.

Early in his career, he served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr.