Ralph M. Della Ratta Appointed Citizens Bank Ohio President

CLEVELAND – Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG) today named Ralph M. Della Ratta as Citizens Bank Ohio President. Della Ratta, who leads the bank’s merger and acquisition advisor business, joined Citizens last month after Citizens’ acquisition of Western Reserve Partners.  

Della Ratta has long been active in the community and currently serves on the boards of Kent State University and the University Hospitals Health System. He is also a member of the 50 Club of Cleveland. 

As Ohio state president, Della Ratta will lead Citizens’ engagement with civic, business and community leaders across the state, where the bank employs more than 1,100 colleagues. Mike Shiplett, who joined Citizens in 2015, will continue to lead the Commercial Banking team in Ohio as market executive.

“Ralph is already a great asset to the community in Ohio and we look forward to being able to tap his considerable experience and leadership skills as he takes on this new role as the head of our Ohio leadership team,” said Donald H. McCree, Citizens vice chairman and head of Commercial Banking.

“This is a great opportunity to represent Citizens Bank and help spread the word about the important work the bank does for its clients and in the community,” said Della Ratta. “I look forward to working with our community partners as state president and continuing to help our clients reach their potential.” 

A graduate of Duke University, Della Ratta has an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management and a graduate degree in banking from Stonier Graduate School at Rutgers University.  

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $150.3 billion in assets as of March 31, 2017. 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. In Consumer Banking, Citizens helps its retail customers “bank better” with mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,200 ATMs and approximately 1,200 Citizens Bank branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Citizens also provides wealth management, mortgage lending, auto lending, student lending and commercial banking services in select markets nationwide. 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 hedging, leasing and asset finance, specialty finance and trade finance. 

Citizens operates through its subsidiaries Citizens Bank, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania as Citizens Bank, Citizens Commercial Banking and Citizens One. Additional information about Citizens and its full line of products and services can be found at www.citizensbank.com.