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Citizens Bank Returns as The Lawn on D’s Title Sponsor For 2017

Boston, MA  – The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) is pleased to announce that after a successful 2016 season, Citizens Bank will be returning as The Lawn On D’s title sponsor in 2017. The sponsorship agreement includes exclusive naming rights, incorporating the Citizens Bank logo with The Lawn On D brand in all signage and promotions for The Lawn On D.

“We are very happy to welcome back Citizens Bank as The Lawn On D’s title sponsor,” said David Gibbons, MCCA Executive Director. “The Lawn On D has become a favorite gathering spot for the community and the support of the Citizens Bank team has contributed significantly to making the space more successful and financially-sustainable.“

Citizens Bank is the second largest retail bank in Massachusetts with over 240 local branches and a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services aimed toward individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions.

The Lawn On D sponsorship is part of Citizens’ ongoing commitment to support local communities, encourage creativity and innovation, and provide unique experiences for its customers.

“Citizens Bank is thrilled to be returning in 2017 for another season as the title sponsor of The Lawn On D Powered by Citizens Bank,” said Jerry Sargent, President of Citizens Bank, Massachusetts. “The Lawn is an exciting community space and we are proud that our support enables the MCCA to provide free access to events that strengthen the community and build shared memories in the Seaport district.”

Citizens Bank was actively involved in community events at The Lawn On D throughout the 2016 season, hosting a day-long “Text to Give” event in collaboration with the Greater Boston Food Bank and hosting the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network. Since the debut of their kiosk last July, featuring an ATM machine and charging station, Citizens Bank colleagues were at The Lawn On D every weekend welcoming and interacting with guests.

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About the MCCA

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority owns and operates the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center (Hynes) and The Lawn on D. Both the BCEC and Hynes have achieved Gold Standard Certification from the International Association of Convention Centers (AIPC) for excellence in Convention Center Management. The MCCA's mission is to generate significant regional economic activity by attracting conventions, tradeshows and other events to its world-class facilities while maximizing the investment return for the residents and businesses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $147 billion in assets as of September 30, 2016. 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