Citizens Financial sets IPO at $21.50 a share

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — Citizens Financial Group has raised about $3 billion in its initial public offering of stock that was priced at $21.50 a share, below the expected range.

The U.S. banking unit of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group said late Tuesday that it sold 140 million shares in the IPO that had initially been expected to fetch between $23 and $25 a share.

Citizens Financial, based in Providence, Rhode Island, has about 1,200 branches across the Northeast and Midwest. RBS is based in the U.K. and is mostly owned by the government.

Its stock will start trading Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CFG."