Citizens Financial Group in Providence, R.I., has hired a new chief financial officer.

John Woods will join the $147 billion-asset company on Feb. 13 before succeeding John Fawcett on March 4, Citizens said in a Wednesday press release. Fawcett is set to serve as interim CFO on Dec. 17, replacing Eric Aboaf.

Woods will be responsible for business line finance groups, along with financial planning and analysis, investor relations and capital management. He will also join Citizens' executive committee.

Woods "will hit the ground running in terms of contributing to our strategy, balance sheet management, efficiency initiatives and business partnership, as well as providing experienced leadership to our Finance function," Bruce Van Saun, Citizens' chairman and CEO, said in the release.

Previously, Woods worked at MUFG, where he had been CFO of the Americas since 2013. He has also held senior finance leadership posts at JPMorgan Chase, Washington Mutual and the Freddie Mac.

Citizens on Tuesday announced that it had hired Brian Peters, a longtime executive at SunTrust Banks in Atlanta, to lead its Southeast operations.

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