Citi Commemorates 200th Anniversary with Global Community Day - a day of volunteerism for 100,000 Citi employees including 500

Citi Commemorates 200th Anniversary with Global Community Day - a day of 
volunteerism for 100,000 Citi employees including 500 in Canada 
TORONTO, June 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Citi is highlighting its long-standing 
commitment to communities by marking its 200(th) anniversary today with Global 
Community Day, an event celebrated in 92 countries with nearly 100,000 Citi 
volunteers - the largest number of participants ever. 
Citi volunteers will gather on the seventh annual Global Community Day to 
participate in 1,300 service projects around the world. In Canada, more than 
500 Citi volunteers will be giving their time in nine events across the 
country, ranging from collecting and sorting food for the hungry, revitalizing 
parks in local communities and building homes with Habitat for Humanity. 
Global Community Day serves as an annual opportunity for Citi employees, 
alumni, family and friends around the world to gather as one to demonstrate a 
shared commitment to its communities -- a commitment that is carried out 
year-round by many employees who regularly volunteer their time. This shared 
commitment has been embodied in Citi employees since the company was 
established in 1812. It's that spirit of Common Purpose that Citi proudly 
celebrates on its 200(th) anniversary. 
"For two centuries, Citi colleagues have worked to enable economic progress 
and support our clients on their journey from ambition to achievement," said 
Citi CEO Vikram Pandit. "There is no better way to celebrate our 200(th) 
anniversary than by honoring our history, embracing the future, and working 
together to strengthen the communities where we live and work." 
"With more than 500 Citi volunteers, this marks our most successful Global 
Community Day in Canada yet," said John Hastings, Chairman and CEO of Citibank 
Canada. "Making such a tangible contribution to our local communities, along 
with 100,000 colleagues around the world, is a great way to celebrate this 
significant milestone for Citi." 
Citi volunteers throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, 
Latin America, and North America will lend their time, skills and expertise to 
concentrate on local community needs, including financial inclusion, college 
and career mentoring, neighborhood revitalization, housing, disaster relief 
and environmental protection. Throughout the world, anyone interested in 
staying up-to-date on the latest Global Community Day news and events can 
follow #200YearsCiti on Twitter. Highlights of Citi's volunteer projects 
around the world include: 
Asia Pacific
Maintaining its place at the top of the annual volunteer leaderboard, Asia 
Pacific will again have the largest turnout of volunteers across Citi's 
regions. In Hong Kong, 4,000 volunteers will partner with 13 NGOs to host a 
wide range ofcommunity service and fundraising activities for the elderly, 
underprivileged children and families, and other underserved groups. 
Approximately 2,000 volunteers in China will participate in a walkathon to 
raise funds to improve the nutrition of more than 3,400 children from some of 
China's most impoverished communities. Under the theme of 'Green Citi, Clean 
City,' South Korea's 50 activities will involve 4,000 volunteers in 
environmental protection efforts in botanical gardens and eco parks. In 
Thailand, 2,000 volunteers will support those affected by the floods in 2011 
by fundraising to help five damaged schools and 200 underprivileged students. 
Europe, Middle East and Africa
In Spain, close to 100 people ranging from 4 to 99 years old are taking part 
in a fundraising event called the Citi Mini Olympics. More than 1,000 
volunteers in Pakistan will take part in the Citi 200 Community Carnival 
benefitting patients of a local cancer hospital. In Kenya, volunteers in 
Nairobi will partner with Habitat for Humanity's Maai Mahiu Internally 
Displaced Persons project at Naivasha, which seeks to provide decent, durable 
and permanent houses. Citi Nigeria volunteers in Lagos will be working at 
the National Museum to restore storage rooms for Nigeria's historical 
Latin America and Mexico
In Guatemala, more than 2,000 volunteers will be working on various 
neighborhood revitalization projects including repairing playgrounds, schools 
and sidewalks, painting murals, planting trees and installing streetlamps 
built with recycled materials. In Argentina, 1,600 volunteers will work with 
local schools, hospices, and homes in 18 cities across the country and hold a 
Sustainability Fair to benefit local non-profit partners. 1,300 Citi 
volunteers in Panama will remodel classrooms in the capital and clean up 
beaches to celebrate World Oceans Day. In Mexico, more than 5,000 volunteers 
across 62 cities, including Mexico City, will come together to plant nearly 
25,000 trees and improve green areas in the local communities. 
North America
Across the New York tri state area more than 4,500 employees will be engaged 
in various community projects, including teaching financial skills with Junior 
Achievement, revitalizing Hudson River Park, cleaning city beaches, preparing 
disaster cleanup kits with the American Red Cross, preparing summer camps for 
underprivileged children, building bicycles for children of military families, 
and restoring historic landmarks. Citi volunteers in Los Angeles and Fresno 
will utilize their skills to provide financial literacy classes at Financial 
Family Days. In Tucson, employees are involved in various community 
development projects and will assemble care packages for families of military 
service members. In St. Louis, under the banner of "200 Acts of Kindness", 
more than 600 volunteers will reach out into the local community and volunteer 
their services to various causes including literacy, food distribution and 
revitalizing community spaces. Across Canada more than 500 Citi volunteers 
will work to provide food to the hungry, shelter to the homeless and green 
public parks. 
About Citi
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts 
and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides 
consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of 
financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, 
corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, 
and wealth management. 
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Troy Underhill Citi Communications (416) 947-5687 
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