Citi Named #1 Financial Services Company and #2 Overall in Ranking of Top 50 Community-Minded U.S. Companies

  Citi Named #1 Financial Services Company and #2 Overall in Ranking of Top 50
  Community-Minded U.S. Companies

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 08, 2012

Citi has been recognized as the top financial services company and the second
ranked organization overall in The Civic 50 survey – the first comprehensive
ranking of S&P 500 corporations that best use their time, talent, and
resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do
business. The survey was conducted by the National Conference on Citizenship
(NCoC) and Points of Light, the nation’s definitive experts on civic
engagement, in partnership with Bloomberg LP.

An article about The Civic 50 looking at the philanthropic efforts of some of
the top companies will appear in the November 12-18, 2012 issue of Bloomberg
Businessweek. The full Civic 50 ranking is posted on www.businessweek.com at
www.businessweek.com/interactive_reports/civic_50_2012.html.

“At Citi, corporate citizenship is not treated as a stand-alone initiative --
instead, it’s a unifying theme that is at the core of how we conduct
business,” said Bill Mills, Citi’s CEO for North America. “We are proud of our
200-year history of enabling progress and thank The Civic 50 for recognizing
our efforts to improve the communities we serve.”

“NCoC is proud to be part ofThe Civic 50launch," said Ilir Zherka, Executive
Director of NCOC. "The Civic 50demonstrates thatthe bestcompanies in
Americaare deeply committed to strengthening their respective communities.
Leaders of these companies are aligning the expertise of their companies and
peoplewith the needs of their communities, and then measuring the impact of
their programs. NCoC hopesThe Civic 50will spur companies
throughoutourcountryto do the same.”

"As a company committed to community engagement and improvement, Bloomberg is
proud to have partnered with the National Conference on Citizenship and Points
of Light on this important ranking," said Norman Pearlstine, Chairman,
Bloomberg Businessweek and Chief Content Officer, Bloomberg LP "The Civic 50
is a pioneering addition to the Bloomberg Rankings inventory. It features a
comprehensive, transparent methodology to identify companies that have taken a
leadership role in developing and implementing civic engagement programs. We
believe it will raise awareness of the importance of a civic consciousness
through the U.S. corporate world."

Companies were evaluated on seven specific metrics: leadership, measurement
and strategy, design, employee civic health, community partnerships, cause
alignment and transparency. Winning companies employed increasingly
sophisticated tools to measure the impact of community engagement and
alignment of these programs with their business’ core competencies. More than
two-thirds of the top 50 companies say they “frequently” or “always” use the
professional skills of their workforce to address social issues and real
community challenges. Sixty-six percent of the top 50 say they have
“mission-level” alignment with the community partners, meaning they work with
them on the highest strategic level, not just on individual programs or
events.

“Today, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we can see clearly how much
corporate America pitches in – with expertise, talent, time and money – to
help communities meet critical needs,” said Jackie Norris, executive director
of the Points of Light Corporate Institute. “In times of disaster and in
relative calm, The Civic 50’s work is transformative, innovative and
critically important.”

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.

Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com | Twitter: @Citi |
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Contact:

Citi
David Roskin, 212-559-4767
david.roskin@citi.com
 
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