66,000 Citi Volunteers Mark Company’s Annual Global Community Day with Service Activities in 95 Countries

  66,000 Citi Volunteers Mark Company’s Annual Global Community Day with
  Service Activities in 95 Countries

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- June 22, 2013

Citi employees, alumni, family and friends around the world will reinforce the
company’s commitment to supporting and improving communities by turning out in
force today during Citi’s eighth annual Global Community Day. In the days
leading up to and including Global Community Day, more than 66,000 Citi
volunteers will gather in 95 countries around the world to participate in more
than 1,200 service projects to benefit local communities.

Volunteerism is a central part of the Citi employee experience, with Citi
volunteers regularly engaging in community service year-round. Global
Community Day spotlights and reinforces a shared commitment among Citi
employees, clients, alumni, family and friends around the world to collaborate
and dedicate their time and expertise to local community needs, including
literacy and education, housing, environmental stewardship, health and human
services, and disaster relief.

Last year’s Global Community Day on June 16, 2012, was a cornerstone of Citi’s
year-long 200th anniversary celebration, and resulted in an extraordinary
demonstration of the company’s commitment to service. Continuing that
enthusiasm, this year Citi volunteers are contributing more than 325,000 hours
of service in 473 cities. As part of Global Community Day, among other
efforts, Citi volunteers will serve more than 14,200 meals to the hungry,
build 240 houses, and revitalize more than 200 parks, beaches and green
spaces.

"Since our first Global Community Day in 2006, this company-wide initiative
has quickly become a Citi tradition," said Citi CEO Michael Corbat. "Last
year’s Global Community Day saw the largest participation to date, and we are
excited to carry that momentum into this year as we work side-by-side with
local organizations to strengthen the communities where we live and work.”

In addition to rolling up their sleeves, Citi volunteers and community
partners around the world will be communicating about their Global Community
Day experiences on Twitter using #CitiVolunteers.

Working throughout North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Europe, the
Middle East, and Africa, Citi volunteers will lead hundreds of community
projects. Notable activities across Citi’s regions include:

Asia Pacific

Buoyed by a strong culture of service, Asia Pacific will again have the
largest turnout of volunteers across Citi’s regions. In Singapore, more than
5,000 volunteers will work with 12 community partners to host a wide range
ofcommunity service and fundraising activities for the elderly,
underprivileged children and families, and other underserved groups.
Approximately 3,000 volunteers under the theme ‘One Team, One Goal, One
Community’ will participate in 17 events across Hong Kong, including a charity
football tournament to raise awareness and funds for homeless services
organizations. In the Philippines, 3,300 volunteers will participate in 19
activities, including many where Citi employees will utilize their
professional skills by providing pro bono legal services to
microentrepreneuers and financial education to underprivileged youth. In
India, more than 1,200 volunteers will support a variety of events focused on
youth causes from mentoring to greening learning spaces. In South Korea, under
the slogan ‘Green Citi Clean City,’ 4,000 volunteers will participate in 51
environmental protection activities in eco-parks and river areas.

Europe, Middle East and Africa

Across 52 countries throughout the region, colleagues are taking part in a
combination of skills-based and hands-on volunteering activities. In the
United Kingdom, 1,500 volunteers will take part in 22 different service
projects including career mentoring, job skills development, and park
revitalization. Additionally, CEO Michael Corbat will participate alongside
colleagues in the Citi Cycle Challenge, a fundraiser to benefit Shooting Star
CHASE, a local children’s hospice. In Morocco, approximately 30 Citi employees
will be involved in financial literacy and mentoring sessions for young
people. In  Nigeria, 600 Citi volunteers are collaborating with the U.K.
Department for International Development (DFID) to provide educational aid to
a juniorpublic secondary school. In Kenya, 350 volunteers will return to
Karura Forest to tend to the trees they planted as part of Global Community
Day 2006. In Spain, colleagues will be working with the Food Bank Foundation
of Madrid to deliver food to the homeless. In Czech Republic, nearly 200 Citi
volunteers will be working in partnership with Junior Achievement to organize
a youth personal finance competition as well as disaster relief efforts.

Latin America and Mexico

In Colombia, more than 2,000 volunteers will be working on various projects in
13 cities, including public school restoration, financial education workshops,
park reforestation and recreational activities for at-risk youth. In Costa
Rica, 800 volunteers will work in various reforestation activities, including
in the Paso de las Lapas Biological Corridor. More than 300 Citi volunteers in
Venezuela will donate clothing, food and manpower to revitalize the facilities
at hospices across the country. In Mexico, more than 2,000 volunteers in more
than 40 cities are dedicating a day to environmental activities, including
reforestation and park revitalization. In Argentina, 400 volunteers will be
working in 22 cities, dedicating time in orphanages, soup kitchens, and public
schools. 1,200 Citi volunteers in Brazil will participate in events in 10
locations across the country, focusing on infrastructure refurbishment,
supporting food banks, and recreational events for underserved communities. 50
volunteers in Jamaica will partner with Junior Achievement to deliver basic
financial education to 300 primary school students.

North America

In New York, more than 3,000 volunteers will be involved in 70 service events
including park revitalization, student mentoring and post-disaster rebuilding
efforts. Throughout Florida, more than 2,000 Citi employees are volunteering
their time on a variety of events, including preparing meals for the homeless
and helping food banks sort and distribute food to low-income families. In
California, approximately 300 Citi employees are involved in seven different
events, including organizing food for distribution to needy families and
seniors. In Chicago, 100 Citi employees are working with Chicago Cares in a
citywide Serve-A-Thon to beautify Chicago Public Schools. In several cities
including Jacksonville (FL), Columbus (OH), Tampa (FL), Johnson City (TN),
Buffalo (NY), and Wilmington (DE), Citi employees are volunteering their time
to support military veterans. Volunteer activities include landscaping and
repairing disabled and elderly veterans’ homes, visiting veterans’ hospitals
and nursing homes, and working with dogs being trained for military duty.
Across Canada, more than 500 Citi volunteers will build homes for low-income
families, landscape and clean up community parks, deliver meals, and help sort
and package food at local food banks.

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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Contact:

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