Citi Celebrates Annual Global Community Day as 70,000 Volunteers Mobilize to Serve Nearly 480 Cities Around the World

  Citi Celebrates Annual Global Community Day as 70,000 Volunteers Mobilize to
  Serve Nearly 480 Cities Around the World

     High-Definition Video of CEO Corbat & Hundreds of Participating Citi
                 Volunteers Available at http://bit.ly/Snjui7

More Than 540,000 Volunteers have Joined Global Community Day Activities Since
                                Launch in 2006

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- June 8, 2014

On Saturday, June 7^th, Citi marked its ninth annual Global Community Day, as
more than 70,000 Citi volunteers in 479 cities spanning 93 countries engaged
in service activities to benefit their local communities. Working
side-by-side, Citi colleagues, alumni, family and friends demonstrated the
company’s commitment to supporting and improving communities by leading and
participating in more than 1,200 service projects focused on local needs,
including urban revitalization, literacy and education, housing, environmental
conservation, health and human services, and disaster relief, in the days
leading up to and including Global Community Day.

While Citi volunteers have a strong tradition of engaging in community service
year-round, Global Community Day is an annual opportunity for Citi colleagues
and other participants to join together and use their time, skills and
expertise to make a difference in their cities. Since its launch in 2006, more
than 540,000 Citi volunteers have participated in Global Community Day
activities, creating lasting impacts on cities around the world and
reinforcing the idea that active corporate engagement is an essential
component of a livable city.

“Volunteer service is one of the many ways Citi shows its commitment to the
communities where we have a presence,” said Citi CEO Michael Corbat. “Global
Community Day highlights the great work of our community and non-profit
partners, and we are excited to join them once again to strengthen our
neighborhoods.”

Supporters can learn more about Citi’s proud tradition of volunteerism and
join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by following
#CitiVolunteers.

Throughout North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Europe, the Middle
East, and Africa, Citi volunteers led hundreds of community projects. Notable
activities across Citi’s regions included:

Asia Pacific

In Hong Kong, 3,200 volunteers participated in 22 service events, such as the
Citi Global Community Day Cup, a charity football tournament to support
children ages 6-15. In India, more than 1,200 volunteers in seven cities were
involved in a variety of activities to revitalize learning spaces, clean up
beaches and parks, and build sustainable facilities. Activities in the
Philippines included assisting communities recently impacted by Typhoon
Yolanda and building homes for victims in Tacloban. In Singapore, more than
5,000 volunteers joined community partners for a range of activities,
including a charity carnival with a dollar-for-dollar fundraising match by the
local government. In Vietnam, more than 600 volunteers planted trees to help
protect coastlines, and spread awareness about environmental protection.
Marking Citi’s 50^th anniversary in the country, 3,800 volunteers in Taiwan
gave back to the community, including spending time with 500 orphans and
underprivileged children at a local theme park. In Japan, more than 1,200 Citi
colleagues and their families participated in 16 activities across the
country, including park and beach clean ups, re-cultivating an abandoned field
to provide food for the local community, and bowling with children from a
foster home.

Europe, Middle East and Africa

In the United Kingdom, nearly 1,300 volunteers took part in 90 different
service projects across Belfast, Edinburgh and London, such as restoring
community playgrounds, working with children’s charities, and providing
academic and career mentoring and support to young people. In Israel, more
than 165 Citi volunteers worked to renovate a foster home and build the
confidence and self-esteem of underprivileged youth by teaching them to garden
and paint. More than 800 Citi volunteers in 11 countries including Algeria,
Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar, Tunisia and
the United Arab Emirates engaged in the “MENA for the Children” campaign, a
regional dedication across the Middle East and North Africa to collect basic
necessities and distribute the items to low-income children. In Nigeria, 725
Citi volunteers worked with junior and senior secondary school students to
support their academic performance, inspire their career aspirations, and
develop their natural talents. In Spain, more than 400 Citi volunteers
promoted progress by collaborating with food banks, animal shelters, and
children’s hospitals. In Cameroon, 80 volunteers served a local district
hospital in Douala with blood donations, refurbishing the pediatric ward and
distributing medication to patients.

Latin America and Mexico

In Argentina, more than 1,400 volunteers participated at various events, such
as helping families reduce their consumption of water and energy from
non-renewable sources. In Ecuador, more than 180 volunteers received training
to become tourism ambassadors for the City of Quito, and committed to guide
visitors through the city’s historic sites. In Colombia, more than 1,800 Citi
volunteers in Bogotá worked on the reforestation and reclamation of wetlands,
and volunteers and their families also planted 1,800 native trees. In Brazil,
volunteers helped to improve public infrastructure with 1,300 volunteers
participating in 11 events to revitalize and repaint public school classrooms
and hallways. In Guatemala, more than 700 volunteers engaged in the
rehabilitation and construction of seven public schools in Guatemala City. In
the Dominican Republic, more than 250 volunteers helped revitalize Mirador Sur
Park, including planting trees and give park benches a makeover. In Mexico,
more than 3,500 volunteers dedicated the day to teach financial knowledge and
education to children at 91 events across 63 cities.

North America

In New York City, Citi CEO Michael Corbat joined more than 4,000 volunteers
who participated in more than 50 activities, such as park and school
revitalization, efforts to support military veterans, coaching and mentoring
young people, and environmental conservation. In California, more than 1,200
Citi volunteers took part in events across the state, including building a
4,000 square foot community garden at a Los Angeles school, park
beautification projects, and revitalizing homes for low-income families. In
Missouri, more than 800 volunteers participated in projects like summer
reading kickoff events, building and stocking mini-libraries for children,
feeding the hungry, and constructing a military veteran’s home with Habitat
for Humanity.  In Florida, more than 1,700 Citi volunteers volunteered at
various beautification projects, including at schools, community centers and a
local zoo.  In Texas, more than 1,300 volunteers honored veterans, assisted
youth at various camps, delivered pet supplies to Meals on Wheels clients,
conducted financial education training, and built a new home for a family.  In
Canada, more than 600 Citi volunteers participated in more than a dozen events
in cities across the country, including planting trees, cleaning up local
parks and working at 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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Kamran Mumtaz, 212-793-7682
kamran.mumtaz@citi.com
 
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