London - January 21, 2010 – Citigroup announced today that its Global Transaction Services business has appointed Diane Faulks as the Head of Investor Relations for Depository Receipts Services for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Based in London, Diane will report locally to Ayden Dagg, EMEA Head of Depositary Receipts Services, and globally to Beate Melten, Global Head of Investor Relations Advisory in New York.

With her new role as Head of Investor Relations for Depository Receipts Services for EMEA, Diane will assist Citi’s Depositary Receipts clients to plan and execute effective investor relations strategies and target new shareholders.

Diane has over 20 years experience in the discipline of Investor Relations, most recently with Cantos Communications as Client Director responsible for major corporate relationships. Prior to this, Diane held in-house roles for UK corporates (Signet plc and BAA plc) and advisory roles both within Citi’s Depositary Receipts business assisting clients with cross border communication during listing, capital raising and shareholder expansion and within Cantos, a consultancy specialising in helping corporates influence stakeholders, particularly investors and analysts, via digital and online programmes. Over the years she has advised companies of all sizes, sectors and locations on strategies and actions to identify and achieve their IR goals. Diane has been an active member of the UK’s IR professional body, the Investor Relations Society (IRS) since 1994 and was a board member from 2000-2006. In recognition of her commitment to IR she was appointed Chairman of IRS from 2003-2005.

She was also the UK representative onto the International Investor Relations Federation (IIRF) until 2008.

Ayden Dagg, Head of Depositary Receipt Services for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Citi said, "Diane is an outstanding individual with tremendous understanding and expertise in the Investor Relations space. Attracting top talent is important in maintaining a market leading position and we feel that Diane’s appointment is demonstrative of Citi’s commitment to continue to strengthen our Investor Relations business and provide our clients with best in class service".


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