STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENTS APPPOINTS CITI UK FIDUCIARY SERVICES AS TRUSTEE AND DEPOSITARY

London - March 22, 2010 – Citigroup announced today that Citi UK Fiduciary Services (CIP), part of the Global Transaction Services business, has signed a new agreement with leading global fund manager Standard Life Investments. The Edinburgh-based asset manager has appointed CIP as its principal trustee and depositary provider.

In September 2009, it was announced that Standard Life Investments had re-affirmed Citi as its principal fund administration and securities services provider with a new five year arrangement.

Andrew Gelb, Head of Securities and Fund Services, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Citi, said, "We are delighted by this further appointment by Standard Life and look forward to deepening our relationship with this prestigious company. They will have access to our best-in-class capabilities, service and innovation".

CIP was recently recognised in the R&M industry survey as the UK funds industry top performing trustee and depositary with clients that have assets in excess of £1bn.

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