Citi Announces Major Enhancements to Market Guide, its Securities Market Information Web Channel Available to Clients Worldwide

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New York, NY - October 28, 2010 – Citi today announced that its Securities and Fund Services business division is enhancing Market Guide, its securities market information web channel, available exclusively to Citi’s clients around the world.

Market Guide is a unique and powerful information channel for clients to gain access to Citi’s extensive global and local securities market information across more than 90 markets. In a highly efficient and convenient way, they can receive comprehensive, timely and accurate information — customized to match their precise requirements — along with the tools they need to tap into new market opportunities and support their business decisions. There are over 25,000 users entitled to Market Guide, representing about 2,000 client profiles. Market Guide keeps clients apprised of developments in markets across the world with about 400 new updates/documents published and about 7,500 publications viewed on-line each month.

“For the benefit of our clients, Market Guide’s key advantages are its simplicity and its high degree of efficiency and flexibility,” said Gregg Sisco, Network Management Head for the Americas and for the Global Market Information program, at Citi’s Global Transaction Services. “In today’s highly competitive business environment, market-critical news is extremely valuable, yet difficult to retrieve and often too extensive to digest. Market Guide has addressed these issues by making all information available to our clients in a single, easy-to-use portal, thereby saving them considerable time and effort while accessing Citi’s market information that is crucial to their day-to-day dealings.”

Among the latest enhancements to Citi’s Market Guide are:

  • Video commentary by Citi’s experts in more than 90 markets around the world on key market changes, regulatory updates and market and services developments in their specific countries;
  • Priority flags on email messages so that clients will always know when a key market, regulatory or service-related email is in their inbox;
  • Streamlined email subscriptions to enable clients to narrow their email preferences by publications and topics.

Through its Securities and Fund Services business, Citi’s industry-focused experts provide investors worldwide with tailored solutions delivered through proven global platforms that feature modular, open architecture. With $12.4 trillion of assets under custody and the industry's largest proprietary network, clients can leverage Citi's local market expertise and global reach to extract value across the entire investment value chain.

Global Transaction Services, a division of Citigroup’s Institutional Clients Group, offers integrated cash management, trade, and securities and fund services to multinational corporations, financial institutions and public sector organizations around the world. With a network that spans more than 100 countries, Citigroup’s Global Transaction Services supports over 65,000 clients. As of the third quarter of 2010, it held on average $340 billion in liability balances and $12.4 trillion in assets under custody. For more information visit http://www.transactionservices.citi.com

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