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Citi and the Association for Financial Professionals Launch Asia Pacific Treasury Management Institute

Certificate programs will provide world-class training and skills enhancement

Singapore - December 15, 2011 – A new institute for training treasury executives will open its doors in Singapore this year. The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) and Citi announced the joint launch of the AFP-Citi Asia Pacific Treasury Management Institute to advance the treasury profession in the region through a world-class training and skills enhancement certificate program.

In consultations with Citi’s subject matter experts, AFP will customize countryspecific programs and materials for the institute, beginning with Singapore and Hong Kong in 2012 and later expanding to other areas. Citi will select and enroll attendees. Programs will cover a broad range of topics including but not limited to financial risk management including foreign exchange, cash management and forecasting, money markets, short-term investing and borrowing.

Anthony Nappi, Region Head, Asia Pacific, Global Transaction Services, Citi, said: "This strategic partnership is a reflection of Citi’s commitment to continually raising the bar for treasury professionals and the transaction banking industry as a whole in a very important growth region for the bank."

"The Asia Pacific region continues to be an engine for economic growth and as such the demands on treasury professionals are becoming more critical," said Jim Kaitz, AFP’s president and CEO. "We are excited to be working with Citi on this educational program."

Each country-specific AFP-Citi program will cover a broad range of treasury-related topics. Participants will receive a co-branded AFP-Citi certificate of completion.


About Citi
Citi, the leading global financial services company, 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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About Global Transaction Services
Global Transaction Services, a division of Citi’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 2011, it held on average $365 billion in liability balances and $12.5 trillion in assets under custody.

About AFP®
The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) serves a network of more than 16,000 members with news, economic research, treasury certification programs, networking events, financial analytical tools, training, and public policy representation to legislators and regulators. AFP is the daily resource for the finance profession. AFP's global reach extends to over 150,000 treasury and financial professionals worldwide, including AFP of Canada; London-based gtnews, an on-line resource for the treasury and finance community; and bobsguide, a financial IT solutions network.

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