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Citi Holds Americas Securities Services Forum in St. Petersburg, Florida with Top Financial Services Professionals

Top financial professionals to participate in this year’s Americas Securities Services Forum to discuss latest regional industry trends, regulatory changes and best practices

St. Petersburg, Florida - March 22, 2012 – Citi announced today that over 100 senior representatives and experts in Capital Market Infrastructure and Economy in the Americas will gather at Citi’s Global Transaction Services 8th annual Americas Securities Services Forum to discuss best practices and latest trends affecting their securities’ operations. This year’s three-day event hosted by Citi is taking place at the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel, in St. Petersburg, Florida from March 21st to March 23rd.

"This year’s forum includes panel discussions focusing on Latin America’s emerging stock markets, trends in trading, and global regulatory trends. The purpose of the conference is for our in-country experts to share the latest developments of Latin American capital markets with key decision makers in the industry," said Fernando Iraola, Global Transaction Services, Latin America and Mexico Region Head.

"The Americas Securities Services Forum 2012 is the largest and most comprehensive industry conference in Latin America. This event is the result of 20 years of experience in Securities Services and more than 100 years of presence in the Americas. Each year we attract top decision-makers and senior executives from the financial sector across the Americas, who meet to discuss global industry trends and best practices across the region. The conference has grown year over year, and we now host over 100 participants and organize more than 50 one-on-one meetings with representatives from Central Security Depositories and over 100 meetings with Citi’s experts," said Alejandro Berney, Securities and Funds Services Head for Latin America and Mexico, Global Transaction Services, Citi.

This year speakers include Fernando Iraola, Global Transaction Services, Latin America and Mexico Region Head; Alejandro Berney, Securities and Fund Services Head for Citi Latin America Global Transaction Services; Lee R. Waite, Global Head of Direct Custody and Clearing, Global Transaction Services; Francis Stenning, CEO, Bolsa de Valores de Lima; Alfredo Guillén, Head of Transactional Services Direction, Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV) and Dario Espinosa, Director of Public Credit at the Republic of Panama’s Ministry of Economy and Finance, among others.

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 $12.6 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 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 95 countries, Citi’s Global Transaction Services supports over 65,000 clients. As of the fourth quarter of 2011, it held on average $368 billion in liability balances and $12.5 trillion in assets under custody.

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