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Citi Ranked #1 in Global Custody Services in Survey of the World’s Leading Investors Compiled by Global Investor Magazine

New York, NY - May 17, 2012 – Citi has been ranked #1 in global custody services by the world’s leading asset managers, asset owners and banks in the 2012 Global Custody Survey compiled by Global Investor. Citi was also Top Rated in a similar survey conducted by Global Custodian with the highest score from investors and managers with assets in excess of $10 billion. In addition, Citi was recently rated Most Innovative Custodian by aiCIO.

"We are pleased to know how our clients value the access, insight and expertise of Citi’s vertically integrated global network to expand and diversify their businesses globally," said Chandresh Iyer, Global Head of Investment Services and Global Custody, Investor Services, Citi. "With our proprietary branch network, Citi is able to connect its clients directly to global markets and deliver exceptional levels of client service."

More than ever, the ability of global investors and managers to meet performance objectives relies on maximizing the efficiency of investment operations, optimizing critical decision-making information and implementing effectively in the markets that offer the most opportunity.

Citi OpenInvestorsm custody solutions deliver coverage for 98% of the world’s market capitalization. With Citi’s unique proprietary local branch network, clients have a single platform to directly access local experts, respond faster to market events and enhance risk management capabilities.

Citi OpenInvestor is the investment services solution for today’s diversified investor, combining specialized expertise, comprehensive capabilities and the power of Citi’s global network to help clients meet performance objectives across asset classes, strategies, and geographies. With an on-the-ground presence in over 95 countries and over $13 trillion in assets under custody, Citi offers award winning service and unmatched scale. Citi provides complete investment services for institutional, alternative, and wealth managers delivering middle office, fund services, custody, investing and financing solutions focused on clients’ specific challenges, customized to their individual needs.

Citi 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, Transaction Services supports over 65,000 clients. As of the first quarter of 2012, it held on average $377 billion in liability balances and $13 trillion in assets under custody.

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