Citi Receives 'Top Rated' Rankings In A Record 12 Markets In Global Custodian's 2007 Agent Banks In Major Markets Survey

SIBOS: BOSTON, NEW YORK – Citi Markets & Banking today announced that it has received 'Top Rated' rankings in a record 12 markets in the 2007 Agent Banks in Major Markets survey conducted by Global Custodian. Specifically, Citi was cited for its agent banking expertise in all five major markets across Asia included in the survey, as well as in six major European markets and Canada. Citi's total of 12 'Top Rated' rankings is an increase of two over the 2006 survey results.

"We are very pleased with our record showing in this year's Global Custodian survey," says Andrew Gelb, Managing Director & Global Head of Direct Custody & Clearing, Securities and Fund Services, Citi Markets & Banking. "Because the findings represent our real-world performance in the world's major markets, the survey results confirm the consistent high quality of Citi's custody & clearing services around the globe. This is one of our primary business objectives and an attribute highly valued by our clients."

The Global Custodian Agent Banks in Major Markets survey, now in its 19th year, measures the perception of quality of the custody, clearing and settlement services provided to banks, broker/dealers, fund managers and other key market participants. Citi is rated in 19 of the 25 major markets covered in the Global Custodian survey.


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