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Our 200th anniversary featured more than 100,000 Citi volunteers in 92 countries serving their communities.

Citi highlighted its ongoing commitment to helping communities by marking its 200th anniversary on June 16, 2012, with its seventh annual Global Community Day. In 92 countries around the world, more than 100,000 Citi volunteers – the largest number of participants ever – gathered in the days leading up to and including Global Community Day to participate in 1,300 service projects to benefit local communities.

Global Community Day serves as an annual opportunity for Citi employees, alumni, family and friends around the world to gather to demonstrate a shared commitment to its communities – a commitment that is carried out year-round by many employees who regularly volunteer their time. Citi employees have embodied this shared commitment since the company's founding as the City Bank of New York on June 16, 1812. It's that spirit of Common Purpose that Citi proudly celebrates on its 200th anniversary.

"For two centuries, Citi colleagues have worked to enable economic progress and support our clients on their journey from ambition to achievement," said Citi CEO Vikram Pandit. "There is no better way to celebrate our 200th anniversary than by honoring our history, embracing the future and working together to strengthen the communities where we live and work."

Citi volunteers throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and North America lent their time, skills and expertise to concentrate on local community needs, including financial inclusion, college and career mentoring, neighborhood revitalization, housing, disaster relief and environmental protection.