For Immediate Release
Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C)
May 18, 2011

Statement by Citi Chairman Richard D. Parsons on Retention Award to CEO Vikram S. Pandit

New York – Citigroup Chairman Richard D. Parsons today made the following statement about the retention award for Chief Executive Officer Vikram S. Pandit:

"Vikram has done an outstanding job since coming on board as the financial crisis began. Under his leadership, the management team has navigated Citi through the crisis, returned Citi to profitability and is executing a strategy for sustainable growth. The long-term, multi-year, performance-based structure of this award is designed to retain Vikram as our CEO and reward him for future performance benefitting the company and our shareholders."

The SEC filing describing the award is available at To access the filing, select the "SEC Website" link.

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