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For Immediate Release Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C)

Citi Completes Sale of Taiwan Consumer Businesses to DBS

August 14, 2023

Eight Total Divestitures Completed as Part of Citi’s Strategy Refresh

TAIPEI - Citi announced today it has successfully completed the sale and full migration of its Taiwan consumer businesses to DBS. The sale, which was announced in January 2022, includes retail banking, credit card, mortgage and unsecured lending businesses, as well as the transfer of close to 3,000 employees.

The transaction is expected to result in a regulatory capital benefit of approximately US$1.2 billion. 

Citi's institutional client businesses in Taiwan are excluded from the sale, and Citi remains focused on serving institutional clients in Taiwan locally, regionally and globally.

Since announcing its intention to exit consumer banking across 14 markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Mexico as part of its strategic refresh, Citi has signed sales agreements in nine markets and has now closed sales in eight of those markets including Australia, Bahrain, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, in addition to Taiwan. Citi plans to complete the sale of its Indonesia consumer business later this year. The previously announced wind-downs of Citi’s consumer business in China and Korea and overall presence in Russia are in progress. Citi also announced that it will pursue an IPO of its consumer, small business and middle market banking operations in Mexico, and that it intends to restart the exit process for the consumer banking business in Poland later in 2023, subject to market conditions.

Peter Babej, Citi Asia Pacific CEO, said, "As we conclude the sale of our consumer business in Taiwan, we remain committed to growing our market-leading institutional franchise and supporting clients in the market and across the region through our global network.”   

Titi Cole, Citi Legacy Franchises CEO, said, “We are sincerely grateful to our former employees for their steadfast commitment to clients and are confident that they’ll have a great future with DBS. We have made significant progress in executing Citi’s strategy, and completing this transaction is another important step forward in simplifying the firm.”

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