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Greece: Citibank Cards' Client Purchases Transforms Buying into Giving to "Mazi Gia to Paidi" Non-Profit Organization

Athens – For the second consecutive year, Citibank dedicates January to the support of the non-profit organization "Mazi Gia to Paidi." With the participation of many new and existing cardholders it is expected to result in an impressive donation for the children who really need support. Last year, the same campaign resulted in the contribution of 61,000 euros for the work of "Mazi Gia to Paidi."

More specifically, for every transaction with Citibank Visa or Citibank MasterCard in January 2007, Citibank will give €0.15 to "Mazi Gia to Paidi." This contribution is done without any further expense for the cardholders, providing one more important reason to use Citibank cards.

This year, Citibank's campaign will also be supported by the magazine Real Simple, as a communication sponsor and the Hellenic Theatre Company, which will offer a free theater ticket to the children of "Mazi Gia to Paidi."

The favorable response of the public during the first campaign for the children has proven the importance of being able to support a good cause in a simple way through daily transactions. This is the reason why Citibank is cooperating again with the non-profit organization "Mazi Gia to Paidi," and continues to support the effort to give smiles and happiness to the children that need them the most.

The organization "Mazi Gia to Paidi" consists of ten non-profit institutions, aiming at providing material, mental, and ethical care to children and young people that suffer, either due to some mental or physical disease, or due to a death of a beloved person, as well at supporting their families mentally and socially.



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Citibank Greece
Citibank has been active in Greece since 1964. At present, the bank has 65 sale points and 150 ATMs in country, employing in total more than 1,300 employees. The Citibank Consumer Group offers products and services in a range of bank accounts, mutual fund investments, financial services, insurance programs, loans and full range of credit cards. For more information visit www.citibank.gr.

Citigroup
Citigroup, the leading global financial services company has some 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 100 countries, providing consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, and wealth management. Major brand names under Citigroup's trademark red umbrella include Citibank, CitiFinancial, Primerica, Smith Barney and Banamex. Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com.



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