Citibank Helps Soccer Fans Get Closer to the Game and Closer to...

Citibank Helps Soccer Fans Get Closer to the Game and Closer to Reaching Their Financial Goals

New Checking Account Promotion Removes Obstacles On and Off the Field


NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — As worldwide enthusiasm for soccer soars, Citibank announces a new promotion to give away $100 worth of soccer-themed merchandise for new customers who open an eligible checking account between now and August 14, 2010.

“Citibank shares our customers’ excitement for the game of soccer,” said Brad Dinsmore, Head of Retail Banking, North America Consumer Banking, Citi. “Our latest promotion connects fans’ heightened passion for the sport with their everyday focus on getting ahead financially.”

Customers will receive a $100 gift card redeemable at after they sign up for a new, qualifying checking account and make a $3,000 deposit. The promotion, which started on July 1, 2010, is running through August 14, 2010.

On July 17, soccer fans of all ages in Los Angeles will have the opportunity to meet Mexican soccer legend Manuel Negrete when he makes a guest appearance at Roosevelt Park in East Los Angeles. Negrete will take to the field between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to showcase and teach his signature moves to an audience of 500 youth soccer fans and their families. Negrete is best known for the spectacular goal he scored during the 1986 World Cup.

Citibank will also present a $5,000 donation to the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation in support of their “Parks after Dark” program, which creates positive activities for local kids during the summer months to keep them out of trouble.

The Citibank soccer promotion is available at participating branches nationwide. To learn more or open an account, consumers can visit a local branch or .

About Citibank

Citibank is a member of Citi, the leading global financial services company, which has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 140 countries. Through Citicorp and Citi Holdings, Citi provides 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, transaction services and wealth management. Additional information may be found at or .

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SOURCE Citigroup Inc.

Citibank Helps Soccer Fans Get Closer to the Game and Closer to Reaching Their Financial Goals