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Citi Kicks Off Its 14th Annual Global Community Day in Toronto With More Than 100,000 Citi Volunteers Across 450 Cities Around the World


Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C)

TORONTO, June 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, Citi kicks off its 14th annual Global Community Day in Toronto with Citi CEO Mike Corbat and 180 volunteers helping to preserve Tommy Thompson Park, a manmade conservation area, through planting activities.  In the days leading up to, and including Global Community Day, more than 100,000 Citi volunteers in more than 450 cities across 90 countries and territories will participate in service activities in their local communities. Citi employees, alumni, partners, clients, family and friends are volunteering in more than 1,500 service projects that are helping to address a range of community needs, from packing meals for hungry families to conserving parks to educate people about the value of protecting healthy and sustainable ecosystems. In Canada, Citi will see 1,000 volunteers participate in 18 events in Toronto, Mississauga, London, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.

Citi kicks off its 14th annual Global Community Day in Toronto with Citi CEO Mike Corbat and 180 volunteers helping to preserve Tommy Thompson Park, a manmade conservation area, through planting activities.  In the days leading up to, and including Global Community Day, more than 100,000 Citi volunteers in more than 450 cities across 90 countries and territories will participate in service activities in their local communities. (CNW Group/CITIBANK CANADA)

This annual day of service offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities to work alongside community and non-profit partners to help improve our cities and neighborhoods. Many of the youth involved with Citi Foundation's Pathways to Progress initiative are also participating in volunteer events globally.

"Every day, we take pride in having a business model that contributes to society by enabling growth and economic progress. Now in its 14th year, Global Community Day offers our Citi colleagues around the world the opportunity to pursue this mission through volunteerism," said Citi CEO Mike Corbat. "The enormous turnout we see every year is a great reflection on our people and shows their sincere commitment to the communities we serve."

Since the inaugural Global Community Day in 2006, Citi volunteers have contributed more than 4,000,000 hours of service to Global Community Day projects in hundreds of cities. This year, we continue to track how these projects are helping to advance the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The featured activities below show how this year's projects are contributing to select SDGs, including: Zero Hunger (SDG 2); Good Health and Well-Being (SDG 3); Quality Education (SDG 4); Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8); Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11); and Climate Action (SDG 13).

ASIA PACIFIC

EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

LATIN AMERICA

NORTH AMERICA

Please join the Global Community Day conversation on social media using the hashtag #CitiVolunteers. To learn more about Citi's citizenship efforts in Canada in 2018 visit https://www.citigroup.com/canada/en/community/public-accountability.html  and for how we take action to effect positive and meaningful change in our communities globally, visit https://www.citigroup.com/citi/about/citizenship/.

Citi
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. 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.

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