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The Citi(R) Diamond Preferred(R) Suite of Cards Elevates Everyday Customer Experiences into the Extraordinary
May 14, 2008 (08:05 AM EDT)


NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Citi, the world's largest provider of credit cards, enhances its Citi(R) Diamond Preferred(R) suite of cards with an array of exceptional privileges and benefits typically found only in fee-based rewards credit cards -- all for no annual fee. In addition to an elegant and sleek new look, the Citi Diamond Preferred suite of cards now offers concierge service, access to unique experiences and special events, money-saving discounts, and a complimentary annual account summary.

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"At Citi, we are continually looking to develop more meaningful relationships with our customers, and increasing value and service are ways that we deliver on this commitment," said Raja Rajamannar, Executive Vice President, Citi Cards. "The enhanced Citi Diamond Preferred suite of cards meets the needs of consumers seeking a higher level of service and quality without having to pay an annual fee."

For a complete overview of the enhanced Citi Diamond Preferred product set or to apply for a card, visit the Citi Diamond Preferred Card home page at diamondpreferred.citicards.com or the Citi Diamond Preferred Rewards Card home page at diamondpreferredrewards.citicards.com .

The enhanced Citi Diamond Preferred suite of cards helps elevate everyday customer experiences into something special with a wide range of valuable perks and benefits:

Access to special events and unique experiences -- Cardmembers will have special access to a collection of experiences including guaranteed dining reservations and golf tee times, VIP access to retail, nightclub and museum events to name a few Concierge Service -- 24/7 personalized help, via phone or online, with almost everything from planning a trip to making restaurant reservations, even finding a pet sitter Valuable Savings and Discounts -- offers on a variety of items from gifts to apparel, travel services and more at select merchant establishments Complimentary Annual Account Summary -- either online or by e-mail, for easy and secure account management.

In addition to the above new features, all cards within the Citi Diamond Preferred suite continue to offer the following set of outstanding privileges, all with no annual fee:

* Private Pass(R) -- Access to premium entertainment and concerts including pre-sale tickets, preferred seating and VIP experiences at www.privatepass.citi.com * Fraud prevention and protection services only Citi can provide including Citi Identity Theft Solutions, Fraud Early Warning and Lost Wallet(R) Service * $0 liability on unauthorized purchases * Retail Purchase Protection * Auto Rental Insurance * Emergency Travel Assistance * Up to $1 million in Travel Accident Insurance * Acceptance at millions of locations around the world * Help to avoid late payments -- access to free tools such as customized email alerts, billing date options and automatic payments * Easy, secure online account management available at www.citicards.com * Access to Citi's free industry-leading credit education program, Use Credit Wisely, at www.usecreditwisely.com

The Citi Diamond Preferred suite of cards offers something for everyone. While all cards offer all of the above benefits, each card within the suite has been tailored to meet the individual needs of customers. The Citi Diamond Preferred Card offers the most competitive rate for those seeking a low APR. For those who enjoy receiving points on purchases, the Citi Diamond Preferred Rewards Card allows customers to earn points towards valuable rewards through Citi's industry-leading ThankYou(R) Rewards Network. ThankYou Rewards Network is a no-fee rewards program featuring a variety of brand-name merchandise, cash rewards, and travel and gift cards from leading retailers. A special introductory promotion offers 5 ThankYou Points for every $1 spent on gas, grocery, and drugstore purchases for the first 12 months, 1 point thereafter and on all other purchases. And, new cardmembers can receive 6,000 bonus ThankYou Points after making $100 in purchases within the first 3 months of cardmembership.

About Citi

Citi, 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. Citi's major brand names include Citibank, CitiFinancial, Primerica, Smith Barney, Banamex, and Nikko. Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com www.citi.com or .

CONTACT: Media, Tami McCarthy of TMGpr, +1-212-750-5755, tami@TMGpr.com,for Citi; or Samuel Wang of Citi, +1-212-559-0499,

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