Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C)
28th February 2007
From Among 33 Extraordinary Products of 2006, Computer Press Has
Chosen the credit card Shell MasterCard from Citibank a.s.
Award for Citibank co-branded cards in the Czech Republic
The Shell MasterCard from Citibank a.s. was awarded the prize for the Best 2006 Financial
Product by the company Computer Press. The card won from among all financial products
that were introduced to the Czech market last year. The company Computer Press has
recognized Citibank credit card as the best “co-branded card designed for all those who
demand more than just a mere standard.“ Following its earlier recognition by the
MasterCard company as the best co-branded card from the point of view of benefits for
the client, this award gives the Shell MasterCard credit card from Citibank a second
success in four months since its sale has begun.
“We are pleased and honoured to have been given the recognition for the Shell MasterCard from
Citibank a.s. Today, the Czech cards market is gaining lots of momentum, and banks are
offering attractive and appealing cards products to the end users. It won’t suffice to offer plain
cards , it’s necessary to offer cards with the added value for the client. And, it is exactly what the
Shell MasterCard from Citibank offers. We highly appreciate the fact that not only are our clients
satisfied with our card, but, that the card is highly appreciated by experts as well. Those
successes have proven that the path we have set out is the right one, “said Rizwan Qazi, Director
of Citibank Credit Cards.
In the field of co-branded cards, Citibank is the market’s leader. The Bank’s strategy is to offer
its clients the best that there is, and, therefore, Citibank enters into partnerships with companies
that represent the best in their respective line of business. In addition to the Shell Company,
Citibank also offers credit cards prepared in conjunction with the Czech Airlines and the
Telefonica 02 cell phones operator.
Features of the awarded card:
Shell MasterCard from Citibank a.s..
This card was first introduced in November 2006 and, it is issued by Citibank in conjunction with
the Shell gas filling stations operator. Holders of cards issued before January 31, 2007 may,
within the first two months after the card’s issue, receive a bonus worth 6% of the price paid for
each liter of car fuel bought at Shell gas filling stations in the Czech Republic and, also, a 2%
discount on every other purchases made by the card in the Czech Republic and abroad as well.
For the subsequent period, the bonus will amount to a 3% discount on the price of car fuel bought
at Shell’s and, a 1% discount on the price of all other purchases made.
For more information please contact:
Markéta Dvořáčková Andrea Machálková
Public Affairs Officer Communications Executive
Tel: 233 061 041 Citibank a.s.
Mobil: +724 356 358 Tel.: 233 062 781
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail: email@example.com
Note for editors:
Citibank a.s. has been present in the Czech republic since 1991. The Bank has rapidly gained its position of the market leader in
corporate banking and, Citibank’s offering of products and services has been gradually enhanced to include also small and medium-
sized companies. Citibank a.s. entered the retail banking business in January of 2001 and, a number of products and services are
offered to Citibank clients ever since, such as personal accounts, credit cards, personal loans, investing into mutual funds as well as
CitiGold, the private banking services. For additional information about Citibank a.s. please refer to the following web site:
Citibank a.s. received the esteemed awards in two categories upon the assessment of the MasterCard Best co-brand cards
launched in 2006. Citibank placed first in the Best 2006 Novelty category for its MasterCard Citi ČSA credit card and, it also won the
Best Co-branded Card from the Client’s Benefits Point of view category for its Shell MasterCard from Citibank a.s.
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. Major
brand names under Citi's trademark red arc include Citibank, CitiFinancial, Primerica, Citi Smith Barney and Banamex. Additional
information may be found at www.citigroup.com or www.citi.com.