CITIBANK PRESENTS ASIA'S FIRST AMERICAN IDOL LIVE IN SINGAPORE by xwj18813

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									For Immediate Release
Citigroup Inc.
Singapore, September 3, 2004


                 CITIBANK PRESENTS ASIA’S FIRST AMERICAN IDOL LIVE
                                  IN SINGAPORE

Come October 5, Singapore will be awash with Idol fever as the final contestants of American Idol
3 perform their first-ever Asian concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The “American Idols
Live!” Summer Tour concert in Singapore, presented by Citibank, is the only Asian stop outside
the finalists 50-city US and Canada summer tour.

The “American Idols Live!” Summer Tour started in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 14, 2004, and will
culminate in Singapore on October 5, 2004, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Fans of the US
number one television series can expect performances by American Idol 3 winner, Fantasia
Barrino, runner up Diana DeGarmo, and fellow finalists Jasmine Trias, Jennifer Hudson, George
Huff, John Peter Lewis, La Toya London and Camille Velasco.

Citibank’s Business Director of Sales, Distribution and Marketing, Global Consumer Banking
Singapore, Mr Joel Kornreich said Citibank was delighted to have the opportunity to help bring to
Singapore a franchise that has gathered such a strong following among an international
audience: ”This sponsorship marks the coming-together of two strong global brand icons, that is
Citibank and the American Idol. We are pleased to be supporting an initiative that not only
uncovers and cultivates individuals’ talents, but has also inspired similar programmes around the
world. At Citibank, we understand the importance of innovation and of developing individual
talent, as they are key pillars of a strategy that has made Citibank a global leader in the financial
services industry.

Tickets at $59, $79, $106, $136 and $158 are available at all SISTIC outlets from Monday, 6
September 2004 (excluding $2 SISTIC fee). For more information, visit www.sistic.com.sg or call
the SISTIC hotline at 6348-5555. All holders of Citibank credit cards or the Citibank International
Citicard with Visa point-of-sale debit payment will be entitled to a 10 percent discount off ticket
prices and priority booking from 6 to 10 September 2004.

About Citibank

Citigroup (NYSE: C), the preeminent global financial services company with some 200 million
customer accounts in more than 100 countries, provides consumers, corporations, governments
and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer
banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, insurance, securities brokerage, and asset
management. Major brand names under Citigroup's trademark red umbrella include Citibank,
CitiFinancial, Primerica, Smith Barney, Banamex, and Travelers Life and Annuity. Additional
information may be found at: www.citigroup.com.

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Media Contacts

Sophia Tong
Public Affairs and Communications
Global Consumer Banking
Citibank Singapore
Tel: (65) 6328-6332
Email: sophia.tong@citigroup.com

								
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