Citi Receives Top Honors at the Euromoney Global Awards for Excellence

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Lagos – Citi has been awarded World’s Best Investment Bank at the Euromoney Awards for Excellence,
held in London on 11th July. The bank was also named World’s Best Bank for Financing and World’s
Best Bank for Corporate Responsibility.
Commenting on Citi’s success, Euromoney noted that: “The rationale behind Citi’s nomination as the
world’s best investment bank this year is simple, but impressive. In every part of the world that
Euromoney considered the credentials of the leading regional investment banks, Citi was a genuine
contender.
These arguments speak to two incontrovertible facts about Citi’s Institutional Clients Group (ICG) today:
no other firm comes close to the scale and breadth of Citi’s wholesale banking operations; and Citi hasn’t
just built and maintained a global network, it has built one that works and is increasingly valued by its
clients, who view Citi as a true partner to their own global businesses. Competitors are now catching on
that Citi has something they don’t. Clients realized this a lot earlier.”
Citi was also recognized across a number of regional categories including:
• Best Investment Bank in Central and Eastern Europe, Spain, Middle East and Chile
• Best Bank for Corporate Responsibility in North America
• Best bank for Financing in Africa and Latin America
• Best bank for Advisory in Western Europe
• Best Bank for Sustainable Finance in Latin America
• Best Bank for Transaction Services in Africa and Central and Eastern Europe
Jamie Forese, President of Citi and Head of Citi’s Institutional Clients Group commented: “Citi has had a
tremendous 12 months, delivering on our commitments by leveraging the synergies of our ICG
platform. We continue to see evidence in our results that our major advantage when serving large,
sophisticated clients is our global network — one that cannot be replicated by our competition. Being
recognised by Euromoney is a testament to our capabilities.”
On being named World’s Best Bank for Corporate Responsibility, Ed Skyler, Citi’s Executive Vice
President for Global Public Affairs and Chair of the Citi Foundation said: “The societal issues impacting
our communities today require a different level of engagement from companies. It’s no longer about
being a good corporate citizen. We must use our business, our philanthropy and our voice to stand for
issues that matter most.”
According to Akin Dawodu CEO Citi Nigeria “The award is further proof of the uniqueness of Citi’s
footprint and its ability to put its expertise and products at the disposal of its customers, wherever they
may be. We are all proud to be part of such a great and unique institution and will continue to put our
clients at the forefront of everything we do.”
The Euromoney Awards for Excellence are recognized as the most prestigious in the financial services
industry.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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