This excerpt taken from the C 8-K filed Apr 17, 2009.
Citi Provides an Update on Timing of Exchange Offers
NEW YORK Citi (NYSE:C) announced today that it continues to finalize definitive documentation with the U.S. government regarding the governments previously announced commitment to exchange a portion of its preferred shares with an aggregate liquidation value of up to $25 billion for interim securities and warrants. Citi is also working to complete the customary SEC review process with respect to the public exchange offers announced on February 27, 2009. Although significant progress has been made on these matters, the process is not yet complete.
Additionally, the U.S. government is finalizing its previously announced industry stress tests, the results of which are anticipated to be available in the near term.
Given the now anticipated proximity of the announcement of stress test results by the U.S. government, the proposed exchange offer will not be launched until the conclusion of the industry stress tests.
Citi also confirmed its intention to continue to pay full dividends on the preferred shares through and until the closing of the public exchange at which point these dividends will be suspended. As previously announced, it is Citis intention not to pay common stock dividends during this period. Citi also reconfirms that it has no plans to suspend distributions at current rates on its Trust Preferred Securities and Enhanced Trust Preferred Securities.
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This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. In connection with the proposed public exchange offer, Citi has filed a Registration Statement on Form S-4 that contains a prospectus and related exchange offer materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on March 19, 2009. This registration statement has not yet become effective. Citi will mail the prospectus to the holders of its series of convertible and non-convertible public preferred stock and TruPs and ETruPs that may be eligible to participate in the exchange offer. Holders of these series of preferred stock, TruPs and ETruPs are urged to read the prospectus and related exchange offer materials because they contain important information.
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