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This excerpt taken from the C 10-K filed Feb 22, 2008.

Finalizing the 2005 Sale of Asset Management Business

In 2005, the Company sold substantially all of its Asset Management Business to Legg Mason Inc. (Legg Mason) in exchange for Legg Mason’s broker-dealer and capital markets businesses, $2.298 billion of Legg Mason’s common and preferred shares (valued as of the closing date), and $500 million in cash. This cash was obtained via a lending facility provided by Citigroup’s lending business. The transaction did not include Citigroup’s asset management business in Mexico, its retirement services business in Latin America (both of which are included in International Retail Banking) or its interest in the CitiStreet joint venture (which is included in Smith Barney). The total value of the transaction at the time of closing was approximately $4.369 billion, resulting in an after-tax gain for Citigroup of approximately $2.082 billion ($3.404 billion pretax), which was reported in discontinued operations.

Concurrent with this sale, the Company sold Legg Mason’s capital markets business to Stifel Financial Corp. (The transactions described in the above two paragraphs are referred to as the “Sale of the Asset Management Business.”)

With the receipt of Legg Mason’s broker-dealer business, the Company added 1,226 financial advisors in 124 branch offices to its Global Wealth Management business.

During March 2006, the Company sold 10.3 million shares of Legg Mason stock through an underwritten public offering. The net sale proceeds of $1.258 billion resulted in a pretax gain of $24 million for the Company.

In September 2006, the Company received from Legg Mason the final closing adjustment payment related to this sale. This payment resulted in an additional after-tax gain of $51 million ($83 million pretax), recorded in discontinued operations.

Additional information can be found in Note 3 to the Consolidated Financial Statements on page 125.

This excerpt taken from the C 10-K filed Feb 23, 2007.

Finalizing the 2005 Sale of Asset Management Business

On December 1, 2005, the Company sold substantially all of its Asset Management Business to Legg Mason Inc. (Legg Mason) in exchange for Legg Mason’s broker-dealer and capital markets businesses, $2.298 billion of Legg Mason’s common and preferred shares (valued as of the closing date), and $500 million in cash. This cash was obtained via a lending facility provided by Citigroup CIB business. The transaction did not include


 

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Citigroup’s asset management business in Mexico, its retirement services business in Latin America (both of which are included in International Retail Banking) or its interest in the CitiStreet joint venture (which is included in Smith Barney). The total value of the transaction at the time of closing was approximately $4.369 billion, resulting in an after-tax gain for Citigroup of approximately $2.082 billion ($3.404 billion pretax), which was reported in discontinued operations.

Concurrent with this sale, the Company sold Legg Mason’s capital markets business to Stifel Financial Corp. (The transactions described in the above two paragraphs are referred to as the “Sale of the Asset Management Business.”)

With the receipt of Legg Mason’s broker-dealer business, the Company added 1,226 financial advisors in 124 branch offices to its Global Wealth Management business.

During March 2006, the Company sold 10.3 million shares of Legg Mason stock through an underwritten public offering. The net sale proceeds of $1.258 billion resulted in a pretax gain of $24 million in Alternative Investments.

In September 2006, the Company received from Legg Mason the final closing adjustment payment related to this sale. This payment resulted in an additional after-tax gain of $51 million ($83 million pretax), recorded in discontinued operations.

Additional information can be found in Note 3 to the Consolidated Financial Statements on page 118.

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Feb 22, 2008
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