This excerpt taken from the C 10-Q filed Oct 31, 2008.
Sale of Citigroup's Interest in Citigroup Global Services Limited
On October 8, 2008, Citigroup announced an agreement with Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) to sell all of Citigroup's interest in Citigroup Global Services Limited (CGSL) for all cash consideration of approximately $505 million, subject to closing adjustments. CGSL is the Citigroup captive provider of business process outsourcing services solely within the Banking and Financial Services sector.
In addition to the sale, Citigroup signed an agreement for TCS to provide, through CGSL, process outsourcing services to Citigroup and its affiliates in an aggregate amount of $2.5 billion over a period of 9.5 years. The agreement builds upon the existing relationship between Citigroup and TCS, whereby TCS provides application development, infrastructure support, help desk and other process outsourcing services to Citigroup. CGSL generated for the full year 2007 approximately $212 million of revenues and pretax earnings of approximately $37 million. CGSL does not qualify as a discontinued operation due to the continued involvement of Citigroup.
The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2008 pending regulatory approvals and required consents.