This excerpt taken from the C DEF 14A filed Jun 18, 2009.
Q: Who is soliciting my Proxy Instructions or proxy?
A: The board of directors of Citigroup is providing these proxy solicitation materials to you in connection with its solicitation of Proxy Instructions (as defined below) and proxies to execute written consents to approve certain amendments to our restated certificate of incorporation. The board is providing this proxy statement and the accompanying proxy card to holders of our common stock that was not issued in the Exchange Offers shortly after the Record Date (as defined below), and is providing this proxy statement, which forms a part of the preliminary prospectus included in our registration statement on Form S-4 (Registration No. 333-158100), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 18, 2009 (the Prospectus) and the applicable letter of transmittal related to the Exchange Offers (as defined below) (the Letter of Transmittal) to holders of Public Preferred Depositary Shares and Trust Preferred Securities (each as defined below) eligible to tender their shares in exchange for common stock in the Exchange Offers beginning on or about June 18, 2009. This proxy statement, the accompanying proxy card, the Prospectus, the Letter of Transmittal and the Notice of Solicitation of Written Consents will also be available on our website at www.citigroup.com. This proxy statement contains important information for you to consider when deciding how to vote on this matter. Please read it carefully.