CITI UKRAINE: COMMITMENT TO SUCCESS
For over 17 years CitiUkraine has been serving Ukraine
successfully through commercial bankingoperations
U.S.-Ukraine Business Council(USUBC),
Wash, D.C., Tuesday, July 7, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Citi Ukraine, for over 17 years, has been pursuing its mission to provide clients with the best products, most competitive solutions and the highest level of service and reliability.
In 1998, Ukraine became the 100th country of Citi’s presence worldwide, in the form of a subsidiary wholly owned by U.S. shareholders, when the National (State) Bank of Ukraine granted Citi a full package of banking licenses authorizing Citi to conduct commercial banking operations in both local and foreign currencies.
Over the years Citi Ukraine has built its reputation and client base by providing innovative and value-added products and services to leading companies operating in Ukraine.
Citi now employs approximately 135 people and has become a leading bank in Ukraine, serving over 400 multinationals and top tier Ukrainian corporations, through one branch in the capital of Ukraine - Kyiv, representing virtually all sectors of the Ukrainian economy.
In the picture: Bill Rhodes (Vice Chairman of Citicorp and Citibank) and Viktor Yushchenko, Central Bank of Ukraine Governor
andlater 3rd President of Ukraine, signing Citi’s registration documents with theCentral Bank of Ukraine (May 1998).
Citi is the bank of choice formany multinational corporations in Ukraine and is widely recognized as one ofthe most reliable banks in the country. Citi has been actively introducing newfinancial sector technology and world-best practices in Ukraine.
NUMEROUS AWARDS AND INDUSTRYRECOGNITIONS -----
The high status of Citi inUkraine has been confirmed by numerous awards and industry recognitions itreceives each year. Most recently this has included:
CITI UKRAINE AWARDS 2014 -----
BestInternet Bank for Corporate Clients by Global Finance
BestRegional and Cash Manager in Central & Eastern Europe by EuromoneyCash Management Survey 2014
Best Domestic Cash Manager in 6 CEEcountries, including Ukraine by Euromoney Cash Management Survey 2014
CitiUkraine named the most profitable bank in Ukraine for Y2014 financialresults and the most efficient franchise with efficiency rate <20% byNational (State) Bank of Ukraine rating.
CITI UKRAINE AWARDS 2013 -----
Best Online CashManagement Bank in Central and Eastern Europe // Best Investment ManagementService Provider in Central and Eastern Europe // Best Corporate /Institutional Internet Banks in
Central & Eastern Europe by Global Finance
Best Domestic CashManagement Bank in CEE // Best Investment Bank in CEE by Euromoney
Best FX Providerin CEEMEA by Euromoney FX Poll
The Most ReliableBank in Ukraine by Expert Magazine
CORPORATEBANKING AND INVESTMENT PRODUCTS ------
CitiUkraine provides a wide range of corporate banking and investment products toits clients: Liquidity and Cash Management Solutions; Foreign Exchange, Hedging and Money Market; Corporate & Trade Finance; Investment Services; TradeServices; Buyer & Supplier Financing; Risk Management; ExportAgency Finance; Debt Capital Markets; Equity Capital Markets; Mergers& Acquisitions, Custody; Agency &Trust.
The majority of Citi’s products and services are accessible to clientsvia Citi’s award-winningonline banking platform CitiDirect (CitiDirect BE SM), enabling Citi to be closer to its clients throughout Ukraine and around theglobe.
Citi invests in the developmentof its products and services as well as the development of its team ofprofessionals. Citi, as a leading international financial institution, and CitiUkraine, fully integrated within the global Citi network, incorporate bestpractices from Citi's global operations to support the further development ofthe financial sector in Ukraine.
CitiUkraine quarterly invites its client base to gather atspecial events where it provides interesting thought content on a variety ofrelevant topics. This includes FX and interest rate strategies, economic analysis, and insights on productinnovations and market trends. Citi offers frequent seminars for clients featuring targeted product presentations. It also organizes regular client call-in events topresent critical and timely updates on issues critical to clients.
CitiUkraine promotes and helps implement international best practices of managementand supervision for the Ukrainian financial market and cooperates withIFIs such as EBRD and IFC, the IMF and World Bank and relevantdiplomatic missions to build relationships with Ukrainian regulators and policymakers.
INTERNATIONAL AND UKRAINIAN BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS -----
Citi seniormanagement is always active in membership and board representations andcommittee chairs in many international and local business organizationsincluding:
U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)
American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (ACC)
European Business Association (EBA)
British-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (BUCC)
Independent Association of Ukrainian Banks (NABU)
CORPORATE SOCIALRESPONSIBILITY (CRS) -----
Citi’s Corporate SocialResponsibility (CSR) is closely connected to Citi’s business strategy. CitiUkraine follows the priorities in the sphere of social investments, pursued byCiti at the international level and has strongcooperation with Ukraine's most reputable NGOs.
Since 2003, Citi Ukraine has donated over$50,000 to various charitable activities for orphans through Kyiv Lion's Club.
Citi employees, through Diversity Weeks Charity Auctions, contributed more than $17,000 which supported educationalactivities for disabled children and children that are being raised in fosterfamilies.
Since 1998 Citi Foundation hasallocated over $500,000 to various programs, such as financial education, youthtraining, promotion of small business to Kyiv Mohyla Academy (through its EERC program).
“We never forget that our successas a bank is linked to the success of our clients, who have put their trust inour people, our products, our systems and our commitment. We are proud to havebecome the bank of choice for so many outstanding companies.” Steven Fisher,CEO, Citi Ukraine
"The U.S.-Ukraine BusinessCouncil (USUBC) congratulates Citi Ukraine on their outstandingrecord of success of the past 17 years of operation in Ukraine," saidMorgan Williams, SigmaBleyzer, who serves as President of USUBC.
In the picture: StevenFisher, CEO, Citi Ukraine, Signing innovative joint Citi - United StatesOverseas
Private InvestmentCorporation (OPIC) supported long term financing for the Ukrainianagricultural sector.