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Citigroup to change executive pay process

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. financial behemoth Citigroup is changing its executive compensation formula in response to disgruntled shareholders, a regulatory filing said.

Citigroup to cut 11,000 jobs

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. financial giant Citigroup said it would shutter dozens of branch offices and cut 11,000 jobs in an effort to trim operation expenses.

Citigroup pays fired executives millions

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. banking giant Citigroup said it would pay its recently fired Chief Executive Officer Vikram Pandit $6.65 million as a bonus for his work in 2012.

CEO departures rose in October

CHICAGO, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Chief executive officer turnover rose in October to 108, the second-highest monthly total for 2012, a Chicago outplacement firm reported Wednesday.
Citigroup CEO steps down

Citigroup CEO steps down

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Vikram Pandit, the chief executive officer of Citigroup Inc., is stepping down effective immediately, the bank's board said Tuesday.

CEO says Citigroup is going back to basics

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Citigroup Chief Executive Officer Vikram Pandit said emerging markets, including business in China, would be the focus of the bank's growth.

Shareholders confront Deutsche Bank board

FRANKFURT, Germany, April 24 (UPI) -- An investor group at Deutsche Bank said it was trying to send a message for the German firm's board to make changes in executive searches and top-tier pay.

Rep. Frank proud of shareholder revolt

BOSTON, April 20 (UPI) -- Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., said shareholders at Citigroup would likely spur shareholders elsewhere to reject excessive executive pay packages.
Bloomberg: 'Occupy' park cleaning Friday

Bloomberg: 'Occupy' park cleaning Friday

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said "Occupy Wall Street" protesters in Zuccotti Park should prepare for the site to be cleaned Friday.

Citigroup names John Havens COO

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. banking giant Citigroup named John Havens as its president and chief operating officer Wednesday to serve under Chief Executive Officer Vikram Pandit.
Citigroup names head of consumer banking

Citigroup names head of consumer banking

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. banking corporation Citigroup Monday appointed Manuel Medina-Mora head of consumer banking for the Americans and chairman of the Global Consumer Council.
Wells Fargo, Citigroup in TARP payback

Wells Fargo, Citigroup in TARP payback

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Wells Fargo & Co. said Monday it will repay $25 billion it borrowed from the U.S. Treasury under last year's bank bailout program.
Citigroup names Parsons as next chairman

Citigroup names Parsons as next chairman

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Struggling U.S. financial firm Citigroup Inc. has named former Time Warner chairman Richard Parsons to serve as its next chairman.

Citigroup cuts executive bonuses

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Citigroup Inc. said it sharply trimmed its executive bonuses for 2008 in keeping with agreements made when it accepted $45 billion from the U.S. government.

Citigroup CEO denounces 'fear mongering'

NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Citigroup Inc.'s chief executive says he doesn't want to sell off parts of the troubled U.S. financial firm and denounces agitating by investors.

Citigroup to eliminate 52,000 more jobs

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Citigroup Inc., the second largest U.S. bank said Monday it would slash its payroll by about 52,000 jobs, cutting its workforce down to 300,000.
City of Charlotte, N.C., ponders its fate

City of Charlotte, N.C., ponders its fate

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The city of Charlotte, N.C. was pondering its fate Tuesday after learning its once powerful bank, Wachovia Corp., was swallowed up by Citigroup Monday.

Citigroup names Vikram Pandit as CEO

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. financial-services giant Citigroup Inc., one of the credit-market turmoil's biggest casualties, named Vikram Pandit as chief executive officer Tuesday.

Citigroup pressured to name CEO

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Vikram Pandit and Robert Willumstad reportedly are in the running to become the new chief executive of embattled Citigroup Inc.

Major reorganization at Citigroup

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Citigroup, the giant New York bank, announced a major reorganization that includes combining two key units under one leader.