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Citi ThankYou® Rewards Members Can Now Use Points to Buy Tickets to Live Nation Concerts

As summer concert season reaches a crescendo, Citi (NYSE:C) is giving customers another way they can get tickets to see their favorite music live. Now Citi ThankYou® Rewards members can redeem their ThankYou® Points directly to purchase tickets to sought-after performances on LiveNation.com.

Through Citi’s relationship with Live Nation and the Citi® Private Pass® program (www.citiprivatepass.com), customers already can enjoy exclusive ticket presales, preferred tickets, VIP experiences and access. Now, Citi ThankYou Rewards members (www.thankyou.com) can use their points to buy tickets to concerts at Live Nation venues. Some of the upcoming Live Nation concerts for which Citi customers can use their ThankYou Points include: Big Time Rush, Kelly Clarkson and The Fray, Dave Matthews Band, Nickelback and Brad Paisley.

Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, is the first “Shop with Points” merchant for the ThankYou Rewards program. The LiveNation.com payment page will feature ThankYou Points as a payment option. ThankYou members can also combine points with a credit or debit card to complete their purchases.

“We believe redeeming rewards for what you want, when you want it should be quick and friction-free,” said Ralph Andretta, Head of Co-Brands and Loyalty at Citi Cards. “Using your Citi ThankYou Rewards Points for concert tickets is just a few clicks away.”

Added Darin Wolf, Executive Vice President of Live Nation Network, “We are delighted to deepen our relationship with Citi, and simultaneously leverage technology to give fans a seamless option to get tickets and enjoy the best shows this summer and beyond.”

While Citi ThankYou members can use their ThankYou Points to purchase tickets for hundreds of upcoming performances at Live Nation venues across the U.S., below are a few examples of upcoming events:

  • Big Time Rush, Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX, July 14, 2012
  • Dave Matthews Band, Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL, July 20-21, 2012
  • Nickelback, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY, July 24, 2012
  • KISS and Motley Crue, Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC, July 25, 2012
  • Kelly Clarkson and The Fray, Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord, Concord, CA, July 25, 2012
  • Brad Paisley, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA, July 27, 2012

To learn more and browse upcoming performances, visit www.livenation.com/thankyou.

About Citi ThankYou Rewards

The ThankYou Rewards program gives Citi customers more earning power across their entire banking relationship, from personal and corporate credit card purchases to their Citibank checking account. ThankYou members can redeem rewards points for what means most to them by choosing from millions of rewards, including travel on any airline with no blackout dates, electronics, gift cards, cash and now concert tickets. Members can also work with a Wish Specialist(SM) to custom build rewards based on their needs and interests – ranging from home entertainment systems to kayak lessons.

Citi ThankYou Rewards gives members flexibility to transfer points to another ThankYou member free of charge. They can browse the ThankYou merchandise catalog and redeem rewards on their smartphone with the ThankYou Rewards App, or pool points together with other ThankYou members with the ThankYou Point Sharing App on Facebook toward a common goal or charitable cause. For more information, please visit www.thankyou.com.

About Citi

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com | Twitter: @Citi | YouTube: www.youtube.com/citi | Blog: http://new.citi.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/citi | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/citi

Contacts:

Citi
Emily Collins, 718-248-3901
Emily.collins@citi.com
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