New Twist on Orientation to “College 101” -The Basis of Credit-to be Taught at Pace University

Sponsored by the Education Foundation of the American Banking Association as part of its second annual Get Smart About Credit Day, Miriam Solomon, Financial Education Specialist of Citigroup will kick off a series of at least 11 visits by Citigroup people to “College 101” classes at Pace University, teaching students how to use credit responsibly and build a positive payment history.

CONTACT: Helen Steblecki, 718-248-4694, helen.steblecki@citigroup.com
Or Bill Caldwell, Pace University, 212-346-1597
Or Chris Cory, Pace University, 212-346-1117, ccory@pace.edu

October 18, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY

NEW TWIST ON ORIENTATION TO ‘COLLEGE 101’ – THE BASICS OF CREDIT —
TO BE TAUGHT AT PACE UNIVERSITY DOWNTOWN CAMPUS
BY CITIGROUP VOLUNTEERS

WHO: First-year students in the “College 101” course at Pace University’s downtown campus
(across from City Hall)

WHEN: Thursday, October 21 at 11:00 noon

WHERE: Pace University downtown campus
1 Pace Plaza (on Park Row at Spruce St. opp. City Hall)
New York, NY

Press Registration not required, but if you call in advance we will have a security pass waiting for you.

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NOTE: Pace is one of the most active sites in this city wide education program, has a cross-section of students, and is easy to reach.

Sponsored by the Education Foundation of the American Banking Association as part of its second annual Get Smart About Credit Day, Miriam Solomon, Financial Education Specialist of Citigroup will kick off a series of at least 11 visits by Citigroup people to “College 101” classes at Pace University, teaching students how to use credit responsibly and build a positive payment history.

On National Get Smart About Credit Day employees from financial services institutions from across the country visit colleges, high schools, freshman orientations, youth groups, and continuing education classes to teach young people the do’s and don’ts of credit before they get their first credit card.

This year, Citigroup employees are volunteering to teach lessons on credit in 40 cities reaching over 5,000 young people across the U.S. The Citigroup family of companies includes Citibank, CitiFinancial, CitiMortgage, Primerica, Smith Barney and Travelers Life and Annuity.