Proud Sponsor of Progress: Citi Teams Up With Eight U.S. Athletes as Part of its Team USA Sponsorship for Rio 2016

2012 Paralympic Two-Time Gold Medalist, Brad Snyder Joins Team Citi on his Road to Rio Journey.

NEW YORK, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on two centuries of supporting progress and the people behind it, Citi (NYSE: C) is teaming up with eight world-class American athletes as part of its sponsorship of Team USA for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Team Citi includes Olympic and Paralympic champions and hopefuls from a diverse range of sports such as gymnastics, swimming, track and field, beach volleyball and rugby.

"At Citi, our mission is to enable progress," said Citi Chief Brand Officer Dermot Boden, "for those who have aspiration for their communities, their businesses, families and themselves. Citi is there to support them on their journey from ambition to achievement, whether at home or on the global stage. And this is why we are so proud to support the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams as they represent all of us in Rio."

Team Citi includes:

Nathan Adrian, Three-time Olympic gold medalist; swimming
Scout Bassett, Paralympic hopeful; Paralympic track and field
Gabby Douglas, Two-time Olympic gold medalist; gymnastics
Allyson Felix, Four-time Olympic gold and two-time silver medalist; track and field
Rudy Garcia-Tolson, Three-time U.S. Paralympic Team member, two-time gold medalist, one-time silver and bronze medalist; Paralympic swimming
Carlin Isles, Team USA rugby player; Olympic hopeful in rugby and track & field
Brad Snyder, Two-time gold medalist and silver medalist; Paralympic swimming
Kerri Walsh Jennings, Three-time Olympic gold medalist; beach volleyball
"Citi is working to help Team USA and people across the country realize their dreams every day," says two-time Olympic gold medalist, Gabby Douglas. "My focus right now is to become a stronger gymnast and prepare for Rio. Citi's support is so crucial to me as I prepare to represent the United States on the world stage."

"There is nothing more exciting to me, in any aspect of my life, than feeling I am progressing physically and mentally, especially with Rio so firmly in my reach this summer," says Brad Snyder, two-time gold medalist and silver medalist, Paralympic swimming. "Citi's commitment to enabling progress and its support of Team USA has given me an extra boost of confidence in this crucial time of training and competing."

Team Citi will feature prominently in Citi's multimedia marketing efforts this spring and summer.

To celebrate today's announcement, the members of Team Citi share what progress means to them in this video.

Follow Team Citi's progress leading up to Rio @Citi on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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SOURCE Citigroup Inc.

March 21, 2016
PR Newswire