CIT Canada Offers Toronto Youth Opportunity to Attend The National Ballet of Canada



    300 Tickets Donated to Inner City Youth Organizations

    TORONTO, March 3 /CNW/ - CIT Financial Ltd. ("CIT Canada"), a unit of CIT
Group Inc. (NYSE:   CIT), a leading global commercial finance company, today
announced that as part of its year-long Centennial it would donate 300 tickets
to inner city youth organizations to attend the dress rehearsal of The
National Ballet of Canada's mixed programme.
    Youths from organizations including St. Christopher's House, Native Earth
Performing Arts Theatre and 519 Church Street Community Centre will attend the
mixed programme dress rehearsal of 24 Preludes by Chopin & Soldiers' Mass &
Rooster on March 8 at 2:00 p.m. In addition, the group will also participate
in a pre-performance talk by Artist-in-Resident Rex Harrington.
    "As part of our Centennial we are pleased to sponsor the National
Ballet's Winter Mix Programme featuring the ballet Rooster, which includes
this free dress rehearsal," said J. Daryl MacLellan, President of CIT Canada.
"This is a tremendous opportunity to support one of our country's great
cultural institutions, while providing a younger generation the chance to see
a great performance."
    CIT Canada provides middle market clients with financing, leasing
products and advisory services. This is another example of how CIT Group Inc.
is committed to supporting civic and cultural organizations where its
employees, clients and shareholders live and work.

    24 Preludes by Chopin & Soldiers' Mass & Rooster are presented by CIT
    Canada.

    About CIT Canada

    CIT Canada, a leading commercial finance company, provides clients with
financing, leasing products and advisory services. CIT Canada offers
industry-leading solutions through its key business units: Corporate Finance,
Equipment Finance, Vendor Finance, Energy and Infrastructure Finance and
Healthcare Finance. CIT Canada is a unit of CIT Group Inc. (NYSE:   CIT), a
member of the S&P 500 and Fortune 500. CIT is a global commercial finance
company with more than one million customers in over 50 countries and across
30 industries. CIT has more than $80 billion in managed assets, and provides
financial solutions for more than half of the Fortune 1000. The CIT brand
platform, Capital Redefined, articulates its value proposition of providing
its customers relationship, intellectual and financial capital to yield
infinite possibilities. Founded in 1908, CIT is celebrating its Centennial
throughout 2008.
    www.cit.ca




For further information:

For further information: For CIT Canada: Mike Ferreira, Director of
Marketing, CIT Canada, (416) 507-5112, mike.ferreira@cit.com, www.cit.ca; For
National Ballet of Canada: Catherine Chang, Publicity Manager, (416) 345-9686
ext. 302, cchang@national.ballet.ca, national.ballet.ca; Wendy Liebner,
Publicity Coordinator, (416) 345-9686 ext. 332, wliebner@national.ballet.ca,
national.ballet.ca

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