Citi appoints new Country Officer for Canada

Hastings also named Chairman and CEO of Citibank Canada

TORONTO, July 6 /CNW/ - Citi is pleased to announce the appointment of John Hastings as Country Officer and as Chairman and CEO of Citibank Canada.

As Country Officer, he is the central representative for Citi in Canada and responsible for ensuring strong, effective relationships between Citi and its key stakeholders. As Chairman and CEO, he oversees the governance and continued growth of one of Canada's most global financial institutions.

Mr. Hastings has been with Citi in Canada for more than 25 years in numerous roles. Most recently he was Managing Director and Head of Citi's Institutional Clients Group in Canada, providing franchise oversight across all institutional customer segments and product groups.

"This new role provides a tremendous opportunity, particularly as it comes at such a pivotal moment in Citi's evolution in Canada," Hastings said. "With significant investments being made in our Global Banking, Global Transaction Services and Citi Private Bank businesses, I look forward to solidifying Citi's reputation as Canada's most global bank."

Mr. Hastings holds a B.A. in Economics from Queen's University and an M.B.A. from the University of Toronto.


Citi, the leading global financial services company, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 140 countries. Through Citicorp and Citi Holdings, 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 or

Across Canada, Citi employs more than 4,600 individuals in a range of institutional and consumer businesses.


For further information: For further information: Troy Underhill, Citi Communications, (905) 755-3399

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