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Citibank Royal Orchid Plus Platinum Select The Ultimate Way to Earn Miles Program offers the fastest air mile rewards in Thailand

          Citibank and Thai Airways International Public Company Limited launched new credit card – Citibank Royal Orchid Plus Platinum Select which allows cardholders to earn more mileages reward than ever before.
          Introduced by Citibank in partnership with Royal Orchid Plus, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited, the one air mile for every 20 baht spent by Citibank customers (using their Citibank Royal Orchid Plus Platinum Select card) is the most generous travel-card rewards deal offered in Thailand. In addition to the accelerated points benefit, Citibank cardholders can also enjoy exclusive travel exclusives such as:
          - Exclusive access to the Royal Silk lounge at Suvarhabhumi airport
          - Limousine pick-up service from home or office to the airport
          - Accepted at 150,000 merchants in Thailand and over 24 Million merchants worldwide
          - Enjoy Year Round Visa Platinum Golf and Visa Platinum Club Hotel Privileges Worldwide
          - Hotel & Travel Privileges Worldwide from our Citibank World Privileges Program
          - And a bonus of 15,000 free miles for new Citibank Royal Orchid Plus Platinum Select cardholders
 

          At the launch, Ms. Voralak Tulaphorn, Marketing and Cards Business Director, Citibank said “When the Citibank Royal Orchid Plus was launched in 2000 it was widely praised as one of the best cards in terms of rewards for business and leisure frequent flyers.
          “Our new up-sized rewards offering, builds on the success of its originator and this is reflected in the new preferential privileges, mileage and travel benefits offered.” Voralak added.
          According to Mr. Pandit Chanapai, Thai Airways International’s Vice President, Marketing Development and Support Department, “THAI’s Royal Orchid Plus is now Asia’s premier frequent flier programme, which gives recognition and miles with THAI and across the entire Star Alliance Network. The membership programme is dedicated to making frequent traveling a more rewarding experience.  Currently, there are more than 2 million passengers registered in Royal Orchid Plus programme.  We are therefore confident that THAI's collaboration with Citibank will eventually translate into ultimate customer benefits and customer satisfaction.”
          10,000 miles can also be earned when Citibank Royal Orchid Plus Platinum Select cardholders use their cards up to five times within a 30-day period. An additional 5,000 miles can be collected when cardholders spend up to 50,000 baht within three statement cycles making it redeemable for a Domestic award ticket.
          From November 15, 2006 until February 28, 2007, Citibank Royal Orchid Plus Platinum Select cardholders can also win 2 day 1 night at Springfield Village Hua Hin in a daily top-card spender and 40,000 miles in a weekly top-card spender promotion from Royal Orchid Plus, Thai Airways International.
          To celebrate the launch of Citibank Royal Orchid Plus Platinum Select, customers will get additional 1,000 mileages when applying Citibank Royal Orchid Plus Platinum Select from November 3 to 5 at Fashion Gallery II, 1st Floor of Siam Paragon.
          For more information, please call 02-232-2333 or visit www.citibank.co.th
 
About Citigroup
          Citigroup (NYSE: C), the leading global financial services company, has some 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 100 countries, providing 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, and wealth management.  Major brand names under Citigroup's trademark red umbrella include Citibank, CitiFinancial, Primerica, Smith Barney and Banamex.  Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com
 
About Thai Airways International Public Company Limited
          Thai Airways International Public Company Limited is the national carrier of the Kingdom of Thailand.  Founded in 1960, it operates domestic, regional and intercontinental flights. THAI flies to 73 destinations in 34 countries around the world. The company is 53.77% owned by the Thai Government through the Ministry of Finance. THAI has over 25,000 employees and a total of 85 aircraft in its fleet.
          THAI’s philosophy is to provide full service to premium passengers, while maintaining its standard of service to leisure travelers. THAI aims to be the “First Choice Carrier with Touches of Thai”. The success of THAI is apparent through numerous customer surveys conducted by well-known institutions both within and outside Thailand, resulting in awards such as the Skytrax Award for Cabin Staff Service Excellence 2006. Safety is THAI’s top priority and its maintenance standard is recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration of the USA (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
          THAI is one of the founding members of Star Alliance, the airline network for Earth. More information on THAI is available at www.thaiairways.com
 
          Media contact:
          Tohphan Tuchinda   Tel: 02 232 2706 
          email: tohphan.tuchinda@citigroup.com
          Phansiri Mongkolprasit  Tel: 02 232 2905, 081 625 3477  
          email: phansiri.mongkolprasit@citigroup.com
          Citibank
          Corporate Communications Department
          89 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road
          Bangkok 10900
          Ph. 66 2 545 2662, 66 2 545 1711
          public.relations@thaiairways.com