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Push for executive shake-up

THE Federal Deposit Insurance Corp is pressing for a management shake-up at embattled bank Citigroup Inc, putting CEO Vikram Pandit in the hot seat, a report said yesterday.

The report from The Wall Street Journal cited people familiar with the matter.

"We are confident in our management and confident that we will continue to position Citi for a return to sustained profitability," said Chairman Richard Parsons in a statement e-mailed to The Associated Press.

A representative of the FDIC was not immediately available to comment.

Citigroup has been one of the most troubled United States banks in the financial crisis. Investors have long criticized its board and management for allowing the bank to make big investments in the risky housing market - actions that led to Citigroup reporting billions in losses.

Citigroup has already received US$45 billion in government rescue funds, and a portion of that will soon be converted into common shares, making the Treasury Department its largest shareholder.

Last month, the government determined that it would need to raise an additional US$5.5 billion as a buffer against future losses.


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