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Fire Chief Vikram Pandit Has Exciting News For Citi Employees And Shareholders

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As you know, Wednesday night was a big night for Uncle Vik. Despite the fact that Jay-Z was a no show, Pandito had a ball while being honored at a gala dinner benefiting the New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund. During the charity auction part of the evening, the Citi CEO bid $9,000 for a day of training at the NYC Fire Department, which he very well could've selfishly used himself. Rather than being put through the paces, however, generous Vikram will said that he will be raffling off the prize to one very lucky Citi employee, so watch out for one of those massive lottery wheels in the lobby soon.

And that's not all.

...Pandit has experience putting out fires—at least of the financial variety...[and] he smiled at the idea he's a firefighter himself. "We are done with that," he said. Citi shareholders, used to getting hosed, will be pleased.

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