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History

Culture and Quality: A Century of Experience and Achievements

Citi's history in Japan dates back over 100 years to when the International Banking Corporation opened its first branch in Yokohama in 1902.
Today, through our position as a unique global investment bank based in Tokyo, Citigroup Global Markets Japan delivers superior services to its customers.

1902 International Banking Corporation (Citibank) opens first branch in Yokohama
1972 Smith Barney opens Tokyo Representative Office
1980 Smith Barney opens Tokyo Branch
Salomon Brothers opens Tokyo Representative Office
1982 Salomon Brothers Asia Limited opens Tokyo Branch
1998 Salomon Brothers Asia Limited acquires all operations of Smith Barney’s Tokyo Branch and changes its name to Salomon Smith Barney (Japan) Limited
1998 Citicorp and Travelers Group merge to form Citigroup
1999 Citigroup and Nikko Securities establish the joint company Nikko Salomon Smith Barney Limited
2003 Nikko Salomon Smith Barney Limited renamed Nikko Citigroup Limited
2004 Nikko Citigroup Limited becomes a Japanese legal entity
2008 Nikko Cordial Corporation becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Citigroup Inc.,
2009 Citi sells Nikko Cordial Securities to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and forges alliance with Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
Nikko Citigroup is renamed Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.
Citigroup

Citibank's first branch opens in Yokohama as International Banking Corporation

Salomon Brother's

1988: Salomon Brothers

Smith Barney

1997: Smith Barney

Citigroup Global Markets Japan

2009: Citigroup Global Markets Japan

Citigroup Global Markets Japan

2009: Citigroup Global Markets Japan