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Information Center - Guidelines and Forms for U.S.-Based Bond Programs

Obtain the necessary information to register and transfer your bonds.

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In New York
1-800-422-2066
Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-4:30PM EST

This archive contains historical information, including prospectuses, which has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but Citibank does not warrant its completeness or accuracy. Citibank does not offer the listed securities on these pages for sale to any person in any jurisdiction. The inclusion of any security on the Citibank® Agency and Trust web site does not constitute a recommendation with respect to that security. The prospectuses and other information on these pages are provided for informational purposes only for current or future holders of the securities and are not an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any securities or financial instruments or to provide any investment service or investment advice. The prospectuses and information on these pages are not intended to provide sufficient information for any investment decision.

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    • Presentation of certificate(s) with proper assignment (on reverse of certificate or bond power) by the registered owner(s). Signature(s) must be guaranteed.
    • Letter of instruction advising full name, taxpayer social security number or Tax I.D. number and complete address of transferee(s). The letter must be signed by the transferor(s).
    • Appropriate Tax Form W-8 or W9 completed in its entirety by the transferee(s).
    • Signatures should be guaranteed by an eligible guarantor institution (banks, brokers, savings and loan associations and credit unions) with membership in an approved signature guarantee medallion program pursuant to S.E.C Rule 17Ad-15.
  2. Transfer from Joint Tenant Owners to Surviving Owner
    • Presentation of certificate(s). Assignment is not required.
    • Letter of instruction advising full name, taxpayer social security number or Tax I.D. number and complete address of transferee(s).
    • Official certificate of death. (Copy not acceptable)
    • Appropriate Tax Form W-8 or W9 completed in its entirety by the transferee(s).
  3. Transfer to a Trust
    • Presentation of certificate(s) with proper assignment (on reverse of certificate or bond power) by the registered owner(s). Signature(s) must be guaranteed.
    • Letter of instruction advising full name, taxpayer social security number or Tax I.D. number and complete address of transferee(s). The letter must be signed by the transferor(s).
    • Appropriate Tax Form W-8 or W9 completed in its entirety by the transferee(s).
    • Complete uniform description for the registration of the Trust that includes the Trust name, Trustee(s), and Trust date.
    • Signatures should be guaranteed by an eligible guarantor institution (banks, brokers, savings and loan associations and credit unions) with membership in an approved signature guarantee medallion program pursuant to S.E.C Rule 17Ad-15.
  4. Transfer from Single Owner (Deceased)
    • Presentation of certificate(s) with proper assignment (on reverse of certificate or bond power) by the legal representative of the estate. Signature(s) must be guaranteed.
    • Letter of instruction advising full name, taxpayer social security number or Tax I.D. number and complete address of transferee(s). The letter must be signed by the transferor(s).
    • Appropriate Tax Form W-8 or W9 completed in its entirety by the transferee(s).
    • A Probate Court certificate, dated within sixty days, evidencing the appointment of the legal representative.
    • Signatures should be guaranteed by an eligible guarantor institution (banks, brokers, savings and loan associations and credit unions) with membership in an approved signature guarantee medallion program pursuant to S.E.C Rule 17Ad-15.
  5. Transfer from the Name of a Trustee(s)
    • Presentation of certificate(s) with proper assignment (on reverse of certificate or bond power) by the registered owner(s). Signature(s) must be guaranteed.
    • Letter of instruction advising full name, taxpayer social security number or Tax I.D. number and complete address of transferee(s). The letter must be signed by the transferor(s).
    • Appropriate Tax Form W-8 or W9 completed in its entirety by the transferee(s).
    • A copy of the Trust document which evidences that the trustee(s) is(are) authorized to transfer the certificates. The Trust agreement must be affixed with a guarantee stamp by an eligible member of the signature guarantee medallion program.
    • Signatures should be guaranteed by an eligible guarantor institution (banks, brokers, savings and loan associations and credit unions) with membership in an approved signature guarantee medallion program pursuant to S.E.C Rule 17Ad-15.
  6. Transfer from Custodian For Minor Under Uniform Gifts / Transfers to Minors Act to Minor Upon Minor Reaching Majority
    • Presentation of certificate(s) with proper assignment (on reverse of certificate or bond power) by the registered owner(s). Signature(s) must be guaranteed.
    • Letter of instruction advising full name, taxpayer social security number or Tax I.D. number and complete address of transferee(s). The letter must be signed by the transferor(s).
    • Appropriate Tax Form W-8 or W9 completed in its entirety by the transferee(s).
    • Official certificate of birth. (Copy not acceptable)
  7. Transfer from Company to Company rate
    • Presentation of certificate(s) with proper assignment (on reverse of certificate or bond power) by the registered owner(s). Signature(s) must be guaranteed.
    • Letter of instruction advising full name, taxpayer social security number or Tax I.D. number and complete address of transferee(s). The letter must be signed by the transferor(s).
    • Appropriate Tax Form W-8 or W9 completed in its entirety by the transferee(s).
    • Signatures should be guaranteed by an eligible guarantor institution (banks, brokers, savings and loan associations and credit unions) with membership in an approved signature guarantee medallion program pursuant to S.E.C Rule 17Ad-15.
      • State that it is true and complete and remains in full force and effect.
      • Be signed by the secretary and the signature must be guaranteed by an eligible guarantor institution (banks, brokers, savings and loan associations and credit unions) with membership in an approved signature guarantee medallion program pursuant to S.E.C Rule 17Ad-15.
      • Be affixed with a company seal or state that there is no company seal.
      • Be dated within six months prior to the transfer date.
    • Signatures should be guaranteed by an eligible guarantor institution (banks, brokers, savings and loan associations and credit unions) with membership in an approved signature guarantee medallion program pursuant to S.E.C Rule 17Ad-15.
  8. Brady Bond Transfer from U.S. Global to Non-U.S. Global
    • In addition to the requirements outlined in the section entitled Transfer from Company to Company or Transfer from Registered Owner(s) to Another Party, the letter of instruction must include the Euroclear or Clearstream account number and the name that appears on the account. A tax form should not be submitted.
    • Telephone Customer Service at (800) 422-2066 for forms on transfers of book entry Brady Bonds.

This archive contains historical information, including prospectuses, which has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but Citibank does not warrant its completeness or accuracy. Citibank does not offer the listed securities on these pages for sale to any person in any jurisdiction. The inclusion of any security on the Citibank Agency and Trust web site does not constitute a recommendation with respect to that security. The prospectuses and other information on these pages are provided for informational purposes only for current or future holders of the securities and are not an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any securities or financial instruments or to provide any investment service or investment advice. The prospectuses and information on these pages are not intended to provide sufficient information for any investment decision.

For companies which require an update of wire instructions, we require the following:

  • Letter of instruction signed by an officer. The letter must be on company letterhead and must include complete wire instructions. The letter must also include the name in which the security is registered, your institution's taxpayer identification number, security CUSIP number, and the share position in your account. If you own multiple securities or have multiple accounts then they should be listed in an attachment.
  • The officer's signature on the letter of instruction must be Medallion Guaranteed by a financial institution that is a member of the Medallion Signature Guarantee Program.
  • The letter must be accompanied by a corporate resolution which evidences that the officer is authorized to sign on behalf of the company. The corporate resolution should be affixed with a corporate seal.

The documents above should be mailed to:

    Citibank, N.A.
    Citibank Agency & Trust
    Attn: Customer Service
    111 Wall Street, 15th Floor, Zone 8
    New York, NY 10043

Should you have any further questions regarding this matter, please contact Investor Services at 800-422-2066, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

This archive contains historical information, including prospectuses, which has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but Citibank does not warrant its completeness or accuracy. Citibank does not offer the listed securities on these pages for sale to any person in any jurisdiction. The inclusion of any security on the Citibank Agency and Trust web site does not constitute a recommendation with respect to that security. The prospectuses and other information on these pages are provided for informational purposes only for current or future holders of the securities and are not an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any securities or financial instruments or to provide any investment service or investment advice. The prospectuses and information on these pages are not intended to provide sufficient information for any investment decision.

To change the registration on bonds, in addition to the requirements outlined in the General Guidelines for the Transfer of Securities, Citibank also requires a bond power with a Medallion Guarantee.

Since a Medallion Guarantee is offered only through financial institutions in the United States, we recommend that you contact a local commercial bank that has a correspondent bank in the United States. Through the local bank you should have the officer's signature (on the bond power) affixed with a Signature Guarantee in the following format:

    Officer's Signature
    "Signature Guarantee"
    [Name of Bank]
    X Authorized Bank Officer

The bond power endorsed by the officer with the Signature Guarantee affixed may be forwarded to the corresponding bank in the United States from whom a Medallion Guarantee may be affixed on the bond power and then returned back to you. The complete transfer package should be presented to Citibank, via overnight courier, to the following address:

    Citibank NA
    Agency & Trust
    480 Washington Blvd
    30th Floor
    Jersey City, NJ 07310

This archive contains historical information, including prospectuses, which has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but Citibank does not warrant its completeness or accuracy. Citibank does not offer the listed securities on these pages for sale to any person in any jurisdiction. The inclusion of any security on the Citibank Agency and Trust web site does not constitute a recommendation with respect to that security. The prospectuses and other information on these pages are provided for informational purposes only for current or future holders of the securities and are not an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any securities or financial instruments or to provide any investment service or investment advice. The prospectuses and information on these pages are not intended to provide sufficient information for any investment decision.

Frequenty Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions about the transfer and registration of bonds.

There are different procedures, depending on the type of transfer you are making. Check the General Guidelines for the Transfer of Securities for the requirements related to your transfer.

To change the address on your account, print out the Address Change Form, complete it, and send it to Citibank (address on form).

Go to the IRS's web site where you can obtain the necessary tax forms.

Since a Medallion Guarantee is offered only through financial institutions in the United States, we recommend that you contact a local commercial bank that has a correspondent bank in the United States. Through the local bank you should have the officer's signature (on the bond power) affixed with a Signature Guarantee in the following format:

    Officer's Signature
    "Signature Guarantee"
    [Name of Bank]
    X Authorized Bank Officer

The bond power endorsed by the officer with the Signature Guarantee affixed may be forwarded to the corresponding bank in the United States from whom a Medallion Guarantee may be affixed on the bond power and then returned back to you. The complete transfer package should be presented to Citibank, via overnight courier, to the following address:

    Citibank NA
    Agency & Trust
    480 Washington Blvd
    30th Floor
    Jersey City, NJ 07310

Use the bond power to execute the transfer of the bond in lieu of completing the re-assignment of the bond on the reverse side of the bond certificate.

Payments sent by federal wire are available only to institutional bondholders. In order to update the payment instructions on your account we require the following:

  1. Letter of instruction signed by an officer. The letter must be on company letterhead and must include complete wire instructions. The letter must also include the name in which the security is registered, your institution's taxpayer identification number, security CUSIP number, and the share position in your account. If you own multiple securities or have multiple accounts then they should be listed on an attachment.
  2. The officer's signature on the letter of instruction must be Medallion Guaranteed by a financial institution that is a member of the Medallion Signature Guarantee Program.
  3. The letter must be accompanied by a corporate resolution which evidences that the officer is authorized to sign on behalf of the company. The corporate resolution should be affixed with a corporate seal.

    The documents above should be mailed to: Citibank, N.A.
    Citibank Agency & Trust
    Attn: Customer Service
    111 Wall Street, 15th Floor, Zone 8
    New York, NY 10043

Should you have any further questions regarding this matter, please contact Customer Service at 800-422-2066, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00AM to 4:30PM Eastern Standard Time.

Payments sent by federal wire are available only to institutional bondholders. In order to update the payment instructions on your account we require the following:

This archive contains historical information, including prospectuses, which has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but Citibank does not warrant its completeness or accuracy. Citibank does not offer the listed securities on these pages for sale to any person in any jurisdiction. The inclusion of any security on the Citibank Agency and Trust web site does not constitute a recommendation with respect to that security. The prospectuses and other information on these pages are provided for informational purposes only for current or future holders of the securities and are not an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any securities or financial instruments or to provide any investment service or investment advice. The prospectuses and information on these pages are not intended to provide sufficient information for any investment decision.

Should you have any further questions, please contact Citibank® Agency and Trust - Investor Services:

In New York
1-800-422-2066
Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-4:30PM EST

This archive contains historical information, including prospectuses, which has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but Citibank does not warrant its completeness or accuracy. Citibank does not offer the listed securities on these pages for sale to any person in any jurisdiction. The inclusion of any security on the Citibank® Agency and Trust web site does not constitute a recommendation with respect to that security. The prospectuses and other information on these pages are provided for informational purposes only for current or future holders of the securities and are not an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any securities or financial instruments or to provide any investment service or investment advice. The prospectuses and information on these pages are not intended to provide sufficient information for any investment decision.