NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CIT Group Inc. (NYSE:CIT) cit.com, a leading provider of financing and advisory services to small businesses and middle market companies, today announced that as part of its 2013 global employee food drive initiative (cit.com/fooddrive) it collected more than 95 tons of food, which equates to approximately 158,330 meals. Employees from 12 offices located in four countries collected food items that were donated to various local non-profit organizations and food pantries.
“I’m extremely proud of the efforts of our employees who raised more than 95 tons of food during our global employee food drive,” said John A. Thain, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “From Danville to Beijing, our employees remain committed to supporting organizations that work to improve the communities in which we live and work.”
Additionally, nearly 1,400 employees volunteered more than 7,700 hours while participating in 151 projects around the world in 2013. Projects included tutoring students, delivering food to homebound individuals, constructing homes, and beautifying parks.
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Founded in 1908, CIT (NYSE:CIT) is a financial holding company with more than $35 billion in financing and leasing assets. It provides financing, leasing and advisory services to its clients and their customers across more than 30 industries. CIT maintains leadership positions in middle market lending, factoring, retail finance, aerospace, equipment and rail leasing, and vendor finance. CIT operates CIT Bank (Member FDIC), its primary bank subsidiary, which, through its Internet bank BankOnCIT.com, offers a suite of savings options designed to help customers achieve a range of financial goals. cit.com