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CIT to Ring the Opening Bellsm on September 27th in Conjunction with the Release of the “CIT Voice of the Middle Market” Survey

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Report Examines the Perceptions and Outlook of U.S. Middle Market Executives</i> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> <i>New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Livingston, NJ Mayor Stephen Santola to Declare September 27</i><sup><i>th</i></sup><i> “CIT Middle Market Day” in their Cities</i> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> </p>

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

CIT to Ring the Opening Bellsm on September 27th in Conjunction with the Release of the “CIT Voice of the Middle Market” Survey08:30 EDT Wednesday, September 26, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) cit.com, a leading provider of financing to small businesses and middle market companies, today announced that it will ring The Opening BellSM at the New York Stock Exchange at 9:30 AM EDT on Thursday, September 27, 2012. CIT executives and their middle market clients are ringing The Opening BellSM in conjunction with the release of the “CIT Voice of the Middle Market: Perspectives from the Heart of America's Economy”(cit.com/middlemarketoutlook) survey earlier that day.This comprehensive research report examines the perceptions of executives of U.S. middle market companies and provides insights into the opportunities and challenges they face. In addition, on September 27th New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Livingston, NJ Mayor Stephen A. Santola will officially declare it “CIT Middle Market Day” in their respective cities. Photo/Video:Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141), Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420) and European Press Agency (917.670.1323). The Opening Bell (starting at 9:25 a.m.) feed is available via Encompass loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483. Facebook/Twitter/YouTube:For photos and video of the bell ringing, connect with NYSE Euronext on Facebook (NYSE Euronext-Official Site), YouTube (nysetv1), and Twitter (@NYSEEuronext), #NYSEBell. Editor's Note:Follow CIT on Twitter: @citgroup, on LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/company/cit, on YouTube: YouTube.com/citgroupvideo, and on Facebook: facebook.com/citgroup. Individuals interested in receiving corporate news releases can register at cit.com/newsalerts or subscribe to the RSS feed at cit.com/rss. About CITFounded in 1908, CIT (NYSE: CIT) is a bank holding company with more than $33 billion in finance and leasing assets. A member of the Fortune 500, it provides financing and leasing capital to its small business and middle market clients and their customers across more than 30 industries. CIT maintains leadership positions in small business and middle market lending, factoring, retail finance, aerospace, equipment and rail leasing, and global vendor finance. CIT also operates CIT Bank (Member FDIC), BankOnCIT.com, its primary bank subsidiary, which offers a suite of savings options designed to help customers achieve a range of financial goals. cit.com CIT MEDIA RELATIONS:C. Curtis Ritter, 973-740-5390Director of Corporate CommunicationsCurt.Ritter@cit.comorMatt Klein, 973-597-2020Vice President, Media RelationsMatt.Klein@cit.comorCIT INVESTOR RELATIONS:Ken Brause, 212-771-9650Executive Vice PresidentKen.Brause@cit.com