TORONTO-Citigroup has begun sending information about dividend payments of American Depositary Receipts using interactive tags, bank officials said here Wednesday at the annual SIBOS 2011 conference here for the Society of Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication.

The initiative marks the culmination of a pilot program announced last year with SWIFT, XBRL U.S., the U.S. arm, of XBRL International, and Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. to promote the use of the protocol which already helps analysts and investors quickly grasp the financial basics of a company.

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