Pandit Tells Maria He Decided It's 'Right Time'

12:52 PM ET Tue, 16 Oct 2012

CNBC's Maria Bartiromo recounts a telephone interview she just concluded with outgoing Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit. Contrary to reports he had been ousted by Citi's board, Pandit told Maria he made the decision because he felt it was the "right time" to go. Maria says she believes the exit was prompted by a compensation dispute.