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07/28/16Fifth Third Announces Second Quarter 2016 Net Income to Common Shareholders of $310 Million, or $0.40 Per Diluted Share
Announces accelerated Tax Receivable Agreement (TRA) and extended operating agreement with Vantiv 2Q16 net income available to common shareholders of $310 million, or $0.40 per diluted common share Reported results included the following items which had a negative $0.01 impact on reported 2Q16 EPS: A $50 million pre-tax (~$33 million after-tax) charge relate... 
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07/22/16Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Technology, Media & Telecommunications Vertical
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 22, 2016-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) has announced the formation of a dedicated group to serve the financial services needs of the technology, media and telecommunications industry. The team is led jointly by Pete Foley and Kevin Khanna, both of whom bring extensive expertise and knowledge in the industry. “The creation of this vertical business unit allows Fifth Third to dedicate a team of... 
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07/07/16Edward L. Robinson Named Fifth Third’s Mortgage Head
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 7, 2016-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) announced today that Edward L. Robinson has been named its senior vice president and head of Fifth Third Mortgage. He will report to Chad Borton, executive vice president and head of the Consumer Bank. Robinson’s responsibilities will include comprehensive oversight of all Mortgage-related functions at Fifth Third. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full r... 
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07/05/16Fifth Third Mortgage Helps Homebuyers Make Their Down Payments, New Program offers up to $3,600
Plus Tips to Avoid 5 of the Biggest Mistakes Homebuyers Make CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 5, 2016-- No homebuyer wants to pay more than they need to. Yet, each year thousands of homebuyers miss out on down payment and closing cost assistance. Fifth Third Mortgage introduces its new Down Payment Assistance Program to help consumers purchase homes. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.... 
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06/29/16Fifth Third Announces 2016 CCAR Capital Plan
No Objection from Federal Reserve to Company's Capital Plan CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 29, 2016-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) announced today that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“the Federal Reserve”) did not object to Fifth Third’s proposed potential capital actions from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 included in its capital plan submitted in April under the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (“CCAR”) ... 
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06/28/16Fifth Third Bancorp Further Expands M&A and Strategic Advisory Capabilities
Bill Benston, Alan McClure, Larry Williams and Bruce Woodward join Fifth Third Securities CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 28, 2016-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) announced today that Fifth Third Securities Inc. is continuing its expansion of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and strategic advisory capabilities. The Bank has hired Larry Williams, Bruce Woodward, Alan McClure, and Bill Benston, who founded The Breckenridge Group Inc., a... 
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06/23/16Fifth Third Releases Results of 2016 Dodd-Frank Act Company-Run Capital Stress Test
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 23, 2016-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) today released the results of its company-run stress test as required by the Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test (DFAST) rules (12 CFR Part 252). These rules require that covered companies disclose certain results from its stress test including: a description of the types of risk included in the stress test, a general description of methodologies used in the stress test, estimates of ... 
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06/21/16Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Cash Dividends
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 21, 2016-- Fifth Third Bancorp today declared cash dividends on its common shares, Series H preferred shares, and Series I preferred shares. Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared a cash dividend on its common shares of $0.13 for the second quarter of 2016. The dividend is payable on July 15, 2016 to shareholders of record as of June 30, 2016. Fifth Third also declared a cash dividend on its 5.... 
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06/14/16Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Second Quarter 2016 Results, Host Conference Call on July 28, 2016 at 9:00 AM
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 14, 2016-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report second quarter 2016 financial results on July 28, 2016. The earnings release will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relations we... 
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05/23/16Fifth Third Bancorp to Attend the 2016 Deutsche Bank Global Financial Services Conference
Cincinnati – Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the Deutsche Bank Global Financial Services Conference in New York City on June 1, 2016 at approximately 12:40 PM ET. Greg D. Carmichael, president and chief executive officer, will represent Fifth Third. Presentation slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com. Additionally, slides used in the presentation will be made se... 
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05/16/16Melissa Stevens to Head Omni-Channel Banking
Digital Veteran Will Lead Cross-Channel Integration and Innovation CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2016-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) today announced that Melissa Stevens, an 18-year industry veteran who served as global digital head for Citigroup’s consumer banking business, has joined the organization as senior vice president, chief digital officer and head of omni-channel banking. She will report directly to Chad Borton, executive vice... 
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05/03/16William Tyson Named Fifth Third’s Co-Head of Capital Markets
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2016-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) announced today that William Tyson has been hired to become co-head of Fifth Third Capital Markets, reporting to Lars Anderson, executive vice president and chief operating officer. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160503007030/en/ William Tyson has been hired to become co-head of Fifth Third... 
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04/28/16Steve D’Amico to Head Innovation at Fifth Third
Former P&G Design Veteran Will Lead New Team CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 28, 2016-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) today announced that Steve D’Amico, a 24-year Procter & Gamble veteran who most recently served as its director of design innovation, has joined the Bank as senior vice president and head of innovation. He will report directly to Tim Spence, executive vice president and chief strategy officer. “Fifth Thir... 
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04/22/16Fifth Third Bancorp 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, “Building Bridges” Now Available
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 22, 2016-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) has published its annual report on corporate social responsibility (CSR). It can be accessed at www.53.com/csrreport and hard copies printed on recycled paper also are available in limited quantities. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160422005888/en/ The cover page of the Fifth Third Bancor... 
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04/21/16Fifth Third Announces First Quarter 2016 Net Income to Common Shareholders of $312 Million, or $0.40 Per Diluted Share
1Q16 net income available to common shareholders of $312 million, or $0.40 per diluted common share Includes a $47 million pre-tax (~$31 million after-tax) positive valuation adjustment on the remaining warrant in Vantiv, a $14 million pre-tax (~$9 million after-tax) expense related to the voluntary early retirement program, and an $8 million pre-tax (~$5 million after-tax) gain on the previously an... 
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04/19/16Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Results of Annual Shareholder Meeting
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 19, 2016-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) has announced that its shareholders have re-elected the following directors at the Bancorp’s Annual Meeting held earlier today at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cincinnati: Nicholas K. Akins, chairman, president, CEO, American Electric Power. B. Evan Bayh III, partner, McGuireWoods LLP. Jorge L. Benitez, retired CEO of North A... 
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04/11/16Fifth Third Bancorp Elects Marsha C. Williams Non-Executive Chair of the Board
To Be Effective with Annual Shareholder meeting April 19, 2016; Williams Currently Serves as Lead Director CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 11, 2016-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Marsha C. Williams as the non-executive chair of the Board effective immediately following its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on April 19, subject to her reelection to the Board. Williams, who has... 
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03/31/16Fifth Third Bank Introduces Home Equity Line of Credit Special
As Home Values Rise, So Does Home Equity Five Things to Know Before Borrowing Money Against Your Home CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 31, 2016-- As home values rise and the housing market improves, home equity lines of credit are becoming more popular again. Demand for these loans substantially decreased during the housing crisis. However, now they are making a major comeback as the preferred type of loan for consumers who have more ... 
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03/23/16Fifth Third Bancorp Creates 100 New Tech Jobs, Salary Packages Worth More Than $100,000 Each
As Bank Expands Data and Digitization Work, Need for Strong Technology Talent Continues CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 23, 2016-- Fifth Third Bancorp is creating 120 new jobs in its rapidly expanding Information Technology division, adding to the 80 tech employees the Bank already hired in the past five months. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160323006085/en/ ... 
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03/18/16Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce First Quarter 2016 Results, Host Conference Call on April 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 18, 2016-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report first quarter 2016 financial results on April 21, 2016. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relations websit... 
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03/15/16Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Cash Dividends
Board Approves Share Repurchase Authorization of 100 million shares CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 15, 2016-- Fifth Third Bancorp today declared cash dividends on its common shares, Series J preferred shares, and Series I preferred shares. Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared a cash dividend on its common shares of $0.13 for the first quarter of 2016. The dividend is payable on April 21, 2016 to shareholders of record as of Ma... 
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02/26/16Fifth Third Bancorp to Attend the 2016 RBC Capital Markets Financial Institutions Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 26, 2016-- Executives of Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB), will participate in a discussion regarding the Company at the 2016 RBC Capital Markets Financial Institutions Conference on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at approximately 8:00 AM (ET). The Company will be represented by Tayfun Tuzun, executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Lars C. Anderson, executive vice president and chief operating officer. ... 
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02/24/16Tim Reidy and Brian Seedhouse Join Fifth Third Securities Public Finance Group
Fifth Third was largest underwriter of long term bond issues for educational public entities in Ohio in 2015 CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 24, 2016-- Fifth Third Securities, Inc. announced today that Tim Reidy and Brian Seedhouse have joined as senior public finance investment bankers in the Public Finance Group. Brian, based in Cincinnati, Ohio will focus on K-12 education, municipal and higher education debt issuers. Tim, based in Clevel... 
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02/18/16Sameer Gokhale Named Fifth Third’s Head of Investor Relations
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) announced today that Sameer Gokhale has been named its head of investor relations. He will report to Tayfun Tuzun, executive vice president and chief financial officer.  In addition, Gokhale will oversee corporate performance measurement and lead a team that provides analytical support for corporate development activities. Gokhale joins Fifth Third from Janney Montgomery Scott, where he was... 
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02/11/16Fifth Third Bancorp Makes $27.5 Billion Community Commitment
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 11, 2016-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) today made a $27.5 billion commitment to the communities it serves. The five-year commitment in lending, investments and services is designed to help the Company fulfill its Purpose to improve lives and be a force for positive change within its geographic footprint. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/ho... 
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01/21/16Fifth Third Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Per Diluted Share of $0.79
2015 Earnings Per Diluted Share of $2.01 4Q15 net income available to common shareholders of $634 million, or $0.79 per diluted common share Includes a $331 million pre-tax (~$215 million after-tax) gain on the sale of Vantiv shares, an $89 million pre-tax (~$58 million after-tax) gain on Vantiv warrant actions taken during the quarter, a $49 million pre-tax (~$32 million after-tax) paym... 
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01/20/16Howard McClure to Head Insurance Operations
30-year Veteran will assess strategic opportunities CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 20, 2016-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) today announced that Howard McClure, a 30- year veteran of the insurance industry, has joined the organization as senior vice president and head of insurance services. He will report directly to Lars Anderson, chief operating officer. “I have long admired Howard’s accomplishments in the insurance industry ... 
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12/15/15Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Cash Dividends
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 15, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp today declared cash dividends on its common shares, Series H preferred shares, and Series I preferred shares. Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared a cash dividend on its common shares of $0.13 for the fourth quarter of 2015. The dividend is payable on January 21, 2016 to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2015. Fifth Third also declared a cash divi... 
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12/07/15Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Fourth Quarter 2015 Results, Host Conference Call on January 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 7, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report fourth quarter 2015 financial results on January 21, 2016. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relations webs... 
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12/04/15Fifth Third Bancorp Corporate Social Responsibility Report: Curiosity First Earns 2015 Platinum, Gold MarCom Awards
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) today announced that its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Report: Curiosity First earned industry recognition with two MarCom Awards. Curiosity First was recognized with top honors, a Platinum Award, in the corporate social responsibility category. In the annual reports category, the CSR Report was honored with a Gold Award. The Fifth Third Bancorp CSR Report is ava... 
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12/03/15Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Expected Impact of Vantiv Share Sale and Warrant Actions
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 3, 2015-- On December 2, 2015, Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV) conducted a secondary offering of 13.4 million shares of its Class A Common Stock on behalf of Fifth Third (Nasdaq: FITB). The offering was the culmination of a three-step process detailed below that included 1) the partial cancellation of the warrant held by Fifth Third to purchase additional ownership in Vantiv Holding, LLC for a $200 million cash payment; 2) the... 
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12/01/15Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the 2015 Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 1, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference in New York City on December 8, 2015 at approximately 9:20 AM ET. Greg D. Carmichael, president and chief executive officer, will represent Fifth Third. Presentation slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations se... 
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11/23/15Fifth Third Mortgage Company Ranks Second in J.D. Power’s 2015 U.S. Primary Mortgage Origination Customer Satisfaction Study
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 23, 2015-- Fifth Third Mortgage Company ranks second among all major mortgage originators in overall customer satisfaction, according to the newly released J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Primary Mortgage Origination Satisfaction Study. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151123006272/en/ Michelle Van Dyke, President of Fifth Third Mortgage Company ... 
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11/23/15Fifth Third Bank Announces Investment into Zipscene, LLC, leading Data Management Platform Provider for the Dining Sector
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 23, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced a minority investment in Zipscene, LLC, a Cincinnati-based company that specializes in consumer analytics for the restaurant industry. The investment in Zipscene builds on the strategic portfolio Fifth Third is developing, in support of the growth of its Payments and Commerce Solutions group. The group was formed in 2014 to invest in and support ... 
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10/28/15Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the BancAnalysts Association of Boston Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 28, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) will present at the BancAnalysts Association of Boston Conference in Boston on November 6, 2015 at approximately 10:45 AM ET. Tayfun Tuzun, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will represent Fifth Third. Audio webcast may be accessed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com. ... 
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10/20/15Fifth Third Bank Launching New Mobile App for Commercial Cards
Emphasis on real-time information makes account management more convenient CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 20, 2015-- At a time when nearly two thirds of the population own a smartphone and access an average of 28 apps per month, valuable apps that allow commercial card clients and their employees to conduct business from these devices are lacking. Fifth Third is launching a mobile app for commercial cardholders that wi... 
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10/20/15Fifth Third Announces Third Quarter 2015 Net Income to Common Shareholders of $366 Million, or $0.45 Per Diluted Share
3Q15 net income available to common shareholders of $366 million, or $0.45 per diluted common share Includes a $130 million pre-tax (~$84 million after tax) positive valuation adjustment on the warrant Fifth Third holds in Vantiv, $35 million pre-tax (~$23 million after tax) of provision expense related to the restructuring of a student loan backed commercial credit originally extended in 2007, a $9... 
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10/13/15Fifth Third Bank Announces $5 Million Raised to Date for Stand Up To Cancer
Fifth Third Bank’s SU2C Nights at Minor League Ballparks, #howifight Social Campaign, and Checking Account Special Help Bank Hit Milestone Donation CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 13, 2015-- Two years ago, Fifth Third Bank asked the question: Could a bank help fight cancer? Today, Fifth Third Bank hits the milestone of raising $5 million to date for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). Since beginning the collaboration in 2013, Fifth Th... 
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09/30/15Fifth Third Bank Sells Retail Operations in St. Louis; Keeps Wholesale and Institutional Services in Market
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 30, 2015-- Fifth Third Bank has entered into an agreement to sell its retail operation, including its retail accounts, certain private banking deposits and related loan relationships in the St. Louis MSA to Great Southern Bank. The purpose of this transaction is in line with Fifth Third’s broader branch consolidation plans announced in June. The transaction is expected to close in early 2016, subject to regulatory ... 
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09/21/15Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Third Quarter 2015 Results, Host Conference Call on October 20, 2015 at 9:00 AM
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 21, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report third quarter 2015 financial results on October 20, 2015. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relations webs... 
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09/15/15Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Cash Dividends
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 15, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp today declared cash dividends on its common shares, Series J preferred shares, and Series I preferred shares. Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared a cash dividend on its common shares of $0.13 for the third quarter of 2015. The dividend is payable on October 20, 2015 to shareholders of record as of September 30, 2015. Fifth Third also declared a cash divi... 
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09/10/15Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Barclays 2015 Global Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 10, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) will present at the Barclays 2015 Global Financial Services Conference in New York City on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at approximately 11:15 AM ET. Tayfun Tuzun, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor ... 
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09/09/15Teresa Tanner Promoted; Becomes Fifth Third’s Chief Administrative Officer
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 9, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) announced today that Executive Vice President Teresa Tanner, chief human resources officer, has been named chief administrative officer, effective immediately. Tanner’s responsibilities will expand beyond Human Capital to also include Facilities, Strategic Sourcing and the Enterprise Program Management Office. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full... 
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09/08/15Dan Poston to Join Vantiv Leadership Team; Tim Spence Named Fifth Third’s Chief Strategy Officer
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 8, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) announced today that Dan Poston, its executive vice president and chief strategy and administrative officer, is leaving the Bank to join Vantiv, Inc., as executive vice president, strategic client relations. In his new role at Vantiv, of which Fifth Third is a significant customer, Poston will manage the relationship with the Bank, among other duties. Dan’s last day with Fifth... 
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09/03/15Fifth Third Bank Sells 17 Branches in Pittsburgh; Keeps Wholesale, Wealth Management, Investment, and Mortgage Origination Presence in Market
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 3, 2015-- Fifth Third Bank has entered into an agreement to sell 17 branch banking locations, the retail accounts, certain private banking deposits and related loan relationships in the Pittsburgh MSA to First National Bank of Pennsylvania. The purpose of this transaction is in line with Fifth Third’s broader branch consolidation plans announced in June. The transaction is expected to close in early 2016, subject to regu... 
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08/21/15Heather Russell Koenig Named Fifth Third’s Chief Legal Officer
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 21, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) announced today that Heather Russell Koenig will become its chief legal officer and corporate secretary and will be joining the Company on Sept. 28, 2015. Koenig will report to Greg D. Carmichael, president, who becomes CEO on Nov. 1, 2015. Koenig’s responsibilities will include overseeing Legal, Government Affairs and Regulatory Affairs This Smart News Release featu... 
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08/06/15Fifth Third Bank Extends More Than $12 Billion in Credit to Business Customers
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 6, 2015-- Fifth Third Bank announced today that it has extended more than $12 billion in new and renewed credit to business customers from April through June 2015. Fifth Third Bank loaned more than $8.5 billion to businesses throughout its footprint during the First Quarter of 2015. Companies who have received loans from Fifth Third Bank during this time period include: Assurance Operatio... 
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07/27/15Fifth Third Bancorp Releases Results of Dodd-Frank Act Mid-Cycle Company-Run Stress Test
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 27, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today disclosed results of its 2015 company-run mid-cycle stress test as required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The results are available on Fifth Third’s Investor Relations website at http://ir.53.com by clicking on “Financials & Regulatory Filings” and then “Quarterly & Annual Reports”. The results are also ... 
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07/21/15Fifth Third Announces Second Quarter 2015 Net Income to Common Shareholders of $292 Million, or $0.36 Per Diluted Share
2Q15 net income available to common shareholders of $292 million, or $0.36 per diluted common share Includes a $97 million pre-tax (~$63 million after tax) non-cash impairment charge related to previously announced changes in the branch network and a $14 million pre-tax (~$9 million after tax) positive valuation adjustment on the warrant Fifth Third holds in Vantiv, resulting in a net $0.07 impact o... 
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07/16/15Lars C. Anderson Named Fifth Third’s Chief Operating Officer
Succeeds Greg D. Carmichael, who becomes CEO Nov. 1 CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 16, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) announced today that Lars C. Anderson will become its executive vice president and chief operating officer and will be joining the Company on Aug. 3, 2015. Anderson will succeed Greg D. Carmichael, Fifth Third’s president and COO, who has been named CEO effective Nov. 1. Anderson will report to Carmichael. ... 
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07/08/15Fifth Third Bancorp Names Greg Carmichael CEO Effective November 2015
Kevin Kabat Announces Retirement CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 8, 2015-- The Fifth Third Bancorp board of directors today announced that Greg D. Carmichael, current president and chief operating officer, will become president and chief executive officer effective November 1, 2015. Carmichael was also elected to the board, effective immediately. Carmichael will succeed Kevin T. Kabat, who has informed the board of his intention to r... 
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06/22/15Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Expected Changes to Branch Network
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 22, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced plans to pursue changes to its branch network as it works to improve efficiency, competitiveness and the quality of its customers’ experience. “Consumer demographics and our customers’ preferred channels of banking are undergoing significant changes,” said Kevin T. Kabat, vice chairman and chief executive officer of Fifth Third Bancorp. “Technology ... 
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06/16/15Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Cash Dividends
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 16, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp today declared cash dividends on its common shares, Series H preferred shares, and Series I preferred shares. Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared a cash dividend on its common shares of $0.13 for the second quarter of 2015. The dividend is payable on July 21, 2015 to shareholders of record as of June 30, 2015. Fifth Third also declared a cash dividend on its 5.... 
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06/11/15Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Second Quarter 2015 Results, Host Conference Call on July 21, 2015 at 9:00 AM
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 11, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report second quarter 2015 financial results on July 21, 2015. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relations websit... 
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05/29/15Fifth Third Appoints Jorge L. Benitez to Bancorp Board of Directors
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 29, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) today announced the appointment of Jorge L. Benitez to the Bancorp Board of Directors. “Jorge will be a great addition to the Board and we welcome him,” said James P. Hackett, chairman of the Fifth Third Bancorp Board. “He brings broad experience from his 33-year career at Accenture, including serving as chief executive for North America.” Benitez served... 
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05/27/15Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Deutsche Bank 2015 Global Financial Services Investor Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 27, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB), will present at the Deutsche Bank 2015 Global Financial Services Investor Conference on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at approximately 10:15 AM (ET). Tayfun Tuzun, executive vice president and chief financial officer will represent Fifth Third. The audio webcast may be accessed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations secti... 
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05/12/15Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the 2015 Barclays Americas Select Franchise Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 12, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp will present at the 2015 Barclays Americas Select Franchise Conference on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at approximately 7:45 AM BST / 2:45 AM EDT. Tayfun Tuzun, executive vice president and chief financial officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53... 
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05/04/15Fifth Third Bank Employees Provides More Than 800,000 Meals to Fight Hunger; Fifth Third Day Marked by Fundraising, Food Collections
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp today announced that its more than 18,000 employees celebrated Fifth Third Day by providing more than 800,000 meals to fight hunger throughout its 12-state footprint. This marked the fourth year that all of the Company's affiliates joined together to fight against hunger. More than 770,000 meals were provided in 2014; 550,000 in 2013; and more than 340,000 in 2012. Fifth Third ... 
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04/21/15Fifth Third Announces First Quarter 2015 Net Income to Common Shareholders of $367 Million, or $0.44 Per Diluted Share
1Q15 net income available to common shareholders of $367 million, or $0.44 per diluted common share Includes a $70 million pre-tax (~$46 million after tax) positive valuation adjustment on the warrant Fifth Third holds in Vantiv, $37 million pre-tax (~$24 million after tax) gain on the sale of held-for-sale residential mortgage loans classified as troubled debt restructurings (TDRs), and a $17 milli... 
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04/14/15Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Results of Annual Meeting
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 14, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) has announced that its shareholders have re-elected the following directors at the Bancorp’s Annual Meeting held earlier today at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cincinnati: Nicholas K. Akins, chairman, president, CEO, American Electric Power. B. Evan Bayh III, partner, McGuireWoods LLP. Katherine B. Blackburn, executive vice p... 
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04/13/15Fifth Third Bancorp 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, ‘Curiosity First’ Now Available
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 13, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) has published its annual report on corporate social responsibility (CSR). It can be accessed as a website at www.53.com/csrreport and hard copies printed on recycled paper also are available in limited quantities. Fifth Third 2014 CSR Report (Photo: Business Wire) The report, “Curiosity First,” demonstrates the ways in which Fifth Third uses its cu... 
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03/19/15Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce First Quarter 2015 Results, Host Conference Call on April 21, 2015 at 9:00 AM
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 19, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report first quarter 2015 financial results on April 21, 2015. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relations websit... 
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03/17/15Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Cash Dividends
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 17, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp today declared cash dividends on its common shares, Series I preferred shares, and Series J preferred shares. Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared a cash dividend on its common shares of $0.13 for the first quarter of 2015. The dividend is payable on April 21, 2015 to shareholders of record as of March 31, 2015. Fifth Third also declared a cash dividend on its 6... 
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03/11/15Fifth Third Announces 2015 CCAR Capital Plan
No Objection from Federal Reserve to Company's Capital Plan CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 11, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) announced today that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“the Federal Reserve”) did not object to Fifth Third’s proposed potential capital actions from April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 included in its capital plan submitted in January under the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (“CCAR... 
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03/05/15Fifth Third Releases Results of 2015 Dodd-Frank Act Company-Run Capital Stress Test
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 5, 2015-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) today released the results of its company-run stress test as required by the Dodd-Frank Act stress testing rules (12 CFR Part 252), or “DFAST.” These rules require that covered companies disclose certain results from its stress test including: a description of the types of risk included in the stress test, a general description of methodologies used in the stress test, estimat... 
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03/05/15Fifth Third Bancorp to Attend the 2015 RBC Capital Markets Financial Institutions Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 5, 2015-- Tayfun Tuzun, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB), will participate in a discussion regarding the Company at the 2015 RBC Capital Markets Financial Institutions Conference on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at approximately 9:20 AM (ET). Audio webcast may be accessed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relat... 
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01/21/15Fifth Third Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Per Diluted Share of $0.43
2014 Earnings Per Diluted Share of $1.66 4Q14 net income available to common shareholders of $362 million, or $0.43 per diluted common share Includes a $56 million pre-tax (~$37 million after-tax, or $0.04 per share) positive valuation adjustment on the warrant Fifth Third holds in Vantiv, $23 million pre-tax (~$15 million after-tax, or $0.02 per share) of provision expense related to th... 
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12/17/14Fifth Third Appoints Katherine B. Blackburn to Bancorp Board of Directors
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 17, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) today announced the appointment of Katherine B. Blackburn, executive vice president of the Cincinnati Bengals, to the Bancorp Board of Directors. “We are pleased to welcome Katie to the Board and think she will be a great addition,” said James P. Hackett, chairman of the Fifth Third Bancorp Board. “She brings broad experience from her role as business owner and... 
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12/16/14Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Cash Dividends
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 16, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp today declared cash dividends on its common shares, Series H preferred shares, and Series I preferred shares. Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared a cash dividend on its common shares of $0.13 for the fourth quarter of 2014. The dividend is payable on January 21, 2015 to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2014. Fifth Third also declared a semi-annu... 
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12/02/14Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Fourth Quarter 2014 Results, Host Conference Call on January 21, 2015 at 9:00 AM
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 2, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report fourth quarter 2014 financial results on January 21, 2015. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relations webs... 
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12/02/14Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the 2014 Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 2, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference in New York City on Tuesday, December 9 at approximately 2:40 PM ET. Tayfun Tuzun, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will represent Fifth Third. Presentation slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor ... 
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12/02/14Fifth Third Announces $282,250 in Grants from the Strengthening Our Communities Fund
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 2, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp today announced $282,250 in grants from its Strengthening Our Communities Fund (SOC). Directed by Fifth Third’s Community and Economic Development department, the SOC is designated for Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) initiatives and programs to strengthen CRA lending, investment and service performance across the Company. Since its inception in 2011, the Fund has distributed nearly $3.5 ... 
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11/12/14Fifth Third Bancorp Homeowner Reemployment Initiative Named Winner In BAI-Finacle Global Banking Innovation Awards for Societal and Community Impact
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 12, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp’s homeowner reemployment program, in which it helps unemployed customers find jobs and regain financial stability, was named a winner of the BAI-Finacle Global Banking Innovation Award in Societal and Community Impact. The award was announced and presented today at the BAI Retail Delivery Conference in Chicago, Ill. The BAI-Finacle Global Banking Innovation awards program, now in it... 
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11/03/14Fifth Third Bank Announces Changes to Early Access Product; Extends Product Availability Time for Existing Customers
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 3, 2014-- Today Fifth Third Bank will begin notifying customers of changes as of Jan. 1, 2015 to its Early Access deposit advance service. Fifth Third will make these changes to minimize disruption and provide an extension of time for product availability for existing Early Access customers while the Bank awaits alignment in the guidance offered by the various regulatory bodies and continues exploring alternate solutions... 
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10/23/14Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the BancAnalysts Association of Boston Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 23, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) will present at the BancAnalysts Association of Boston Conference in Boston on November 6, 2014 at approximately 2:40 PM ET. Tayfun Tuzun, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will represent Fifth Third. Audio webcast may be accessed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com. ... 
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10/16/14Fifth Third Announces Third Quarter 2014 Net Income to Common Shareholders of $328 Million, or $0.39 Per Diluted Share
3Q14 net income available to common shareholders of $328 million, or $0.39 per diluted common share Includes a $53 million pre-tax (~$35 million after-tax, or $0.04 per share) negative valuation adjustment on the warrant Fifth Third holds in Vantiv 3Q14 return on average assets (ROA) of 1.02%; return on average common equity of 9.2%; return on average tangible common eq... 
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09/23/14Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Third Quarter 2014 Results, Host Conference Call on October 16, 2014 at 9:00 AM
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 23, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report third quarter 2014 financial results on October 16, 2014. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relations webs... 
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09/18/14Fifth Third Bancorp Releases Results of Dodd-Frank Act Mid-Cycle Company-Run Stress Test
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 18, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today disclosed results of its 2014 company-run mid-cycle stress test as required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The results are available on Fifth Third’s Investor Relations website at http://ir.53.com by clicking on “Financials & Regulatory Filings” and then “Quarterly & Annual Reports”. The results are also ... 
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09/18/14Fifth Third Bank Sponsors Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance Course in 1,827 schools in 12 States for 2014-2015 School Year
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 18, 2014-- Fifth Third Bank today announced its sponsorship of Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance course for the 2014-2015 school year. The Bank will sponsor the course in 1,827 high schools throughout its 12-state footprint, including 69 schools for the first time in western Michigan. Fifth Third Bank sponsors Dave Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance course in high schools. (Photo: Business Wire) ... 
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09/16/14Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Cash Dividends
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 16, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp today declared cash dividends on its common shares, Series I preferred shares, and Series J preferred shares. Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared a cash dividend on its common shares of $0.13 for the third quarter of 2014. The dividend is payable on October 16, 2014 to shareholders of record as of September 30, 2014. Fifth Third also declared a cash divi... 
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09/09/14Fifth Third Announces Management Change
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 9, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp today announced that Michelle Van Dyke, currently regional president, has been named president of Fifth Third Mortgage Company effective immediately, replacing Bob Lewis who is retiring Sept. 19. In her new role, Van Dyke will report directly to Chad Borton, executive vice president and head of the Consumer Bank. Van Dyke joined Fifth Third in 2001 through the acquisit... 
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09/02/14Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Barclays Capital 2014 Global Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 2, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) will present at the Barclays Capital 2014 Global Financial Services Conference in New York City on Monday, September 8 at approximately 11:15 AM ET. Kevin T. Kabat, vice chairman and chief executive officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations se... 
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07/17/14Fifth Third Announces Second Quarter 2014 Net Income to Common Shareholders of $416 Million, or $0.49 Per Diluted Share
2Q14 net income available to common shareholders of $416 million, or $0.49 per diluted common share 2Q14 return on average assets (ROA) of 1.34%; return on average common equity of 11.9%; return on average tangible common equity** of 14.4% Pre-provision net revenue (PPNR)** of $682 million in 2Q14 Net interest income (FTE) of $905 million, up 1% sequentially and up 2% from 2Q13; ... 
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06/17/14Fifth Third Bancorp Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend on its Common Stock 8% to $0.13 per Share
Also declares preferred dividends CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 17, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp today declared cash dividends on its common shares, Series H preferred shares, and Series I preferred shares. Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared a cash dividend on its common shares of $0.13 for the second quarter of 2014, an increase of $0.01, or 8 percent, from its previous quarterly dividend rate. The dividend is payable... 
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06/17/14Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Second Quarter 2014 Results, Host Conference Call on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 9:30 AM
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 17, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report second quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, July 17, 2014. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:30 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relati... 
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05/29/14Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Expected Impact of Vantiv Share Sale
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 29, 2014-- Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV) recently conducted a secondary offering of 5.78 million shares of Class A Common Stock being sold on behalf of Fifth Third (Nasdaq: FITB). The sale will result in an approximate 12 percent reduction in our ownership position in Vantiv (excluding the warrant noted below). Our purpose in the sale is to continue the process of monetizing the remaining portion of our stake in Vantiv in a ... 
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05/21/14Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Deutsche Bank 2014 Global Financial Services Investor Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the Deutsche Bank 2014 Global Financial Services Investor Conference on Wednesday, May 28 at approximately 2:00 PM (ET). Tayfun Tuzun, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations sect... 
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05/06/14Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the 2014 Barclays Capital Americas Select Franchise Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp will present at the 2014 Barclays Capital Americas Select Conference on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at approximately 11:30 AM BST / 6:30 AM EDT. Tayfun Tuzun, executive vice president and chief financial officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.c... 
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05/05/14Fifth Third Bank Employees Provide 770,000 Meals to Fight Hunger; Fifth Third Day Marked by Fundraising, Food Collections
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp today announced that its 20,000 employees celebrated Fifth Third Day by providing more than 770,000 meals to fight hunger throughout its 12-state footprint. This marked the third year that all of the Company’s affiliates joined together to fight against hunger. More than 550,000 meals were provided in 2013; more than 340,000 in 2012. Fifth Third Day is celebrated annually on May 3, 5/... 
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04/29/14Fifth Third Announces Expansion of Middle Market Financial Advisory Capabilities
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 29, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp announced today that Fifth Third Securities, Inc. (Fifth Third Securities) has agreed to bring Challenger Capital Group’s team of M&A professionals to Fifth Third Securities. The team, headed by Mike Burr, has a strong track record of success in advising middle market companies on a wide range of strategic transactions including M&A, and accessing the capital markets. ... 
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04/17/14Fifth Third Announces First Quarter 2014 Net Income to Common Shareholders of $309 Million, or $0.36 Per Diluted Share
1Q14 net income available to common shareholders of $309 million, or $0.36 per diluted common share 1Q14 return on average assets (ROA) of 1.00%; return on average common equity of 9.0%; return on average tangible common equity** of 11.0% Pre-provision net revenue (PPNR)** of $507 million in 1Q14, including $36 million pre-tax negative valuation adjustment on the Vantiv warrant (versus positive $91 million in 4... 
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04/15/14Fifth Third Bancorp Elects James P. Hackett Non-Executive Chairman of the Board and Marsha C. Williams Lead Director; Announces Results of Annual Meeting
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 15, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected James P. Hackett as the non-executive chairman of the Board following the retirement of William Isaac at the Annual Meeting of the Shareholders. Additionally, the Board elected Marsha C. Williams as the lead director of the Board to replace Hackett. These elections took place at a Board of Directors Meeting following the... 
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04/10/14Fifth Third Bancorp 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, ‘Igniting Curiosity,’ Now Available
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 10, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) has published its annual report on corporate social responsibility (CSR). It can be accessed as a website at www.53.com/csrreport and hard copies printed on recycled paper also are available in limited quantities. The report, titled “Igniting Curiosity,” demonstrates the ways in which Fifth Third Bank strives to earn a reputation for being a good corporate ... 
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03/26/14Fifth Third Announces 2014 CCAR Capital Plan
No Objection from Federal Reserve to Company's Capital Plan CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 26, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) announced today that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“the Federal Reserve”) did not object to the proposed potential capital actions from April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015 (the “CCAR period”) included in Fifth Third’s capital plan submitted in January under the Comprehensive Capital ... 
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03/26/14Fifth Third Names Steven Alonso to Indiana Regional President; Chad Borton to Head of Consumer Bank
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 26, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) today announced that Steven Alonso, most recently executive vice president and head of the Consumer Bank, will take on a new role as regional president of a newly created Fifth Third Bank (Indiana) affiliate. Alonso will lead Fifth Third’s operations within the state of Indiana under the new Fifth Third Bank (Indiana) affiliate, encompassing the Bank’s Southern... 
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03/18/14Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Cash Dividends
Board Increases Share Repurchase Authorization to 100 million shares CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 18, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp today declared cash dividends on its common shares and Series I preferred shares. Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared a cash dividend on its common shares of $0.12 for the first quarter of 2014. The dividend is payable on Thursday, April 17, 2014 to shareholders of record as of Monda... 
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03/13/14Fifth Third Bank Completes Installation of 228 ATMs at RaceTrac Stores in Georgia and Florida
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 13, 2014-- Fifth Third Bank and RaceTrac Petroleum recently completed the installation of 228 ATMs – 74 in Georgia and 154 in Florida – in RaceTrac convenience stores in the two states. Last year, Fifth Third Bank was selected as the exclusive provider of ATM services for RaceTrac in Georgia and Florida. The ATMs provide current and future Fifth Third Bank and RaceTrac guests with an extended network of accessibility and ... 
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03/10/14Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce First Quarter 2014 Results, Host Conference Call on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 9:30 AM
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 10, 2014-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report first quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:30 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relati... 
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02/05/14Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 5, 2014-- Tayfun Tuzun, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Fifth Third Bancorp will present at the Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum in Boca Raton, FL on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at approximately 11:00 AM EST. The webcast may be accessed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through http://ir.53.com. Presentation slides will be made separately available in a ... 
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01/23/14Fifth Third Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Per Diluted Share of $0.43
2013 Earnings Per Diluted Share of $2.02, Up 22 Percent from 2012 Record full year net income and net income to common shareholders 4Q13 net income available to common shareholders of $383 million, or $0.43 per diluted common share 4Q13 return on average assets (ROA) of 1.24%; return on average common equity of 10.8%; return on average tangible common equity** of 13.1% Pre-provision net revenue (PPNR)** of $614 million in 4Q13, including $91 million pre-tax gains on the valuation of th... 
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12/17/13Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Cash Dividends
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 17, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp today declared cash dividends on its common shares and Series H preferred shares. Fifth Third declared a fourth quarter 2013 cash dividend on its common shares (Nasdaq: FITB) of $0.12. The cash dividend is payable on Thursday, January 23, 2014 to shareholders of record as of Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Fifth Third also declared a semi-annual cash dividend on its 5.10%... 
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12/04/13Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the 2013 Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the 2013 Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference in New York City on Wednesday, December 11 at approximately 11:30 AM ET. Tayfun Tuzun, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will represent Fifth Third. Presentation slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the ... 
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11/27/13Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Redemption of Fifth Third Capital Trust IV
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 27, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that it has submitted redemption notices to the trustee for redemption on December 30, 2013, of all $750,000,000 of the outstanding trust preferred securities issued by Fifth Third Capital Trust IV (CUSIP 316781 AA1). The Fifth Third Capital Trust IV securities have a current distribution rate of 6.50 percent and a final repayment date of April 1, 2067. ... 
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11/25/13Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Agreement with Freddie Mac Resolving Mortgage Repurchase Claims
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 25, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Freddie Mac to resolve certain repurchase claims associated with mortgage loans originated and sold prior to January 1, 2009. The Bank will make a cash payment of $25 million to Freddie Mac, after paid claim credits and other adjustments. As of September 30, 2013, Fifth Third’s mortgage representation and ... 
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11/20/13Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Fourth Quarter 2013 Results, Host Conference Call on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 20, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report fourth quarter 2013 financial results on Thursday, January 23, 2014. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Rel... 
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11/06/13Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the BancAnalysts Association of Boston Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 6, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) will present at the BancAnalysts Association of Boston Conference in Boston on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at approximately 2:40 PM ET. Kevin Kabat, vice chairman and chief executive officer, and Tayfun Tuzun, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 day... 
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11/05/13Fifth Third Announces Settlement Discussions, Management Changes
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 5, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp today announced that it has reached an agreement in principle with the Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to settle a previously disclosed investigation by the SEC into Fifth Third’s accounting for certain commercial loans that Fifth Third sold or reclassified as held-for-sale in the fourth quarter of 2008. At dispute in this matter is whether certain of those loans shou... 
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10/17/13Fifth Third Announces Third Quarter 2013 Net Income to Common Shareholders of $421 Million, or $0.47 Per Diluted Share
3Q13 net income available to common shareholders of $421 million, or $0.47 per diluted common share, included a benefit of $85 million pre-tax (~$55 million after-tax, or ~$0.06 per share) on the sale of shares of Vantiv and $6 million pre-tax (~$4 million after-tax) on the valuation of the warrant Fifth Third holds in Vantiv 2Q13 net income available to common shareholders of $582 million, or $0.65 per share, ... 
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10/15/13Fifth Third Appoints Nicholas K. Akins to Bancorp Board of Directors
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 15, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) today announced the appointment of Nicholas K. Akins, president and chief executive officer of American Electric Power, to the Bancorp Board of Directors. “We are pleased to welcome Nick to the Board and look forward to his unique perspectives,” said William Isaac, chairman of the Fifth Third Bancorp Board. “Nick has tremendous business acumen, having served in ... 
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09/24/13Fifth Third Bancorp Releases Results of Dodd-Frank Act Mid-Cycle Company-Run Stress Test
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 24, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today disclosed results of its 2013 company-run mid-cycle stress test as required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The results are available on Fifth Third’s Investor Relations website at http://ir.53.com by clicking on “Financials & Regulatory Filings” and then “Quarterly & Annual Reports”. The results are also ... 
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09/18/13Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on its Common Stock
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 18, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared a third quarter 2013 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.12. The cash dividend is payable on Thursday, October 17, 2013 to shareholders of record as of Monday, September 30, 2013. Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company had $123 billion in assets as of June 30, 2013 and o... 
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09/05/13Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Barclays Capital 2013 Global Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 5, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) will present at the Barclays Capital 2013 Global Financial Services Conference in New York City on Tuesday, September 10 at approximately 10:30 AM ET. Kevin T. Kabat, vice chairman and chief executive officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations ... 
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08/21/13Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Third Quarter 2013 Results, Host Conference Call on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 9:00 AM
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 21, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report third quarter 2013 financial results on Thursday, October 17, 2013. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Rela... 
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08/02/13Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Expected Impact of Vantiv Share Sale
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 2, 2013-- Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV) recently conducted a secondary offering of 20 million shares of Class A Common Stock being sold on behalf of selling shareholders, including 5 million shares being sold by Fifth Third (Nasdaq: FITB). The sale will result in an approximate 9 percent reduction in our ownership position in Vantiv (excluding the warrant noted below). As previously communicated, our purpose in the sale is t... 
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07/18/13Fifth Third Announces Second Quarter 2013 Net Income to Common Shareholders of $594 Million or $0.66 Per Diluted Share
2Q13 net income available to common shareholders of $594 million, or $0.66 per diluted common share, vs. $413 million or $0.46 per share in 1Q13, up 43%, and $376 million or $0.40 per share in 2Q12, up 65% 2Q13 results included a benefit of $242 million pre-tax (~$157 million after-tax, or ~$0.17 per share) on the sale of shares of Vantiv and $76 million pre-tax (~$49 million after-tax, or ~$0.05 per share) on the valuation of the warrant Fifth Third holds in Vantiv In 1Q13 and 2Q12, the b... 
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07/09/13Fifth Third Bank and NextJob Offer Job Seeker’s Toolkit to Bank Customers; Online Job Search Software Available Free by Visiting www.53.com
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 9, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) and NextJob, a nationwide reemployment solutions company, have created a groundbreaking program to help Bank customers find jobs. Following on the heels of their innovative homeowner reemployment initiative launched earlier this year, the companies today announced that Fifth Third customers who bank online at www.53.com can access the Job Seeker’s Toolkit for free. ... 
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06/18/13Fifth Third Bancorp Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend on Its Common Stock 9% to $0.12 Per Share
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 18, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared a second quarter 2013 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.12, an increase of $0.01, or 9 percent, from its previous quarterly dividend rate. The cash dividend is payable on Thursday, July 18, 2013 to shareholders of record as of Friday, June 28, 2013. This dividend is consistent with Fifth Third’s proposed potential dividends as submitted to... 
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06/11/13Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Conversion of Shares of Series G Preferred and Cash Dividend on Its Series G Preferred
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 11, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (“Fifth Third;” Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that the board of directors has authorized the conversion into Fifth Third’s common stock, no par value (“Common Stock”), of all outstanding shares of Fifth Third’s 8.50% Non-Cumulative Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series G (“Series G Preferred Stock”), which shares are represented by depositary shares each representing 1/250th of ... 
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06/10/13Fifth Third Names Frank Forrest as Chief Risk and Credit Officer
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 10, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) today announced that it has named Frank Forrest as chief risk and credit officer, effective September 2013. Forrest will join Fifth Third from Bank of America where he has held numerous positions over the past 25 years in credit and risk management, including Global Debt Products Executive and Commercial Banking Risk Management Executive. Forrest brings broad-b... 
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05/30/13Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Second Quarter 2013 Results, Host Conference Call on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 9:00 AM
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 30, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report second quarter 2013 financial results on Thursday, July 18, 2013. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relati... 
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05/30/13Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Deutsche Bank 2013 Global Financial Services Investor Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 30, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB), will present at the Deutsche Bank 2013 Global Financial Services Investor Conference on Wednesday, June 5 at approximately 8:50 AM (ET). Daniel T. Poston, executive vice president and chief financial officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations... 
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05/17/13Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the 2013 Barclays Capital Americas Select Franchise Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 17, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp will present at the 2013 Barclays Capital Americas Select Conference on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at approximately 11:15 AM BST / 6:15 AM ET. Daniel T. Poston, executive vice president and chief financial officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of w... 
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05/15/13Fifth Third Bancorp 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, ‘Reputation Matters,’ Now Available
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 15, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) has published its annual report on corporate social responsibility (CSR). It can be accessed as a website at www.53.com/csrreport and hard copies printed on recycled paper also are available in limited quantities. The report, titled “Reputation Matters,” demonstrates the ways in which Fifth Third strives to earn a reputation for being a good corporate ci... 
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05/08/13Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Expected Impact of Vantiv Share Sale
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 8, 2013-- Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV) recently priced a secondary offering of 38.6 million shares of Class A Common Stock being sold on behalf of selling shareholders, including 15.6 million shares being sold by Fifth Third (Nasdaq: FITB). Additionally, Vantiv announced that it has entered into an agreement to repurchase 17.5 million shares of the shares being sold by the selling shareholders in the offering. The combinati... 
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05/03/13Fifth Third Employees Provide 550,000 Meals to Fight Hunger: Fifth Third Day Marked by Fundraising, Food Collections
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 3, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp today announced that its 21,000 employees celebrated Fifth Third Day by providing more than 550,000 meals to fight hunger throughout its 12-state footprint. Fifth Third Day is celebrated annually on May 3, 5/3 on the calendar. For more than 20 years, the Bank has used its holiday to recognize the contribution of its employees, thank its valued customers and support communities... 
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04/30/13Fifth Third Names Maria Veltre Chief Marketing Officer
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 30, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) today announced that it has named Maria Veltre as senior vice president and chief marketing officer, effective immediately. Veltre most recently was managing director and chief marketing officer for Small Business at Citibank. Over her 27-year history in financial services, Veltre has held marketing leadership positions at Citibank, JPMorgan Chase and GE Capital. Her e... 
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04/18/13Fifth Third Announces First Quarter 2013 Net Income to Common Shareholders of $413 Million or $0.46 Per Share
1Q13 net income available to common shareholders of $413 million, or $0.46 per diluted common share, vs. $390 million or $0.43 per share in 4Q12, up 7% and $421 million or $0.45 per share in 1Q12, up 2% 1Q13 results included a benefit of $34 million pre-tax (~$22 million after-tax, or ~$0.02 per share) on the valuation of the warrant Fifth Third holds in Vantiv Significant items in 4Q12 included a p... 
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04/16/13Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Results of Annual Meeting
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 16, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) has announced that its shareholders have re-elected the following directors at the Bancorp’s Annual Meeting held earlier today at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cincinnati: Darryl Allen, retired chairman, CEO and president, Aeroquip-Vickers, Inc. B. Evan Bayh III, partner, McGuireWoods LLP. Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr., ... 
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03/19/13Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Ten Percent Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend on its Common Stock
Board Increases Share Repurchase Authorization to 100 million shares CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 19, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared a cash dividend on its common shares of $0.11 for the first quarter of 2013. The dividend is payable on Thursday, April 18, 2013 to shareholders of record as of Friday, March 29, 2013. This dividend is consistent with Fifth Third’s proposed potential dividends as submitted t... 
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03/15/13Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce First Quarter 2013 Results, Host Conference Call on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 9:30 AM
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 15, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report first quarter 2013 financial results on Thursday, April 18, 2013. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:30 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Re... 
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03/14/13Fifth Third Announces 2013 CCAR Capital Plan
No Objection from Federal Reserve to Company's Capital Plan CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 14, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) announced today that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“the Federal Reserve”) did not object to the proposed potential capital actions from April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014 (the “CCAR period”) included in Fifth Third’s capital plan submitted in January under the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (“CCAR”) process. Fifth Third... 
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03/12/13Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on its Series G Preferred Stock
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 12, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp announced that on March 12, 2013, the board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on its 8.50% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, Series G (Nasdaq: FITBP), at the rate of $531.25 per share, which equates to approximately $2.125 for each depositary share. Each depositary share represents a 1/250th ownership interest in a share of Series G Preferred Stock. The... 
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03/04/13Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Citi 2013 Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 4, 2013-- Daniel T. Poston, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Fifth Third Bancorp will present at the Citi Financial Services Conference in Boston on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at approximately 9:40 AM EST. The webcast may be accessed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through http://ir.53.com. Presentation slides will be made separately available in a prin... 
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02/11/13Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 11, 2013-- Kevin T. Kabat, vice chairman and chief executive officer of Fifth Third Bancorp will present at the Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum in Miami on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at approximately 8:45 AM EST. The webcast may be accessed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through http://ir.53.com. Presentation slides will be made separately available in a printer-friend... 
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02/11/13Fifth Third Mortgage Company’s HAMP Conversion Exceeds National Average
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 11, 2013-- Fifth Third Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of Fifth Third Bank, and the 13th largest originator in the country (Inside Mortgage Finance 2012) continues to outpace the industry in permanent modifications in the government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). This is the third consecutive year Fifth Third Mortgage Company has exceeded the national average. Of the Mortgage Company’s p... 
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02/06/13Fifth Third Bank and NextJob Complete Reemployment Pilot; Bank Signs Multi-Year Contract to Help Distressed Borrowers Find Jobs
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 6, 2013-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) and NextJob (www.nextjob.com), a nationwide reemployment solutions company, have teamed up to offer an industry-first program that gives unemployed mortgage borrowers job search assistance, including one-on-one dedicated coaching, weekly webinars and online job search software, fully paid for by Fifth Third Bank. The two companies piloted the program through... 
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01/18/13Fifth Third Bank Extends More Than $13 Billion in Credit to Business Customers
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 18, 2013-- Fifth Third Bank announced today that it has extended more than $13 billion in new and renewed credit to business customers from October through December 2012. During 2012, Fifth Third Bank lent nearly $34 billion to businesses throughout its footprint. “Fifth Third is focused on actively listening to our business customers to help address their changing needs,” said John Bultema, executive vice ... 
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01/17/13Fifth Third Announces 2012 Earnings Per Share of $1.66, Up 41 Percent from 2011
Fourth quarter earnings per share $0.43, up 30 percent from fourth quarter 2011 4Q12 net income available to common shareholders of $390 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, vs. $354 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, in 3Q12 and $305 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, in 4Q11. 4Q12 results included: $157 million pre-tax gain (~$102 million after-tax, or $0.11 per share) on th... 
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12/20/12Stephen Mullins Named President of FTAM
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2012-- Stephen Mullins, CFA, has been hired as president of Fifth Third Asset Management, Inc. (FTAM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fifth Third Bank. Mullins joins FTAM with more than 33 years of asset management and investment advising experience. He previously served as a senior executive with Lanier Asset Management, Mainstream Investment Advisors, INVESCO and National Asset Management. He will report ... 
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12/18/12Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on its Common Stock
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 18, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared a fourth quarter 2012 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.10. The cash dividend is payable on Thursday, January 17, 2013 to shareholders of record as of Monday, December 31, 2012. Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $117 billion in assets and operates 15 affil... 
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12/11/12Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on its Series G Preferred Stock
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 11, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp announced that on December 11, 2012, the board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on its 8.50% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, Series G (Nasdaq: FITBP), at the rate of $531.25 per share, which equates to approximately $2.125 for each depositary share. Each depositary share represents a 1/250th ownership interest in a share of Series G Preferred Stock. ... 
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12/11/12Fifth Third Bank to Suspend Evictions during Holiday Season
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 11, 2012-- Fifth Third Bank (Nasdaq: FITB) announced today that it will postpone eviction processing between December 17, 2012 and January 2, 2013 for Bank-owned mortgages that have been foreclosed. “We are suspending evictions through the start of the new year to help our customers who are experiencing financial hardships find relief this holiday season,” said Steven Alonso, executive vice president and head... 
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12/07/12Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Fourth Quarter 2012 Results, Host Conference Call on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 9:30 AM
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 7, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report fourth quarter 2012 financial results on Thursday, January 17, 2013. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:30 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor ... 
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12/07/12Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Expected Impact of Vantiv Share Sale
Fifth Third Intends to Repurchase Shares of Fifth Third Common Stock in Amount of After-Tax Gains Also Announces Intention to Terminate High-Cost FHLB Debt CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 7, 2012-- Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV) recently priced a secondary offering of 12,454,545 shares of Class A Common Stock being sold on behalf of Fifth Third (Nasdaq: FITB). This sale would represent approximately 15 percent of our ownership pos... 
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12/07/12Fifth Third Private Bank Donates More Than $68,000 to National Charities in Honor of Clients
Contributions Made to Selected Organizations as Part of Annual Client Experience Survey CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 7, 2012-- As part of its annual client experience survey, Fifth Third Private Bank, a division of Fifth Third Bank, donated $68,450 in honor of its clients to six national charities. The donation was made to thank clients for feedback they provided during the survey process. The charities that received donations thi... 
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11/30/12Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Sale of a Portion of Its Vantiv Shares
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 30, 2012-- On November 30, 2012, Vantiv, Inc. (Nasdaq: VNTV), filed an S-1 registration statement for Fifth Third (Nasdaq: FITB) to sell shares of Class A common stock of Vantiv, Inc. once the registration statement has been declared effective. If the offering is completed as currently anticipated, this would be Fifth Third’s first sale of Vantiv stock since Vantiv’s initial public offering in March 20... 
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11/27/12Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the 2012 Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 27, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the 2012 Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference in New York City on Wednesday, December 5 at approximately 10:10 AM ET. Kevin T. Kabat, vice chairman and chief executive officer, will represent Fifth Third. Presentation slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Inves... 
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11/26/12Fifth Third Announces Departure of Bruce Lee
Greg Schroeck to Serve as Interim Chief Credit Officer CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 26, 2012-- Kevin T. Kabat, vice chairman and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that Bruce Lee, executive vice president and chief credit officer, will resign his position at year-end for personal reasons. “Bruce has done a great job as Chief Credit Officer and in managing the Special Assets Group during one of the mo... 
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11/14/12Fifth Third Bank and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. lend support to Stand Up To Cancer at Ford EcoBoost 400 Race
CINCINNATI, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth Third Bank and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., driver of the No. 6 Fifth Third Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing, will be lending their support to Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) by featuring the SU2C logo on Stenhouse's Ford during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finale of 2012 held at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2012. "Every year cancer claims the lives of more than 560,000 Americans and almost eight million people worldwide. Fifth Third Ban... 
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11/14/12Fifth Third Bank Introduces Reloadable Prepaid Card; Access 360o Card Provides Convenience and Control
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2012-- Fifth Third Bank recently launched Access 360o, a reloadable prepaid card offering customers financial control, convenience and security. The card is available through any of Fifth Third’s 1,300 banking center locations. “Prepaid cards are a fast-growing form of payment and consumers see the value and convenience of using these cards for a variety of financial needs,” said Steven Alonso, exe... 
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11/09/12Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Banking & Financials Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 9, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Banking & Financials Conference in New York City on Wednesday, November 14 at approximately 10:30 AM ET. Daniel T. Poston, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will represent Fifth Third. Presentation slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference... 
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11/01/12Fifth Third Bank Launches 2012 Holiday Payback Sweepstakes
Holiday Payback Prizes Will Be Awarded to Customers Using their Fifth Third Bank Credit or Debit Card, Facebook Fans and Twitter Followers CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2012-- Beginning today through Dec. 30, 2012, Fifth Third Bank customers have the chance to win a “Holiday Payback” of up to $2,000 for simply using their Fifth Third Bank credit or debit card this holiday season. In addition, the Bank will award prizes through ... 
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10/25/12Fifth Third Bank Promotes Jonathan Reynolds to Chief Investment Officer
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fifth Third Bank (Nasdaq: FITB) announced today that Jonathan Reynolds has been promoted to chief investment officer for Fifth Third Investment Advisors, which manages $22 billion in assets as of September 30, 2012. In this role, Reynolds will oversee the investment strategy for Fifth Third Private Bank and Institutional Services Group. He also will manage the Bank’s team of portfolio managers who are responsible for developing... 
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10/23/12Fifth Third Mortgage Company’s HAMP Conversion Continues to Exceed National Average
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 23, 2012-- Fifth Third Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of Fifth Third Bank, and the 13th largest originator in the country (Inside Mortgage Finance, Second Quarter 2012) continues to outpace the industry in permanent modifications in the government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). This is the second consecutive year Fifth Third Mortgage Company has exceeded the national average. Of the Mor... 
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10/22/12Fifth Third Bank Announces New Energy Banking Team
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fifth Third Bank (Nasdaq: FITB) announced today that Richard Butler, Terry Rainosek and Alan Busby have joined the Bank and will lead its national Energy Banking operation. This team will provide banking services to companies in the petroleum and natural gas production, processing and distribution industries. “The energy sector is a rapidly growing industry. Fifth Third’s new Energy Banking team demonstrates our commitment to providing dedicated banking services to... 
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10/19/12Fifth Third Bank Extends More Than $6.5 Billion in Credit to Business Customers
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fifth Third Bank announced today that it has extended more than $6.5 billion in new and renewed credit to business customers from July through September 2012. During the first nine months of 2012, Fifth Third Bank lent more than $20.5 billion to businesses throughout its footprint. “Fifth Third remains committed to providing businesses access to credit to help them expand and generate jobs,” said John Bultema, executive vice president and head of Business Banking f... 
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10/18/12Fifth Third Announces Third Quarter 2012 Net Income to Common Shareholders of $354 Million or $0.38 Per Diluted Share
3Q12 net income available to common shareholders of $354 million, or $0.38 per diluted common share, vs. $376 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, in 2Q12 and $373 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, in 3Q11 3Q12 results included $26 million pre-tax in debt extinguishment costs (~$17 million after-tax, or $0.02 per share) associated with the August redemption of trust preferred securities (TruPS);... 
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10/12/12Fifth Third Bank Promotes Mitchell Stapley to Chief Investment Officer for FTAM
Announces other FTAM Organizational Changes CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 12, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that Mitchell Stapley has been promoted to chief investment officer for Fifth Third Asset Management (FTAM) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fifth Third Bank. Stapley, an 11-year veteran of FTAM previously served as chief fixed income officer where he oversaw all fixed income strategies for the ... 
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09/24/12Fifth Third Bank Names Tom Heiks President/CEO of North Carolina Affiliate
CINCINNATI, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Greg Carmichael, president and chief operating officer of Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced the promotion of Tom Heiks to president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (North Carolina.)  Heiks also will assume the role of chairman of the board for the North Carolina affiliate.  (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120924/CL79762 ) Heiks previously served as market president for the affiliate, a role he has held since 2011. "T... 
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09/21/12Board of Directors Appoints CEO Kabat to Vice Chair; COO Carmichael Promoted to Bancorp President
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 21, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp's (Nasdaq: FITB) Board of Directors today announced that it has given Kevin T. Kabat the additional title of vice chairman, effective immediately. Kabat will continue to serve as chief executive officer, a position he has held since 2007, and as a board member. "The Board is pleased that Kevin will add the additional title of vice chairman, given his outstanding leadership and performance during the most challenging time in our i... 
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09/18/12Fifth Third Bancorp Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend on its Common Stock 25% to $0.10 Per Share
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 18, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared a third quarter 2012 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.10, an increase of $0.02, or 25%, from its previous quarterly dividend rate. The annualized dividend rate is $0.40 per share, up $0.08 from $0.32 previously. The cash dividend is payable on Thursday, October 18, 2012 to shareholders of record as of Friday, September 28, 2012. Fifth... 
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09/11/12Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Its Series G Preferred Stock
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 11, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp announced that on September 11, 2012, the board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on its 8.50% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, Series G (Nasdaq: FITBP), at the rate of $531.25 per share, which equates to approximately $2.125 for each depositary share. Each depositary share represents a 1/250th ownership interest in a share of Series G Preferred Stock.... 
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09/10/12Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Barclays Capital 2012 Global Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 10, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) will present at the Barclays Capital 2012 Global Financial Services Conference in New York City on Tuesday, September 11 at approximately 12:00 PM ET. Kevin T. Kabat, president and chief executive officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations... 
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09/10/12Fifth Third Bancorp Becomes Premium Member of United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 10, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp today announced its premium membership in the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC). Founded in 1979, the USHCC was created to foster Hispanic economic development and to build sustainable prosperity for the benefit of American society. Additionally, two of the Company’s senior managers will serve on the USHCC advisory boards. José Peña, senior vice president and he... 
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08/29/12Fifth Third Bank Introduces Simplified Disclosure Form
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2012-- Fifth Third Bank recently unveiled a new simplified disclosure form detailing pricing and key terms associated with Fifth Third checking accounts. The new easy-to-read form is available at www.53.com and Fifth Third’s more than 1,300 banking center locations. “We spend a lot of time listening to our customers to understand what they want from their banking relationship,” said Steven Alonso, ... 
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08/28/12Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Third Quarter 2012 Results, Host Conference Call on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 9:00 AM
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 28, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report third quarter 2012 financial results on Thursday, October 18, 2012. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor ... 
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08/21/12Fifth Third Announces Common Stock Repurchase Plans and Potential for Dividend Increase
No Objection from Federal Reserve to Company's Capital Plan; Board Approves 100 Million Share Repurchase Authorization CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 21, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) announced today that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“the Federal Reserve”) did not object to the proposed capital actions through March 31, 2013 (the “CCAR period”) included in Fifth Third’s capital plan submitted in... 
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08/09/12Fifth Third Mortgage Company’s HAMP Conversion Exceeds National Average
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 9, 2012-- Fifth Third Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of Fifth Third Bank, and the 13th largest originator in the country (Inside Mortgage Finance, Second Quarter 2012) continues to outpace the industry for the second consecutive year in permanent modifications in the government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). Of the Mortgage Company’s portfolio eligible for HAMP consideration, approximat... 
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07/25/12Fifth Third Bank Buys 30% Green Power From Missouri Wind Farm
Fifth Third Bank Ranks No. 26 on EPA’s Fortune 500 List of Green Power Purchasers CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 25, 2012-- Fifth Third Bank today announced its purchase of 60 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of wind power in 2012. Equivalent to 30 percent of the Bank’s projected 2012 electricity consumption, this wind will be sourced from the Lost Creek Wind Farm in DeKalb County in northwest Missouri. As a result of this purchase, the... 
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07/19/12Fifth Third Announces Second Quarter 2012 Net Income to Common Shareholders of $376 Million or $0.40 Per Share
DILUTED EPS UP 14 PERCENT FROM SECOND QUARTER 2011 2Q12 net income available to common shareholders of $376 million, or $0.40 per diluted common share, vs. $421 million, or $0.45 per share, in 1Q12 and $328 million, or $0.35 per share in 2Q11 2Q12 results included a benefit of $56 million pre-tax gain (~$36 million after-tax, or $0.04 per share) on the valuation of the warrant Fifth ... 
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07/16/12Fifth Third Selects Chad Borton As Head of Retail Banking
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 16, 2012-- Steven Alonso, executive vice president and head of Fifth Third’s Consumer Bank has announced the hiring of Chad Borton as senior vice president and head of Retail Banking for the Company, effective today. Borton comes to Fifth Third from JP Morgan Chase where he held a number of senior management positions including Consumer Bank CFO, head of the Retail Distribution Network responsible for expandi... 
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07/12/12Fifth Third Bank Announces 2012 Fifth Third Scholarship Program Recipients
Fifth Third Foundation Awards 16 Students with $40,000 in Scholarships CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 12, 2012-- Fifth Third Bank today announced winners of the 2012 Fifth Third Scholarship Program. Since 2005, the Fifth Third Foundation has annually awarded one-time $2,500 scholarships to children of Fifth Third employees. It has awarded more than 135 scholarships since its inception. Chosen and administered by the National... 
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07/09/12Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Redemption of Fifth Third Capital Trust VI
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 9, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that it has submitted redemption notices to the trustee for redemption on August 8, 2012, of all $862,500,000 of the outstanding trust preferred securities issued by Fifth Third Capital Trust VI (NYSE: FTB B) (CUSIP 31678V206). The Fifth Third Capital Trust VI securities have a current distribution rate of 7.250 percent and a scheduled maturity date of Nove... 
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07/06/12Fifth Third Grants $327,500 from Enterprise Investment Fund In Second Round of 2012
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 6, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp today announced $327,500 in grants from its Enterprise Investment Fund (EIF) for the second round of 2012. Directed by Fifth Third’s Community Affairs department, the EIF is designated for Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) initiatives and programs to strengthen CRA lending, investment and service performance across the Company. The Fund has distributed $977,500 to date in 2012 and investe... 
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07/02/12Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Redemption of Fifth Third Capital Trust V
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 2, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that it has submitted redemption notices to the trustee for redemption on August 15, 2012, of all $575,000,000 of the outstanding trust preferred securities issued by Fifth Third Capital Trust V (NYSE: FTB A) (CUSIP 31678W204). The Fifth Third Capital Trust V securities have a current distribution rate of 7.250 percent and a scheduled maturity date ... 
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06/19/12Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Its Common Stock
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 19, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared a second quarter 2012 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.08. The cash dividend is payable on Thursday, July 19, 2012 to shareholders of record as of Friday, June 29, 2012. Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $117 billion in assets and operates 15 affiliates w... 
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06/19/12Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Second Quarter 2012 Results, Host Conference Call on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 9:00 AM
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 19, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report second quarter 2012 financial results on Thursday, July 19, 2012. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Re... 
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06/12/12Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Its Series G Preferred Stock
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 12, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp announced that on June 12, 2012, the board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on its 8.50% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, Series G (Nasdaq: FITBP), at the rate of $531.25 per share, which equates to approximately $2.125 for each depositary share. Each depositary share represents a 1/250th ownership interest in a share of Series G Preferred Stock. The ... 
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05/16/12Fifth Third Bancorp 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Report: Insight, Innovation, Impact Now Available
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 16, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) has published its annual report on corporate social responsibility (CSR). It can be accessed as a website at www.53.com/csrreport and FSC-certified hard copies also are available in limited quantities. The report is titled, "Insight > Innovation > Impact," and demonstrates the ways in which Fifth Third Bank endeavors to be a good corporate citizen in ... 
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05/14/12Fifth Third Bank to Partner with Roush Fenway Racing and Matt Kenseth for Sprint Cup Series Sponsorship
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 14, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced a multi-year marketing partnership with Roush Fenway Racing, beginning this season with four races as the primary sponsor of Matt Kenseth’s No. 17 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. A similar number of races for the following years will be announced at a later date. Fifth Third will be the primary sponsor of Kenseth’s Ford at four Sprint ... 
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05/04/12Fifth Third Bank Employees Provide 340,000 Meals to Fight Hunger; Fifth Third Day Marked by Fundraising, Food Collections
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 4, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp today announced that its 22,000 employees celebrated Fifth Third Day by providing more than 340,000 meals to fight hunger throughout its footprint. The Company had originally set a goal of raising funds and donating foodstuffs equivalent to 53,000 meals. Fifth Third Day is celebrated annually on May 3, 5/3 on the calendar. For more than 20 years, the Bank has used its holiday to ... 
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05/02/12Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the UBS Global Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 2, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the UBS Global Financial Services Conference on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at approximately 8:40 AM (ET). Kevin T. Kabat, president and chief executive officer, will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com. Addi... 
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04/24/12Fifth Third Bancorp to Attend the 2012 RBC Capital Markets' Financial Institutions Conference
CINCINNATI, Apr 24, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Daniel T. Poston, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB), will participate in a discussion regarding the Company at the 2012 RBC Capital Markets' Financial Institutions Conference on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at approximately 12:30 PM (ET). Audio webcast may be accessed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section o... 
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04/19/12Fifth Third Bancorp Announces First Quarter 2012 Net Income to Common Shareholders of $421 Million or $0.45 Per Share
1Q12 net income available to common shareholders of $421 million, or $0.45 per diluted common share, vs. $305 million, or $0.33 per share, in 4Q11 and $88 million, or $0.10 per share in 1Q11 Included benefit of $115 million pre-tax (approximately $75 million or $0.08 per share after-tax), from gains associated with Vantiv, Inc's. initial public offering (IPO), as well as the previously disclosed $36 million estimated pre-tax charge (approximately $23 million after-tax, or $0.02 per s... 
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04/17/12Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Results of Annual Meeting
CINCINNATI, Apr 17, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) has announced that its shareholders have re-elected the following directors at the Bancorp's Annual Meeting held earlier today at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cincinnati: Darryl Allen, retired chairman, CEO and president, Aeroquip-Vickers, Inc. B. Evan Bayh III, partner, McGuireWoods, LLP. Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr., owner... 
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04/05/12Touchstone Assets to Grow to $13 Billion with Acquisition of Certain Fund Assets of Fifth Third Asset Management, Inc.
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 5, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp and Touchstone Advisors, Inc. (Touchstone), a wholly owned subsidiary of Western & Southern Financial Group, announced today that Fifth Third Asset Management, Inc. (FTAM) and Touchstone have entered into an agreement under which Touchstone will be acquiring the assets of 16 mutual funds from FTAM. The acquisition is expected to increase Touchstone’s assets under management to $13 bi... 
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04/05/12Federated Investors, Inc. to Acquire Money Market Assets from Fifth Third Asset Management, Inc.
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 5, 2012-- Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII), one of the nation’s largest investment managers, and Fifth Third Bank announced that a definitive agreement has been reached regarding the acquisition of certain assets relating to the management of Fifth Third money market funds. In connection with the acquisition, approximately $5 billion of money market assets will be reorganized from four Fifth Third money market ... 
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03/27/12Fifth Third Bancorp Updates Estimated Impact to Fifth Third of Vantiv, Inc. Initial Public Offering and Actions
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 27, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today updated the following estimated effects to Fifth Third related to the recent actions of Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV). The underwriters of Vantiv, Inc.’s previously announced initial public offering of common stock have exercised in full their option to purchase an additional 4,411,800 shares of Vantiv, Inc. Class A common stock at the public offering pri... 
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03/22/12Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Estimated Impact to Fifth Third of Vantiv Inc. Initial Public Offering and Actions
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 22, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced the following estimated effects to Fifth Third related to the recent actions of Vantiv Inc. (“Vantiv”). Vantiv recently priced an initial public offering of its Class A shares (“the offering”). As a result of this offering, we expect to recognize a pre-tax gain of approximately $95 million (approximately $60 million after-tax) during the fir... 
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03/21/12Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on its Common Stock
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 21, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) yesterday declared a first quarter 2012 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.08. The cash dividend is payable on Thursday, April 19, 2012 to shareholders of record as of Friday, March 30, 2012. Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $117 billion in assets and operates 15 affilia... 
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03/13/12Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Federal Reserve Response to CCAR Capital Plan
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 13, 2012-- As part of the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review ("CCAR"), on January 9, 2012, Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) submitted to the Federal Reserve (“FRB”) a capital plan (“Capital Plan”) approved by its board of directors covering the period from January 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013. The Federal Reserve indicated to Fifth Third on March 13, 2012 that it does not object to the following ... 
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03/13/12Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on its Series G Preferred Stock
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 13, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp announced that on March 13, 2012, the board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on its 8.50% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, Series G (Nasdaq: FITBP), at the rate of $531.25 per share, which equates to approximately $2.125 for each depositary share. Each depositary share represents a 1/250th ownership interest in a share of Series G Preferred Stock. The... 
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03/12/12Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce First Quarter 2012 Results, Host Conference Call on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 9:30 AM
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 12, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report first quarter 2012 financial results on Thursday, April 19, 2012. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:30 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Re... 
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03/09/12Fifth Third Invests $1.4 Million in Local Communities Through Enterprise Investment Fund; Announces First 2012 Grants Worth $650,000
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 9, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp today announced $650,000 in grants from its Enterprise Investment Fund (EIF). Directed by Fifth Third’s Community Affairs department, the EIF is designated for Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) initiatives and programs to strengthen CRA lending, investment and service performance across the Company. The Fund debuted in 2011 and invested $1.4 million in local communities in its first year.... 
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03/02/12Fifth Third Announces Pricing of $500 Million Public Offering of Senior Notes
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 2, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (“Fifth Third”) (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 10-year senior notes. The notes are senior unsecured obligations of Fifth Third. They were sold at 99.306% of the principal amount and will bear interest at a rate of 3.50%. Fifth Third expects the offering to close on March 7, 2012, subject to custo... 
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03/01/12Fifth Third Bank Earns High Scores in Customer Experience Beats Industry Average among Peer Banks
Cincinnati - Fifth Third Bank (Nasdaq: FITB) earned high scores for customer experience in Forrester Research, Inc.'s January 2012 report, The Customer Experience Index, 2012. With a ranking of 77, Fifth Third beat the industry average and was tied for second among named banks - and was one of only two named banks to receive a "Good" rating by Forrester. "We are pleased that we continue to be recognized as one of the industry leaders in customer experience," said Todd Clossin, executive vi... 
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02/29/12Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Citi 2012 Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 29, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the Citi 2012 Financial Services Conference on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at approximately 8:00 AM EST. Daniel T. Poston, executive vice president and chief financial officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be accessed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of ww... 
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02/01/12Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 1, 2012-- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) will present at the Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum in Miami on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at approximately 10:15 AM EST. Kevin T. Kabat, president and chief executive officer, will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be accessed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.... 
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01/20/12Fifth Third Bancorp Announces 2011 Net Income of $1.3 Billion
Fourth quarter net income of $314 million, earnings per diluted share of $0.33 4Q11 net income available to common shareholders of $305 million, or $0.33 per diluted common share, vs. $373 million, or $0.40 per share, in 3Q11 and $270 million, or $0.33 per share in 4Q10 4Q11 return on assets of 1.1% 4Q11 return on average common equity of 9.5%; return on average ... 
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12/20/11Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on its Common Stock
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2011-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared a fourth quarter 2011 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.08. The cash dividend is payable on Friday, January 20, 2012 to shareholders of record as of Friday, December 30, 2011. Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $115 billion in assets and operates 15 affilia... 
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12/19/11Fifth Third Private Bank Donates More Than $62,000 to National Charities in Honor of Clients
Contributions Made to Selected Organizations as Part of Annual Client Experience Survey CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 19, 2011-- As part of its second annual client experience survey, Fifth Third Private Bank, a division of Fifth Third Bank, donated $62,750 in honor of its clients to six national charities. The donation was made to thank clients for feedback they provided during the survey process. The charities that received donat... 
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12/13/11Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Its Series G Preferred Stock
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 2011-- Fifth Third Bancorp announced that on December 13, 2011, the board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on its 8.50% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, Series G (Nasdaq: FITBP), at the rate of $531.25 per share, which equates to approximately $2.125 for each depositary share. Each depositary share represents a 1/250th ownership interest in a share of Series G Preferred Stock. ... 
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11/30/11Fifth Third Appoints Michael B. McCallister to Board of Directors
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 30, 2011-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced the appointment of Michael B. McCallister to its Board of Directors. McCallister is chairman and chief executive officer of Humana Inc. He was named CEO in 2000 and was appointed chairman of the board in 2010. McCallister joined Humana in 1974 as a finance specialist working in the company’s headquarters in Louisville. He has held numerous ... 
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11/28/11Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the 2011 Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI, Nov 28, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the 2011 Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference in New York City on Wednesday, December 7 at approximately 11:30 AM ET. Kevin T. Kabat, president and chief executive officer, will represent Fifth Third. Presentation slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section ... 
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11/28/11Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Fourth Quarter 2011 Results, Host Conference Call on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 9:00 AM
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 28, 2011-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report fourth quarter 2011 financial results on Friday, January 20, 2012. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor R... 
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11/22/11Fifth Third Names Tayfun Tuzun as Treasurer
CINCINNATI, Nov 22, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced the appointment of Senior Vice President Tayfun Tuzun as Treasurer, effective December 2, 2011. Tuzun replaces Mahesh Sankaran, who will be taking a position as Director of Finance with M&T Bank in Buffalo. Tuzun currently serves as Assistant Treasurer and Balance Sheet Manager at Fifth Third, overseeing investment portfolio activities and balance sheet strategy. He previously served as Fifth Thi... 
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11/16/11Fifth Third Bancorp 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Report Wins Two Platinum MarCom Awards
CINCINNATI, Nov 16, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fifth Third Bancorp today announced that its 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, "Empowering Dreams," was the winner of two distinguished MarCom Platinum Awards. The report, published in May 2011, was recognized in the "Writing/Annual Report" and "Annual Report/Corporate Social Responsibility" categories. The 2010 CSR Report was produced and written by Fifth Third's Corporate Communications departmen... 
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11/09/11Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Banking & Financials Conference
CINCINNATI, Nov 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Banking & Financials Conference in New York City on Wednesday, November 16 at approximately 8:55 AM ET. Daniel T. Poston, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will represent Fifth Third. Presentation slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through th... 
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11/02/11Fifth Third Invests $896,500 in Community Markets Through CRA Enterprise Investment Fund
CINCINNATI, Nov 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fifth Third Bancorp today announced $896,500 in grants made from its CRA Enterprise Investment Fund (EIF). Directed by Fifth Third's Community Affairs department, the EIF is designated for Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) initiatives and programs to strengthen CRA lending, investment and service performance across the Company. To date in 2011, Fifth Third has invested $1,262,500 in local communities through the EI... 
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10/27/11Fifth Third Bank Announces Changes In Management Responsibilities
Cincinnati  -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced several changes to  executive roles and responsibilities. Beginning today, through the end of the year, Mary  Tuuk, executive vice president and current Chief Risk Officer, will be  transitioning from that role to a business management role as the market  president of Fifth Third Bank (Western Michigan). Bruce Lee, executive vice president,  will become Chief Credit Officer for the Bancorp and will as... 
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10/20/11Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Third Quarter 2011 Net Income to Common Shareholders of $373 Million or $0.40 Per Share
3Q11 net income available to common shareholders of $373 million or $0.40 per diluted common share EPS up 14 percent versus $0.35 per share in 2Q11; up 82 percent versus $0.22 per share in 3Q10 Net income to common increased 14 percent versus $328 million in 2Q11; increased 112 percent versus $175 million in 3Q10 3Q11 net income of $381 million 3Q11 return on assets of 1.3 percent 3Q11 return on average common equity* of 11.9 percent; return on average tangible common equity* o... 
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09/28/11Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Third Quarter 2011 Results, Host Conference Call on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 9:00 AM
CINCINNATI, Sep 28, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) is scheduled to report third quarter 2011 financial results on Thursday, October 20, 2011. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relations website ... 
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09/20/11Fifth Third Bancorp Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend on its Common Stock 33% to $0.08 per share
CINCINNATI, Sep 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared a third quarter 2011 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.08, an increase of $0.02 from its previous quarterly dividend rate. The cash dividend is payable on Thursday, October 20, 2011 to shareholders of record as of Friday, September 30, 2011. Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company ha... 
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09/13/11Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on its Series G Preferred Stock
CINCINNATI, Sep 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fifth Third Bancorp announced that on September 13, 2011, the board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on its 8.50% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, Series G (Nasdaq: FITBP), at the rate of $531.25 per share, which equates to approximately $2.125 for each depositary share. Each depositary share represents a 1/250th ownership interest in a share of Series G Preferred Stock. The Ser... 
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09/08/11Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Barclays Capital 2011 Global Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI, Sep 08, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) will present at the Barclays Capital 2011 Global Financial Services Conference in New York City on Tuesday, September 13 at approximately 10:30 AM ET. Kevin T. Kabat, president and chief executive officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53... 
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09/01/11Fifth Third Submits Notice to Redeem Certain Trust Preferred Securities
CINCINNATI, Sep 01, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --On September 1, 2011, Fifth Third Bancorp (the "Company") submitted a redemption notice to the trustee for the trust listed below, which will result in the redemption of the trust preferred securities on the date specified pursuant to the call provisions in the indenture. The R&G Capital Trust I securities have been callable at any time on or after April 22, 2007. As previously announced by the Company on Marc... 
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08/24/11Fifth Third Bank Introduces Duo Card; Fifth Third is First U.S. Issuer to Offer Combined Credit and Debit Card
CINCINNATI, Aug 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fifth Third Bank announced today the introduction of its Duo Card, a combined credit and debit card providing customers the convenience of conducting all card transactions with one plastic. Fifth Third Bank is the first card issuer in the U.S. to offer this dual functionality and the Duo MasterCard cards are now available. "Many consumers see the value in both debit and credit options and choose their payment... 
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08/22/11Fifth Third Invests $266,000 in Community Markets Through CRA Enterprise Investment Fund
CINCINNATI, Aug 22, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fifth Third Bancorp today announced $266,000 in grants made from its CRA Enterprise Investment Fund (EIF). Directed by Fifth Third's Community Affairs department, the EIF is designated for Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) initiatives and programs to strengthen CRA lending, investment and service performance across the Company. Fifth Third will invest $1 million in local communities through the EIF in 2011. Fi... 
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08/02/11Fifth Third Submits Notice to Redeem Certain Trust Preferred Securities
CINCINNATI, Aug 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --On August 2, 2011, Fifth Third Bancorp (the "Company") submitted redemption notices to the proper trustee for each trust listed below, which will result in the redemption of the trust preferred securities on the date specified for each security pursuant to the call provisions in the respective indentures. The First National Bankshares Statutory Trust II securities have been callable at any time on or after June 17... 
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07/21/11Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Second Quarter 2011 Net Income to Common Shareholders of $328 Million or $0.35 Per Share
CINCINNATI, Jul 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB): 2Q11 net income available to common shareholders of $328 million or $0.35 per diluted common share 1Q11 net income to common of $88 million or $0.10 per share ($241 million or $0.27 excluding the effect of accelerated TARP discount accretion) 2Q10 net income to common of $130 million or ... 
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07/13/11Fifth Third Opens First Green Banking Center in North Carolina; Wilkinson Branch is Company's 2nd Green Facility Nationwide
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jul 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fifth Third today formally announces the opening of its Wilkinson Banking Center located at 2752 Ashley Road in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Wilkinson Banking Center is Fifth Third's first green banking center in its North Carolina market and its second facility in its 12-state footprint. The Company opened its first green location in Orlando, FL, in May of this year. The Wilkinson facility was designe... 
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06/30/11Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Compensation Procedures Relating to Purchases of Certain Trust Preferred Securities
CINCINNATI, Jun 30, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --In connection with Fifth Third Bancorp's (the "Company") previous announcement that it would voluntarily compensate persons who purchased certain securities of Fifth Third Capital Trust VII, the Company has retained Rust Consulting to administer the compensation process. Applicable purchasers should be receiving more detailed information and instructions concerning the compensation process or may contact Rust ... 
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06/27/11Emdeon and Fifth Third Bank Collaborate to Deliver Advanced New RevLinkSM 4.0 Platform
Next Generation of RevLink Features Best-In-Class Capabilities to Streamline Revenue Cycles NASHVILLE, Tenn. & CINCINNATI, Jun 27, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Emdeon Inc. (NYSE: EM), a leading provider of healthcare revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions, and Fifth Third Bank today announced that RevLink SolutionsSM will be powered by Emdeon's Payment Automation platform. Fifth Third's RevLink product suite helps ... 
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06/21/11Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on its Common Stock
CINCINNATI, Jun 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared a second quarter 2011 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.06. The cash dividend is payable on Thursday, July 21, 2011 to shareholders of record as of Friday, July 1, 2011. Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $110 billion in assets and operates 15 affiliates with 1,316 full-serv... 
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06/21/11Fifth Third Appoints B. Evan Bayh to Bancorp Board of Directors
CINCINNATI, Jun 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) today announced the appointment of B. Evan Bayh, former U.S. Senator and Indiana Governor, to the Bancorp Board of Directors. "Evan brings a unique perspective and rich background to Fifth Third," said William Isaac, chairman of the Fifth Third Bancorp Board. "As Governor of Indiana, he established that state as one of the strongest, most financially secure economies in the ... 
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06/21/11Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Second Quarter 2011 Results, Host Conference Call on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 9:00 AM
CINCINNATI, Jun 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) is scheduled to report second quarter 2011 financial results on Thursday, July 21, 2011. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relations website at... 
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06/14/11Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on its Series G Preferred Stock
CINCINNATI, Jun 14, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fifth Third Bancorp announced that on June 14, 2011, the board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on its 8.50% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, Series G (Nasdaq: FITBP), at the rate of $531.25 per share, which equates to approximately $2.125 for each depositary share. Each depositary share represents a 1/250th ownership interest in a share of Series G Preferred Stock. The Series G... 
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06/02/11Fifth Third Bancorp to Attend the Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. Global Financial Services Investor Conference
CINCINNATI, Jun 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Daniel T. Poston, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB), will participate in a discussion regarding the Company at the Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. Global Financial Services Investor Conference on Wednesday, June 8 at approximately 9:45 AM (ET). Audio webcast may be accessed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relat... 
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05/31/11Fifth Third Mortgage Company's HAMP Conversion Rate Continues to Outpace National Average
CINCINNATI, May 31, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fifth Third Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of Fifth Third Bank and the 14th largest mortgage originator in the country (Inside Mortgage Finance, Fourth Quarter 2010), continues to outpace the industry in permanent modifications in the government's Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). Of the Mortgage Company's portfolio eligible for HAMP consideration, more than 79 percent of trial plans have been conv... 
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05/25/11Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Actions Relating to Certain Trust Preferred Securities
CINCINNATI, May 25, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --On May 16, 2011, Fifth Third Bancorp (the "Company") delivered a notice to the trustee of Fifth Third Capital Trust VII (the "Trust") to mandatorily redeem the 8.875% trust preferred securities of the Trust (the "Trust Preferred Securities") on June 15, 2011 at an aggregate cash redemption price of $25.18 per Trust Preferred Security. This action constitutes a redemption as a result of a "Capital Treatment Event" ... 
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05/19/11Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the 2011 Barclays Capital Americas Select Conference
CINCINNATI, May 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fifth Third Bancorp will present at the 2011 Barclays Capital Americas Select Conference on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at approximately 1:30 PM BST / 8:30 AM ET. Daniel T. Poston, executive vice president and chief financial officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com. ... 
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05/19/11Fifth Third Bancorp Releases 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
CINCINNATI, May 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) today announced the availability of its annual report on corporate social responsibility. The 2010 CSR Report can be accessed as a website at www.53.com/csrreport. Hard copy reports also are available in limited quantities. The Company's 2010 CSR Report is a comprehensive year-in-review of Fifth Third Bancorp's progress as it worked to fulfill its commitment to be a good cor... 
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05/18/11Fifth Third Submits Notice to Redeem Certain Trust Preferred Securities
CINCINNATI, May 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fifth Third Bancorp (the "Company") (Nasdaq: FITB) has submitted redemption notices to the trustee to redeem the trust preferred securities related to each trust listed below, which will result in the redemption of the securities identified below on the date specified for each security. Under applicable regulatory capital guidelines issued by bank regulatory agencies, upon notice of redemption, the trust preferred... 
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05/03/11Fifth Third Bancorp to Attend the RBC Capital Markets 2011 Financial Institutions Conference
CINCINNATI, May 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Daniel T. Poston, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB), will participate in a discussion regarding the Company at the RBC Capital Markets 2011 Financial Institutions Conference on Friday, May 6, 2011 at approximately 11:00 AM (ET). Audio webcast may be accessed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section o... 
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04/21/11Fifth Third Bancorp Announces First Quarter 2011 Net Income of $265 Million
CINCINNATI, Apr 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB): 1Q11 earnings per diluted common share of $0.10 including effect of the accelerated TARP discount accretion, $0.27 per share excluding it; earnings per diluted share of $0.33 in 4Q10 and net loss per diluted share of $0.09 in 1Q10 1Q11 net income of $265 million compared with 4Q10 net income of $333 mill... 
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04/19/11Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Results of Annual Meeting
CINCINNATI, Apr 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) has announced that its shareholders have re-elected the following directors at the Bancorp's Annual Meeting held earlier today at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cincinnati: Darryl Allen, retired chairman, CEO and president, Aeroquip-Vickers, Inc. Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr., owner and president, Manna, Inc., and ERJ, Inc. Emerson L. Brumback, retired president and COO, M&T Bank James P. Hackett, president, CEO a... 
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03/24/11Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce First Quarter 2011 Results, Host Conference Call on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 9:00 AM
CINCINNATI, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report first quarter 2011 financial results on Thursday, April 21, 2011. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relations website at www.53.com (click on "About F... 
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03/22/11Fifth Third Announces Increase in Common Stock Dividend
CINCINNATI, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared a first quarter 2011 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.06, an increase of $0.05 from its previous quarterly dividend rate. The cash dividend is payable on Thursday, April 21, 2011 to shareholders of record as of Friday, April 1, 2011. "We are pleased to announce this increase in our common dividend, which reflects our strong capital position and earnings generation," said Kevin T. K... 
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03/18/11Fifth Third Bancorp Receives No Objection From Regulators to Common Stock Dividend Increase
CINCINNATI, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) announced today that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System did not object to the proposed capital actions in its capital plan, which included an increase in the quarterly common stock dividend in the first quarter of 2011 and the possible future redemption of certain trust preferred securities. The board of directors is expected to consider the dividend matter at its next scheduled meeting on T... 
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03/16/11Fifth Third Bancorp Repurchases Warrant From U.S. Department of Treasury
CINCINNATI, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) announced that it has repurchased the warrant issued to the U.S. Department of Treasury under the TARP Capital Purchase Program. The warrant gave the right to purchase 43,617,747 shares of Fifth Third Bancorp common stock at $11.72 per share. Fifth Third Bancorp and the U.S. Department of Treasury agreed upon a repurchase price of approximately $280.0 million for the warrant. U.S. Department of Treasury no lo... 
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03/15/11Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on its Series G Preferred Stock
CINCINNATI, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fifth Third Bancorp announced that on March 15, 2011, the board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on its 8.50% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, Series G (Nasdaq: FITBP), at the rate of $531.25 per share, which equates to approximately $2.125 for each depositary share. Each depositary share represents a 1/250th ownership interest in a share of Series G Preferred Stock. The Series G dividend is payable on Thurs... 
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03/04/11Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Citi 2011 Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the Citi 2011 Financial Services Conference on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at approximately 8:45 AM EST. Kevin T. Kabat, president and chief executive officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be accessed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com. Additionally, slides used in the presentation will be ma... 
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02/23/11Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Boston Bank Conference
CINCINNATI, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Boston Bank Conference on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at approximately 10:25 AM EST. Daniel T. Poston, executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be accessed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com. Additionally, slides used in ... 
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02/02/11Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum
CINCINNATI, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum in Miami on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at approximately 10:15 AM EST. Daniel T. Poston, executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be accessed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com. Additionally, slides used in... 
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02/02/11Fifth Third Redeems $3.4 Billion U.S. Treasury Investment
CINCINNATI, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fifth Third Bancorp ("Fifth Third;" Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that it has completed the repurchase of all 136,320 shares of its Series F Preferred Stock, originally issued in December 2008 under the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Troubled Asset Relief Program's (TARP) Capital Purchase Program (CPP). Fifth Third funded the repurchase of the $3.4 billion of preferred stock with proceeds from its recent equity and debt offerings, as well as ... 
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01/20/11Fifth Third Prices $1.7 Billion Common Stock Offering
Proceeds to be used to repurchase preferred shares issued by the U.S. Treasury under the TARP program CINCINNATI, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fifth Third Bancorp ("Fifth Third;" Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that it has priced a public offering of 121,428,572 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $14.00 per share, or $1.7 billion in aggregate gross proceeds. Fifth Third intends to use the proceeds, together with the net proceeds of a planned senior debt offe... 
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01/19/11/C O R R E C T I O N -- Fifth Third Bancorp/
CINCINNATI, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --In the news release, Fifth Third Bancorp Announces 2010 Net Income of $753 Million, issued Jan. 19 by Fifth Third Bancorp over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the conference call noted in this release is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. rather than 5:00 p.m. as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Fifth Third Bancorp Announces 2010 Net Income of $753 Million Fourth quarter net income of $3... 
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01/19/11Fifth Third Announces Plans to Repay TARP Preferred Shares
CINCINNATI, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- $1.7 BILLION PUBLIC COMMON STOCK OFFERING PLANNED SENIOR DEBT OFFERING INTENDS TO USE PROCEEDS TO REPURCHASE $3.4 BILLION OF TARP PREFERRED SHARES Fifth Third Bancorp ("Fifth Third;" Nasdaq: FITB) today announced the commencement of a public offering of $1.7 billion of its common stock. The shares will be issued pursuant to a prospectus supplement filed as part of an existing shelf registration statement... 
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01/19/11Fifth Third Bancorp Announces 2010 Net Income of $753 Million
Fourth quarter net income of $333 million up 40 percent, earnings per share of $0.33 up 50 percent from third quarter 2010 CINCINNATI, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- 4Q10 net income of $333 million versus 3Q10 net income of $238 million, up 40 percent 4Q10 net income available to common shareholders of $270 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, up 50 percent Return on average assets 1.18 percent; return on average common equity 10.4 percent ... 
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01/19/11Update: Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Fourth Quarter 2010 Results, Host Conference Call on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 5:30 PM
CINCINNATI, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will report fourth quarter 2010 financial results today, Wednesday, January 19, 2011. The announcement will be available at www.53.com. The Company will host a conference call at 5:30 PM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relations website at www.53.com (click on "About Fifth Third" then "Investor Relat... 
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12/28/10Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Fourth Quarter 2010 Results, Host Conference Call on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 9:00 AM
 Click here for a PDF version of this release CINCINNATI, Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report fourth quarter 2010 financial results on Thursday, January 20, 2011. The announcement will be available at http://www.53.com/ at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fif... 
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12/21/10Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on its Common Stock and Series F Preferred Stock
Click here for a PDF version of this release CINCINNATI, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared its fourth quarter 2010 cash dividends on its common shares and Series F preferred shares. Fifth Third declared a fourth quarter 2010 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.01. The cash dividend is payable on Thursday, January 20, 2011 to shareholders of record as of Friday, December 31, 2010. Fifth Third also declared a cash dividend ... 
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12/14/10Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on its Series G Preferred Stock
CINCINNATI, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fifth Third Bancorp announced that on December 14, 2010, the board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on its 8.50% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, Series G (Nasdaq: FITBP), at the rate of $531.25 per share, which equates to approximately $2.125 for each depositary share. Each depositary share represents a 1/250th ownership interest in a share of Series G Preferred Stock. The Series G dividend is payable on Fri... 
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12/08/10Fifth Third Mortgage Company's HAMP Conversion Rate More Than Double National Average
Modification rate nearly 77 percent CINCINNATI, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fifth Third Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of Fifth Third Bank and the 16th largest mortgage originator in the country (Inside Mortgage Finance, April 2010) is determined to help keep people in their homes. The Mortgage Company continues to outpace the industry in permanent modification conversions in the government's Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). Of the Mortgage Company's portfolio elig... 
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12/01/10Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the 2010 Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference
Click here for a PDF version of this release CINCINNATI, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the 2010 Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference in New York City on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at approximately 11:50 AM EST. Kevin T. Kabat, president and chief executive officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be accessed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relation... 
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10/29/10Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the BancAnalysts Association of Boston Conference
Click here for a PDF version of this release CINCINNATI, Oct 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the BancAnalysts Association of Boston Conference in Boston on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at approximately 2:40 PM ET. Daniel T. Poston, executive vice president and chief financial officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations ... 
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10/21/10Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Third Quarter 2010 Earnings
Click here for a PDF version of this releaseNet income $238 million up 24 percent, earnings per share of $0.22 up 38 percent from second quarter 2010 CINCINNATI, Oct 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- 3Q10 net income of $238 million versus 2Q10 net income of $192 million, up 24 percent 3Q10 net income available to common shareholders of $175 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, up 38 percent Return on average assets 0.84 percent; return on average common equity 6.8 percent Pre-provi... 
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09/21/10Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Third Quarter 2010 Dividends
Click here for a PDF version of this release CINCINNATI, Sept 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp today declared its third quarter 2010 cash dividends on its common shares, Series G preferred shares and Series F preferred shares. Fifth Third declared a third quarter 2010 cash dividend on its common shares (Nasdaq: FITB) of $0.01. The cash dividend is payable on Thursday, October 21, 2010 to shareholders of record as of Thursday, September 30, 2010. Fifth Third als... 
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09/20/10Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Third Quarter 2010 Results, Host Conference Call on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 9:00 AM
Click here for a PDF version of this release CINCINNATI, Sept 20, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report third quarter 2010 financial results on Thursday, October 21, 2010. The announcement will be available at http://www.53.com/ at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Inv... 
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09/09/10Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Barclays Capital 2010 Global Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI, Sept 09, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the Barclays Capital 2010 Global Financial Services Conference in New York City on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at approximately 10:30 AM ET. Kevin T. Kabat, president and chief executive officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com. Additionally, slide... 
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07/22/10Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Second Quarter 2010 Earnings
Click here for a PDF version of this release Net income of $192 million driven by further reductions in credit costs CINCINNATI, July 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- 2Q10 net income of $192 million versus 1Q10 net loss of $10 million 2Q10 net income available to common shareholders of $130 million, or $0.16 per diluted share Per share results include preferred dividends, which reduced net income available to common shareholders by $0.08 per diluted share Significantly improved... 
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06/15/10Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Second Quarter 2010 Dividends
CINCINNATI, June 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fifth Third Bancorp today declared its second quarter 2010 cash dividends on its common shares, Series G preferred shares and Series F preferred shares. Fifth Third declared a second quarter 2010 cash dividend on its common shares (Nasdaq: FITB) of $0.01. The cash dividend is payable on Thursday, July 22, 2010 to shareholders of record as of Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Fifth Third also declared a first quarter cash dividend on its 8.50% Non-C... 
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06/14/10Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Second Quarter 2010 Results, Host Conference Call on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 9:00 AM
Click here for a PDF version of this release CINCINNATI, June 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report second quarter 2010 financial results on Thursday, July 22, 2010. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relation... 
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06/09/10Fifth Third Bank Honored as 'Model Bank' for Transaction Processing
Remote Currency Manager provides acceleration of cash flow, working capital CINCINNATI, June 9, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fifth Third Bank (Nasdaq: FITB) has won the 2010 Model Bank Award for transaction processing from the research and consulting firm Celent. The award was presented at Celent's Innovation and Insight Day in New York City. The Bank received the award for its Remote Currency Manager (RCM) solution, which automates the cash management process for retailer's cash transac... 
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05/28/10Fifth Third Appoints William Isaac Chairman of the Board of Directors
Former FDIC Chair to Serve as Non-Executive Chairman CINCINNATI, May 28, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) board of directors today announced that William Isaac has been elected to the board and named non-executive chairman of the board, effective immediately. Mr. Isaac served as the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) during the financial crisis of the 1980s, and is credited with helping stabilize the banking industry during its... 
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05/13/10Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the 2010 Barclays Capital Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI, May 13, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the 2010 Barclays Capital Financial Services Conference on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at approximately 3:35 PM GMT / 11:35 AM ET. Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president, and chief executive officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com. Additionally, slides used i... 
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05/07/10Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the UBS Global Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI, May 7, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the UBS Global Financial Services Conference on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at approximately 8:50 AM (ET). Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president, and chief executive officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com. Additionally, slides used in the presentation will b... 
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05/07/10Fifth Third Bank and Its Employees Unite to Donate Nearly $87,000 Across 12 States to Help the Needy
CINCINNATI, May 7, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --More than 13 tons of food and supplies and nearly $87,000 were donated by Fifth Third Bank and its employees this week in celebration of the Bank's unique holiday (5/3 - Fifth Third Day). In the spirit of giving back to the communities where they live and work, Fifth Third Bank employees in 12 states set aside the week of May 3 to collaborate in raising money and supplies for 28 not-for-profits. Of those, 19 have a mission to feed the hungry.... 
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05/04/10Fifth Third Bank Releases First Report on Corporate Social Responsibility
CINCINNATI, May 4, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) has published its inaugural report on corporate social responsibility (CSR). The report is available starting today and can be accessed as a website at www.53.com/csrreport. Hard copies also are available in limited quantities. The report is titled, "Responsibility Begins Here," and outlines the Company's commitment to good corporate citizenship. Fifth Third Bank has a long history of community support, dat... 
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04/30/10Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the RBC Capital Markets 2010 Financial Institutions Conference
CINCINNATI, April 30, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Daniel T. Poston, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB), will participate in a discussion regarding the Company at the RBC Capital Markets 2010 Financial Institutions Conference on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at approximately 12:45 PM (ET). Audio webcast may be accessed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com. Fifth Third Ba... 
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04/28/10Fifth Third Mortgage Company Government Modification Conversion Rate at 53 Percent
Modification rate more than two-and-a-half times national average CINCINNATI, April 28, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --As percentages for permanent modifications in the government's Making Home Affordable Program (HAMP) have increased to double digits, Fifth Third Mortgage Company is continuing to outpace the national average. Of the 89 percent of Fifth Third Mortgage Company's portfolio eligible for HAMP consideration, 53 percent of trial plans started have been converted to permanent mod... 
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04/22/10Fifth Third Bancorp Announces First Quarter 2010 Results
Significant improvement in credit trends and continued strong operating results CINCINNATI, April 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ First quarter 2010 net loss of $10 million; $0.09 per diluted share Fourth quarter 2009 net loss of $98 million; $0.20 per diluted share Per share results include preferred dividends which reduced net income available to common shareholders by $0.08 per diluted share Significantly improved credit trends Nonperforming assets declined 3 percent and non... 
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04/20/10Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Results of Annual Meeting
CINCINNATI, April 20, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) has announced that its shareholders have re-elected the following directors at the Bancorp's Annual Meeting held earlier today at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cincinnati: Darryl Allen, retired chairman, CEO and president of Aeroquip-Vickers, Inc. Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr., owner and president of Manna, Inc., and ERJ, Inc. Emerson L. Brumback, retired president and COO of M&T Bank. ... 
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04/06/10Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce First Quarter 2010 Results, Host Conference Call on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 9:00 AM
Click here for a PDF version of this release CINCINNATI, April 6, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report first quarter 2010 financial results on Thursday, April 22, 2010. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 7:00 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relation... 
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03/16/10Fifth Third Bancorp Announces First Quarter 2010 Dividends
CINCINNATI, March 16, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp today declared its first quarter 2010 cash dividends on its common shares, Series G preferred shares and Series F preferred shares. Fifth Third declared a first quarter 2010 cash dividend on its common shares (Nasdaq: FITB) of $0.01. The cash dividend is payable on April 22, 2010 to shareholders of record as of March 31, 2010. Fifth Third also declared a first quarter cash dividend on its 8.50% Non-Cumulative Perpetual... 
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03/09/10Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Citi 2010 Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI, March 9, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the Citi 2010 Financial Services Conference on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at approximately 8:45 AM (ET). Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president and chief executive officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com. Additionally, slides used in the presentation will... 
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02/17/10Fifth Third Bancorp Extended $8.2 Billion in Credit in December; Bank Made More than $75 Billion in Loans in 2009
Click here for a PDF version of this release Cincinnati – Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB), in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury, has announced that it extended $8.2 billion in loans in the month of December. “I am proud to say that Fifth Third Bank closed out the year by making $8.2 billion in loans to qualified borrowers in the month of December,” said Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp. “That’s the second highest monthly loan total for all of 2009... 
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02/05/10Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Credit Suisse 2010 Financial Services Conference
Click here for a PDF version of this release CINCINNATI, Feb 05, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the Credit Suisse 2010 Financial Services Conference in Miami, Florida on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at approximately 10:15 AM EST. Daniel T. Poston, executive vice president and chief financial officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be accessed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investo... 
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02/04/10Fifth Third Mortgage Company Government Modification Conversion Rate Near 35 Percent
Modification rate more than four times national averageCINCINNATI, Feb 04, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- When the Obama Administration introduced the comprehensive Home Affordability and Stability Plan in March 2009, the goal was to provide refinance and modification options for millions of homeowners. Fifth Third Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of Fifth Third Bank (Nasdaq: FITB) and the 18th largest mortgage originator in the country (Inside Mortgage Finance, October 2009), has done its part ... 
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01/27/10Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Morgan Stanley U.S. Financials 2010 Conference
Click here for a PDF version of this releaseCINCINNATI, Jan 27, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the Morgan Stanley U.S. Financials 2010 Conference in New York City on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at approximately 2:05 PM EST. Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president and chief executive officer will represent Fifth Third. Audio webcast may be accessed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of http... 
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01/21/10Fifth Third Bancorp Reports 2009 Net Income of $737 Million
Click here for a PDF version of this release Includes fourth quarter 2009 net loss of $98 millionCINCINNATI, Jan 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fourth quarter 2009 net loss of $0.20 per diluted share Third quarter 2009 net loss of $97 million; $0.20 per diluted share Third quarter 2009 results included net benefit related to Visa shares of $317 million pre-tax or $206 million after tax; $0.26 per diluted share Net interest margin of 3.55%, up 12 bps from the previous quarter Noni... 
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01/19/10Fifth Third Bancorp Extended $5.4 Billion in Credit in November
Click here for a PDF version of this releaseCincinnati – Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB), in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury, has announced that it extended $5.4 billion in loans in the month of November. “Although corporate profits are increasing, business investment growth continues to be slow which is reflected in decreased loan demand from commercial customers,” said Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp.  “Even with that said, we made $5.4 billion i... 
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01/06/10Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Fourth Quarter 2009 Results, Host Conference Call on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 8:30 AM
Click here for a PDF version of this release CINCINNATI, Jan 06, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report fourth quarter 2009 financial results on January 21, 2010. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:00 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 8:30 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relations websi... 
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12/16/09Fifth Third Bancorp Extended $5.4 Billion in Credit in October
Click here for a PDF version of this releaseCincinnati – Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB), in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury, has announced that it extended $5.4 billion in loans in the month of October. “Even though the economic outlook has caused many companies to defer plans for capital expenditures and inventory build, Fifth Third Bank still made $5.4 billion in loans to qualified borrowers in October,” said Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp. Some h... 
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12/15/09Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Fourth Quarter 2009 Dividends
Click here for a PDF version of this releaseCINCINNATI, Dec 15, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp today declared its fourth quarter 2009 cash dividends on its common shares, Series G preferred shares and Series F preferred shares. Fifth Third declared a fourth quarter 2009 cash dividend on its common shares (Nasdaq: FITB) of $0.01. The cash dividend is payable on January 21, 2010 to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2009. Fifth Third also declared a fourth... 
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12/04/09Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the 2009 Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the 2009 Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference in New York City on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at approximately 9:20 AM EST. Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president and chief executive officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be accessed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com. Additiona... 
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11/20/09Fifth Third Mortgage Company Helping More Homebuyers With Tax Credit Extension
Government's new homebuyer tax credit extended, expanded to include tax credit for repeat home ownersCINCINNATI, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The federal government's recent extension and expansion of tax credits for homebuyers has added more incentive for those looking to buy a home. Fifth Third Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of Fifth Third Bank (Nasdaq: FITB) and the 18th largest provider of mortgage financing in the country (Inside Mortgage Finance,... 
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11/18/09Jean Hilliard To Lead Fifth Third Bank's Treasury Management National Sales Team
CINCINNATI, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth Third Bank (Nasdaq: FITB) has named Jean S. Hilliard, a 25-year treasury management veteran, as senior vice president, Director of National Treasury Management Sales. In this role, she will manage a team of 16 treasury management officers in charge of selling to corporations with more than $500 million in sales. "Fifth Third Bank's innovative and cutting-edge treasury management products are known nationwide," said Hilliard. "I'm excited t... 
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11/17/09Fifth Third Bancorp Extended $6.0 Billion in Credit in September
Click here for a PDF version of this releaseCincinnati – Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB), in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury, has announced that it extended $6.0 billion in loans in the month of September. “While overall loan demand remains soft, during the month of September Fifth Third Bank extended $6.0 billion in loans to qualified business and consumer borrowers,” said Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp.  Some highlights include: ... 
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11/04/09Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Banking & Financial Services Conference
Click here for a PDF version of this release CINCINNATI, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Banking & Financial Services Conference in New York City on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at approximately 11:20 AM EST. Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president and chief executive officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be accessed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the... 
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10/27/09Fifth Third Bank Introduces Sponsor Leveraged Finance Team
CINCINNATI, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) has announced today the formation of a focused private equity lending team, Fifth Third Sponsor Leveraged Finance. The team will provide cash flow financings to a select group of private equity clients and will target businesses with $10 million to $50 million in earnings before interest, taxes depreciation and amortization (EBITDA). Managing Directors Brian Crabb and Josh VanManen will lead the ... 
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10/22/09Fifth Third Bancorp Reports Third Quarter Results
Click here for a PDF version of this releaseCINCINNATI, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- -- Net loss of $97 million; $0.20 loss per diluted share -- Net interest margin of 3.43%, up 17 bps from the previous quarter; net interest income increased 5% sequentially -- Average core deposits up 11%, wholesale funding down 30% from a year ago -- Sold Visa stake for a $288 million pre-tax benefit, increasing capital ratios by approximately 17 bps; also ... 
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10/16/09Fifth Third Appoints Two to Bancorp Board of Directors
CINCINNATI, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced the appointment of Jewell Hoover and Emerson Brumback to the Bancorp board of directors. Jewell Hoover is currently a principal of Hoover and Associates, LLC, a bank consulting company headquartered in Charlotte, NC, that specializes in corporate governance, policy development and strategic planning. She previously served for more than 28 years with the Office of the Compt... 
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10/16/09Fifth Third Bancorp Extended $5.1 Billion in Credit in August
Click here for a PDF version of this releaseCincinnati – Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB), in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury, has announced that it extended $5.1 billion in loans in the month of August. “During the month of August we extended more than $5 billion in credit to qualified borrowers,” said Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp. “While commercial customers remain cautious and reluctant to take on more leverage, we saw continued strength in ... 
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10/01/09Fifth Third Bank Consolidates Charters
Now Operating Under Single Ohio Charter CINCINNATI, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bank today announced that it has completed the consolidation of its Michigan and National bank charters and is now operating under a single Ohio Bank charter. "This current regulatory environment is more complex than ever and more banking regulation is expected," said Paul Reynolds, executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Fifth Third Bancorp. "This charter consolidati... 
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09/28/09Fifth Third Mortgage Company Helping New Homebuyers Before Government Incentives End
Government's tax credit for new homebuyers to end November 30CINCINNATI, Sept 28, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- From tax credits to historically low mortgage rates to attractive home prices, first-time homebuyers are actively looking to get a piece of the American Dream. Fifth Third Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of Fifth Third Bank and the 18th largest provider of mortgage financing in the country (Inside Mortgage Finance second quarter 2009), is committed to helping first-time home... 
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09/22/09Fifth Third Names Daniel Poston Chief Financial Officer
CINCINNATI, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced the appointment of Executive Vice President Daniel T. Poston as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Poston replaces Ross J. Kari, who is leaving the Bank to take the position of Chief Financial Officer with Freddie Mac. Poston, who currently serves as the Bank's Controller, served as interim CFO from May 2008 through Nove... 
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09/17/09Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Third Quarter 2009 Results, Host Conference Call on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 9:00 AM
Click here for a PDF version of this release CINCINNATI, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report third quarter 2009 financial results on October 22, 2009. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 7:00 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relations websi... 
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09/16/09Fifth Third Bancorp Extended $6.2 Billion in Credit in July
Click here for a PDF version of this release Cincinnati – Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB), in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury, has announced that it extended $6.2 billion in loans in the month of July. “Given the continued economic uncertainly, many companies are scaling back plans for capital expenditures and are reducing inventory levels – actions that have lowered the need for financing,” said Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp. “Even with that in... 
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09/15/09Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Third Quarter 2009 Dividends
Click here for a PDF version of this release CINCINNATI, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp today declared its third quarter 2009 cash dividends on its common shares, Series G preferred shares and Series F preferred shares. Fifth Third declared a third quarter 2009 cash dividend on its common shares (Nasdaq: FITB) of $0.01. The cash dividend is payable on October 22, 2009 to shareholders of record as of September 30, 2009. Fifth Third also declared a second quarter c... 
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09/09/09Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at Barclays Capital Global Financial Services Conference
Click here for a PDF version of this release CINCINNATI, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the Barclays Capital Global Financial Services Conference in New York City on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at approximately 9:00 a.m. EDT. Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president and chief executive officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be accessed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor R... 
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08/18/09Fifth Third Bancorp Extended $9.0 Billion in Credit in June
Click here for a PDF version of this releaseHighest Lending Month in 2009 Cincinnati – Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB), in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury, has announced that it extended $9.0 billion in loans in the month of June. “We continue our commitment to making loans to qualified businesses and consumers throughout our footprint and the $9.0 billion in credit extended is a testament to that commitment,” said Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president and CEO of Fifth Third Ba... 
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07/31/09Director Barrett Resigns From Fifth Third Bancorp Board
Served as Director for 21 years CINCINNATI, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB), today announced that John F. Barrett has resigned from the Bancorp board of directors effective immediately. Mr. Barrett has served as a member of the board of directors for more than two decades. Mr. Barrett, who currently serves as chairman, president and CEO of Western & Southern Financial Group,... 
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07/23/09Fifth Third Bancorp Reports Second Quarter Earnings
Net Income of $882 million, Exceeds Tier 1 Common Commitment by 60% CINCINNATI, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- -- Generated over $1.4 billion in tangible common equity through the combination of an "at the market" common equity offering and exchange of cash and common stock for convertible preferred stock -- Subsequent to the close of the second quarter, Fifth Third sold its Visa, Inc. class B common stock for an after-tax... 
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07/17/09Fifth Third Bank Launches New Hispanic Marketing Campaign
Fifth Third Bank, a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, announced this week the launch of its 2009 marketing campaign tailored for the growing Hispanic population. The campaign entitled “Las cosas que hacemos por los sueños”, or “The Things We Do for Dreams”, seeks to expand the Bank’s positioning as a trusted financial partner for Hispanics. The creative executions show variations of the “American Dream” such as owning a home or taking a family vacation, alon... 
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07/16/09Fifth Third Bancorp Extended $6.1 Billion in Credit in May
Click here for a PDF version of this release Bank Has Extended Nearly $30 Billion in Loans in 2009 Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB), in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury, has announced that it extended $6.1 billion in loans in the month of May. "We continue to make loans to qualified borrowers and have extended nearly $30 billion in loans so far this year," said Kevin T. Kabat chairman, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp. Here are some details of Fifth Third's lending ac... 
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06/30/09Fifth Third Bancorp and Advent International Announce Closing of Processing Joint Venture Transaction
Click here for a PDF version of this release Business Well Positioned for Future Growth CINCINNATI and BOSTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) and Advent International announced today the consummation of their joint venture transaction for Fifth Third's processing business. Advent is purchasing an approximate 51% interest in Fifth Third's merchant acquiring and financial institutions businesses, most of the assets and operations of which are ... 
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06/26/09Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Second Quarter 2009 Results, Host Conference Call on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 9:00 AM
Click here for a PDF version of this release CINCINNATI, June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report second quarter 2009 financial results on July 23, 2009. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 7:00 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Rela... 
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06/18/09Fifth Third Announces Results of its Tender Offer
Click here for a PDF version of this release Completes $1.1 BILLION SCAP COMMON EQUITY REQUIREMENT CINCINNATI, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp ("Fifth Third;" Nasdaq: FITB) today announced the results of its offer to exchange shares of its common stock and cash for any and all of its outstanding Depositary Shares each representing a 1/250th interest in a share of 8.50% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, Series G (CUSIP No. 316773209). T... 
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06/17/09Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Second Quarter 2009 Dividends
Click here for a PDF version of this release CINCINNATI, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp today declared its second quarter 2009 cash dividends on its common shares, Series G preferred shares and Series F preferred shares. Fifth Third declared a second quarter 2009 cash dividend on its common shares (Nasdaq: FITB) of $0.01. The cash dividend is payable on July 23, 2009 to shareholders of record as of June 30, 2009. Fifth Third also declared a sec... 
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06/15/09Fifth Third Bancorp Extended $6.2 Billion in Credit in April
Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB), in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury, has announced that it extended $6.2 billion in loans in the month of April. “Over the past several months there has been a lot of focus on increasing the Bank’s already strong capital levels,” said Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp. “Having a strong capital position is important as it allows us to make loans to qualified borrowers, something that we continued to do in April.” Here a... 
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06/04/09Fifth Third Completes $1 Billion Common Stock Offering
Click here for a PDF version of this release - OFFERING PROCEEDS OF $1 BILLION SUBSTANTIALLY FULFILLS $1.1 BILLION SCAP COMMON EQUITY REQUIREMENT AND POSITIONS FIFTH THIRD FOR REPAYMENT OF TREASURY INVESTMENT - PLANNED ACTIONS TO FURTHER INCREASE TIER 1 COMMON EQUITY REMAIN UNDERWAY CINCINNATI, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp ("Fifth Third;" Nasdaq: FITB) today announced the successful completion of its previously announced "at the market" common equity ... 
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06/04/09Fifth Third Amends Exchange Offer
Click here for a PDF version of this release CINCINNATI, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp ("Fifth Third;" Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that it has amended its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to its previously announced offer to exchange shares of its common stock and cash for any and all of its outstanding Depositary Shares each representing a 1/250th interest in a share of 8.50% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, ... 
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06/03/09Fifth Third Processing Solutions Earns Visa(R) Service Quality Award
Fifth Third Recognized for Processing Performance for 14th Consecutive Year CINCINNATI, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Visa has awarded Fifth Third Processing Solutions one of its prestigious Visa Service Quality Performance Awards for the 14th consecutive year. Based on exceptional card operations performance demonstrated in calendar year 2008, Fifth Third has been distinguished as best-in-class for its Lowest Chargeback-to-Sales Ratio. The Lowest Chargeback-to-Sales Ratio... 
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05/20/09Fifth Third Announces Capital Actions
Click here for a PDF version of this release -- AT THE MARKET OFFERING OF UP TO $750 MILLION OF COMMON STOCK -- OFFER TO EXCHANGE COMMON STOCK AND CASH FOR $1.1 BILLION IN 8.5% NON-CUMULATIVE PERPETUAL PREFERRED STOCK, SERIES G -- ACTIONS EXPECTED TO EXCEED SCAP COMMITMENT AND POSITION FIFTH THIRD FOR REPAYMENT OF TREASURY INVESTMENT CINCINNATI, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp ("Fifth Third;" Nasdaq: FITB) today announced plans related to two capita... 
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05/07/09Fifth Third Announces Supervisory Capital Assessment Results
Commits to Strengthen Tier 1 Common Equity by $1.1 Billion No Additional Overall Capital Needed Currently Meets New "Tier 1 Common" Standard of 4 Percent CINCINNATI, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- -- Fifth Third does not require additional overall capital under the Supervisory Capital Assessment Program ("SCAP," or "Stress Test") and does not expect to further utilize government capital programs -- Fifth Third has committed to augment the... 
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05/05/09Don Coleman Named Chief Sourcing Officer for Fifth Third Bank
CINCINNATI, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Don Coleman has been promoted to senior vice president, Chief Sourcing Officer for Fifth Third Bank. In this role, Coleman will be responsible for overseeing third-party sourcing and strategic relationships. Since joining Fifth Third Bank in 2005, Coleman has contributed significantly in his roles as vice president of Check Services and most recently as senior vice president and Director of Consumer Customer Service. "Through Don's leaders... 
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05/04/09Fifth Third Mortgage Company Refinances More Freddie Mac Loans Than Any Other Lender in the Country
Company successfully implements "Making Home Affordable Program" CINCINNATI, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eight weeks after Fifth Third Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of Fifth Third Bank, announced its intention to participate in the government's Homeowner Affordability and Stability Program (HASP), customers have been refinancing at a record pace. Since the program began, the Mortgage Company has worked with more than 11,000 homeowners to refinance more than $1.95 billi... 
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05/01/09Fifth Third Bank Named a 'Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace in America' by Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Bank one of top 10 in Ohio for adoption assistance offered to employeesCINCINNATI, May 1, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Bank one of top 10 in Ohio for adoption assistance offered to employees Fifth Third Bank has been named to the "Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in America" list released today by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The Bank ranked in the top 10 in the state of Ohio for adoption assistance offered to employees. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a non-profit... 
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04/23/09Fifth Third Bancorp Announces First Quarter 2009 Earnings
Reports Net Income of $50 million CINCINNATI, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- -- Extended nearly $18 billion of new and renewed credit in the first quarter -- Average earning assets increased 1 percent sequentially; growth reflected investments in securities backed by loans and mortgage loans held-for-sale, partially offset by effect of lower commercial line utilization -- Average core deposits increased 4 percent from the f... 
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04/21/09Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Results of Annual Meeting
CINCINNATI, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) has announced that its shareholders have re-elected the following directors at the Bancorp's Annual Meeting held earlier today at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati: Darryl Allen, retired chairman, CEO and president of Aeroquip-Vickers, Inc. John F. Barrett, president, CEO and chairman of the board of Western & Southern Life Insurance Company. Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr., ... 
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04/07/09Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce First Quarter 2009 Earnings, Host Conference Call on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 8:30 AM
CINCINNATI, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is scheduled to report first quarter 2009 financial results on April 23, 2009. The announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 8:30 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relations website at www.53.com (click on "About Fifth ... 
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03/31/09Fifth Third Makes First Dividend Payment to U.S. Treasury
CINCINNATI, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that it has made its first dividend payment to the U.S. Department of the Treasury under the Treasury's Capital Purchase Program (CPP). The payment, which totaled $42.6 million, is the initial dividend payment from the Bank's sale of approximately $3.4 billion in preferred shares to the U.S. Treasury. Fifth Third issued 136,320 shares of Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Stock, Series ... 
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03/30/09Fifth Third Bancorp and Advent International Announce Fifth Third Processing Solutions Joint Venture
Click here for a PDF version of this release --Processing Business Valued at $2.35 BillionCINCINNATI and BOSTON, March 30, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) and Advent International announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement whereby Advent International will acquire a 51% interest in Fifth Third's processing business through the establishment of a joint venture that values the new company at approximately $2.35 billion bef... 
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03/26/09Fifth Third Bank Provides More Information to Customers
'Lending and Investing for a Better Tomorrow' to provide data about hot topics CINCINNATI, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Knowledge is power. During this economic downturn, Fifth Third Bank is looking to empower its customers by providing objective information about lending policies and practices. The Bank has launched a new section on its Web site to provide up-to-date information about its lending efforts during these times. ... 
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03/23/09Fifth Third Bancorp Completes Conversion of Freedom Bank Branches
CINCINNATI, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that Fifth Third Bank (South Florida) has completed the conversion of Bradenton-based Freedom Bank which bank regulators declared insolvent on October 31, 2008. Last fall the FDIC, which was named receiver of Freedom Bank, approved the assumption of the bank's $250 million in deposits by Fifth Third Bank. The FDIC retained substantially all of Freedom Bank's loan portfolio. "Form... 
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03/17/09Fifth Third Bancorp Announces First Quarter 2009 Dividends
CINCINNATI, March 17, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp today declared its first quarter 2009 cash dividends on its common shares, Series G preferred shares and Series F preferred shares. Fifth Third declared a first quarter 2009 cash dividend on its common shares (Nasdaq: FITB) of $0.01. The cash dividend is payable on April 23, 2009 to shareholders of record as of March 31, 2009. Fifth Third also declared a first quarter cash dividend on its 8.50% Non-Cumulative... 
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03/06/09Fifth Third Mortgage Company Now Implementing Government's 'Making Home Affordable' Program
Mortgage Company reviewing more than 200,000 mortgage customers for eligibility CINCINNATI, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth Third Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of Fifth Third Bank, is pleased to play a key role in supporting home ownership by offering refinancing and modification opportunities under the federal government's Making Home Affordable Program. This program outlines options for mortgage refinancing and modifications to customers who already have a mortgage relationship w... 
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02/23/09Fifth Third Bank Excels in Customer Satisfaction Survey of Largest U.S. Retail Banks
CINCINNATI, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth Third Bank (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced it scored significantly higher than the average of four of the country's largest retail banks in a customer satisfaction survey conducted by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Fifth Third Bank engaged ACSI in a fourth quarter 2008 research project to compare its customer satisfaction performance to that of five major U.S. banks - Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Citibank, Wachov... 
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02/19/09Fifth Third Processing Solutions Enters Hawaii with Two New Contracts
CINCINNATI, Feb 19, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Two Hawaii-based credit unions sign for electronic funds transfer services Fifth Third Processing Solutions is pleased to announce that two Hawaii-based credit unions have recently signed contracts for electronic fund transfer services, including gateway access, ATM driving and debit card processing. These processing contracts represent Fifth Third's first in the state of Hawaii and include, HONEA Federal Credit Union, based in Fort... 
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02/11/09Two National Merchants Choose Fifth Third Processing Solutions
O'Charley's Inc. and Old Time Pottery Sign for Card Processing Services CINCINNATI, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Processing Solutions is pleased to announce that O'Charley's Inc. and Old Time Pottery have signed contracts for merchant processing services: -- O'Charley's Inc., headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, is a multi-concept restaurant company that operates or franchises a total of 371 restaurants in 28 states under three brands: O'Charley's, Ninety Nine... 
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01/26/09Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Citi 2009 Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp will present at the Citi 2009 Financial Services Conference on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at approximately 8:00 AM (ET). Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president and chief executive officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com. Additionally, slides used in the presentation will be m... 
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01/22/09Fifth Third Bancorp Reports Fourth Quarter 2008 Results
CINCINNATI, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- -- Net loss of $2.2 billion ($3.82 per diluted common share) driven primarily by goodwill impairment, credit actions, higher credit costs and market valuation adjustments -- Non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $965 million; no negative effect on regulatory, other capital ratios -- Securities other-than-temporary impairment (OTTI) of $0.05 per share; estimated non-cash BOLI charge... 
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01/07/09Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Fourth Quarter 2008 Earnings, Host Conference Call on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 8:30 AM
CINCINNATI, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will report fourth quarter 2008 financial results on January 22, 2009. The earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 8:30 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relations website at www.53.com (click on "About Fifth ... 
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12/31/08Fifth Third Bancorp Completes Sale of $3.4 Billion in Preferred Shares to U.S. Treasury
CINCINNATI, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) announced today that it has completed the sale of approximately $3.4 billion in preferred shares to the U.S. Department of the Treasury under the Treasury's Capital Purchase Program ("CPP" or "Program"). This program, part of the Treasury's Troubled Asset Relief Program ("TARP"), is designed to provide a firmer capital foundation for financial firms and to increase credit availability to consumers and busi... 
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12/30/08Vanessa Indriolo Named to ILPA Board of Directors
Director of Private Equity named to two-year term, membership chair CINCINNATI, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vanessa Indriolo, vice president and director of private equity at Fifth Third Bank (Nasdaq: FITB), was recently elected to a two-year term with the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) board of directors. She was also asked to serve on the board's executive committee as membership chair. The ILPA is a not-for-profit association committed to servin... 
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12/29/08Fifth Third Announces Results of Special Shareholders Meeting
Approval Necessary for Issuance of Preferred Stock to U.S. Treasury CINCINNATI, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) announced the following results from its Special Meeting of Shareholders held earlier today: Proposal 1: Shareholders approved an amendment to the Bancorp Articles of Incorporation to revise the terms of the authorized unissued shares of Preferred Stock, without par value, available for issuance by Fifth Third Bancorp to allow fo... 
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12/17/08Fifth Third Bank Offers Free Tips, Tools and Guidance to Help Consumers Manage Economic Cycle
Dream Guard Initiative Provides Ideas for Uncertain Times CINCINNATI, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth Third Bank today announced the launch of its Dream Guard initiative, including tools, tips and information designed to help consumers navigate today's financial uncertainty. Dream Guard materials explore practical ideas for dealing with stress, following a budget, talking to your kids about the economy and more, to help consumers save more, spend less and guard their dreams in... 
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12/17/08Fifth Third Bank, National Association Appoints Robert E. James, Jr. to Board of Directors
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth Third Bank, N.A. headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, a national bank charter of Fifth Third Bancorp, announced the appointment of Robert E. James, Jr. to its board of directors. "Fifth Third Bank's model enables us to function as a local bank with a national charter and control, while at the same time having the product and service offerings of a super regional bank. James is an accomplished business and community leader and a tre... 
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12/16/08Fifth Third Appoints Marsha C. Williams To Bancorp Board of Directors
CINCINNATI, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced the appointment of Marsha C. Williams to its board of directors. Williams is senior vice president and Chief Financial Officer for Orbitz Worldwide, Inc., an online travel enterprise with 2007 revenues exceeding $850 million. She previously was executive vice president and CFO of Equity Office Properties Trust, the nation's largest owner and operator of office buildings. "Mars... 
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12/16/08Fifth Third Announces Fourth Quarter 2008 Dividend
CINCINNATI, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared its fourth quarter 2008 cash dividends on its common shares and Series G preferred shares. Fifth Third declared a fourth quarter 2008 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.01, a reduction from the third quarter level of $0.15 per share. The dividend will be payable on January 22, 2009 to shareholders of record on December 31, 2008. "Fifth Third and the banking industry are curren... 
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12/05/08Fifth Third Bank Names New Presidents for Western Michigan and Central Florida Affiliates
CINCINNATI, Dec 05, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Terry Zink, executive vice president and head of Retail and Affiliate Banking for Fifth Third Bank today named new presidents for the Bank's Western Michigan and Central Florida affiliates. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081205/CLF041 ) Effective Monday, January 5, John Bultema, who currently serves as president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Central Florida) will become president of the Bank's West... 
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11/24/08Fifth Third General Counsel Elected Chairman of Ohio Bankers League
CINCINNATI, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Reynolds, executive vice president, secretary and general counsel of Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) has been elected 2009 chairman of the Ohio Bankers League (OBL). "It's an honor to be elected to this position with such a prestigious organization," said Reynolds. "The OBL has long been at the forefront of the financial services industry in Ohio and carries a reputation of creating solutions for the benefit of Ohio commerce. I look forwa... 
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11/21/08DTE Energy Signs With Fifth Third Bank's Highly Accurate Product
CINCINNATI, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bank (Nasdaq: FITB) recently signed DTE Energy, a Detroit-based diversified energy company, to bring the Bank's retail lockbox product to DTE Energy customers. Once implemented, the retail lockbox will oversee more than 1.4 million DTE Energy customer payments a month. "We believe that choosing Fifth Third Bank was the most effective and efficient way to process our customer payments," said David Murphy, DTE Energy assist... 
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11/18/08Wright State University to Offer Employees Fifth Third Health Savings Accounts
CINCINNATI, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth Third Processing Solutions is pleased to announce that Wright State University has signed a contract to begin offering Fifth Third Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) to its employees. Wright State University, located in Dayton, Ohio, employs more than 2,400 faculty and staff, serving nearly 17,000 students and offering more than 100 undergraduate and 50 Ph.D., graduate, and professional degrees. "Through our company-sponsored HSA program, emplo... 
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11/12/08Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Sandler O'Neill + Partners 2008 East Coast Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the Sandler O'Neill + Partners 2008 East Coast Financial Services Conference on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at approximately 8:20 AM (ET). Dan Poston, executive vice president and controller, will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com . Additionally, s... 
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11/12/08Fifth Third Names Ross Kari as Chief Financial Officer
CINCINNATI, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced the selection of Ross J. Kari as the Company's new chief financial officer. Kari most recently was executive vice president and CFO of Safeco Corporation in Seattle. Kari held that position from 2006 through September 2008 and was responsible for all financial disciplines including accounting, tax, treasury, investor r... 
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11/07/08Update: Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the BancAnalysts Association of Boston Conference
CINCINNATI, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the BancAnalysts Association of Boston Conference today, Friday, November 7, 2008. The presentation time has been changed to 11:30 AM (ET). Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president and chief executive officer, will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com . Additionally,... 
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11/03/08Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the BancAnalysts Association of Boston Conference
CINCINNATI, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the BancAnalysts Association of Boston Conference on Friday, November 7, 2008 at approximately 12:15 PM (ET). Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president and chief executive officer, will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com. Additionally, slides used in the pre... 
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11/03/08Former Freedom Bank Branches Now Open for Business as Fifth Third Bank
CINCINNATI, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today opened the four former Freedom Bank branches in Bradenton, Florida as Fifth Third Bank financial centers. At the close of business on Friday, October 31, banking regulators declared Freedom Bank insolvent and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named receiver. Fifth Third Bank in turn assumed approximately $250 million in Freedom Bank deposits from the FDIC. "We're please... 
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10/31/08Fifth Third to Acquire All Deposits of Bradenton-Based Freedom Bank From FDIC
All insured and uninsured depositors will be protected in transaction CINCINNATI, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that Fifth Third Bank (South Florida) will assume approximately $250 million of deposits, including all uninsured deposits, from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation acting as receiver for Bradenton-based Freedom Bank. At the close of business on October 31, banking regulators declared Freedom Bank insolvent... 
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10/28/08Fifth Third Bancorp to Participate in U.S. Treasury Capital Purchase Program
Receives preliminary approval for investment of $3.45 billion CINCINNATI, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced its participation in the U.S. Department of the Treasury's voluntary Capital Purchase Program ("CPP" or "Program"). We were notified on October 28, 2008, that the Treasury intends to invest approximately $3.45 billion in senior preferred stock and related warrants of Fifth Third Bancorp under the terms of the program.... 
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10/26/08Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Plans to Participate in U.S. Treasury Capital Purchase Program
CINCINNATI, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced its plans to participate in the U.S. Treasury Capital Purchase Program ("CPP" or "Program"). The Treasury has announced plans to purchase up to $250 billion of senior preferred shares on a voluntary basis in U.S. financial institutions, as part of its efforts to provide a firmer capital foundation for financial firms and to increase credit availability to consumers and businesses. Nine ... 
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10/21/08Fifth Third Bancorp Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results
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10/20/08New Study Reveals Healthcare Providers Feeling Impact of Consumer Directed Healthcare
Study conducted by Fifth Third Bank shows that providers are anticipating collection challenges as consumers increasingly pay out of pocketCINCINNATI, Oct 20, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- The past several years have shown a significant shift in the payment for healthcare services through higher co-pays and deductibles. This shift is creating challenges for healthcare providers as the financial burden of consumer (patient) debt falls to them, according to a research study fund... 
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10/17/08Fifth Third Bank Signs Buffets, Inc. to Industry-Leading Solution
CINCINNATI, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bank has signed Buffets, Inc., a restaurant chain with more than 500 U.S. locations including Old Country Buffet(R), HomeTown Buffet(R), Ryan's(R) and Fire Mountain(R) brands, to use the Bank's Remote Currency Manager solution. "Fifth Third Bank's Remote Currency Manager is ahead of the curve in both technology and processes," said Paul Holovnia, vice president of finance at Buffets, Inc. "This solution allows us to stream... 
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09/30/08Dillard's, Inc. Signs with Fifth Third Processing Solutions for Credit and Debit Card Processing Services
CINCINNATI, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Processing Solutions is pleased to announce that Dillard's, Inc., one of the nation's largest fashion apparel and home furnishing retailers, has signed a multi-year contract for credit and debit card processing services for its approximately 330 locations throughout the United States. "Fifth Third is pleased to have been chosen by such a reputable retailer like Dillard's, and we are excited to enhance the Company's qualit... 
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09/22/08Fifth Third Bank Continues to Expand Global Reach with Trading Platform
CINCINNATI, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With the shift in domestic economic conditions, U.S.-based companies are steadily moving toward the international marketplace as a viable and necessary element of their business model. Fifth Third Bank (Nasdaq: FITB) has long recognized the importance of the global environment and recently introduced a 24-hour Internet trading platform, providing clients with real-time access to the Foreign Exchange (FX) markets. "To successfully navi... 
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09/16/08Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Third Quarter 2008 Dividend
CINCINNATI, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared its third quarter 2008 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.15. The cash dividend is payable on October 21, 2008 to shareholders of record as of September 30, 2008. Additionally, Fifth Third Bancorp also declared its third quarter dividend on the Corporation's 8.50% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, Series G, at the rate of $560.763889 per share, which equates to... 
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09/10/08Fifth Third Processing Solutions Recognized for Excellence in Quality by MasterCard Worldwide
CINCINNATI, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Processing Solutions has been awarded the MasterCard Worldwide Global Quality Gold Award for its excellence in operational achievements. The annual awards program acknowledges performance in key areas that affect cardholder experiences. Fifth Third was one of 18 customers from the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific to be recognized as a Worldwide Gold Award winner. Accepting the award on behalf of Fifth Third, Charles Dr... 
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09/08/08Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Third Quarter 2008 Earnings, Host Conference Call on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 8:00 AM
CINCINNATI, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will report third quarter 2008 financial results on October 21, 2008. The earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:00 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 8:00 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relations website at www.53.com (click on "About Fifth T... 
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09/05/08Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Lehman Brothers Global Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the Lehman Brothers Global Financial Services Conference on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at approximately 3:15 PM (ET). Fifth Third will be represented by Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president and chief executive officer. Slides and audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com. Additionally, slides u... 
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09/02/08Fifth Third Bank Launches $250,000 Unlock Your Dreams Sweepstakes
Sweepstakes also awards 22 winners with $10,000 throughout Bank's footprint CINCINNATI, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth Third Bank (Nasdaq: FITB) is pleased to announce the launch of its Unlock Your Dreams* sweepstakes, which will award nearly $900,000 in sweepstakes and scratch off prizes. To participate, customers and non-customers alike may visit any of Fifth Third Bank's nearly 1,300 branch locations between September 2, 2008 and October 31, 2008 to obtain a game piece. The game p... 
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08/28/08Peter Mack Named to the BAFT Board of Directors
CINCINNATI, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peter Mack, vice president and managing director of trade finance and correspondent banking at Fifth Third Bank, was recently elected to the Bankers' Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) board of directors. He was elected to a one-year term at the BAFT board of directors meeting in Washington, D.C. "We are very pleased to have Peter as a BAFT board member," said Rebecca Morter, executive director of BAFT. "His leadership and experie... 
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08/08/08Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the KBW Large Cap Bank Conference
CINCINNATI, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the KBW Large Cap Bank Conference on Monday, August 11, 2008 at approximately 10:45 AM (MT). Fifth Third will be represented by Daniel T. Poston, executive vice president and chief financial officer. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com. Additionally, slides used in the prese... 
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07/31/08Tractor Supply Company and Bob Evans Renew with Fifth Third Processing Solutions
CINCINNATI, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Processing Solutions is pleased to announce that two long-standing merchant customers have signed contact extensions for merchant processing services: -- Tractor Supply Company, headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, is the largest retail farm and ranch store chain in the United States. The Company operates more than 800 retail stores in 43 states. Tractor Supply has signed a contract extension for credit card processing. ... 
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07/22/08Fifth Third Bancorp Reports Second Quarter 2008 Earnings
Favorable Core Trends Continue, More Than Offset by Higher Credit Costs and Leveraged Lease Charge CINCINNATI, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- -- Loss per share of $0.37 driven by $0.42 charge related to tax treatment of leveraged leases -- Pre-tax, pre-provision earnings were $602 million; $745 million excluding leveraged lease and merger expense impact, up 16 percent from a year ago -- Noninterest income increased 8 percent from the secon... 
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07/09/08Six Credit Unions Sign with Fifth Third Processing Solutions
CINCINNATI, July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Processing Solutions is pleased to announce that the following credit unions have signed contracts for electronic fund transfer services, including gateway access, debit card processing and ATM driving: -- Air Academy Federal Credit Union, based in Colorado Springs, CO, operates 12 full-service branches in El Paso and Douglas counties and 18 ATMs. -- Texas-based Amarillo Community Federal Credit Union has been serving me... 
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06/19/08Fifth Third Bancorp Prices $1.0 Billion of 8.50% Convertible Preferred Stock
CINCINNATI, June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) announced today that it has priced a public offering of depositary shares representing 40,000 shares of its Convertible Preferred Stock with a liquidation preference of $25,000 per share ($100 per depositary share), resulting in an aggregate liquidation preference of $1.0 billion. Fifth Third Bancorp has granted the underwriters for the offering an over-allotment option to purchase depositary shares repres... 
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06/18/08Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Offering of Convertible Preferred Stock
CINCINNATI, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that it intends to sell, subject to market and other conditions, $1 billion of depositary shares, each of which represents a 1/250th interest in shares of its convertible preferred stock, pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Fifth Third also expects to grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional $150 m... 
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06/18/08Fifth Third Bancorp Names Kevin T. Kabat Chairman of the Board; George A. Schaefer, Jr. Retires from Board of Directors;
James Hackett Named Lead Director CINCINNATI, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp today announced that Kevin T. Kabat, president and chief executive officer, has additionally been named chairman of the board of directors effective Tuesday, June 17. Kabat replaces George A. Schaefer, Jr. who retired from the Board yesterday. This action completes the succession plan following Mr. Schaefer's retirement as CEO in April 2007. In addition, the Board... 
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06/18/08Fifth Third to Strengthen Capital Position
CINCINNATI, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp today announced actions to strengthen its capital position in light of continued deterioration in credit trends during the second quarter of 2008 and its view that conditions are unlikely to improve in the near-term. The Company's board of directors has approved the following actions: -- The planned issuance of $1 billion in Tier 1 capital in the form of convertible preferred shares. -- A reduction i... 
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06/13/08Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Final Results of Elections by First Charter Corporation Stockholders Regarding Merger Consideration
CINCINNATI, June 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced the final results of elections made by stockholders of Charlotte-based First Charter Corporation (FCTR) regarding the form of merger consideration they will receive in connection with the merger of FCTR and Fifth Third Bancorp. The merger closed on June 6, 2008. The election period for FCTR stockholders to choose the form of merger consideration expired on May 30, 2008. Of the 35,191,... 
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06/06/08Fifth Third Enters North Carolina Market
CINCINNATI, June 6, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced the completion of its acquisition of First Charter Corporation. Fifth Third is adding approximately $4.8 billion in assets and $3.2 billion in deposits as well as 57 branches in North Carolina and two in suburban Atlanta to its existing franchise. The acquisition provides Fifth Third an entrance into the thriving Charlotte metropolitan market and adds to a growing ... 
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06/05/08Fifth Third Processing Solutions Earns Visa(R) Service Quality Award
Fifth Third Recognized for Processing Performance for 13th Consecutive Year CINCINNATI, June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the 13th consecutive year, Visa has awarded Fifth Third Processing Solutions one of its prestigious Visa Service Quality Performance Awards. Based on exceptional card operations performance demonstrated in calendar year 2007, Fifth Third earned top honors for Lowest Chargeback-to-Sales Ratio. The Lowest Chargeback-to-Sales Ratio category reflects an acquire... 
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06/02/08Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Second Quarter 2008 Earnings, Host Conference Call on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 8:30 AM
CINCINNATI, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will report second quarter 2008 financial results on July 22, 2008. The earnings announcement will be available at http://www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 8:30 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relations website at http://www.53.com (click on "Ab... 
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05/08/08Fifth Third Bancorp To Present at the UBS Global Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI, May 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp will present at the UBS Global Financial Services Conference on Monday, May 12, 2008 at approximately 4:20 PM (ET). Fifth Third will be represented by Kevin T. Kabat, president and chief executive officer. Slides and audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com . Additionally, slides used in the presentatio... 
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05/05/08Fifth Third Bancorp Completes Purchase of Nine First Horizon Branches
Enters Atlanta Market, Expands Georgia PresenceCINCINNATI, May 5, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced the completion of its acquisition of nine branches from First Horizon National Corporation (NYSE: FHN). The nine First Horizon branches, all located in the Atlanta area, are now part of Fifth Third Bank, N.A. Under terms of the deal, Fifth Third acquired the nine branches and has assumed their deposits. First Horizon r... 
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05/02/08Fifth Third Announces Management Change
CINCINNATI, May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that Christopher G. Marshall, executive vice president of Fifth Third Bancorp and Fifth Third Bank, resigned May 1, 2008 effective April 30, 2008. Mr. Marshall had served as Chief Financial Officer. Daniel T. Poston, executive vice president and Controller will serve as Chief Financial Officer until a permanent successor for Mr. Marshall is named. A search is underway. Kevin T. Kabat... 
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04/24/08Fifth Third Bank Announces $25,000 Customer Appreciation Home Payment Sweepstakes
NAPLES, Fla., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate 150 years in banking and to thank customers for their continued support and patronage, Fifth Third Bank introduced today its $25,000 Customer Appreciation Home Payment Sweepstakes. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080424/CLTH054LOGO ) From April 27 through May 10, current and prospective customers visiting the Bank's over 160 branch locations throughout Florida can enter to win $25,000 to apply toward their mortgag... 
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04/22/08Fifth Third Bancorp Reports First Quarter 2008 Earnings of $0.55 Per Diluted Share
CINCINNATI, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- -- Net interest income increased 11 percent versus first quarter 2007 -- Average loans up 9 percent and core deposits up 5 percent -- Net interest margin expanded 12 basis points sequentially -- Noninterest income increased 43 percent from first quarter 2007 -- Payments processing income growth of 15 percent -- Deposit service revenue up 17 percent -- Corp... 
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04/18/08Fifth Third Asset Management Active Growth Product Reaches Its 5-Year
CINCINNATI, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth Third Asset Management, Inc. (FTAM) is proud to announce that its large cap growth strategy, known as "Active Growth" now has a five-year performance record. Created on February 28, 2003, the product is benchmarked to the Russell 1000(R) Growth Index and has a five-year number of 12.78 percent (net of fees) compared to the Index return of 9.96 percent. "Our Active Growth product has consistently outperformed its benchmark each year. Our rig... 
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04/15/08Fifth Third Receives Regulatory Approval On First Charter Deal
CINCINNATI, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that it has received all regulatory approvals on its pending acquisition of First Charter Corporation (FCTR). "We are happy that we have received approval on all applications we filed with bank regulatory agencies related to our purchase of First Charter," said Kevin T. Kabat, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp. "We're looking forward to moving into the exciting North Carolina... 
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04/15/08Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Results of Annual Meeting
CINCINNATI, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp has announced that its shareholders have re-elected the following directors at the Bancorp's Annual Meeting held earlier today at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati. -- Darryl F. Allen, retired chairman, CEO and president of Aeroquip-Vickers, Inc. -- John F. Barrett, president, CEO and director of The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company. -- Ulysses L. Bridgeman, owner and presiden... 
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04/11/08Fifth Third Bank Ranks Highest in Correlation Between Customer Experience and Repurchase
According to Independent Research Firm CINCINNATI, April 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- According to Forrester Research, Inc., an independent market research company, Fifth Third Bank (Nasdaq: FITB) had the highest correlation between customer experience and consumer repurchase plans in a published study of 112 firms in nine industries. The study, which surveyed nearly 5,000 consumers across the U.S., found that Fifth Third Bank had the highest correlation betwee... 
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04/09/08Six Retailers Renew with Fifth Third Processing Solutions
CINCINNATI, April 9, 2008, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Fifth Third Processing Solutions is pleased to announce that the following retailers have signed contact extensions for merchant processing services: -- BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. has renewed its contract with Fifth Third for credit, debit and electronic benefits transfer (EBT) processing. Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, BJ's is a leading operator of warehouse clubs in th... 
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04/07/08Fifth Third Bancorp Hires GE Executive to Head Human Resources
CINCINNATI, April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kevin T. Kabat, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced the Bancorp has hired Nancy R. Phillips as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. In addition, Phillips will become a member of the Bancorp's executive leadership team reporting directly to Mr. Kabat. "Nancy has more than 12 years of experience as a human resources leader for a Fortune 10 company," said Kabat. "She has ... 
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04/03/08Fifth Third Bank Teams with Leading Healthcare Providers to Deliver a Claims-to-Payment Business Intelligence Platform
CINCINNATI, April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bank today announced a strategic alliance with GHN-Online and Revenue Management Solutions (RMS), leading providers of revenue cycle management services to the healthcare industry, that will deliver a comprehensive claims processing and remittance solution for healthcare providers. The alliance will enable Fifth Third Bank to capture the entire data stream -- from claims to payments -- and integrate the data into a single... 
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03/26/08Fifth Third, First Horizon Agree on Sale of Atlanta-area Branches
CINCINNATI, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bank, N.A., an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) and First Horizon National Corp.'s (NYSE: FHN) principal banking subsidiary, First Tennessee Bank National Association, have reached agreement on terms for the completion of the sale of nine Atlanta-area First Horizon Bank branches by First Tennessee to Fifth Third. The sale, originally scheduled to be completed on February 8, 2008, did not... 
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03/26/08First Charter Announces First Quarter Dividend
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Mar 26, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Board of Directors of First Charter Corporation (NASDAQ: FCTR) today declared a $0.195 per share cash dividend on its common stock. The dividend is payable on April 16, 2008 to shareholders of record on April 2, 2008. About First Charter Corporation First Charter Corporation, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a regional financial services company with assets of $4.8 billion and is the holding company for First Charter Ban... 
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03/21/08First Charter Bank Donates $25,000 for New Lincoln County YMCA
Sally's Y Capital Campaign Nears $6 Million CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 21, 2008--First Charter Corporation (NASDAQ:FCTR) announced a donation of $25,000 for a new East Lincoln, North Carolina YMCA educational and recreational facility. The new facility will be named "Sally's Y", in memory of Sally Clark, daughter of Jo and David Clark of Lincoln County. First Charter Lincoln County City Executive Micah Lee and First Charter President and CEO Bob James presented th... 
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03/18/08Fifth Third Bancorp Announces First Quarter 2008 Dividend
CINCINNATI, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared its first quarter 2008 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.44. The cash dividend is payable on April 22, 2008 to shareholders of record as of March 31, 2008. As a reminder, Fifth Third Bancorp will report first quarter 2008 financial results on April 22, 2008. The earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conferen... 
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03/14/08Fifth Third Asset Management Supports Disabled Veterans Through National Winter Sports Event
SNOWMASS, Colo., March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks in part to the support of Fifth Third Asset Management, Inc. (FTAM), more than 400 disabled veterans are expected to ski the Rocky Mountains at the 22nd National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., near Aspen, from March 30- April 4. Recently wounded veterans from the War on Terror will participate in the event, which is the largest annual rehabilitation event of its kind in the world. The clinic is ... 
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03/11/08Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce First Quarter 2008 Earnings, Host Conference Call on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 8:30 AM ET
CINCINNATI, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will report first quarter 2008 financial results on April 22, 2008. The earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 8:30 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relations website at www.53.com (click on "About Fifth Th... 
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02/21/08Fifth Third Bank's Electronic Remittance Advice Integration Alleviates Healthcare Provider Challenges in Processing ERAs
CINCINNATI, Feb 21, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Fifth Third Bank today announced the release of a new value added service for the healthcare industry, Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) Integration. The service joins the Bank's Explanation of Benefits (EOB) Capture, Denial Management and Secondary Billing to further streamline and shorten the revenue cycle. As providers move from a paper to an electronic processing environment, they are challenged by the task of ... 
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02/08/08Fifth Third Bank Issues Statement Regarding Cancellation of First Horizon Branch Sale in Atlanta
CINCINNATI, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bank was notified on February 7 that First Horizon National Corporation considered its contract to purchase nine Atlanta-area branches to be null and void. Fifth Third Bank is obviously disappointed in First Horizon's decision on February 7 to attempt to cancel the sale of its Atlanta branches. The deal was struck last September and the agreement was straightforward and complete. After receiving all necessary regulato... 
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01/24/08Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Citi 2008 Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the Citi 2008 Financial Services Conference on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at approximately 2:00 PM (ET). Fifth Third will be represented by Kevin T. Kabat, president and chief executive officer and Christopher G. Marshall, executive vice president and chief financial officer. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the I... 
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01/22/08Fifth Third Bancorp Reports 2007 Earnings of $2.03 Per Diluted Share
CINCINNATI, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Earnings Highlights For the Three Months Ended % Change December September June March December 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 Seq Yr/Yr Net income (in millions) $38 $325 $376 $359 $66 (88%) (42%) Common Share Data Earnings per share, basic 0.07 0.61 0.69 0.65 ... 
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01/18/08First Charter Announces Shareholder Vote In Favor of Merger with Fifth Third
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan 18, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- First Charter Corporation (NASDAQ: FCTR) held its special meeting of shareholders on Friday, January 18, 2008. It was announced at the meeting that shareholders overwhelmingly approved the merger with Fifth Third by over 99% of shares voted. Bob James, President and CEO of First Charter commented, "We are pleased with the overwhelming shareholder support of the upcoming merger and look forward to introducing the Fifth Third brand to our mar... 
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01/16/08First Charter to Audio Webcast Special Meeting of Shareholders
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2008--First Charter Corporation (NASDAQ: FCTR) today announced that the special meeting of shareholders scheduled on January 18, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time will be available via toll free telephone dial-in and broadcast live over the Internet. The special meeting is being held to consider and vote upon the Amended and Restated Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of September 14, 2007, by and among First Charter, Fifth Third Bancorp and... 
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01/16/08First Charter Bank and Fifth Third Bank Donate $25,000 for Scholarships to African American Youth in Charlotte Area
Scholarships are First for Pride Entrepreneur Education Program CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2008--First Charter Corporation (NASDAQ:FCTR) and Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) announced today a donation of $25,000 to Pride Entrepreneur Education Program, (PEEP), a newly formed 501(c)(3) organization in Charlotte. The funding from the banks for the scholarships will be the first scholarships PEEP will award qualifying African American youth in 2008. The mission... 
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01/14/08First Charter Revises Merger Schedule with Fifth Third
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 14, 2008--As previously disclosed, First Charter Corporation (NASDAQ: FCTR) ("First Charter") entered into an Amended and Restated Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of September 14, 2007, by and among First Charter, Fifth Third Bancorp ("Fifth Third") and Fifth Third Financial Corporation ("Fifth Third Financial") pursuant to which First Charter will merge with and into Fifth Third Financial (the "Merger"). The Merger is subject to sharehold... 
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01/14/08First Charter Bank Opens New Financial Center In Greater Charlotte Market
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan 14, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- First Charter (NASDAQ: FCTR) opened a new full-service banking center in the greater Charlotte market today. The banking center is located in the Cureton Shopping Center, 8100 Kensington Road, in Waxhaw, North Carolina. The new banking center replaces the former First Charter Waxhaw banking center located at 1100 N. Broome Street that closed at the end of business January 11th. Bob James, First Charter President and CEO noted, "This new ban... 
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12/18/07Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Fourth Quarter Dividend
CINCINNATI, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared its fourth quarter 2007 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.44, an increase of 10 percent over the $0.40 per share declared in December 2006. The cash dividend is payable on January 22, 2008 to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2007. As a reminder, Fifth Third Bancorp expects to report fourth quarter and full year 2007 financial results on January 22, 2008. The earnings ... 
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12/10/07Fifth Third Processing Solutions Signs Four; Renews One Merchant Services Contract
CINCINNATI, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Processing Solutions is pleased to announce that the following restaurant merchants have signed new contracts for processing services: -- Bojangles' Restaurant, Inc. founded in 1977 with headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, operates more than 390 restaurants in 11 states. The Company specializes in a variety of chicken, sides, biscuits and sandwiches, and has signed with Fifth Third for gift c... 
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12/06/07Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Fourth Quarter 2007 Earnings, Host Conference Call on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 8:30 AM ET
CINCINNATI, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will report fourth quarter 2007 financial results on January 22, 2008. The earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 8:30 AM ET to discuss results. This conference call will be webcast live by Thomson Financial and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relations website at www.53.com (click on "About Fift... 
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11/07/07Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Merrill Lynch 2007 Banking & Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp will present at the Merrill Lynch 2007 Banking & Financial Services Conference on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at approximately 3:25 PM (ET). Christopher G. Marshall, executive vice president and chief financial officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides with audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 14 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com. Additionally, sli... 
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11/05/07Fifth Third Completes Acquisition of R-G Crown Bank
Expands presence in Orlando and Tampa; adds Jacksonville and Augusta, GA markets CINCINNATI, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) announced the completion of its acquisition of R-G Crown Bank on November 2. R-G Crown Bank and its 30 Florida branches will be merged with Fifth Third Bank (Michigan) and R-G Crown Bank's 3 locations in Augusta, GA will be merged into Fifth Third Bank, N.A. Fifth Third is adding app... 
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10/19/07Fifth Third Bancorp Reports Third Quarter 2007 Earnings Of $0.71 Per Diluted Share
CINCINNATI, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Earnings Highlights For the Three Months Ended % Change September June March December September 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 Seq Yr/Yr Net income (in millions) $376 $376 $359 $66 $377 - - Common Share Data Earnings per share, basic 0.71 0.69 0.65 0.1... 
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10/09/07Fifth Third Bancorp Awarded $100 Million in New Market Tax Credits from U.S. Department of the Treasury
CINCINNATI, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp's commitment to build a better future in the communities it serves was given a major boost on October 5 with the awarding of $100 million in New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to invest in low- income areas. The $100 million in tax credits are part of a $3.9 billion allotment of tax credits given to 61 organizations under the 2007 round of the New Markets Tax Credit program. The... 
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10/02/07Fifth Third Bancorp Receives Approvals on R-G Crown Acquisition
CINCINNATI, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that it has received all regulatory approvals it has requested on its pending acquisition of R-G Crown Bank. "We are happy to announce that we have received approval on all applications we filed with bank regulatory agencies related to our purchase of R-G Crown," said Kevin T. Kabat, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp. "We are excited to move forward on the integration." ... 
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10/01/07Fifth Third Bank's Michelle Van Dyke Named One of U.S. Banker's 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct 01, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Fifth Third Bank today announced Michelle Van Dyke, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Western Michigan) and regional president for Fifth Third Bank's three Michigan affiliates, has been named one of U.S. Banker's 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071001/CLM007) The annual ranking recognizes the women whose business acumen, professional integrity and per... 
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09/18/07Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Third Quarter Dividend
CINCINNATI, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared its third quarter 2007 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.42. The cash dividend is payable on October 19, 2007 to shareholders of record as of September 28, 2007. As a reminder, Fifth Third Bancorp will report third quarter 2007 financial results on October 19, 2007. The earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. Fifth Third Bancor... 
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09/05/07Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the 2007 Lehman Brothers Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp will present at the 2007 Lehman Brothers Financial Services Conference on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at approximately 11:45 AM (ET). Kevin T. Kabat, president and chief executive officer will represent Fifth Third. Slides and audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 30 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com. Additionally, slides used in the presentation will ... 
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08/16/07Fifth Third to Enter North Carolina and Atlanta Markets With Acquisition of First Charter
Provides #4 share in Charlotte metro market CINCINNATI, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) and First Charter Corporation (FCTR) have signed a definitive agreement under which Fifth Third will acquire Charlotte-based First Charter, which operates 57 branches in North Carolina and 2 in suburban Atlanta. This combination provides Fifth Third Bank an entrance into the thriving Charlotte metropolitan market, and adds to its small presence i... 
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08/13/07Advice to the Class of 2007: Save More, Spend Less
Young professionals should begin saving now for a secure future CINCINNATI, Aug 13, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- For graduates of the Class of 2007, their first job can mean more than the beginning of their professional career. It also can mark the first step toward a sound financial future. "Many young professionals view the financial value of their first job in terms of their paycheck," said Jaleigh White, director of Wealth Planning for Fifth Third Private... 
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08/03/07Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Third Quarter 2007 Earnings, Host Conference Call on Friday, October 19 at 8:30 AM ET
CINCINNATI, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will report third quarter 2007 financial results on October 19, 2007. The earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 8:30 AM ET to discuss results. Investors, analysts and other interested parties may access the call by telephone or the Internet. The audio webcast will be available through the Fifth Third Investor Rela... 
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07/30/07Fifth Third Bancorp Appoints Ulysses Bridgeman, Jr. To Board of Directors
CINCINNATI, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced the appointment of Ulysses "Junior" Bridgeman to its board of directors. Bridgeman is the owner and president of ERJ Inc., which currently oversees the administration and operation of 163 Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburger restaurants in five states and 26 Chili's restaurants in four states. Bridgeman also was a former college basketball star for the University of Louisville and went on... 
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07/27/07Dan Poston Named Bancorp Controller
Robert Shaffer to Succeed Poston as Head of Audit CINCINNATI, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kevin T. Kabat, president and Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB), today announced that Executive Vice President Daniel T. Poston has been named the Company's Controller, effective Monday, August 6. Poston, who currently serves as the auditor for the Bancorp, replaces David DeBrunner, senior vice president, who has announced his departure from the Ban... 
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07/19/07Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Organizational Realignment
CINCINNATI, July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kevin T. Kabat, president and Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Third Bancorp, today announced a realignment of the Consumer Bank line of business in order to enhance execution of the Company's strategic priorities and leverage the skills and roles of its current leadership team. Terry Zink, executive vice president for Affiliate Administration, will take on responsibility for Retail and Business Banking, to better align product devel... 
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07/19/07Fifth Third Bancorp Reports Second Quarter 2007 Earnings Of $0.69 Per Diluted Share
CINCINNATI, July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Earnings Highlights For the Three Months Ended % Change June March December September June Seq Yr/Yr 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 Net income (in millions) $376 $359 $66 $377 $382 5% (2%) Common Share Data Earnings per share, basic 0.69 0.65 0.12 ... 
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07/06/07Walgreen Co. Signs With Fifth Third Processing Solutions for Credit Card Processing Services
CINCINNATI, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Processing Solutions is pleased to announce that Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain, has signed a new, multi-year contract for credit card processing services to all of its retail locations throughout the United States. In addition to this credit card processing relationship, Fifth Third Processing Solutions provides debit and electronic benefits transfer (EBT) processing services to Walgreens and has done so ... 
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06/19/07Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Second Quarter Dividend; Appoints Mary Tuuk Executive Vice President
CINCINNATI, June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared its second quarter 2007 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.42. The cash dividend is payable on July 19, 2007 to shareholders of record as of June 29, 2007. The Bancorp will report second quarter financial results on July 19, 2007. "We are pleased to again deliver a strong quarterly cash dividend, and we thank our shareholders for their continued confidence and support," said Ke... 
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06/18/07Fifth Third Processing Solutions Earns Visa(R) Service Quality Award
Fifth Third Recognized for Processing Performance for 12th Consecutive Year CINCINNATI, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the 12th consecutive year, Visa has awarded Fifth Third Processing Solutions one of its prestigious Visa Service Quality Performance Awards. Based on exceptional card operations performance demonstrated in calendar year 2006, Fifth Third earned top honors for Lowest Chargeback-to-Sales Ratio. The Lowest Chargeback-to-Sales Ratio category reflects an acqu... 
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06/13/07Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Second Quarter 2007 Earnings, Host Conference Call on Thursday, July 19 at 8:30 AM ET
CINCINNATI, June 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp will report second quarter 2007 financial results on July 19, 2007. The earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 7:00 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 8:30 AM ET to discuss results. Investors, analysts and other interested parties may access the call by telephone or the Internet. The audio webcast is available through the Fifth Third Investor Relations website at ww... 
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06/04/07Mary Tuuk Named Chief Risk Officer
CINCINNATI, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kevin T. Kabat, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB), today announced that Mary Tuuk has been promoted to chief risk officer effective June 13. Tuuk currently serves as senior vice president and senior director of security and risk services for the Bancorp. Prior to assuming that position in February 2007, she was the Bancorp's chief operational risk and compliance officer. Previously, Tuuk served as manager of the... 
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05/21/07Fifth Third to Expand Florida Presence With Acquisition of Crown Bank
Enhances market share in Orlando and Tampa; adds Jacksonville and Augusta markets CINCINNATI, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) and R-G Financial have signed a definitive agreement under which Fifth Third will acquire the company's R-G Crown Bank ("Crown"), which operates 30 branches in Florida and three in Augusta, Georgia. This combination strengthens Fifth Third's presence in the greater Orlando and Tampa Bay ma... 
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05/08/07Fifth Third Bank Community Development Corporation Surpasses $1 Billion Mark in Investments
CINCINNATI, May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Fifth Third Bank Community Development Corporation (CDC) today announced that it has invested in projects totaling over $1 billion since its inception in 1989. The CDC invests in viable community development projects throughout Fifth Third Bancorp's footprint in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Tennessee, West Virginia, Florida, Pennsylvania and Missouri. The CDC invests in projects that promote affordable housing, econ... 
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05/07/07Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the UBS 2007 Global Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp will present at the UBS 2007 Global Financial Services Conference on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at approximately 11:40 AM (ET). Kevin T. Kabat, president and chief executive officer and Christopher G. Marshall, executive vice president and chief financial officer will represent Fifth Third Bank. Slides and audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 30 days after the conference through the Investor Relations ... 
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04/27/07Fifth Third Funds Produce Competitive Performance
CINCINNATI, April 27, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Fifth Third Asset Management, Inc. (FTAM) is proud to announce that its mutual fund complex, Fifth Third Funds produced investment performance results competitive with their benchmarks for the first quarter. FTAM supports and markets mutual funds that cover a broad array of investment strategies -- growth, value, core, quantitative and fixed income. "The capital markets have been volatile so far this year and we ... 
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04/26/07Christopher & Banks and OfficeMax Sign With Fifth Third Processing Solutions
CINCINNATI, April 26, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Fifth Third Processing Solutions is pleased to announce that the following retailers have signed new contracts for merchant processing services: -- Christopher & Banks, a Minneapolis-based specialty retailer of women's clothing, has signed a Merchant Services contract with Fifth Third for credit and gift card processing. The Company operates 788 stores in 44 states under the names Chri... 
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04/19/07Fifth Third Bancorp Reports First Quarter 2007 Earnings of $0.65 Per Diluted Share
CINCINNATI, April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Earnings Highlights For the Three Months Ended % Change March December March 2007 2006 2006 Seq Yr/Yr Net income (in millions) $359 $66 $363 446% (1%) Common Share Data Earnings per share, basic 0.65 0.12 0.66 442% (2%) Earnings per share, d... 
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04/17/07Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Results of Annual Meeting
CINCINNATI, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) announced that its shareholders re-elected the following directors at the Bancorp's Annual Meeting held earlier today at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati: -- Darryl F. Allen, retired chairman, CEO and president of Aeroquip- Vickers, Inc. -- John F. Barrett, president, CEO and director of The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company. -- James P. Hackett, president, CE... 
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04/16/07Fifth Third Asset Management, Inc. Releases Strong Performance Numbers
CINCINNATI, April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Asset Management, Inc. (FTAM) is proud to announce that its investment performance results for the first quarter may be its best this decade. FTAM supports and markets a broad array of investment strategies -- growth, value, core, quantitative and fixed income. Of the 20 products it actively markets, all exceeded their benchmark, as of March 31, 2007. "The capital markets have been extremely volatile so far this year and we ... 
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03/20/07Fifth Third Bancorp Announces First Quarter Dividend
CINCINNATI, March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared its first quarter 2007 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.42, an increase of 11 percent over the $0.38 per share declared in the first quarter of 2006. The cash dividend is payable on April 19, 2007 to shareholders of record as of March 30, 2007. The Bancorp will report first quarter financial results on April 19, 2007. Fifth Third Bancorp Chairman & CEO George A. Schaefer... 
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03/01/07Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce First Quarter 2007 Earnings, Host Conference Call on Thursday, April 19 at 9:00 AM ET
CINCINNATI, March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will report first quarter 2007 financial results on April 19, 2007. The earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 7:00 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results. Investors, analysts and other interested parties are advised to dial into the conference call at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time at 877-309-0967 for domes... 
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02/01/07Fifth Third Bancorp to Participate in the 2007 Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum
CINCINNATI, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will present at the 2007 Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at approximately 2:00 PM (ET). Christopher G. Marshall, executive vice president and chief financial officer will be representing Fifth Third Bancorp. Slides and audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 30 days after the conference through the Investor Relations section of www.53.com. Slides us... 
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01/23/07Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Citigroup 2007 Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will make a presentation at the Citigroup 2007 Financial Services Conference on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at approximately 2:45 PM (ET). Fifth Third will be represented by Kevin T. Kabat, president and Christopher G. Marshall, executive vice president and chief financial officer. Slides and audio webcast may be viewed live and for approximately 30 days after the conference through the Investor Relat... 
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01/22/07Fifth Third Multi Cap Value Fund Earns Five-Star Rating
CINCINNATI, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Asset Management, Inc. (FTAM) is proud to announce that the Fifth Third Multi Cap Value Fund has earned a Five-Star Rating from Morningstar as of December 31, 2006. Peter M. Klein, CFA and James R. Kirk, CFA manage the Fifth Third Multi Cap Value Fund. "Morningstar's recognition of our fund underscores how the experience of our team members and their disciplined approach enables us to produce competitive results in many market... 
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01/18/07Fifth Third Bancorp Reports 2006 Earnings of $2.13 Per Diluted Share
CINCINNATI, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today reported 2006 earnings of $1.2 billion, or $2.13 per diluted share, compared with $1.5 billion or $2.77 per diluted share in 2005. Fourth quarter 2006 earnings were $66 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, compared with $377 million or $0.68 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2006 and $332 million or $0.60 per diluted share for the same period in 2005. Fourth quarter and full year result... 
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01/16/07Fifth Third Bancorp Appoints Kevin T. Kabat as CEO
George A. Schaefer, Jr. Remains Non-Executive Chairman of the Board CINCINNATI, Jan 16, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Kevin T. Kabat will become the new chief executive officer of Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) effective with the 2007 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on April 17, the Bancorp board of directors announced today. Kabat will succeed George A. Schaefer, Jr. as CEO. Schaefer has served as CEO of the $105.8 billion financial services company since J... 
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01/10/07Fifth Third Names New Head of Retail Banking
CINCINNATI, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kevin T. Kabat, president of Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB), today announced that Karen L. Dee would become the new head of Retail Banking for the company, effective immediately. Dee, 45, will be responsible for the retail division's overall performance, objectives, products, operations and strategies. "Karen has nearly 25 years of retail banking experience and along with that experience, she brings a fresh perspective and a wealt... 
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12/20/06Fifth Third Bancorp Appoints Gary R. Heminger to Board of Directors
CINCINNATI, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced the appointment of Gary R. Heminger to its Board of Directors. Heminger, 53, is president of Marathon Petroleum Company LLC and serves as executive vice president of Marathon Oil Corporation. "Gary has served on the Board of Directors of our Northwestern Ohio affiliate since 2002 and has helped to guide Fifth Third's Toledo operation with his extensive business experience and n... 
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12/19/06Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Fourth Quarter Dividend
CINCINNATI, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared its fourth quarter 2006 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.40, an increase of five percent over the $0.38 per share declared in December 2005. The cash dividend is payable on January 18, 2007 to shareholders of record as of December 29, 2006. The Bancorp will report fourth quarter financial results on January 18, 2007. Fifth Third Bancorp chairman & CEO George A. Schaefer, ... 
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12/08/06Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Fourth Quarter 2006 Earnings, Host Conference Call on Thursday, January 18 at 9:00 AM ET
CINCINNATI, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will report fourth quarter 2006 financial results on January 18, 2007. The earnings announcement will be available at http://www.53.com at approximately 7:00 AM ET. Fifth Third Chairman & Chief Executive Officer George A. Schaefer, Jr., President Kevin T. Kabat, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Christopher G. Marshall will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET to discuss results.... 
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12/06/06Fifth Third Processing Solutions Renews Three Merchant Services Contracts
CINCINNATI, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Processing Solutions is pleased to announce that the following retailers have renewed contracts for merchant processing services. - Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has renewed its contract with Fifth Third for credit and debit card processing. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is a leading specialty retailer operating 357 Abercrombie & Fitch stores, 173 abercrombie stores, 377 Hollister Co. stores and 12 ... 
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11/20/06Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Balance Sheet Actions; Provides Mid-Quarter Update
Balance Sheet Actions CINCINNATI, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third announced today that it has completed a review of its balance sheet in light of asset/liability management considerations and changing market conditions, and has decided to strategically shift the composition of its balance sheet. Specifically, Fifth Third Bancorp's Board of Directors approved several actions to improve the asset/liability profile of Fifth Third. These acti... 
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11/09/06Fifth Third Hires New Chief Information Officer
CINCINNATI, Nov 09, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that it has hired Raymond C. Dury as chief information officer (CIO). Dury will begin his post at Fifth Third on November 13. As CIO, Dury will be responsible for leading the Bank's technological processes, systems developments and e-commerce solutions. Dury, 46, comes to Fifth Third with 20 years of experience in senior and executive management roles in operati... 
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10/30/06Fifth Third Hires New Head of Investment Advisors
CINCINNATI, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that it has hired David Pittman as president of Fifth Third's Investment Advisors line of business. Pittman, 41, comes to Fifth Third from Wells Fargo & Co. where he most recently was executive vice president and regional managing director for the Bank's Midwest Region. In that capacity, Pittman was responsible for operations of Wells Fargo's private client business in the Midwes... 
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10/27/06Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the BankAnalysts Association of Boston 2006 Conference
CINCINNATI, Oct 27, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp will make a presentation at the BankAnalysts Association of Boston Conference on Friday, November 3, 2006 at approximately 10:00 AM (ET). Speaking on behalf of Fifth Third will be Kevin T. Kabat, president, and Christopher G. Marshall, executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer. The presentation will include discussions of Fifth Third's corporate strategies and operating performance. Sl... 
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10/20/06Fifth Third Electronic Deposit Solution Posts Back-to-Back Billion Dollar Months
$1.05 billion in checks processed in August; $1.2 billion in checks processed in September CINCINNATI, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bank announced today that it has reached a significant milestone, processing over $1 billion in checks through its Electronic Deposit solution in both August and September. August results included $1.05 billion in checks processed and September ended with $1.2 billion in checks processed. Since the Electr... 
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10/19/06Fifth Third Bancorp Reports Third Quarter 2006 Earnings of $0.68 Per Diluted Share
CINCINNATI, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp's (Nasdaq: FITB) third quarter 2006 earnings per diluted share were $0.68 compared to $0.69 in the second quarter of 2006 and $0.71 per diluted share for the same period in 2005. Third quarter net income totaled $377 million compared with $382 million last quarter and $395 million in the same quarter last year. "Third quarter results reflect a net interest margin that has begun to stabilize given moderation of sho... 
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10/18/06Fifth Third Processing Solutions Signs Three Merchant Services Contracts
CINCINNATI, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Processing Solutions is pleased to announce that the following retailers have signed contracts for merchant processing services. - Green Mountain Energy Company is one of the nation's leading retail providers of cleaner electricity products, offering residential, business, institutional and governmental customers the choice to support cleaner electricity generated from sources such as wind, solar, ... 
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09/20/06Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Third Quarter 2006 Earnings, Host Conference Call on Thursday, October 19 at 8:30 AM ET
CINCINNATI, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will report third quarter 2006 financial results on October 19, 2006. The earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 7:00 AM ET. Fifth Third Chairman & Chief Executive Officer George A. Schaefer, Jr., President Kevin T. Kabat, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Christopher G. Marshall will host a short earnings highlights conference call at 8:30 AM ET... 
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09/19/06Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Third Quarter Dividend
CINCINNATI, Sept 19, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared its third quarter 2006 cash dividend on its common shares of $.40, an increase of five percent over the $.38 per share declared in September 2005. The cash dividend is payable on October 19, 2006 to shareholders of record as of September 29, 2006. The Bancorp will report third quarter financial results on October 19, 2006. Fifth Third Bancorp Chairman & CEO Ge... 
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09/13/06Fifth Third's Chief Credit Risk Officer, Cindy Manzetti to Participate in the Merrill Lynch Chief Credit Officers' Forum
CINCINNATI, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cindy Manzetti, Fifth Third's chief credit risk officer, will participate in the Merrill Lynch Chief Credit Officers' Forum on Friday, September 15, 2006. This panel discussion will be available via conference call beginning at 9:10 a.m. EDT, September 15. The dial-in number is 800-638-4930 for domestic and 617-614-3944 for international. The conference call passcode is 34045287. A replay of the call will be available beginning at 10:30 a.... 
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09/07/06Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Lehman Brothers 2006 Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will make a presentation at the Lehman Brothers 2006 Financial Services Conference on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at approximately 2:15 PM (ET). Speaking on behalf of Fifth Third will be Christopher G. Marshall, executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer. The presentation will include discussions of Fifth Third's corporate strategies and operating performance. Slides and audio webcast may ... 
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09/06/06Fifth Third Processing Solutions Signs Three New Merchant Services Contracts
CINCINNATI, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Processing Solutions is pleased to announce that the following retailers have signed contracts for merchant processing services. - Federated Department Stores, Inc. has corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York and operates more than 850 department stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico under the names of Macy's and Bloomingdale's. The company also operates macys.com an... 
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08/03/06Fifth Third Hires New Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Analysis
CINCINNATI, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that it has hired Jeff Richardson to serve as director of Investor Relations and Corporate Analysis effective September 5. Richardson replaces Brad Adams, former director of Investor Relations, who left the bank August 1 to pursue other opportunities in the investment management sector. Chris Marshall, executive vice president and Bancorp Chief Financial Officer said, "We welcome Jeff... 
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07/20/06Fifth Third Bancorp Reports Second Quarter 2006 Earnings of $0.69 Per Diluted Share
CINCINNATI, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp's (Nasdaq: FITB) second quarter 2006 earnings per diluted share were $.69 compared to $.65 in the first quarter of 2006 and $.75 per diluted share for the same period in 2005. Second quarter net income totaled $382 million compared to $363 million last quarter and $417 million in the same quarter last year. Return on average assets (ROA) and return on average equity (ROE) were 1.45 percent and 16.0 percent, respectivel... 
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07/17/06Fifth Third Processing Solutions Signs Three New Merchant Services Contracts
CINCINNATI, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Processing Solutions is pleased to announce that the following organizations have signed contracts for merchant processing services. - Linens 'n Things, Inc. is one of the leading, national large-format retailers of home textiles, housewares and decorative home accessories. The company operates over 500 stores in 47 states and six Canadian provinces. Fifth Third will provide credit and debit card pro... 
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07/10/06Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Second Quarter 2006 Earnings, Host Conference Call on Thursday, July 20 at 9:00 AM ET
CINCINNATI, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will report second quarter 2006 financial results on July 20, 2006. The earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 7:00 AM ET. Fifth Third Chairman & Chief Executive Officer George A. Schaefer, Jr., President Kevin T. Kabat, and Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Christopher G. Marshall will host a short earnings highlights conference call at 9:00 AM ET.... 
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07/06/06Greg Carmichael Appointed Chief Operating Officer
CINCINNATI, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp's (Nasdaq: FITB) board of directors today announced that Greg D. Carmichael has been named the company's chief operating officer. Carmichael, 44, has served as executive vice president for Information Technology and Operations for Fifth Third since 2004. As COO and EVP, Carmichael will retain his day-to-day responsibilities. He will continue to oversee the operational and technological functions supporting all bac... 
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06/20/06Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Management Appointments; Second Quarter Dividend Increase
CINCINNATI, June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp's (Nasdaq: FITB) Board of Directors announced today that George A. Schaefer, Jr. has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors in addition to his current position of Chief Executive Officer. The position of Chairman had been vacant at Fifth Third since the retirement of Clement L. Buenger in 1993. Also at the meeting, Kevin T. Kabat, 49, was appointed President of Fifth Third Bancorp. Mr. Kabat will continue to ove... 
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06/15/06Fifth Third Bancorp Selects New Treasurer
CINCINNATI, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that it has selected Mahesh Sankaran as its new treasurer. He will join the bank later this month. Sankaran, 44, previously was treasurer for Huntington Bancshares in Columbus, Ohio where he was responsible for the corporation's investment portfolio management, liquidity and funding, and interest rate risk management activities. Prior to joining Huntington, he served as treasurer fo... 
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06/14/06Fifth Third Asset Management Introduces 'Liability Driven Investment Solutions' (LDI)
CINCINNATI, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Asset Management, Inc. (FTAM) announces the addition of their new fixed income strategy: Liability Driven Investment Solutions to its existing array of 21 institutional investment strategies. "FTAM's LDI approach involves precisely understanding and managing investor's funding risk profile, allowing us to immunize liabilities and then add an alpha overlay to a portfolio, covering the present value of liabilities and building a ... 
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06/09/06Fifth Third Asset Management Introduces Active Core Plus Investment Strategy
CINCINNATI, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Asset Management, Inc. (FTAM) announced today the addition of the Active Core Plus strategy to its existing array of 20 institutional investment strategies. The strategy, now being marketed to large institutional clients, provides a competitive yield by investing in non-traditional yield instruments, which offers a diversifying benefit for client portfolios. "We have been managing in this approach for mutual fund shareholders f... 
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04/20/06Fifth Third Hires Chief Financial Officer
CINCINNATI, April 20, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- George A. Schaefer, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced the selection of Christopher G. Marshall as the company's new Chief Financial Officer. Marshall, 46, serves on Bank of America's Management Operating Committee and is a senior executive for the company's Global Consumer and Small Business segment. Prior to this position, Marshall was responsible fo... 
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04/18/06Fifth Third Bancorp Reports First Quarter 2006 Earnings of $0.65 Per Diluted Share
CINCINNATI, April 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp's 2006 first quarter earnings per diluted share were $.65 compared to $.60 in the fourth quarter of 2005 and $.72 per diluted share for the same period in 2005. First quarter net income totaled $363 million compared to $332 million last quarter and $405 million in the same quarter last year. Return on average assets (ROA) and return on average equity (ROE) were 1.41 percent and 15.3 percent, respectively, compared to 1... 
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04/11/06Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce First Quarter 2006 Earnings, Host Conference Call on Tuesday, April 18 at 8:30 AM ET
CINCINNATI, April 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will report first quarter 2006 financial results on April 18, 2006. The earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 7:00 AM ET. Fifth Third President & Chief Executive Officer George A. Schaefer, Jr. and Executive Vice President Kevin T. Kabat will host a short earnings highlights conference call at 8:30 AM ET. Investors, analysts and other interested parties are advi... 
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03/29/06Fifth Third Selects Carlos Winston Wilkinson to Head Consumer Bank
CINCINNATI, March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that Carlos Winston Wilkinson will be joining the bank effective April 3rd as Executive Vice President and head of the Consumer Bank. Wilkinson, 44, is joining Fifth Third from his most recent position as Retail Executive for Wachovia Mortgage Corporation, North Carolina. Wilkinson will report to Executive Vice President Kevin Kabat and will have responsibility for all Fifth Third ... 
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03/28/06Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Results of Annual Meeting and First Quarter 2006 Common Dividend
CINCINNATI, March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The shareholders of Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today re-elected the following Directors: - John F. Barrett, President, CEO, Director and Chairman of the Board, Western and Southern Life Insurance, Co. - George A. Schaefer, Jr., President and CEO, Fifth Third Bancorp and Fifth Third Bank. - John J. Schiff, Jr., Chairman, President, CEO and Director, Cincinnati Financial Corporation and Cincin... 
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03/07/06Fifth Third Bancorp Names John Presley to Strategic Initiatives Post
CINCINNATI, March 7, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that John Presley would be joining the bank effective early April. Presley, 45, who has resigned his position as chief financial officer for Marshall & Ilsley Corporation, (M&I), will report to Executive Vice President Kevin Kabat and will assist Mr. Kabat in the execution of market banking strategies for the Bancorp and for its affiliates as well as in eme... 
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02/23/06Fifth Third Bancorp Opens Full Service Commercial Banking Office in Canada
New Toronto Office delivers customized cross-border and commercial banking solutions to Canadian- and U.S.-based companies TORONTO, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB), a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, today announced the opening of its first new commercial banking office in Canada. The Toronto-based Canadian headquarters will deliver customized, full-service commercial banking solutions and seamless ... 
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02/14/06Fifth Third Board Adopts Corporate Governance Best Practices
CINCINNATI, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) Board of Directors, after careful consideration and recommendation by its individual and institutional shareholders, management and outside advisers, has proposed important corporate governance enhancements to its shareholders. "These changes we are recommending are designed to make our Board of Directors even more accountable to our shareholders," explained George A. Schaefer, Jr., president an... 
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02/07/06Fifth Third Bank Achieves Outstanding CRA Rating
CINCINNATI, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp's (Nasdaq: FITB) Ohio and Michigan banks each have received an "Outstanding" rating on their recent Community Reinvestment Act performance evaluations by the Federal Reserve Bank. This is the first time since 1997 that Fifth Third has been recognized with an outstanding CRA rating. The outstanding CRA rating is based on three areas of performance - lending, investment and service. According to the Federal Reserve r... 
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02/06/06API Outsourcing and Fifth Third Bank Form Strategic Alliance
Alliance allows Bank's customers to benefit from leading accounts payable solution Feb 06, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- API Outsourcing, Inc., an innovative invoice automation solutions company, and Fifth Third Bank, one of the nation's largest super-regional banks, recently announced a strategic alliance to deliver automated accounts payable services. Fifth Third Bank will offer API's Payable Solution to its commercial banking clients to streamline their acco... 
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01/27/06Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Citigroup 2006 Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will make a presentation at the Citigroup 2006 Financial Services Conference on Wednesday, February 1 at approximately 10:45 AM (ET). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991117/FITBLOGO) Speaking on behalf of Fifth Third will be George A. Schaefer, Jr., president and chief executive officer, and Kevin T. Kabat, executive vice president. The presentation will include discussions of Fift... 
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01/24/06Fifth Third Processing Solutions Expands Card Processing Capabilities With Acquisition of Card Management Corporation
Jan 24, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Fifth Third Processing Solutions today announced the acquisition of Card Management Corporation (CMC). The combination will allow Fifth Third to provide financial institutions and merchants a powerhouse of comprehensive and flexible payment processing services including EFT processing, network transaction processing and full service customer support and processing for credit and debit card portfolios. (Logo: http://www.newsco... 
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01/17/06Fifth Third Bancorp Reports Fourth Quarter 2005 Earnings of $0.60 Per Diluted Share
Jan 17, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp's 2005 fourth quarter earnings per diluted share were $.60 compared to $.31 per diluted share for the same period in 2004. Fourth quarter net income totaled $332 million compared to $176 million in the same quarter last year. Return on average assets (ROA) and return on average equity (ROE) were 1.27 percent and 13.9 percent, respectively, compared to 0.72 percent and 7.6 percent in 2004's fourth quarter. ... 
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01/06/06Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Fourth Quarter 2005 Earnings, Host Conference Call on Tuesday, January 17 at 8:30 AM ET
CINCINNATI, Jan 06, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will report fourth quarter 2005 financial results on January 17, 2006. The earnings announcement will be available at http://www.53.com at approximately 7:00 AM ET. Fifth Third President & Chief Executive Officer George A. Schaefer, Jr. and Executive Vice President Kevin T. Kabat will host a short earnings highlights conference call at 8:30 AM ET. (Logo: http://www.newscom.c... 
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12/21/05Powell Valley National Bank Signs with Fifth Third Processing Solutions
Powell Valley National Bank has signed a 10-year contract with Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions for electronic funds transfer (EFT) services, including debit card processing and ATM driving. Serving southwest Virginia since 1888, Powell Valley National Bank has four banking locations, five ATMs and $235 million in assets. Its website is www.powellvalleybank.com. “We are excited about our new partnership with Fifth Third Processing Solutions,” said Larry Presley, senior vice president &... 
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12/20/05Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Fourth Quarter Dividend
CINCINNATI, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared its fourth quarter 2005 cash dividend on its common shares of $.38, an increase of nine percent over the $.35 per share declared in 2004. The cash dividend is payable on January 17, 2006 to shareholders of record as of December 30, 2005. The Bancorp will report fourth quarter financial results on Tuesday, January 17, 2006. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991117/FITBLOGO... 
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11/22/05Fifth Third Foundation Makes First Corporate Foundation Gift for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Cincinnati -- The Fifth Third Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, trustee, and the Disabled Veterans LIFE Memorial Foundation will host a press conference on Monday, November 28, 2005 to announce the first major gift for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial from a corporate foundation. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991117/FITBLOGO) Traveling to Cincinnati from Washington, D.C. to make the announcement will be Arthur Wilson, national adjutant of the Disa... 
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11/17/05Fifth Third Names Thomas Quinn New President of Fifth Third Bank (South Florida)
CINCINNATI, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thomas R. Quinn, Jr., 46, today was named the new president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (South Florida). Quinn replaces Kevin Hale who announced his retirement earlier this week. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991117/FITBLOGO) "Tom is an innovative strategist driven to produce exceptional sales, profits and shareholder value and we know he will have a tremendous impact on our growing South Florida affiliate," said... 
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11/16/05Fifth Third Bank Appoints Bruce R. Hrovat Head of Central Operations
CINCINNATI, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bank today announced that Bruce R. Hrovat, 49, has been appointed director of the company's Central Operations division. Mr. Hrovat, who most recently served as senior vice president of Bank of America's National Teller Process and Operations, began his career at Fifth Third on November 14. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991117/FITBLOGO) In his new role, Mr. Hrovat will oversee the more than 3,000 emplo... 
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11/15/05Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the 2005 Merrill Lynch Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI, Nov 15, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will make a presentation at the 2005 Merrill Lynch Financial Services Conference on Thursday, November 17, at approximately 8:00 AM (ET). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991117/FITBLOGO) Speaking on behalf of Fifth Third will be Neal E. Arnold, executive vice president and Terry E. Zink, president, Fifth Third Bank (Chicago). The presentation will include discussions... 
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11/14/05Fifth Third Creates Corporate Healthcare Position
Names Former Tennessee Banking Commissioner to Post CINCINNATI, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp today named Kevin P. Lavender, the outgoing Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, to its newly created position of senior vice president for Corporate Healthcare Lending. Mr. Lavender will assume his new position by the end of the year. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991117/FITBLOGO) "In this new role, Kevin w... 
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10/25/05Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at BancAnalysts Association of Boston Conference
CINCINNATI, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp will make a presentation at the annual BancAnalysts Association of Boston Conference on Friday, November 4, 2005, at approximately 10:45 AM. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991117/FITBLOGO) Speaking on behalf of Fifth Third will be Neal Arnold, executive vice president, and Kevin Kabat, executive vice president. The presentation will include discussions of Fifth Third's financial performance and... 
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10/18/05Fifth Third Bancorp Reports Third Quarter 2005 Earnings of $0.71 Per Diluted Share
CINCINNATI, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp's 2005 third quarter earnings per diluted share were $.71 compared to $.83 per diluted share for the same period in 2004. Third quarter net income totaled $395 million compared to $471 million in the same quarter last year. Return on average assets (ROA) and return on average equity (ROE) were 1.51 percent and 16.6 percent, respectively, compared to 1.95 percent and 21.1 percent in 2004's third quarter. Third quarter ... 
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10/13/05Fifth Third Launches Identity Theft Protection Product Giving Checking Account Customers Free Access to Daily Credit Information
CINCINNATI, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced the introduction of its new identity theft protection product, which gives Fifth Third checking account customers free access to their credit information from all three of the nation's credit bureaus. This service is designed to protect the customer on a daily basis from any fraudulent request for credit information. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991117/FITBLOGO ) ... 
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10/11/05Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Third Quarter 2005 Earnings, Host Conference Call on Tuesday, October 18 at 8:30 AM ET
CINCINNATI, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will report third quarter 2005 financial results on October 18, 2005. The earnings announcement will be available at http://www.53.com at approximately 7:00 AM ET, and Fifth Third President & Chief Executive Officer George A. Schaefer, Jr., Executive Vice President Neal E. Arnold, and Executive Vice President Kevin T. Kabat will host a short earnings highlights conference call at 8:30 AM ET. (Lo... 
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09/20/05Fifth Third Bancorp Increases Third Quarter Dividend
CINCINNATI, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared its third quarter 2005 cash dividend on its common shares of $.38, an increase of 19 percent over the $.32 per share declared in September 2004 and a nine percent increase over the $.35 per share declared in June 2005. The cash dividend is payable on October 18, 2005 to shareholders of record as of September 30, 2005. The Bancorp will report third quarter financial results on Tuesday, Oct... 
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09/12/05Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Lehman Brothers 2005 Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will make a presentation at the Lehman Brothers 2005 Financial Services Conference on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at approximately 4:00 PM (ET). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991117/FITBLOGO ) Speaking on behalf of Fifth Third will be Neal E. Arnold, executive vice president and Kevin T. Kabat, executive vice president. The presentation will include discussions of Fifth Third's f... 
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08/31/05Fifth Third Bancorp Opens 1,100th Banking Center
Milestone Marks 100 Branch Openings in One Year CINCINNATI, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Banking with Fifth Third is easier than ever with 1,100 banking center locations throughout the Midwest and Florida. Earlier today, Fifth Third celebrated the 1,100th banking center milestone in Nashville, Tennessee exactly one year after opening its 1,000th branch in Royal Oak, Michigan. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991117/FITBLOGO ) "Adding 100 banking center... 
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08/19/05Fifth Third Announces Retirement of Affiliate President
Will be Named Chairman of Fifth Third Bank (Western Ohio) CINCINNATI, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dan Sadlier, 58, president and CEO, Fifth Third Bank (Western Ohio), today announced plans to retire from that position effective September 30, 2005. Upon retirement Dan will assume the role of chairman of the board of directors of Fifth Third Bank (Western Ohio). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991117/FITBLOGO ) Fifth Third Bank has appointed Raymond J.... 
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08/05/05Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the KBW Large Cap Bank Conference
CINCINATTI, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (NYSE: FITB) will make a presentation at the KBW Large Cap Bank Conference on Monday, August 8, at approximately 11:00 AM (ET). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991117/FITBLOGO ) Speaking on behalf of Fifth Third will be George A. Schaefer, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, and R. Mark Graf, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The presentation will include discussions of Fifth... 
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07/21/05Fifth Third Processing Solutions Earns Visa(R) Service Quality Award for 10th Consecutive Year
Fifth Third Earns Top Honors For Lowest Chargeback-to-Sales Ratio CINCINNATI, July 21, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- For the 10th consecutive year, Visa has awarded Fifth Third Processing Solutions its prestigious Visa(R) 2004 Member Service Quality Performance Award. Fifth Third earned top honors for Lowest Chargeback-to-Sales Ratio among credit card processors, a category that reflects an acquirer's ability to effectively educate its merchant customers on Visa's acceptance p... 
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07/14/05Fifth Third Bancorp Reports Second Quarter 2005 Earnings of $0.75 Per Diluted Share
CINCINNATI, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp's (Nasdaq: FITB) 2005 second quarter earnings per diluted share were $.75 compared to $.79 per diluted share for the same period in 2004. Second quarter net income totaled $417 million compared to $448 million in the same quarter last year. Return on average assets (ROA) and return on average equity (ROE) were 1.63 percent and 18.1 percent, respectively, compared to 1.91 percent and 21.0 percent in 2004's second quarter. ... 
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07/06/05Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Second Quarter 2005 Earnings, Host Conference Call on Thursday, July 14 at 9 AM ET
CINCINNATI, July 6, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp will report second quarter 2005 financial results on July 14, 2005. The earnings announcement will be available at http://www.53.com at approximately 7 AM ET, and Fifth Third President & Chief Executive Officer George A. Schaefer, Jr. and Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer R. Mark Graf will host a short earnings highlights conference call at 9:00 AM ET. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/c... 
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06/22/05Fifth Third Bancorp Announces 2005 Fifth Third Scholarship Program Recipients
Fifth Third Foundation Awards Inaugural Class with $42,500 in Scholarships CINCINNATI, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- While Fifth Third employees work hard for their children, Fifth Third works hard for its employees. Established last year by the Fifth Third Foundation and conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the Fifth Third Scholarship Program seeks to annually recognize and reward the academic and civic achievements of children of Fifth Third employees. Each... 
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06/21/05Fifth Third Bancorp Posts Second Quarter 2005 Dividend
CINCINNATI, June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared its second quarter 2005 cash dividend on its common shares of $.35, an increase of nine percent over the $.32 per share declared in June 2004. The cash dividend is payable on July 14, 2005 to shareholders of record as of June 30, 2005. The Bancorp will report second quarter financial results on Thursday, July 14, 2005. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991117/FITBLOGO ) ... 
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06/13/05Fifth Third CEO George Schaefer to Participate in Prudential Conference Call
CINCINNATI, June 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will participate in a Prudential Equity Research Conference Call on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 11:00 am ET. Speaking on behalf of Fifth Third will be George A. Schaefer, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, and R. Mark Graf, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The conference call will be available via live audio webcast and archived for approximately 10 days after the call through the In... 
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06/01/05Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Sanford Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference
CINCINNATI, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will make a presentation at the Sanford Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference on Thursday, June 2, 2005, at approximately 4:00 PM (ET). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991117/FITBLOGO ) Speaking on behalf of Fifth Third will be George A. Schaefer, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, and R. Mark Graf, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The presentation will inc... 
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12/22/04The Stillson Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee, Announces $135,000 in Grants
The Stillson Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee, Announces $135,000 in Grants 12/22/04 While donations seem fitting this time of the year, philanthropy to Mrs. Hermine Stillson meant a year-round dedication to the care of children. As trustee of the Stillson Foundation, Fifth Third is pleased to announce three grants worth $135,000 to continue the legacy of Mrs. Hermine Stillson. Cincinnati Museum Center, $100,000 The Cincinnati Museum Center has received a $100,000 grant to ... 
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12/22/04Fifth Third Bancorp Promotes Linda Tuck Chapman To Senior Vice President
The Stillson Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee, Announces $135,000 in Grants 12/22/04 While donations seem fitting this time of the year, philanthropy to Mrs. Hermine Stillson meant a year-round dedication to the care of children. As trustee of the Stillson Foundation, Fifth Third is pleased to announce three grants worth $135,000 to continue the legacy of Mrs. Hermine Stillson. Cincinnati Museum Center, $100,000 The Cincinnati Museum Center has received a $100,000 grant to ... 
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12/17/04Fifth Third Foundation Announces $77,000 in Grants
Funds used to encourage and recognize area youth Fifth Third, one of the first financial institutions in the country to establish a Corporate Foundation, today announced that its Fifth Third Foundation has made $77,000 in grants. Since its inception, the Fifth Third Foundation has made grants to local nonprofit organizations to improve the communities it serves. Funding encompasses four key areas: arts and culture, community development, education, and health and human services. The Fif... 
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12/14/04Fifth Third Bancorp Increases Prime Rate to 5.25%
Effective at the start of business Tuesday, December 14, 2004, Fifth Third's prime rate increased to 5.25% from 5.00%. Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $98.3 billion in assets, operates 17 affiliates with 1,013 full-service Banking Centers, including 131 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 1,880 Jeanie® ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tenn... 
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12/13/04Fifth Third Unveils New Look, Functionality for www.53.com
Fifth Third Bancorp's new website has debuted at www.53.com! The Bank invested in the site re-design to better enable customers to find information quickly and easily, provide consistent and inviting visual representation, and attract and retain more customers. The site features a new look and feel, easier and more intuitive navigation that is ADA compliant, and new functionality. New features include: Search, an interactive function available to assist customers via the homepage, Planning Ce... 
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12/08/04BusinessWeek Names Fifth Third to “Most Philanthropic Company”
The November 29, 2004 issue of BusinessWeek ranked Fifth Third seventh in its second annual ranking of America's most philanthropic companies. Through Fifth Third and the Fifth Third Foundation, the company provided $30 million in grants and support to deserving organizations throughout its eight-state region in 2003. Fifth Third Bancorp President & CEO George A. Schaefer, Jr., remarked, “As a major employer and active participant in the economy of the communities we serve, Fifth Third fu... 
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12/06/04Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati Appoints 2005 Diversity Board
12-member employee panel dedicated to mentoring, celebrating workforce diversity Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, is pleased to announce the installation of its 2005 Employee Diversity Board. Created in 1996, the Board's mission is to support Fifth Third's recruiting and retention efforts by mentoring new employees, producing quality internal programming designed to educate and entertain, and participating in and raising awareness of external events throughout the communities Fifth Third serves... 
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12/02/04Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Balance Sheet Restructuring
Fifth Third Bancorp today announced several significant initiatives to better position itself for current and expected market conditions. Specifically, Fifth Third is implementing several actions to improve its long-term profile and reduce the risks associated with increasing interest rates. These actions include an approximate $6.5 billion reduction through sales in Fifth Third's securities portfolio, or 20 percent from the September 30, 2004 balance, the early retirement of approximately $3.... 
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11/23/04Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions Completes Conversion with Sovereign Bank
Fifth Third Successfully Converts 1,000 ATMs, 200,000 ATM Cards and 1.2 Million Visa Debit Cards Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions has successfully completed the conversion of Sovereign Bank's 1,000 ATMs, 200,000 ATM cards and 1.2 million Visa Debit cards. Sovereign Bank signed a contract with Fifth Third's electronic payment processing division to provide electronic funds transfer (EFT) services, including network gateway access and ATM driving. Sovereign Bank is the 18th largest... 
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11/19/04Fifth Third CDC Receives Ohio Historic Preservation Office Merit Award
CDC Rehabilitates Former Hillsboro Egg & Poultry Factory Fifth Third is pleased to announce that its Community Development Corporation (CDC) was awarded the Ohio Historic Preservation Office Preservation Merit Award for the adaptive use of the former Highland Egg & Poultry Company building in Hillsboro, Ohio along with project partners, Frontier Community Services, Inc., Asebrook & Co. Architects, and contractors, L.W. Associates. The Preservation Merit Award recognizes outstanding contribu... 
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11/10/04Harland Financial Solutions and Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions Announce Preferred Partner Relationship
Companies Partner for Real-Time Delivery of ATM and Debit Card Validation Harland Financial Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of John H. Harland Company (NYSE: JH), has formed a strategic alliance with Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions, the electronic payment processing division of Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bank (NASDAQ: FITB). Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions is one of the nation's oldest and largest third party Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) processors and a leading provider ... 
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11/10/04Fifth Third Bancorp Increases Prime Rate to 5.00%
Effective at the start of business Wednesday, November 10, 2004, Fifth Third's prime rate increased to 5.00% from 4.75%. Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $98.3 billion in assets, operates 17 affiliates with 1,008 full-service Banking Centers, including 130 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 1,872 Jeanie® ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Ten... 
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11/10/04Fifth Third Bancorp Expands Its Retirement Plan Solution
Retirement Advantage Adds Features for Sponsors and Participants Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ®: FITB) today announced new features and expanded functionality for Retirement Advantage, its defined contribution retirement plan solution. “We are strengthening our commitment to the retirement plan services industry and to our clients,” said Vice President and Retirement Advantage National Sales Manager, Joe Kerrigan. “Retirement Advantage now offers so much in terms of convenience and flexibilit... 
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11/03/04New York State Automobile Dealer’s Association Names Fifth Third Processing Solutions Exclusive Endorsed Merchant Services Provider
The New York State Automobile Dealer's Association (NYSADA), which represents franchised new car and truck dealers in the Empire State, has partnered with Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions. NYSADA now exclusively recommends Fifth Third's credit and debit card processing services as the best choice for credit card processing. The Board of Directors of the New York State Automobile Dealer's Association offered, “The Board of NYSADA chose Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions as the best ch... 
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10/29/04Fifth Third Makes $500,000 Grant to The Athenaeum of Ohio
Grant supports renovations to the Eugene H. Maly Library With roots going back to 1833, the Eugene H. Maly Library is home to an impressive theological and historical collection, including over 500 rare books, religious texts and manuscripts. With works dating back as early as the 13th century, this library is housed at The Athenaeum of Ohio, and provides a place for individuals of all denominations to research and study. The rare book collection will continue to stand the test of time t... 
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10/27/04Fifth Third Bank Says “Bienvenido A Su Casa”–Welcome to Your Home to Immigrant Residents Through New Mortgage Program
Flexible Terms Enable Immigrants to Achieve Homeownership with Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) and as Little as $500.00 Down* Fifth Third Bancorp is introducing a new mortgage loan program designed to increase homeownership opportunities for immigrant, tax-paying U.S. residents. The Fifth Third Immigrant Homeownership Loan program is available with a 30-year fixed rate, or as a 5/1 or 3/1 Adjustable Rate Mortgage, and offers expanded accept... 
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10/27/04Fifth Third Bancorp Presents at BancAnalysts Association of Boston Conference
Fifth Third Bancorp will make a presentation at the BancAnalysts Association of Boston Conference on Thursday, November 4, 2004, at approximately 4:25 PM. Speaking on behalf of Fifth Third will be Neal Arnold, Executive Vice President, and Charles Drucker, President of Fifth Third Processing Solutions. The presentation will include discussions of Fifth Third's financial performance and corporate strategies. Slides and audio webcast may be viewed live and for appr... 
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10/25/04Sight Night Focuses on Giving This Halloween
Fifth Third Operations Employees Scare Up Used Eyeglasses Employees at the Fifth Third Bank Madisonville Operations Center will dish out more than candy for Halloween. They'll help Give the Gift of Sight by gathering used eyeglasses during Sight Night from October 25-29. LensCrafters and Lions Club volunteers will recycle and hand-deliver the donations to people in developing countries. Sight Night is part of a national drive conducted annually by Give the Gift of Sight, a family of char... 
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10/14/04Fifth Third Bancorp Reports 15 Percent Increase in Third Quarter Earnings Per Diluted Share
Fifth Third Bancorp's 2004 third quarter earnings per diluted share were $.83, an increase of 15 percent over $.72 per diluted share for the same period in 2003. Third quarter net income totaled $471 million, a 13 percent increase over third quarter 2003's net income of $417 million. Third quarter return on average assets (ROA) and return on average equity (ROE) were 1.95 percent and 21.1 percent, respectively, compared to 1.85 percent and 19.3 percent in 2003's third quarter. Third quarter 2... 
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10/06/04Fifth Third Bancorp To Announce Third Quarter 2004 Earnings;Host Conference Call on October 14, 2004 at 8:30 AM ET
Fifth Third Bancorp will report third quarter 2004 financial results on October 14, 2004. The earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 7 AM ET, and Fifth Third President & Chief Executive Officer George A. Schaefer, Jr. and Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer R. Mark Graf will host a short earnings highlights conference call at 8:30 AM ET. Investors, analysts and other interested parties are advised to dial in at least 15 minutes prior to the sched... 
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10/06/04Holloway Group, Inc. Chooses Fifth Third Processing Solutions for Credit Card Processing
Holloway Group, the parent company of Holloway Sportswear, has signed a five-year contract with Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions for Visa®, Mastercard®, and American Express® credit card processing. Founded in 1946 in Jackson Center, Ohio, Holloway Sportswear is an international manufacturer and marketer of unique outerwear and sportswear in the apparel marketplace. “Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions demonstrated to us their ability to offer an enhanced suite of processing services... 
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09/21/04Fifth Third Posts Third Quarter 2004 Cash Dividend
Fifth Third Bancorp is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors today declared its quarterly cash dividend of $.32, an increase of 10 percent over the $.29 per share declared in September 2003. The cash dividend is payable on October 14, 2004 to shareholders of record as of September 30, 2004. The Bancorp will report third quarter financial results on Thursday, October 14, 2004. Fifth Third Bancorp President & CEO George A. Schaefer, Jr. reports, “We are pleased with our ability to... 
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09/13/04Cleared Checks Images Now Viewable from www.53.com, Internet Bankingand Bill Payment System Adds New Service
Tired of filing your old checks? Then “check” this out: front- and back-sided images of cleared checks are now available free online at www.53.com! The new feature enables customers to check on the status of checks—and view a front- and back-sided image of it—soon after it clears. The new feature eliminates the need for customers to await the return of their checks in the mail. To enjoy the convenience of viewing images of checks or images of deposit or withdrawal slips, customers can... 
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09/12/04Fifth Third Bank (Florida) Branches Will Open Monday, September 13th
Fifth Third Bank (Florida) (NASDAQ®: FITB) will open the majority of its branches on Monday, September 13, 2004 due to a change in the weather pattern of Hurricane Ivan. Fifth Third's Jeanie® ATMs will also remain available for 24-hour banking. Customers can also access banking information and service at www.53.com and by dialing Fifth Third Bank Customer Service at 1-800-972-3030. As part of Fifth Third's disaster relief programs, customers will have access to the following programs: ... 
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09/10/04Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at Lehman Brothers Financial Services Conference
Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ®: FITB) will make a presentation at the Lehman Brothers Financial Services Conference on Tuesday September 14, 2004 at approximately 1:30 PM ET. Speaking on behalf of Fifth Third will be George A. Schaefer, Jr., President & Chief Executive Officer. The presentation will include a discussion of Fifth Third's financial performance and corporate strategies. Presentation slides and audio webcast may be viewed live during the con... 
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09/10/04Fifth Third Bank (Florida) Branches Open Saturday
Fifth Third Bank (Florida) will operate normal business hours on Saturday, September 11, 2004 from 9 AM - Noon. Please share this information for planning and business purposes. Customers can also access banking information and service at www.53.com and by dialing Fifth Third Bank Customer Service at 1-800-972-3030. As part of Fifth Third's hurricane relief efforts, customers will have access to the following programs: Homeowners affected by Hurricane Ivan may qualify for reduced-rate... 
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09/07/04Fifth Third Bank Employees Volunteer During United Way’s Community Cares Week
Fifth Third, the largest bank United Way contributor and the #2 United Way funder in greater Cincinnati, is proud to co-sponsor “Community Cares Week,” September 11-18. Community Cares Week is a weeklong collaboration of human capital among area businesses and United Way agencies. "I am immensely proud of our employees," offers George A. Schaefer, Jr., President & CEO, Fifth Third Bank. “Our employees, corporations, and the foundations for... 
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09/06/04Fifth Third Bank (Florida) Branches Will Open for Business on Tuesday, September 7
Fifth Third Bank's 16 Banking Centers in Florida will open Tuesday, September 7 with normal business hours. Fifth Third's Jeanie® ATMs remain available for 24-hour banking. Customers can also access banking information and service at www.53.com and by dialing Fifth Third Bank Customer Service at 1-800-972-3030. Fifth Third Bancorp announced a definitive agreement to purchase First National Bankshares of Florida on August 2, 2004. Pending approval, the acquisition is expected to be comple... 
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09/02/04Fifth Third Bank (Florida) Announces Operations in Anticipation of Hurricane Frances
Branches to close at 12 p.m. Friday, September 3 and Re-Open Tuesday, September 7, Updates Available by Phoning 1-800-972-3030 Fifth Third Bank's 16 Banking Centers in Florida will close at 12 p.m. Friday, September 3 in preparation for Hurricane Frances. The Banking Centers will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, September 7, 2004. All Fifth Third Jeanie® ATMs in the area will be available to customers ... 
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08/27/04Pistons, Shock Celebrate Fifth Third Bank's 1000th Banking Center
Fifth Third Bank, the hardest working bank in the business, is “going to work” on Monday, August 30th as it joins up with the championship teams of Detroit to opens its 1000th Banking Center in Royal Oak, Michigan! Featuring a 4.00% APY on a 1,000-Day CD*, Fifth Third's celebration will be hosted by the "Voice of the Pistons" George Blaha and feature members of Bill Laimbeer's 2004 Shock team, Pistons Hall of Fame Bad Boy Ricky M... 
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08/26/04Thorntons Inc. Chooses Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions for Credit, Debit & EBT Processing
150-store chain also selects Fifth Third for anytime gift cards Thorntons Inc. has signed a three-year contract with Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions for a comprehensive suite of processing services, including credit, debit and EBT processing as well as gift card services. A leading independent gasoline and convenience chain retailer, Thorntons Inc. operates throughout the Midwest under the brand name... 
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08/25/04Kevin T. Kabat to Lead Retail, Affiliate Banking; Robert P. Niehaus Announces Retirement
Fifth Third Bancorp Executive Vice President Kevin T. Kabat has been appointed to EVP, Retail Banking, Affiliate Administration and Marketing for the Bancorp. Kabat, 47, assumes this role from Robert P. Niehaus, 58, who will retire later this year after a 36-year career. Prior to this role, Mr. Kabat served as President & CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Western Michigan), the second largest affiliate in Fifth ... 
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08/17/04Fifth Third Bank Announces Relief Programs for Hurricane Charley Victims
Fifth Third Bank (Florida) today announced several disaster relief programs for customers impacted by Hurricane Charley. "It is so important for us to be there for our customers as they rebuild both their lives and their homes," said Colleen Kvetko, President & CEO, Fifth Third Bank (Florida). On Sunday, August 15, Fifth Third began accommodating customers by providing 24-hour ATM access via Fifth Third's Mob... 
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08/09/04Goettsch International, Inc. Chooses Fifth Third Bank for Treasury Management Services
Goettsch International, Inc. has chosen Fifth Third Bank to provide comprehensive corporate treasury management services. Founded in 1950, Goettsch International is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company wholesales industrial machinery used in the manufacturing of corrugated containers and boxes and is known around the world as a supplier of new machinery and as a supplier and sourcing facility for original manufactu... 
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08/02/04Fifth Third Announces Acquisition of First National Bankshares of Florida, Inc.
Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) and First National Bankshares of Florida, Inc (NYSE: FLB) announced today the signing of a definitive agreement in which Fifth Third will acquire First National Bankshares and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Naples, Florida. First National's presence, including pending acquisitions, will include approximately $5.3 billion in total assets, $3.9 billion in total deposits, and 77 full-service banking centers locat... 
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07/27/04Fifth Third Announces $160,000 in Grants from Alms Trust
Funds support Cincinnati arts and beautification Emerging from modest beginnings to become millionaires and practical philanthropists, Frederick H. Alms and his wife, Eleanora C.U. Alms, made gifts to all the charities of their day, including hospitals, homes for the aged, orphanages and youth serving organizations. Both Mr. and Mrs. Alms were enduring patrons of art and music, and Cincinnati's prominence as a musical center is often credited to their generos... 
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07/26/04Marsh Supermarkets Signs On for Jeanie® Debit Services
Customers of over 110 stores operated by Marsh Supermarkets can now use their Jeanie cards as debit transactions at the point of sale. The Indianapolis-based regional chain has signed a new five-year contract with Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions for Jeanie point-of-sale services. "Marsh Supermarkets is committed to providing convenient payment options for our customers," said Don Marsh, Chairman and CEO, Marsh Supermarkets. "With this con... 
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07/20/04Fifth Third Announces $180,000 in Grant Funding for Cincinnati Children
Funds Continue Legacy of Mrs. Hermine Stillson Many parents feel strongly that their children are their greatest legacy. That's true even for generous people like Hermine Stillson, who, though she had no children of her own, turned her wealth into a charitable foundation to support children and families. Because of the legacy she has left for Cincinnati kids, Fifth Third, as Trustee of the Hermine Stillson Foundation, today announces four grants w... 
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07/15/04Fifth Third Bancorp Reports 11 Percent Increase in Second Quarter Earnings Per Share
Fifth Third Bancorp's 2004 second quarter earnings per diluted share were $.79, an increase of 11 percent over $.71 per diluted share for the same period in 2003. Second quarter net income totaled $447,525,000, an eight percent increase over second quarter 2003's net income of $415,275,000. Second quarter return on average assets (ROA) and return on average equity (ROE) were 1.91 percent and 21.0 percent, respectively, compared to 1.92 percent an... 
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07/12/04National Urban League Culture Audit Recognizes Fifth Third’s Diversity Efforts
Fifth Third recently participated in a two-year culture audit conducted by the National Urban League to determine diversity best practices in companies nationwide. The study measured the importance employees place on their employer's having a focus on diversity, or a standard of diversity that's understood throughout the organization. The report also sought employees' perception of the effectiveness of their employers in creating a diverse environm... 
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07/09/04Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee, Announces Three Grants Worth $325,000
Funds Provided for Female Education, Recreation and Service Founded in 1908 by former Fifth Third Bank President Jacob G. Schmidlapp in memory of his daughter, the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund is the country's oldest fund solely dedicated to “ennoble, to uplift and to strengthen the lives of young women.” After losing his daughter in an automobile accident, Mr. Schmidlapp channeled his grief into the creation of this fund to allow other young women to, unlike... 
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07/06/04Fifth Third Bancorp Appoints Charles Drucker President of Fifth Third Processing Solutions
Fifth Third Bancorp is pleased to announce the hiring of Charles Drucker, former Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of STAR® Debit Services, a division of First Data® Corporation, as the new leader of its fast-growing electronic payment processing business, Fifth Third Processing Solutions. Mr. Drucker will be responsible for strategy, sales, product development, relationship management and administration for Fif... 
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07/02/04Bon-Ton Stores Chooses Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: BONT) has signed a five-year contract with Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions to provide MasterCard®, Visa® and Discover® Card credit and debit card processing services. "Bon-Ton Stores is committed to providing its merchandise at a competitive price with friendly and convenient service,” said John J. Gleason, Senior Vice President of Corporate Credit, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. “By partnering w... 
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07/02/04Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce Second Quarter 2004 Earnings
Fifth Third Bancorp will report second quarter 2004 financial results on July 15, 2004. The earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 7 a.m. EDT, and Fifth Third President & Chief Executive Officer George A. Schaefer, Jr., Executive Vice President Neal E. Arnold and Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer R. Mark Graf will host a short earnings highlights conference call at 9:00 a.m. EDT. Investo... 
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06/21/04Platinum OneTM, Totally Free® and Paige Davis of Trading Spaces Give Fifth Third Customers Happy Faces
New Summer Deposit Campaign Features Great Rates, Convenience on Checking Products Pitching Platinum, parading Totally Free—Paige Davis is again promoting products in Fifth Third Bank's latest advertising campaign! With competitive rates, convenience and ease—and a little song and dance from Ms. Davis—Fifth Third is bound to make people happy this summer with competitive rates on Platinum OneTM Checking and hassle-free banking with Totally Free®! ... 
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06/17/04Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Company Signs with Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions
The Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Company, Virginia's oldest bank, has signed an eight-year contract with Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions for debit card processing. Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Co. has provided top-quality service to its customers and the Northern Virginia community since 1852. It has $1.25 billion in assets and 18 ATMs. "Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Company is pleased to be associated with an organization o... 
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06/16/04Fifth Third Receives Freddie Mac Honor
Bank Achieves 2nd Consecutive Top Tier Commendation Fifth Third Bank's Residential Mortgage group recently received a top commendation from Freddie MacSM, a mortgage investor widely known for affordable housing partnerships. For a second year, the company named Fifth Third as one of only 27 financial institutions nationally to receive its tier one rating, which recognizes superior investor reporting and default management practices. Fredd... 
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06/15/04Fifth Third Bancorp Posts Second Quarter 2004 Dividend and Announces Share Repurchase Program Update
Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) today declared its second quarter 2004 cash dividend on its common shares of $.32, an increase of 10 percent over the $.29 per share declared in June 2003. The cash dividend is payable on July 15, 2004 to shareholders of record as of June 30, 2004. The Bancorp will report second quarter financial results on Thursday, July 15, 2004. Fifth Third Bancorp President & CEO George A. Schaefer, Jr. reports, "We a... 
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06/14/04Three City Organizations Receive Grants from Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee
As trustee of the Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, Fifth Third Bank announced $400,000 in grant funding for three community-minded organizations within the City of Cincinnati. Jacob G. Schmidlapp founded The Union Savings Bank & Trust Co. in 1890, a company that eventually became Fifth Third Bank. A highly successful businessman, Jacob's life was marked by great tragedy, including the deaths of his wife and three young daughters. As a result, he chan... 
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06/11/04Fifth Third Completes Acquisition of Franklin Financial Corporation
Expands Nashville Presence to 11 Branches; Building 6 New Locations by mid-2005 Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) completed today its acquisition of Franklin Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: FNFN) and its subsidiary, Franklin National Bank. Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee in the Nashville metropolitan statistical area (MSA), Franklin's nine branches will be combined with Fifth Third Ba... 
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06/08/04Harford Bank Signs with Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions
Harford Bank has signed a five-year contract with Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions for ATM and debit card processing. Headquartered in Aberdeen, Maryland, Harford Bank is the only locally-owned and managed independent bank headquartered in Harford County. It has $160 million in assets and six ATMs. "Harford Bank's primary mission is to provide quality service to our valued customers," said Sandra M. Osborn, Assistant Vice President & Operation... 
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06/01/04Customers Could Earn Cash for Paying Bills Online
Four prizes of $5,000 to be awarded to customers through July 31, 2004 Would $5,000 help ease the stress of monthly bills? How about a free and convenient Internet Banking and Bill Payment system? Fifth Third Bank has found the winning combination to help alleviate the stress of monthly bills through the Internet Bill Payment Contest June 1–July 31, 2004. Four lucky Fifth Third customers could be $5,000 richer for taking advantage of FREE, ... 
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05/28/04Fifth Third Speakers to Present at Women & Money Series
More than one-and-a-half million women, or one in three Ohioans employed outside the home, do not have a savings or retirement plan at work. Half of these 4.6 million females aged 16-70 take extended time off from work to care for family members, and this further reduces their potential retirement income. In an era when workers must assume greater responsibility for their personal retirement planning, it has never been more important for ... 
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05/19/04Fifth Third Processing Solutions Earns Visa® Performance Award Honors for Ninth Consecutive Year
Fifth Third Earns #1 for Highest Copy Request Fulfillment Rate For the ninth consecutive year, Visa has awarded Fifth Third Processing Solutions its prestigious Visa® 2004 Member Service Quality Performance Award. Fifth Third earned top honors for Highest Copy Request Fulfillment Rate among credit card processors, a category that reflects the best performance by acquirers in reviewing and evaluating potential chargebacks to ensure that only valid ex... 
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05/14/04Gerstner, Schaefer Headline Third Annual Fifth Third Bank Business & Market Series
Lauded as the leader who got elephants to dance, former IBM Chairman & CEO Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., will join Fifth Third President & CEO George A. Schaefer, Jr. at the third annual Fifth Third Bank Business & Market Series June 9 at the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio. Gerstner is widely known in the international business world as the man who saved IBM from extinction. The company was an antiquated corporate behemoth when Gerstner to... 
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05/13/04Wendy's® Chooses Fifth Third Processing Solutions as its Preferred Credit Card Processor
Millions of Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers® restaurant customers can now pay for their hot-off-the-grill cheeseburgers and tasty Wendy's chili with a credit card! Wendy's International, Inc. has chosen Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions as its preferred credit card processor for its Wendy's corporate and franchise locations throughout the United States. Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions is currently processing Visa®, ... 
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05/05/04Paige Davis “Trades” in White Dress for Overalls in Fifth Third's Home Equity Loan Advertising Campaign
New commercials feature 1.99% introductory APR on Fifth Third Equity FlexlineSM and $34 Monthly Payments* Paige Davis, beautiful host of TLC's Trading Spaces and star of Fifth Third's most popular advertising campaign, has “traded” in her elegant, white, flowing dress for a pair of overalls in the Bank's new spring home equity commercials airing on print, television and radio airwaves beginning this week... 
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05/03/04Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at the Robert W. Baird Growth Stock Conference
Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ®: FITB) will make a presentation at the Robert W. Baird Growth Stock Conference on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at approximately 9:05 AM (CT). Speaking on behalf of Fifth Third will be Bradlee F. Stamper, Executive Vice President and Affiliate President for Fifth Third's Chicago operations. The presentation will include discussions of Fifth Third's financial performance ... 
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04/30/04CVS/pharmacy® Chooses Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions
CVS/pharmacy®, one of the nation's leading pharmacy retailers, has chosen Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions as its provider of credit card, debit card and electronic benefits transfer processing services. Credit card transactions converted in April and debit card and electronic benefits transfer processing services are planned for conversion before yearend. In addition, the company will take advantage o... 
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04/19/04 Maryland Bank & Trust Company, N.A. Signs Processing Contract with Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions
Maryland Bank and Trust Company, N.A. has signed a multi-year contract with Fifth Third Processing Solutions for ATM and Visa® Check Card processing. Founded in 1959 as Citizens Bank of St. Mary's, Maryland Bank & Trust, N.A.'s first location and main office was opened in Lexington Park, Maryland. Today, the assets of Maryland Bank and Trust Company, N.A. are $ 298 million. The company has 14 ATMs. Fifth Third Senior Vice Pres... 
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04/07/04Fifth Third Announces Termination of Written Agreement
Fifth Third Bancorp announced today that the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Financial Institutions, have terminated the Written Agreement entered into with Fifth Third Bancorp and Fifth Third Bank in late March 2003. This agreement outlined a series of steps to address and strengthen Fifth Third's risk management processes and internal controls. These steps involved independent third-party reviews, the submission of written plans and enhancemen... 
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04/06/04Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce First Quarter 2004 Earnings
Fifth Third Bancorp will report first quarter 2004 financial results on April 15, 2004. The earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 7 a.m. EDT, and Fifth Third President & Chief Executive Officer George A. Schaefer, Jr. and Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Neal E. Arnold will host a short earnings highlights conference call at 9:30 a.m. EDT. Investors, analysts and other interested parties are advised to dial in at least 15 minutes prior to th... 
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04/02/04Robert A. Sullivan to Lead Commercial Banking; Stephen J. Schrantz Announces Retirement
Fifth Third Bancorp Executive Vice President Robert A. Sullivan, 49, has been named Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking, with responsibility for commercial lending and credit, international banking, commercial leasing, corporate treasury management, commercial financial services, public finance and institutional sales. Mr. Sullivan is assuming the post from Steve Schrantz, 55, who announced his retirement this month after a 30-year career with Fif... 
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04/01/04Murray’s Discount Auto Stores Signs Contract with Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions
Murray's Discount Auto Stores has signed with Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions for Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover® and American Express® credit card processing at its 93 stores throughout the Midwest. Headquartered in Belleville, Michigan, Murray's Discount Auto Stores has been serving its customers with its philosophy of Super Parts, Super People and Super Prices since 1972. Murray's Discount Auto Stores' Chief Financial Officer, Tom McFall, ... 
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03/23/04Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Results of Annual Meeting
The shareholders of Fifth Third Bancorp reelected the following Directors for three-year terms at today's annual meeting of shareholders: Darryl F. Allen, Retired Chairman, CEO & President, Aeroquip-Vickers, Inc. Allen M. Hill, Retired CEO & President, DPL Inc. and its subsidiary, The Dayton Power & Light Company Dr. Mitchel D. Livingston, Vice President for Student Affairs & Services, University of Cincinnati Hendr... 
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10/07/02Fifth Third Bancorp To Announce 3rd Quarter 2002 Earnings; Host Conference Call on October 15, 2002 at 8 AM EDT
CINCINNATI, Oct 7, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will report third quarter 2002 financial results on October 15, 2002. The earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com at 7 a.m. EDT, and Fifth Third President & CEO George A. Schaefer, Jr. and Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Neal E. Arnold will host a short earnings highlights conference call at 8 a.m. EDT. Investors, analysts and other interested parties may dial in... 
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09/17/02Fifth Third Increases Third Quarter 2002 Dividend
CINCINNATI, Sep 17, 2002 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors today declared its quarterly cash dividend of $.26 per share, an increase of 13% over the $.20 per share declared in September 2001. The cash dividend is payable on October 15, 2002 to shareholders of record as of September 30, 2002. The Bancorp will report third quarter financial results on Tuesday, October 15. Fifth Third Bancorp President & CEO Geo... 
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03/19/02Fifth Third Declares First Quarter Dividend at 2001 Annual Shareholders Meeting
CINCINNATI, Mar 19, 2002 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Board of Directors of Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) posted the Bancorp's 106th dividend today and re- elected the following Directors for three year terms: Thomas B. Donnell, Chairman Emeritus, Fifth Third Bank, Northwestern Ohio Joan R. Herschede, President & CEO, The Frank Herschede Company James P. Hackett, President, CEO & Director, Steelcase, Inc. Robert L. Koch II, President & CEO, Koch Enterprises, I... 
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03/07/02Fifth Third Plans Foreign Exchange Workshop With College of DuPage
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago area residents interested in maximizing financial potential and minimizing risk in foreign exchange transactions will gather Thursday, March 14, at the College of DuPage for an in-depth analysis of current trends. The Foreign Exchange Workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. and will end at noon in the OCC Building Room 1288. "Success in overseas business means knowing how to recognize and maximize potential," ... 
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03/06/02Fifth Third Funds $500,000 for National Female Fiscal Fitness Conference
CINCINNATI, Mar 6, 2002 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Bank to Support Speaking of Women's Health in Eight Midwestern Cities With a 71% female workforce, Fifth Third Bank is putting its money where its resources are by announcing a half million dollar grant to support the national Speaking of Women's Health (SWH) Conference in eight Midwest cities. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991117/FITBLOGO ) The conference, created in Cincinnati in 1996 by Dianne Dunkelman, Presid... 
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03/05/02Fifth Third Bank, Chicago, Named to Handle Custodial Services for North Star Trust
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Mar 5, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bank, Chicago, has been selected custodian by North Star Trust Company to handle its trust funds. Daryl Waszak, Senior Vice President, Fifth Third Bank, Chicago, said, "We are highly pleased to have been selected by an institution with the reputation North Star has earned for superior client service. We have converted more than 300 accounts for North Star and are committed to insuring continued quality s... 
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03/04/02Fifth Third Bank Establishes Local Foreign Exchange Services For Corporate Clients
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Mar 4, 2002 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bank, Eastern Michigan, a subsidiary of Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB), announced today the creation of its local Foreign Exchange Trading Department to handle the needs of its corporate clients in Southeast Michigan. The Foreign Exchange Trading Department will be lead by Shawn McKee, vice president and manager, from the Bank's Eastern Michigan headquarters located in Southfield. McKee recently join... 
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02/28/02Fifth Third Invests $6 Million in Grand Rapids Data Center
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb 28, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) announced today that it is investing $6 million to establish a primary data center in Grand Rapids by the end of 2002. The Fifth Third Grand Rapids data center will be the primary site for processing various applications, handling 30% of the bank's total processing needs and 50% for Midwest Payment Systems (MPS), the fastest growing business line for Fifth Third Bank. (Photo: http:... 
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02/21/02Fifth Third Bank Named #1 Superregional Bank in Fortune Magazine's Annual 'Most Admired Companies in America' Survey
CINCINNATI, Feb 21, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bank is the #1 Superregional Bank in Fortune Magazine's 20th Annual 'Most Admired Companies in America' Survey. The survey, which published in Fortune's March 4, 2002 issue, also ranked Fifth Third #1 for employee talent, use of corporate assets, quality of management, financial soundness and long-term investment value. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991117/FITBLOGO ) Fifth Third's #1 position r... 
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02/19/02Fifth Third Bancorp Appoints Raymond J. Webb President & CEO, Fifth Third Bank, Ohio Valley
CINCINNATI, Feb 19, 2002 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is pleased to announce that it has named Raymond J. Webb to serve as President & CEO, Fifth Third Bank, Ohio Valley. Fifth Third Bank, Ohio Valley is one of 16 affiliate banks of Fifth Third Bancorp, a diversified financial services company with $71 billion in assets and 930 full-service locations. Fifth Third Bank, Ohio Valley has $1 billion in assets and 25 full-service Banking Centers in Huntington, W... 
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02/19/02Fifth Third Bank, Chicago, Gives $932,000 to Chicago Area Community Services Groups
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Feb 19, 2002 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Most Recently Contributes $335,000 for Arts Education Fifth Third Bank, Chicago, has invested $932,000 in contributions to a broad range of groups throughout the Greater Chicago Area in the six months since beginning operations. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010712/Stamper ) "We are committed to working with our customers and neighbors to build a better community wherever we do business," said Bradlee... 
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01/28/02Fifth Third Bancorp to Present at Salomon Smith Barney Annual Financial Services Conference
CINCINNATI, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will make a presentation at Salomon Smith Barney's Fourth Annual Financial Services Conference on Tuesday, January 29, 2002, at 11:30 a.m. Speaking on behalf of Fifth Third will be George A. Schaefer, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Kevin T. Kabat, President of Fifth Third Bank (Western Michigan). The presentation will include, among other things, discussions of Fifth Third's financi... 
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01/15/02Fifth Third Bancorp Reports 21 Percent Increase in Fourth Quarter Net Income
2001 Marks 28th Consecutive Year Of Increased Earnings CINCINNATI, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp's (Nasdaq: FITB) 2001 fourth quarter net income totaled $385,477,000, a 21 percent increase over fourth quarter 2000's net income of $319,124,000. Fourth quarter earnings per diluted share were $.65, an increase of 18 percent over $.55 per share for the same period in 2000. For the year, operating income was $1,393,430,000, up 15 percen... 
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01/14/02Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce 4th Quarter 2001 Earnings; Host Conference Call on January 15, 2002 at 8:30 AM ET
CINCINNATI, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will report fourth quarter 2001 financial results on January 15, 2002. The earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 7 a.m. ET. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991117/FITBLOGO) Fifth Third President & CEO George A. Schaefer, Jr. and Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Neal E. Arnold will host a short earnings highlights conference call at 8:30 a.... 
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01/04/02Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce 4th Quarter 2001 Earnings; Host Conference Call on January 15, 2002 at 8:30 AM ET
CINCINNATI, Jan 4, 2002 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) will report fourth quarter 2001 financial results on January 15, 2002. The earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com at approximately 7 a.m. ET. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991117/FITBLOGO ) Fifth Third President & CEO George A. Schaefer, Jr. and Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Neal E. Arnold will host a short earnings highlights conference call at 8... 
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01/03/02Johnny Bench Pressed to Pass Olympic Torch Today
CINCINNATI, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Winter Olympics Committee has passed the torch to All Century Team and Baseball Hall of Fame Catcher Johnny Bench! Mr. Bench, who has served as spokesperson for Fifth Third Bank for 28 years, was selected to carry the Olympic flame through the Miami Valley today! Bench can be photographed at the torchbearer pick-up point located at 442 North Main Street in downtown Dayton between Noon and 1 pm. The torch will be car... 
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12/28/01Gordon Food Service, Inc. Chooses Fifth Third Bank Merchant Services for Credit Card Processing
Gordon Food Service, Inc. has chosen Fifth Third Bank Merchant Services for credit card processing. Fifth Third will provide processing for the company's Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express® and Discover® credit card transactions. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Gordon Food Service is the largest privately held foodservice distributor in North America with operations in Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Canada. Gordon Food Serv... 
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12/20/01Cincinnati Public Schools Selects Fifth Third Bank for Commercial Banking Services
Technological Innovation, Convenience Hallmarks of New Relationship CINCINNATI - Fifth Third Bank and Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) are pleased to announce the formation of a comprehensive new business partnership! After a decade-long relationship with another Cincinnati financial institution, CPS has moved its accounts and their management to Fifth Third Bank to take advantage of Fifth Third's Commercial Banking services, including a complete set of corporate treasury management prod... 
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12/19/01Fifth Third Bank Signs $17.2 Million Deal with Contemporary Arts Center
Bank helps finance new facility with letter of credit, grant to capital campaign Fifth Third Bank is pleased to announce a new contract with the Contemporary Arts Center to be the lead bank on a $17.2 million letter of credit for the construction of the Center's new facility at the corner of Sixth and Walnut Streets downtown. The new building is scheduled to open in 2003 as the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art. In addition to the letter of credit Fifth Third Ban... 
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12/18/01Fifth Third Delivers 15% Dividend Increase and Announces
The Board of Directors of Fifth Third Bancorp today increased its fourth quarter cash dividend to $.23 per share. The increased dividend is 28 percent higher than the $.18 per share declared in December 2000, and 15 percent higher than the $.20 declared last quarter. The Bancorp's 105th consecutive quarterly cash dividend is payable January 15, 2002 to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2001, and the Bancorp will report fourth quarter financial results on January 15, 2002. Fifth T... 
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12/17/01Fifth Third Philanthropy Tops $20 Million in 2001
CINCINNATI, OH - Over $20 million was awarded to various community organizations in 2001 through Fifth Third Bank Foundation and the charitable foundations for which the bank is privileged to serve as trustee. Contributions, which rose 43% over last year, were made in the area of arts and culture, education and social services, and community development. Fifth Third Bank President & CEO George A. Schaefer, Jr. remarked, "As a major employer, we firmly believe that if you build a stronger... 
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12/14/01Fifth Third Bank to Administer $8 Million Retirement Plan for Cincinnati-based Heidelburg Distributing
Fifth Third Bank is pleased to announce an agreement to provide its retirement plan services to Heidelberg Distributing. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Heidelberg is a distributor of fine wines and premium beers throughout Ohio. Heidelberg has 290 employees participating in the plan, which has assets of $8 million. "Heidelberg was seeking a local partner that could help us tailor a retirement plan to meet the unique needs of our valued employees," offers Tom Rouse, Executive Vice Pre... 
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12/13/01Fifth Third Bancorp Reduces Prime Rate to 4.75%
Effective at the close of business today, December 13, 2001, prime rate will be reduced to 4.75 percent from 5.00 percent. Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $70 billion in assets, operates 16 affiliates and has 937 full-service Banking Centers, including 142 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 1,780 Jeanie® ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Florida... 
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12/12/01Fifth Third Bank's Retirement Plan Services Group Earns High Marks from PLANSPONSOR Magazine's Annual Defined Contribution Survey
Ninety-Seven Percent of Survey Respondents Would Recommend Fifth Third to a Colleague Fifth Third Bank is pleased to announce its high ratings from PLANSPONSOR Magazine's Fifth Annual Defined Contribution Survey. Published in the magazine's November issue, the results demonstrate Fifth Third's ongoing commitment to provide exceptional customer service and the best retirement plan and pension products available in the industry. Fifth Third earned 'Top Rated' or 'Commended' marks in th... 
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12/10/01Fifth Third Bank's Midwest Payment Systems Signs Processing Contract with Atlantic Coast Federal
Fifth Third Bank's Midwest Payment Systems (MPS) is pleased to announce that it has signed a five-year processing agreement to provide electronic fund transfer (EFT) processing services to Atlantic Coast Federal. Headquartered in Waycross, Georgia, Atlantic Coast Federal will utilize the Jeanie®, Pulse®, and NYCE®networks for debit and ATM card acceptance. Atlantic Coast Federal has $370 million in assets and 14 ATMs. "Midwest Payment Systems has solid partnerships with leaders in the te... 
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12/05/01Fifth Third Bank Launches e53 Direct to University of Southern Indiana
Internet checking account takes students' direct deposits of loans, payments Fifth Third Bank is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with the University of Southern Indiana to provide its new e53Direct service to their students. e53Direct is an automated deposit program that facilitates electronic deposits of student loan funds, scholarship awards, grants, PLUS loans or any other financial disbursements directly to students' checking accounts. University of Southe... 
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12/03/01Associated Grocers of Seattle, Inc. Chooses Fifth Third Bank for Credit Card Processing
Fifth Third Bank is pleased to announce that Associated Grocers of Seattle, Inc. has chosen Fifth Third Merchant Services to provide processing for Visa®, Mastercard®, American Express® and Discover® credit cards and debit point-of-sale transactions. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Associated Grocers is a retailer-owned cooperative that provides food, general merchandise, and retail services to approximately 300 independent grocers throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, Gua... 
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11/30/01Fifth Third's Midwest Payment Systems Signs Processing Contract with the Farmers Bank of Willards
Fifth Third's Midwest Payment Systems is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to provide electronic funds transfer (EFT) services to The Farmers Bank of Willards. Headquartered in Willards, Maryland, The Farmers Bank of Willards has $120 million in assets and three ATMs. "MPS had the best long-term solution for The Farmers Bank of Willards. Their services and custom technological capabilities are designed to help us meet our customers' needs," said Mary O'Connell, Vice Pres... 
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11/28/01Fifth Third Bank Announces Partnership with Cincinnati Waterworks for Electronic Bill Payment
Waterworks Customers Can Now Have Bills Paid Automatically on Due Dates! Fifth Third Bank is pleased to announce to the customers of Cincinnati Waterworks that the two companies have signed a deal for the Bank's automated bill payment service, BillPayer 2000®. The partnership means that Waterworks customers can now have their bills paid automatically on their due date for less than the cost of a postage stamp — only 30¢ per payment! There are no checks to write, no stamps to purchase and ... 
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11/27/01John C. Haller Joins Board of Directors of Fifth Third Bank, Kentucky, Inc. - Lexington
Fifth Third Bank is pleased to announce that John C. Haller has joined the Board of Directors of Fifth Third Bank, Kentucky, Inc.-Lexington. Lexington Fifth Third Bank President & CEO Samuel G. Barnes offers, "John is highly regarded for his leadership and financial savvy. As a pivotal player in the banking industry for nearly 35 years, John brings a wealth of expertise and insights that will be instrumental as Fifth Third continues to expand in the Bluegrass region." Mr. Halle... 
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11/26/01Neal E. Arnold to Lead Fifth Third Bank Investment Advisors
The Board of Directors of Fifth Third Bancorp recently appointed Neal E. Arnold, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, to lead the Fifth Third Bank Investment Advisors division. Mr. Arnold joined Fifth Third's Treasury Division in 1990 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 1998 and is currently responsible for investment portfolio management, funding, asset liability management, institutional investment sales and trading, and investor relations functions at Fifth Third.... 
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11/20/01Fifth Third's Midwest Payment Systems Announces Three Processing Contracts
Fifth Third's Midwest Payment Systems (MPS) is pleased to announce that it has signed agreements to provide electronic funds transfer processing (EFT) services to three financial institutions in the eastern U.S. MPS has signed new processing contracts with: GMAC Bank of Wilmington of Wilmington, Delaware which has $410 million in assets and one ATM. GMAC plans to issue over 144,000 Visa® Check Cards in 2001. Farmers and Merchants Bank headquartered in Timberville, Virgini... 
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11/16/01Fifth Third's Midwest Payment Systems Signs Processing Contract with United Community Bank of Lisle
Fifth Third Bank's Midwest Payment Systems (MPS) is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract to provide electronic funds transfer (EFT) and ATM processing services to United Community Bank of Lisle. Headquartered in Lisle, Illinois, United Community Bank has $95 million in assets and one ATM. "MPS' innovating processing services and the products that support them fit both our long- and short-term goals for our company," stated Nick Mustafa, Vice President, United Community Bank ... 
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11/09/01Fifth Third's Midwest Payment Systems Signs Processing Contract with First Financial Holdings, Inc.
Fifth Third's Midwest Payment Systems (MPS) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to provide electronic fund transfer (EFT) services to First Financial Holdings, Inc. Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, First Financial is the multiple thrift holding company of First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Charleston and Peoples Federal Savings & Loan Association of Conway. First Financial Holdings has $2.5 billion in assets, 47 branch offices and 45 ATMs. "MPS' in... 
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11/07/01Fifth Third Bancorp Reduces Prime Rate to 5.00%
Effective at the close of business today, November 7, 2001, prime rate will be reduced to 5.00 percent from 5.50 percent. Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $70 billion in assets, operates 16 affiliates and has 939 full-service Banking Centers, including 143 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 1,830 Jeanie® ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Florida.... 
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11/02/01Fifth Third's Gift Provides Free Mobile Health Screening
Recently, an older rural Ohio woman scheduled for surgery at a major metropolitan hospital took part in the Mobile Health Van's health screen and was found to have a critically low platelet count in her blood work. Her surgeon was immediately advised and the surgery postponed until her condition improved. Without a doubt her pre-surgery tests would have discovered this same condition but through Mobile Health Van's no-cost and convenient health screen, she was spared the time and expense of an u... 
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11/02/01Fifth Third Bank Introduces 24-hour Foreign Exchange Trading
Expanded Product Makes Fifth Third the Midwest's Only Bank To Offer Round-the-Clock International Trades Fifth Third Bank is pleased to announce that its clients now have 24-hour access to Fifth Third FX Internet TradingSM. One of the first Internet-based platforms for foreign exchange trading in the country, FX Internet Trading was debuted by Fifth Third last year to offer its corporate customers real-time exchange rates, detailed FX reporting, easy payment execution and state-of-the... 
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10/31/01Fifth Third Bancorp Acquires Remaining 51 Percent of Universal Companies
Acquisition opens new markets by adding product lines and processing services tailored to lower-volume merchants Fifth Third Bank's Midwest Payment Systems division — a leading provider of payment processing and EFT services — announced today that it has acquired the remaining 51 percent of privately-held Universal Companies (USB), a vertically-integrated payment processor based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Fifth Third Bank purchased 49 percent of Universal's outstanding common and preferre... 
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10/29/01Fifth Third Completes Merger of Kent Funds and Maxus Funds
Merger Diversifies Investment Styles, Fund Choices in the Fifth Third Funds Fifth Third Bank today announced the fund mergers of its acquired companies' mutual fund complexes, the Kent Funds and the Maxus Funds. The fund families were successfully merged into the Fifth Third Funds, which have $12 billion in assets. The newly integrated Fifth Third Funds expand upon the fund family's ' Quality Gr... 
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10/26/01Fifth Third Bank Awards Over $800,000 to 10 Educational Organizations
Fifth Third Bank, trustee for the Eleanor C.U. Alms Trust, Charles Moerlein Foundation, Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, Charles E. Schell Foundation, Ohio Valley Foundation, and the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund, is proud to award $813,000 in grants to various educational institutions and organizations. Fifth Third Bank President & CEO George A. Schaefer, Jr. offers, "Fifth Third has a long history of su... 
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10/25/01Cincinnati Steel Products Company Chooses Fifth Third Bank for Retirement Plan Services
Fifth Third Bank is pleased to announce an agreement to provide its profit sharing and retirement plan services to Cincinnati Steel Products Company. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Steel Products is a metal service center and toll processing facility. Fifth Third will manage Cincinnati Steel Products' $5 million profit sharing plan, as well as its $2 million 401(k) plan. "We are impressed ... 
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10/24/01YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Granted $550,000 from Fifth Third Bank
$110,000 Installment Presented to Y Metro Board On Wednesday, October 24th, representatives from Fifth Third Bank presented the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati's Metropolitan Board of Directors with the second installment this year of the $110,000 towards an overall gift of $550,000. The funds are designated for the future Carl and Edyth Lindner Family YMCA to be located in downtown Cincinnati. This fa... 
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10/22/01Fifth Third Bank Forms Partnership with Digestive Health Network for Depository and Treasury Management Services
Local Company Chooses Fifth Third for its Client-Focused Relationship Banking Fifth Third Bank is pleased to announce that has it formed a partnership with Digestive Health Network to provide depository and corporate treasury management services. Digestive Health Network will take advantage of Fifth Third's wholesale lockbox services, a part of the Bank's comprehensive corporate treasury management solutions ... 
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10/19/01Fifth Third's Midwest Payment Systems Signs Processing Contract with State Bank of Caledonia
Fifth Third Bank's Midwest Payment Systems (MPS) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to provide electronic fund transfer (EFT) processing services to the State Bank of Caledonia. The company will utilize the Jeanieâ, Pulseâ and NYCEâ networks for debit and ATM card acceptance. Headquartered in Caledonia, Michigan, State Bank of Caledonia has $178 million in assets and three ATMs. "Midwest Pay... 
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10/19/01Fifth Third Bank Extends Naming Rights Partnership; Baseball Stadium Renamed Fifth Third Ballpark
COMSTOCK PARK, MI - The West Michigan Whitecaps today announced a 10-year extension of their stadium naming rights agreement with Fifth Third Bank (Western Michigan), assuring continuation of the partnership between the organizations through the 2011 baseball season. In conjunction with the extension, the stadium has been renamed Fifth Third Ballpark. Financial terms of the naming agreement were not disclosed. "... 
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10/16/01Fifth Third Bancorp Reports 3rd Quarter Operating Earnings of $.62 per Share, Operating Earnings Up 17 Percent
Fifth Third Bancorp's operating earnings were $363,505,000 for the third quarter of 2001, up 17 percent, and $1,007,953,000 for the first nine months of 2001, up 14 percent, compared to $309,495,000 and $888,002,000 respectively, for the same periods in 2000. Operating earnings per diluted share were $.62 for the quarter, an increase of 15 percent over the $.54 posted in the same period in 2000 and exceeded expectations. For... 
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10/11/01Fechheimer Brothers Company Chooses Fifth Third Bank for Retirement Plan Services
Fifth Third Bank is pleased to announce an agreement to provide its retirement plan services to Fechheimer Brothers Company. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Fechheimer Brothers Company manufactures a complete range of professional uniforms. Fifth Third will manage Fechheimer's $15 million 401(k) plan, as well as its $1.5 million pension plan. "We are impressed with the level of service and the investment pro... 
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10/11/01Fifth Third Bank's Midwest Payment Systems Announces New Processing Contracts
Six U.S. Financial Institutions Sign on for Electronic Funds Transfer Services Fifth Third Bank is pleased to announce that its data processing subsidiary, Midwest Payment Systems (MPS), has signed agreements to provide electronic funds transfer (EFT) services to six new financial institutions across the United States. MPS has signed new processing contracts with: Community Bank of North Virgini... 
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10/10/01Fifth Third Bank Signs Leasing Agreement with Cincinnati Metropolitan Authority
Fifth Third Bank is pleased to announce that it has signed a tax-exempt municipal lease-purchase agreement with the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA). Established in 1933, CMHA's mission is to provide affordable housing at rentals which low-income families can afford. CMHA is the 17th largest public housing authority in the United States. For three consecutive years CMHA has received a high performance designa... 
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10/09/01Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce 3rd Quarter 2001 Earnings
Host Conference Call on October 16, 2001 at 8:30 AM EST Fifth Third Bancorp will report third quarter 2001 financial results on October 16, 2001. The earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com at 7a.m. EST. Fifth Third President & CEO George A. Schaefer, Jr. and Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Neal E. Arnold will host a short earnings highlights conference call at 8:3... 
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10/05/01Fifth Third's Midwest Payment Systems Sign Processing Contract with Frederick County Bank
Fifth Third's Midwest Payment Systems is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to provide electronic funds transfer (EFT) services to Frederick County Bank. Headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, Frederick County Bank opened this month with two branches and two ATMs. "Midwest Payment Systems provided the best long term processing solution for Frederick County Bank," said Marty Ladera, President, Fre... 
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