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Fifth 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 Series G dividend is payable on Friday, March 30, 2012 to shareholders of record as of Friday, March 23, 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 with 1,316 full-service Banking Centers, including 105 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,412 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third also has a 49% interest in Vantiv, LLC, formerly Fifth Third Processing Solutions, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of December 31, 2011, had $282 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $24 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® National Global Select Market under the symbol "FITB."

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Fifth Third Bancorp
Jim Eglseder (Investors), 513-534-8424
Rich Rosen, CFA (Investors), 513-534-3307
Debra DeCourcy, APR (Media), 513-534-4153