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
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 the communities it operates. The Company works to make a
positive impact through its service to:
Consumers: The Bank strives to financially empower
people of all ages so they possess the knowledge and tools necessary
to avoid financial pitfalls and achieve their goals. Programs include
the Young Bankers Club, sponsorship of Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in
Personal Finance curriculum for high school students and the
Bank’s Financial Empowerment Mobiles, which are 40-foot metro buses
that travel to underserved areas to provide financial education and
access to traditional banking services.
Communities: By striving to be a collaborative partner
with local neighborhoods, the Bank works to help create and sustain
vibrant and healthy environments where all people can flourish.
Efforts include grants through our Enterprise Investment Fund,
strategic investments through the Fifth Third Community Development
Corporation and philanthropic gifts through our Fifth Third Foundation.
Businesses: Fifth Third Bank is dedicated to being a
Trusted Advisor to businesses of all sizes to help drive employment
and development within local communities, including the opening of new
branches in low- and moderate-income areas. The Bank also works to
support early stage businesses through a new Direct Investment Program.
Employees: The Bank’s mission is to be an Employer of
Choice, a dynamic place where employees want to work, and also to
support the causes and issues they care about. The Bank’s employees
donated $6.3 million to United Way in 2011 and encourage the Bank’s
sponsorship of local events ranging from health-related fundraisers to
addressing basic community needs like hunger and shelter.
Environment: The Bank’s sustainability program focuses
on improving energy efficiency and facilitating recycling. The Bank
opened its first two banking centers certified LEED Gold by the U.S.
Green Building Council in 2011 and also implemented a campus-wide
recycling and food scrap composting program at its Madisonville campus
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 1,318 full-service Banking
Centers, including 105 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week
inside select grocery stores and 2,394 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 39% interest in Vantiv
Holding, LLC, formerly Fifth Third Processing Solutions, LLC. Fifth
Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of
March 31, 2012, had $296 billion in assets under care, of which it
managed $26 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit
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Fifth Third's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® National Global
Select Market under the symbol "FITB." Fifth Third Bank. Member FDIC
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Stacie R. Haas, 513-534-5113