CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 17, 2017--
Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) and the Fifth Third Bank Foundation
collectively contributed more than $500,000 to support relief efforts
for those impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
Greg Carmichael, president and CEO of Fifth Third, said donations to the
American Red Cross and the Salvation Army are a tangible sign of the
Bank’s commitment to improving lives.
“We are focused on putting the customer at the center of everything we
do and our employees are the driving force behind our work,” Carmichael
said. “Disasters such as this season’s hurricanes affect the communities
that so many of our customers and employees call home. Through our
financial donations and volunteer service hours, we are dedicated to
helping them recover and flourish.”
In addition to monetary support and a match on employee and customer
Third provided short-term special assistance to customers in
hurricane-affected areas in the form of waived or refunded fees.
Financial empowerment mobiles, or eBuses, traveled across Florida
providing help with FEMA assistance forms and serving as a Wi-Fi
hotspot, cell phone charging station and cooling station. The Bank also
hosted a variety of events that focused on one-on-one financial
counseling and workshops for small businesses. And employees volunteered
over 200 service hours as they assisted those affected by the
hurricanes. Employee volunteer efforts and personal commitments further
extended the Bank’s reach after the crises.
About Fifth Third
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company
headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. As of Sept. 30, 2017, the Company had
$142 billion in assets and operated 1,155 full-service Banking Centers
and 2,465 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida,
Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. In total, Fifth
Third provides its customers with access to more than 45,000 fee-free
ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main
businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and
Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third also has an 8.6 percent interest
in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers
in the Midwest and, as of Sept. 30, 2017, had $348 billion in assets
under care, of which it managed $36 billion for individuals,
corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its Trust and
Registered Investment Advisory businesses. Investor
information and press
releases can be viewed at www.53.com.
Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq® Global Select Market
under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858.
About The Fifth Third Foundation
The Foundation Office at Fifth Third Bank administers charitable giving
for Fifth Third Bancorp. Fifth Third Bank is proud to serve as trustee,
co-trustee or agent for over 70 private and corporate foundations.
Additionally, the Foundation Office oversees philanthropic giving
through the Fifth Third Foundation. The respective committees review all
grant requests for which Fifth Third Bank serves as trustee, co-trustee
or agent. Grants for programming in education, the arts, community
development, and health and human services are considered, in addition
to the specific funding interests originally identified by the
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Danielle Jones, 513-534-0162