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Fifth Third: Campaign to serve military, vets

Statement as issued Thursday by the bank:

Fort Wayne – Today Fifth Third Bank Central Indiana announced plans for its annual campaign honoring the men and women who serve our country in the armed forces.

The employee-led fundraising effort will provide support to The American Legion’s Operation Comfort Warriors. Operation Comfort Warriors is dedicated to meeting the needs of veterans recovering from injuries sustained while protecting America.

“Every single person that lives in the United States benefits from the hard work, commitment and sacrifice of our nation’s soldiers,” said Nancy Huber, President of Fifth Third Bank Central Indiana. “We’re excited to engage the community to join us in demonstrating our gratitude to those who serve in the military through this annual event.”

Donations to Operation Comfort Warrior will be accepted at all Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana Fifth Third Bank branches through November 16, 2012. Fifth Third Bank will match all donations received up to a total of $10,000.

In addition to its fundraising efforts, Fifth Third Bank in partnership with the Fort Wayne Komets, will be honoring veterans at ceremonies held during each Komets home game. To nominate a veteran go to www.komets.com and click on Fan Zone. Selected veterans will be honored at special Military Salute ceremonies and will receive free tickets to the see the Komets play.

“The Komets are thrilled that Fifth Third Bank continues their commitment to the Fort Wayne community by providing us with the ability to recognize deserving members of the military past and present through our Fifth Third Bank Service Man/Woman of the Game and Military Salute,” said Scott A. Sproat, Fort Wayne Komets V.P./Co-Owner.

About Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $118 billion in assets and operates 15 affiliates with 1,321 full-service Banking Centers, including 105 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,403 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 June 30, 2012, had $291 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $25 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.” Fifth Third Bank. Member FDIC.

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