Fifth Third Bancorp Becomes Premium Member of United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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 head

of Retail Banking, Fifth Third Bank (Tampa Bay) will serve on the Senior

Executive Council Advisory Board (SECAB), which serves as an important

link between the USHCC and Fortune 500 corporations with buying power.

SECAB advises the USHCC on business issues affecting Hispanic business;

on the USHCC’s major conferences; and on purchasing, recruitment, trade,

public policy and other issues affecting business interests.

Louise Gissendaner, Fifth Third Bancorp’s vice president and

community outreach manager, will serve on the Procurement Council

Advisory Board (PCAB). The board works with USHCC leadership to educate,

provide guidance and develop strategy that advances and expands the

level of procurement opportunities for Hispanic businesses. The Board is

responsible for ensuring that the best practices, policies and programs

created and advanced by the Board are reflected in the community’s

overall procurement practices.

Gregory Imm, senior vice president & director of Community

Affairs, said, “The Hispanic community is the fastest-growing emerging

market. Our membership and active engagement with the USHCC will enable

us to reach out to the Hispanic community on a national level. It also

will enable us to expand our relationships with Hispanic-owned

businesses and provide a means for us to better understand the needs,

concerns and challenges that Hispanic businesses face.”

Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) 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 2,405 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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