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Fifth Third traces its origins to the Bank of the Ohio Valley, which opened its doors in Cincinnati in 1858.

Fifth Third Center
38 Fountain Square Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45263

In 1871, the Bank of the Ohio Valley was purchased by the Third National Bank. With the turn of the century came the union of the Third National Bank and the Fifth National Bank, and eventually the organization became known as "Fifth Third Bank."

Fifth Third Bank has a rich legacy of community support. In 1948, it became the first financial institution in the United States to establish a charitable foundation. Today, it continues to invest the time, resources and people to help build a better tomorrow in the communities it serves. Corporate Social Responsibility.

More information about Fifth Third Bank's community commitment can be found by visiting the In The Community section.

Kevin T. Kabat is vice chairman & chief executive officer of Fifth Third Bancorp. Mr. Kabat assumed the role of vice chairman in September 2012 and chief executive officer in April 2007. He previously served as president of Fifth Third from June 2006 through September 2012. Mr. Kabat previously served as executive vice president of Fifth Third since December 2003, and led both retail and affiliate banking since August 2004. Prior to this role, he served as president & CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Western Michigan). He was the vice chairman and president of Old Kent Bank, which was acquired by Fifth Third Bancorp in 2001. He joined Old Kent in 1982.

For information about the executive management team, visit the Fifth Third Bancorp's Executive Officers page.

For information about the board of directors, visit the Fifth Third Bancorp's Board of Directors page.

Charles A. Hinsch
Fifth Third National Bank
President 1908-1919
Fifth Third Union Trust Company
President 1919-1928

John J. Rowe
Fifth Third Union Trust Company
President 1934-1955
CEO & Chairman 1955-1957

Carlton Hill
Fifth Third Union Trust Company
President 1955-1963
Chairman 1962-1966

William S. Rowe
Fifth Third Union Trust Company
President 1963-1979
Chairman 1979-1985

Clement L. Buenger
Fifth Third Bancorp
President & CEO 1979-1989
Chairman 1989-1993

George A. Schaefer, Jr.
Fifth Third Bancorp
President 1989-2006
CEO 1991-2007
Chairman 2006-2008

Kevin T. Kabat
Fifth Third Bancorp
Vice Chairman 2012-present
CEO 2007-present
President 2006-2012
Chairman 2008-2010

William Isaac
Fifth Third Bancorp
Chairman 2010-2014

Greg D. Carmichael
Fifth Third Bancorp
President 2012-present

James P. Hackett
Fifth Third Bancorp
Chairman 2014-present

Fifth Third Bank operates 1,300 banking center locations, including 100 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,300 ATMs throughout its 12-state geographic footprint.

Fifth Third Bancorp is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol FITB.

Fifth Third is among the top 20 largest bank holding companies in the country and ranked #361 on Fortune's 2014 Fortune 500 listing. View additional accolades and rankings.

Fifth Third Bancorp currently has $139 billion in assets.

Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third also has a 22.8% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Fifth Third Bank operates 15 affiliate banks in 12 states. For more information view the Regions We Serve

Fifth Third operates 15 affiliates:

  • Fifth Third Bank (Cincinnati)
  • Fifth Third Bank (Central Ohio)
  • Fifth Third Bank (Northeastern Ohio)
  • Fifth Third Bank (Northwestern Ohio)
  • Fifth Third Bank (Western Michigan)
  • Fifth Third Bank (Eastern Michigan)
  • Fifth Third Bank (Chicago)
  • Fifth Third Bank (Indiana)
  • Fifth Third Bank (St. Louis)
  • Fifth Third Bank (Kentucky)
  • Fifth Third Bank (South Florida)
  • Fifth Third Bank (North Florida)
  • Fifth Third Bank (Tennessee)
  • Fifth Third Bank (North Carolina)
  • Fifth Third Bank (Georgia)

The Fifth Third Bank lapel pin was created in 1983 as part of a suggestion box campaign. If an employee's suggestion was implemented, he/she was rewarded with a lapel pin. After the suggestion box campaign ended, the extra pins were distributed throughout the corporate office.

While the pin became a popular accessory changing shapes and colors throughout the years, it was not widely distributed to all employees until the late 1980's.

In 1989, Fifth Third introduced its Hall of Fame pin, commemorating longtime spokesman Johnny Bench's election to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

In 2001, the lapel pin went magnetic after employees shared concern about damaging their blouses and suits with the pushpin. In 2004, Fifth Third Bank introduced a silver pin option in addition to the gold.

In October of 2007 the Fifth Third pin went pink to commemorate the national breast cancer awareness month and to raise money for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign.

In 2008, employees received commemorative anniversary pins to celebrate Fifth Third's 150th year in banking.

Fifth Third Bank unveiled a new brand identity – The curious bank – in February 2012. The new brand reflects important changes made to the way the Bank does business, including its consultative sales approach and customer focus. Curious people ask better questions, listen carefully and find better answers. Fifth Third Bank seeks to be curious about its customers’ needs, about the way things could be made easier, and about how it can innovate products and services. Read the brand launch announcement here.

Updated as of December 31, 2014.