DAYTON, OH—Fifth Third Bank today announced a multiyear agreement to be an official sponsor of the University of Dayton Athletics. The partnership will include signage at UD arena, special fan experiences at men’s and women’s basketball games and community events, Fifth Third Bank ATMs, digital advertising and more.
“Our new partnership with the University of Dayton Athletics is part of our ongoing commitment to the Dayton community, which is a key member of the Fifth Third family,” said Greg D. Carmichael, chairman, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank, who is also a UD graduate. “We are looking forward to contributing to creating fun and memorable game day experiences for all UD fans.”
The Fifth Third and UD Athletics partnership will officially kick off at the beginning of the 2019-2020 basketball season.
“The University of Dayton is a key driver of economic growth and rising talent. Our partnership underscores our commitment and dedication to making a difference in the lives of the people and communities that we serve across our region,” added Doug Compton, senior vice president and Dayton city executive, Fifth Third Bank.
“We are pleased to have the support of Fifth Third Bank,” said Neil Sullivan, vice president/director, University of Dayton Athletics. “This sponsorship speaks to the collaborative nature of Fifth Third and UD. This relationship will allow us to bring more opportunities and programs to our fans.”
About Fifth Third
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, an Ohio-chartered bank. As of June 30, 2019, Fifth Third had $169 billion in assets and operated 1,207 full-service Banking Centers and 2,551 ATMs with Fifth Third branding in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. In total, Fifth Third provides its customers with access to approximately 53,000 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 is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of June 30, 2019, had $399 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $46 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. Deposit and Credit products are offered by Fifth Third Bank. Member FDIC.
About University of Dayton Athletics
The University of Dayton Division of Athletics sponsors 17 high-quality varsity programs, led by nationally recognized basketball programs, which advance the University's goal of being recognized as a distinctive, top-tier Catholic research university. All Flyer intercollegiate teams participate at the NCAA Division I level. The Flyer football team competes in the Division I FCS non-scholarship Pioneer Football League, and women's golf plays in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, while all other UD sports compete in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Sporting News named the Flyer fans the best in the nation – and UD Arena has ranked in the top 30 in the nation for home attendance for 22 consecutive seasons. The Flyers rank among the top in the nation with a 93 percent Graduation Success Rate and currently boast a 3.37 cumulative GPA. In addition, UD student-athletes are service- and community-minded, combining for more than 2,000 volunteer hours every year.