CINCINNATI—Fifth Third Bank, National Association, today announced that in observance of Juneteenth it will close its offices at 2 p.m. local time on Friday, June 19 across its footprint, and respectfully requests that customers plan their banking center transactions accordingly. Juneteenth (also known as Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day or Freedom Day) is the observance of the ending of slavery in the United States. The holiday links back to June 19, 1865, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, with the news that the Civil War had ended and the slaves were free.
"As we consider the tremendous significance of this day and what it represents, it also reminds us of how far we still must go to have equality and inclusion for all," said Greg D. Carmichael, chairman, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp. "As we observe Juneteenth, each of us should pause, reflect, and contemplate its significance and what it meant 155 years ago, what it means today, and how we might take action to make tomorrow better for everyone. While it is only one small step toward a more racially just and equitable organization and community, we believe it is a step in the right direction."
Fifth Third recommends that customers needing to visit banking centers on June 19 plan transactions for earlier in the day, as well as to continue to leverage all of the digital banking tools and resources for self-service banking and account access through mobile, online and voice banking services, and the Bank’s network of approximately 53,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States.
Speaking to Fifth Third employees, Carmichael stated, "We are on this journey together, and we can individually and collectively be a part of the positive change our country so desperately needs. Together, we are committed to being a part of this change."
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, National Association, a federally chartered institution. As of March 31, 2020, Fifth Third had $185 billion in assets and operated 1,123 full-service banking centers and 2,464 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 March 31, 2020, had $374 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $42 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, National Association. Member FDIC.