Stephanie Honan 513.534.6957

Fifth Third Bank

News Release

 

Fifth Third Bancorp Lowers Prime Rate to 7.25%

12/11/07

Effective Tuesday, December 11, 2007 Fifth Third Bancorp lowered its prime rate to 7.25 percent from 7.50 percent.

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. As of September 30, 2007, the Company had $104 billion in assets, operated 18 affiliates with 1,181 full-service Banking Centers, including 104 Bank Mart(R) locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,153 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Missouri. Fifth Third operates five main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, Investment Advisors and Fifth Third Processing Solutions. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of September 30, 2007, had $232 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $34 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 through the NASDAQ(R) National Global Select Market System under the symbol "FITB." Member FDIC.