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Fifth Third Bank

News Release


Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Fourth Quarter Dividend


Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared its fourth quarter 2007 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.44, an increase of 10 percent over the $0.40 per share declared in December 2006. The cash dividend is payable on January 22, 2008 to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2007.

As a reminder, Fifth Third Bancorp expects to report fourth quarter and full year 2007 financial results on January 22, 2008. The earnings announcement will be available at at approximately 6:30 AM ET. The Company will host a conference call at approximately 8:30 AM ET to discuss results.

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 Fifth Third's common stock is traded through the NASDAQ(R) National Global Select Market System under the symbol "FITB."