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Fifth Third Bank

News Release

 

Fifth Third Bancorp Announces First Quarter 2008 Dividend

3/18/08

Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today declared its first quarter 2008 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.44. The cash dividend is payable on April 22, 2008 to shareholders of record as of March 31, 2008.

As a reminder, Fifth Third Bancorp will report first quarter 2008 financial results on April 22, 2008. The earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com 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. The Company has $111 billion in assets, operates 18 affiliates with 1,227 full-service Banking Centers, including 102 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,211 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri and Georgia. 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 December 31, 2007, has $223 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $33 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 on the NASDAQ® National Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.”