Fifth Third Employees Provide 550,000 Meals to Fight Hunger:
Fifth Third Day Marked by Fundraising, Food Collections
Cincinnati – Fifth Third Bancorp today announced that its 21,000 employees celebrated Fifth Third Day by providing more than 550,000 meals to fight hunger throughout its 12-state footprint.
Fifth Third Day is celebrated annually on May 3, 5/3 on the calendar. For more than 20 years, the Bank has used its holiday to recognize the contribution of its employees, thank its valued customers and support communities where it operates. This is the second year that all 18 of the Company's affiliates have joined together to support the fight against hunger. Fifth Third provided more than 340,000 meals in 2012.
"Fifth Third Day is a perfect opportunity for our Company to reach out into our local markets and demonstrate the Bank's commitment to improving the lives of our customers and the well-being of the communities we serve," said Kevin T. Kabat, vice chairman and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp. "We saw overwhelming support last year toward our common goal of fighting hunger and dedicated our 2013 celebrations again to this important effort."
Each of Fifth Third's 18 affiliates identified needs in their local communities and designed their holiday celebrations. For example, employees in St. Louis volunteered to serve meals at the St. Louis Veterans Home. Fifth Third Bank (Central Ohio) sold paper apples to benefit Children's Hunger Alliance, as well as hosted the Feeding our Community Kids Carnival for Children's Hunger Alliance after-school program participants. In conjunction with the Kane County Cougars, employees in Chicago launched a "Strike Out Hunger" campaign that encouraged fans to bring non-perishable food items to the ballpark. Many affiliates, including Fifth Third Bank (Georgia) and Fifth Third Bank (Cincinnati) sold "Shields of Recognition" to recognize employee accomplishments as well as make a donation to local food pantries. Fifth Third Bank (South Florida) worked with The Salvation Army to collect non-perishable food items at all local banking centers.
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $121 billion in assets and operates 18 affiliates with 1,321 full-service Banking Centers, including 104 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,439 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third also has a 33% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of March 31, 2013, had $318 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $27 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." Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Member FDIC.