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Fifth Third Bancorp's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 19, 2012 9:30 am ET

Executives

Jeff Richardson - Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Analysis

Kevin T. Kabat - Chief Executive Officer, President, Executive Director, Member of Trust Committee and Member of Finance Committee

Daniel T. Poston - Chief Financial officer and Executive Vice President

Bruce K. Lee - Chief Credit Officer and Executive Vice President

Tayfun Tuzun - Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Analysts

Ken A. Zerbe - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

Kenneth M. Usdin - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

Leanne Erika Penala - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Kevin J. St. Pierre - Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC., Research Division

Brian Foran - Nomura Securities Co. Ltd., Research Division

Todd L. Hagerman - Sterne Agee & Leach Inc., Research Division

Paul J. Miller - FBR Capital Markets & Co., Research Division

Craig Siegenthaler - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good morning. My name is Kenya and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the Fifth Third Bank Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] Mr. Richardson, you may begin your conference.

Jeff Richardson

Thanks, Kenya. Good morning. Today we'll be talking with you about our first quarter 2012 results. This call may contain certain forward-looking statements about Fifth Third pertaining to our financial condition, results of operations, plans and objectives. These statements involve certain risks and uncertainties. There are a number of factors that could cause results to differ materially from historical performance in these statements. We've identified some of these factors in our forward-looking cautionary statement at the end of our earnings release and in other materials, and we encourage you to review them. Fifth Third undertakes no obligation and would not expect to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this call.

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