Fifth Third Bank today announced that nearly 18,000 employees will celebrate Fifth Third Day by working to provide 1 million meals to feed the hungry across the Bank's 10-state footprint. The month-long food drive will include donations, canned good drives and employee volunteer efforts.

"Celebrated annually on May 3, or 5/3 on the calendar, Fifth Third Day is our opportunity to celebrate both the spirit behind our Company and the people behind our pin," said Greg Carmichael, president and CEO. "It's a day for us to come together to recognize each other, celebrate our customers and above all, to serve our communities."

The Bank has celebrated Fifth Third Day for over 25 years, and the philanthropic component has long been part of the event. This year, the goal is bigger than ever - to provide 1 million meals to families in need throughout the Bank's 10-state footprint. By extending efforts to feed communities across the full month of May, Fifth Third expects to make an even greater impact.

"Fifth Third is fully committed to building stronger communities," said Brian Lamb, executive vice president and chief corporate responsibility and reputation officer. "We're proud to use our special day as another visible reminder of that commitment. Through products and services, volunteerism, thought leadership, financial empowerment programs, community development and civic engagement, we work hard to improve lives. It's what we do."

For more on Fifth Third Bank's commitment to the community, including details on the Bank's $30 billion, five-year community development plan, visit 53.com/commitment.

About Fifth Third

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. As of March 31, 2017, the Company had $140 billion in assets and operated 1,155 full-service Banking Centers and 2,471 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Wealth & Asset Management. As of March 31, 2017, Fifth Third also had a 17.8 percent interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of March 31, 2017, had $323 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $33 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its Trust, Brokerage and Insurance businesses. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third's common stock is traded on the Nasdaq® Global Select Market under the symbol "FITB." Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.

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