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Fifth Third Bank adds two members to North Carolina Board of Directors

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Fifth Third Bank adds two members to North Carolina Board of Directors13:46 EST Wednesday, March 06, 2013CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth Third Bank today announced the appointment of Dr. Ronald Carter, president of Johnson C. Smith University, and Debra Plousha Moore, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Carolinas Healthcare System, to the Board of Directors of its North Carolina Affiliate. "We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Carter and Debra Plousha Moore join our Board of Directors here in North Carolina. They are both highly respected leaders in the community and their insight and experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow our franchise in Charlotte and the Carolinas," said Tom Heiks, president of Fifth Third's North Carolina Affiliate. "Fifth Third Bank is a well respected company and has established a strong presence in the Carolinas in a short period of time. They are a very community focused bank that shares many of the same values as Johnson C. Smith University. I am delighted to join the North Carolina board and look forward to helping Fifth Third further strengthen relationships in the marketplace," said Dr. Ronald Carter. "I am very pleased to join Fifth Third Bank's North Carolina Board. They are a highly regarded leader within the financial industry and I look forward to helping them build their reputation as the one bank people most value and trust here in the Carolinas," said Debra Plousha Moore.About Fifth Third BancorpFifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $122 billion in assets and operates 15 affiliates with 1,325 full-service Banking Centers, including 106 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,415 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 December 31, 2012, had $308 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.  Member FDIC.  SOURCE Fifth Third BancorpFor further information: George Dick, +1-704-688-4803, george.dick@53.com