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Fifth Third Bank To Host Financial Workshops At Second Annual Valor Games Specifically Targeted To Help Chicago Area Veterans & Active Service Personnel

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Fifth Third Bank To Host Financial Workshops At Second Annual Valor Games Specifically Targeted To Help Chicago Area Veterans & Active Service Personnel09:30 EDT Tuesday, August 07, 201211 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 2012 Valor Games MidwestCHICAGO, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth Third Bank (Chicago) is a proud sponsor of the second annual Valor Games Midwest being held in Chicago Aug. 13-Aug. 15.  The Valor Games Midwest will be held at Soldier Field on Aug. 13, at U.S. Cellular Field on Aug. 14, and Armour Square Park on Aug. 15.  (For general event information visit www.valorgamesmidwest.com.)On Monday, Aug. 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the event's Resource Fair being held at Soldier Field, Fifth Third Bank will host financial related workshops specifically intended to address issues of interest and relevance to veterans and active-duty military personnel.  Among the workshops include first-time home buying, building and protecting your credit, identify protection, investment basics, financing for business owners and entrepreneurs, and more.  The day's schedule is as follows:  11 a.m.               Now is the Time to Buy:  First Time Homebuyer Tips11:30 a.m.        Building Your Credit ? Learn How to Increase Your Credit Score12 p.m.               Protect Your Home & Cash Flow ? Refinancing Options & Foreclosure Prevention12:30 p.m.          Mortgage Trends ? Understanding Today's Lending Environment1 p.m.              Protect Your Identity ? Tips to Prevent Identity Theft1:30 p.m.      Investment Basics ? Strategies to Reach Your Financial Goals2 p.m.             Financing Options for Business Owners ? Learn About Unique Loans for Veterans2:30 p.m.     Now is the Time to Buy:  First Time Homebuyer Tips3 p.m.            Building Your Credit ? Learn How to Increase Your Credit Score3:30 p.m.        Protect Your Home & Cash Flow ? Refinancing Options & Foreclosure Prevention"We are proud to support the Valor Games Midwest and provide a variety of engaging financial seminars on opening day to help those who serve our country reach their financial goals and offer veterans our unique programs and services," said Robert A. Sullivan, President & CEO, Fifth Third Bank (Chicago).About Fifth Third BankFifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $118 billion in assets and operates 15 affiliates with 1,322 full-service Banking Centers, including 105 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,409 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 39% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC, formerly Fifth Third Processing Solutions, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of June 30, 2012, had $291 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $25 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.   ABOUT WORLD SPORT CHICAGO World Sport Chicago (WSC) is an Illinois nonprofit working to enhance the lives of Chicago's residents through active participation in sport. The organization focuses on increasing the availability and access of athletic programming for under-served communities. WSC serves as the legacy of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is proud to be designated by the United States Olympic Committee as one of seven national Community Olympic Development Program partners and the co-founder of the Chicago Paralympic Development Program. Recognizing that important values underlie athletics, WSC supports programming in value-based athletics, coach training and establishing new sports programs. Patrick G. Ryan is chairman of the board, William Scherr, an Olympic medalist in wrestling, serves as president; and Scott Myers serves as executive director. For more information, visit http://www.worldsportchicago.org. Media Contact: Andrew Hayes 312-823-4333andrew.hayes@53.comSOURCE Fifth Third Bank