Fifth Third Bank

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Fifth Third Bancorp
S&P 500 Component
Financial services
FoundedJune 17, 1858
HeadquartersCincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Number of locations1,312 (December 2010)[1]
Key peopleKevin Kabat,
Chairman, President/CEO
Revenuedecrease US$ 7.218 billion (2010)[1]
Operating incomeincrease US$ 940 million (2010)[1]
Net incomeincrease US$ 753 million (2010)[1]
Total assetsdecrease US$ 111.007 billion (2010)[1]
Total equityincrease US$ 14.080 billion (2010)[1]
Employees21,613 (December 2010)[1]
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Fifth Third Bancorp
S&P 500 Component
Financial services
FoundedJune 17, 1858
HeadquartersCincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Number of locations1,312 (December 2010)[1]
Key peopleKevin Kabat,
Chairman, President/CEO
Revenuedecrease US$ 7.218 billion (2010)[1]
Operating incomeincrease US$ 940 million (2010)[1]
Net incomeincrease US$ 753 million (2010)[1]
Total assetsdecrease US$ 111.007 billion (2010)[1]
Total equityincrease US$ 14.080 billion (2010)[1]
Employees21,613 (December 2010)[1]

Fifth Third Bank (5/3 Bank) is a U.S. regional banking corporation, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and is the principal subsidiary of holding company Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQFITB).

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company with $111 billion in assets, operates 15 affiliates with 1,232 full-service Banking Centers, including 106 Bank Mart locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,213 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina and Missouri.

Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of December 31, 2007, has $223 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $33 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations.[2]

The company engages in five main lending and banking practices: Branch Banking, Consumer lending, Commercial Banking, Investment Advisors, and Fifth Third Processing Solutions. They also operate a Title insurance division.

Fifth Third Bank operates under an Ohio charter.

Fifth Third did not cut jobs as rapidly as many competitors did during the financial crisis.[3]



Fifth Third National Bank logo c.1922
Fifth Third Bank headquarters building in Cincinnati, Ohio
Fifth Third Bank offices at 1000 Town Center in Southfield, Michigan.
Fifth Third tower among the towers in Downtown Evansville, Indiana, including Evansville-based rival Old National Bank at left.

Fifth Third Bank's history can be traced back to June 17, 1858, when the Bank of the Ohio Valley opened in Cincinnati. The Third National Bank organized five years later, on June 23, 1863, and on April 29, 1871, the younger bank acquired the older one, beginning a 130-year history of banking acquisitions and mergers, with numerous smaller banks being absorbed and renamed.[4]

The Fifth Third name

Fifth Third's unusual name is the result of the June 1, 1908 merger of Third National Bank and Fifth National Bank, to become the Fifth Third National Bank of Cincinnati.[4] While Third National was the senior partner, the merger took place during a period when prohibitionist ideas were gaining popularity, it is legend that "Fifth Third" was better than "Third Fifth," which could be construed as a reference to three "fifths" of alcohol.[5] The name went through several changes over the years until, on March 24, 1969, it was changed to Fifth Third Bank.[4]

Community outreach


Kevin T. Kabat President, Chairman and CEO

Daniel T. Poston Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Paul L. Reynolds Executive Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel

Greg D. Carmichael Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Mark Hazel Controller

Mahesh Sankaran Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Charles Drucker Executive Vice President

Robert A. Sullivan Executive Vice President

Bruce K. Lee Executive Vice President

Mary E. Tuuk Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Terry E. Zink Executive Vice President

Larry Magnesen Chief Marketing Officer[6]

Board of directors

New Fifth Third Bank branch in Springboro, Ohio.
Older Fifth Third location in Xenia, Ohio.

Kevin T. Kabat President, Chairman, & CEO Fifth Third Bancorp

Robert L. Koch II President & CEO Koch Enterprises, Inc.

Mitchel D. Livingston, Ph.D. Vice President for Student Affairs University of Cincinnati

Darryl F. Allen Retired Chairman President & CEO Aeroquip-Vickers, Inc.

Hendrik G. Meijer Co-Chairman Meijer, Inc.

John F. Barrett President & CEO The Western & Southern Life Insurance Company

James E. Rogers Chairman, President & CEO Duke Energy Corporation

Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr. President ERJ Inc. and Manna, Inc.

John J. Schiff, Jr. Chairman Cincinnati Financial Corporation

James P. Hackett President, CEO & Director Steelcase, Inc.

Dudley S. Taft President Taft Broadcasting Company

Gary R. Heminger President and CEO Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Thomas W. Traylor Chairman & CEO Traylor Bros., Inc.

Allen M. Hill Retired President & CEO DPL, Inc.

Executive Committee Kevin T. Kabat, Chairman James P. Hackett Robert L. Koch II Allen M. Hill Dudley S. Taft

Compensation Committee Allen M. Hill, Chairman James P. Hackett Hendrik G. Meijer James E. Rogers

Audit Committee Gary R. Heminger, Chairman Ulysses L. Bridgemann, Jr. Darryl F. Allen, Vice Chairman Robert L. Koch II John F. Barrett

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Dudley S. Taft, Chairman Mitchel D. Livingston, Ph.D. Darryl F. Allen James E. Rogers

Risk and Compliance Committee John F. Barrett, Chairman Hendrik G. Meijer Gary R. Heminger Thomas W. Traylor Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr.

Trust Committee Mitchel D. Livingston, Ph.D., Chairman Kevin T. Kabat John J. Schiff, Jr.

Fifth Third in the news

In January 2007, the New York Times published an article "Data Breach Could Affect Millions". "Yesterday, Fifth Third Bank of Cincinnati was identified as the sponsoring bank that handles TJX’s accounts, which makes it responsible for ensuring that the retailer met the industry’s data security standards."[7] It was later found that potentially 45.7 million credit card numbers were compromised. This, from the Associated Press, "TJX says its computer systems were first breached in July 2005 by a hacker or hackers who accessed information from customer transactions dating to January 2003. TJX says it didn’t find out about the breach until about three months ago.... The filing also says, “We believe that the intruder had access to the decryption tool for the encryption software utilized by TJX.”[8]

Recent acquisitions and mergers

The Fifth Third footprint

In 1999, the company completed the acquisition of Enterprise Federal Bancorp Inc., one of the biggest thrifts in the Cincinnati area. The purchase, estimated at $96.4 million, provided Fifth Third with 11 additional branches in greater Cincinnati. Fifth Third also acquired Ashland Bankshares, Inc. and subsidiary Bank of Ashland, both based in Kentucky. The $80 million purchase gave Fifth Third four more branches, as well as $160 million in assets. Fifth Third also began to implement plans to expand further into Florida and acquired South Florida Bank Holding Corp. in June, adding another four branches to its Florida roster. Additional expansion into the Cleveland, Ohio, area came with the acquisition of Emerald Financial Corp. for $204 million. Fifth Third also acquired Cleveland-based Emerald Financial Corp. and its subsidiary, Strongsville Savings Bank.

In May 2007, Fifth Third announced the acquisition of R-G Crown Bank of Casselberry, Florida. This purchase added thirty branches in Florida and three in Georgia to Fifth Third's branch network. The transaction closed in the fourth quarter of 2007.[9]

On August 16, 2007, Fifth Third announced the purchase of First Charter Bank of Charlotte, North Carolina.[10] As part of this transaction, Fifth Third entered the North Carolina market with 57 branches, and the Atlanta market with two branches.[11] On April 16, 2008, the Federal Reserve Bank approved the transaction for Fifth Third Bank to acquire First Charter. [12] The acquisition was completed in June 2008.[13]

On September 25, 2007, Fifth Third announced the acquisition of nine branch locations in Atlanta, GA, from First Horizon National Corporation.[14] On February 7, 2008, First Horizon canceled the sale of the branches to Fifth Third, as the sale price suddenly became unacceptable to FHN. Then, on March 25, 2008, news outlets reported that the sale was reinstated.[15]

On October 31, 2008, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced that all deposits of Florida-based Freedom Bank (which was shut down the same day) would be assumed by Fifth Third Bank.[16]

On March 30, 2009 Fifth Third announced a joint venture with Advent International, selling off 51% of their credit card processing gem Fifth Third Processing Solutions. The new company Fifth Third Processing Solutions LLC will go into effect June 2009. Advent International paid a reported $561 million in cash although, the deal is set to the amount of $1.25 billion altogether.

Fifth Third was rumored to be one of the front runners alongside Huntington Bancshares to buy the National City branches in the Pittsburgh and Erie regions that PNC Financial Services was required to sell off by the United States Department of Justice as part of PNC's deal to acquire National City in 2008.[17] Had Fifth Third bought the branches, it would've greatly expanded the bank's presence in the Pittsburgh region (where Fifth Third has opened a small handful of branches over the past few years as opposed to acquiring a rival bank) as well as enter the Erie market. Ultimately, PNC sold the bulk of the overlapping branches to First Niagara Bank.

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "2010 Form 10-K, Fifth Third Bancorp". United States Securities and Exchange Commission. 
  2. ^ Press release
  3. ^ Watkins, Steve (2011-02-18). "Through banking crisis, Fifth Third avoided mass layoffs". 
  4. ^ a b c "Fifth Third Bank History and Expansion (PDF)". Fifth Third Bank. 2005. Retrieved 2006-09-01. [dead link]
  5. ^ Adams, Cecil (2002-01-18). "The Straight Dope: What gives with Fifth Third Bank?". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 2006-09-02. 
  6. ^ Fifth Third Promotes Larry Magnesen to Chief Marketing Officer
  7. ^ Dash, Eric (2007-01-19). "Data Breach Could Affect Millions". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-04-24. 
  8. ^ "T.J. Maxx data theft worse than first reported". Associated Press. 2007-03-29. Retrieved 2007-04-24. 
  9. ^ "Fifth Third Bancorp Buys R-G Crown Bank". Associated Press. 2007-05-21. Retrieved 2007-08-16. [dead link]
  10. ^ McLaughlin, Tim (2007-08-16). "Fifth Third to buy First Charter". Reuters. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  11. ^ Boye, Will (2008-01-25). "Fifth Third still committed to First Charter purchase". Retrieved 2008-04-03. 
  12. ^ "Fed Approves Fifth Third's First Charter Buyout". 2008-04-16. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  13. ^ "Fifth Third Bancorp acquires First Charter". Banking Business Review. 2008-06-09. Retrieved 2008-06-30. 
  14. ^ "Fifth Third to Expand Presence in Atlanta with Branch Purchase from First Horizon". Fifth Third Bank. 2007-09-25. Retrieved 2007-10-10. 
  15. ^ "Fifth Third Issues Statement Regarding Cancellation of First Horizon Branch Sale in Atlanta". Fifth Third Bank. 2008-02-08. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
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  17. ^ Sabatini, Patricia (2009-03-21). "FNB won't buy National City units". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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