Fifth Third Bank
|Fifth Third Bank|
|Traded as||NASDAQ: FITB|
S&P 500 Component
|Founded||June 17, 1858(as Bank of the Ohio Valley)|
|Headquarters||Cincinnati, Ohio, USA|
|Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, West Virginia, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina|
|Greg D. Carmichael, Chairman & CEO|
Lars C. Anderson, COO
|$2.194 billion (2017)|
|Total assets||$142.193 billion (2017)|
|Total equity||$16.385 billion (2017)|
Number of employees
|Footnotes / references|
Fifth Third Bank (5/3 Bank) is a bank headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, at Fifth Third Center. It is the principal subsidiary of Fifth Third Bancorp, a bank holding company. The bank operates 1,154 branches and 2,469 automated teller machines in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia, and North Carolina. It also owns 4.9% of Worldpay Inc.
The name "Fifth Third" is derived from the names of both of the bank's two predecessor companies, Third National Bank and Fifth National Bank, which merged in 1908.
On June 17, 1858, the Bank of the Ohio Valley opened in Cincinnati. On June 23, 1863, the Third National Bank was organized. On April 29, 1871, the banks merged.
On June 1, 1908, Third National Bank and Fifth National Bank merged to become the Fifth-Third National Bank of Cincinnati - the hyphen was later dropped. The merger took place when prohibitionist ideas were gaining popularity, and it is legend that "Fifth Third" was better than "Third Fifth", which could have been construed as a reference to three fifths of alcohol. The name went through several changes until March 24, 1969, when it was changed to Fifth Third Bank.
In 1999, the company acquired Enterprise Federal Bancorp, one of the biggest thrifts in the Cincinnati area with 11 branches, for $96.3 million.
In June 1999, the bank acquired South Florida Bank Holding, which owned four branches.
In July 1999, the company acquired Peoples Bank Corporation of Indianapolis for $228 million in stock.
In November 2008, the United States Department of the Treasury invested $3.4 billion in the company as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program and in February 2011, the company repurchased the investment from the Treasury.
On March 30, 2009, the company sold 51% of its credit card processing business to Advent International, a private equity firm. In 2011, the joint venture changed its name to Vantiv and in 2018, it merged with to Worldpay Inc.
In March 2009, the bank was rumored to be one of the front runners alongside Huntington Bancshares to buy the National City Corp. branches in the Pittsburgh and Erie, Pennsylvania regions that were being sold by PNC Financial Services as part of the National City acquisition by PNC. However, PNC sold the branches to First Niagara Bank.
On October 28, 2014, the company announced plans to move its Michigan regional headquarters and 150 employees from Southfield, Michigan to 62,000 sq ft (5,800 m2) in One Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit.
In May 2018, the company agreed to acquire Chicago-based MB Financial in a deal worth $4.7 billon in stock.
2018 shooting incident
On September 6, 2018, a gunman named Omar Enrique Santa-Perez entered the lobby area of the company headquarters in downtown Cincinnati, shooting and killing 3 people and wounding 2 others before being shot and killed by the Cincinnati Police.
2007 data breach at TJX Companies
In January 2007, the bank was noted as the processor of credit card transactions for TJX Companies, which suffered a data breach. It was later found that 45.7 million credit card numbers were potentially compromised. 
2014 discrimination settlement
In August 2014, the company settled with the United States Department of Justice, resolving allegations that the bank engaged in a pattern of discrimination on the basis of disability and receipt of public assistance, in violation of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. The company was required to pay $1.5 million to eligible mortgage loan applicants who were asked to provide a letter from their doctor to document the income they received from Social Security Disability Insurance.
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Fifth Third owns the naming rights to:
- Fifth Third Field, a baseball stadium in Toledo, Ohio and home of the Toledo Mud Hens, the Triple-A minor league baseball affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.
- Fifth Third Field, a baseball stadium in Dayton, Ohio and home of the Dayton Dragons, a Class A minor league baseball team playing in the Midwest League, affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds.
- Fifth Third Ballpark, a baseball stadium in Comstock Park, Michigan and home of the West Michigan Whitecaps, a Class A minor league baseball team playing in the Midwest League, affiliated with the Detroit Tigers.
- Fifth Third Arena, an indoor arena on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, used by that school's basketball program
- Fifth Third Bank Stadium, home of the Kennesaw State University (Georgia) Owls and home of the Kennesaw State Owls football team.
- The company owned the naming rights to the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida for Orlando City Soccer Club games in 2013.
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- "Fifth Third Processing Solutions Changes Name to Vantiv" (Press release). PR Newswire. June 15, 2011.
- "Vantiv and Worldpay Complete Combination to Form Worldpay, Inc" (Press release). PR Newswire. January 16, 2018.
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- "First National Bank Finalizes Acquisition of 17 Pittsburgh-Area Fifth Third Bank Locations" (Press release). PR Newswire. April 25, 2016.
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- Watkins, Steve (February 5, 2018). "Fifth Third acquires M&A advisory firm". American City Business Journals.
- Rexrode, Christina and Alilson Prang (21 May 2018). "Fifth Third agrees to acquire MB Financial". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
- "Cincinnati police ID gunman behind Fifth Third shooting as Omar Enrique Santa-Perez". WCPO-TV. September 6, 2018.
- Anstead, Abby (September 6, 2018). "Three dead, shooter dead in 'horrific' shooting at Fifth Third Bank headquarters Downtown". WCPO-TV.
- Dash, Eric (January 19, 2007). "Data Breach Could Affect Millions of TJX Shoppers". The New York Times.
- "T.J. Maxx data theft worse than first reported". NBC News. Associated Press. March 29, 2007.
- "Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Fifth Third Mortgage Company to Resolve Allegations of Discrimination Against Recipients of Disability Income" (Press release). United States Department of Justice. August 7, 2014.