Fifth Third Bancorp (ticker: FITB, exchange: NASDAQ Global Select Market (.O))
News Release -
Fifth Third Bancorp to Announce 3rd Quarter 2001 Earnings
Conference Call on October 16, 2001 at 8:30 AM EST
Fifth Third Bancorp
will report third quarter 2001 financial results on October 16, 2001.
The earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com at 7a.m. EST.
Fifth Third President
& CEO George A. Schaefer, Jr. and Executive Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer Neal E. Arnold will host a short earnings highlights
conference call at 8:30 a.m. EST. Investors, analysts and other interested
parties may dial into the conference call at 888-890-6816 for domestic
access and 847-619-6449 for international access.
A replay of the
conference call will be available until October 23, 2001 by dialing
888-843-8996 for domestic access and 630-652-3044 for international
access, (passcode: 4830798).
Fifth Third Bancorp
is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati,
Ohio. The Company has $70 billion in assets, operates 16 affiliates
with 941 full-service Banking Centers, including 144 Bank Mart®
locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 1,905
Jeanie® ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and
Florida. The financial strength of Fifth Third's affiliate banks merits
deposit ratings of AA- and Aa2 from Standard & Poor's and Moody's,
respectively. Additionally, Fifth Third Bancorp continues to maintain
the highest short-term ratings available at A-1+ and Prime-1, and was
recently recognized by Moody's with one of the highest senior debt ratings
for any U.S. bank holding company of Aa3. Fifth Third operates four
main businesses: Retail, Commercial, Investment Advisors and Midwest
Payment Systems, the Bank's data processing subsidiary. Investor information
and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com;
press releases are also available by fax at no charge by calling 800-758-5804,
identification number 281775. The Company's common stock is traded in
the over-the-counter market through the NASDAQ National Market under
the symbol "FITB."