Fifth Third Bank Chicago Celebrates Hispanic Heritage

CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth Third Bank Chicago announces plans to host Hispanic Heritage Month events and activities throughout Chicagoland and NW Indiana.

The finale of the bank's month-long activity will feature a live version of Univision TV's popular dancing competition reality TV show, "Mira Quien Baila" ("Look Who's Dancing") on Sunday, October 16, at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. Free tickets are available by visiting any local Fifth Third Bank in the Chicagoland area.  Among the celebrities competing include Ozzie Guillen, Jr., Aurellano Salgado (La Que Buena), Nicole Suarez (Univision) and "Mau Mau" (La Kalle & Telefutura), with special guest host Jackie Guerrido (Mira Quien Baila) and a private musical performance by Fanny Lu.

On Thursday, October 13, Fifth Third Bank will host a private VIP reception to recognize the continuous and outstanding contributions of business and non-profit leaders in the Latino community.  This year's honorees include Luisa Echeverria (Univision Chicago), Julian Posada (Chicago Fire) and Juan Rangel (UNO).   Fifth Third Bank will award three $5,300 scholarships in the name of each honoree to area high school students.  

Fifth Third Bank will also host local events that will feature games and prizes, giveaways, and personal appearances by Univision Radio personalities:

  • Sat., Sept. 24 (12-2 p.m.) @ 3957 W. 26th St., Chicago
  • Sat., Oct. 1 (12-2 p.m.) @ 2934 N. Milwaukee, Chicago
  • Sat., Oct. 8 (12-2 p.m.) @ 702 N. Green Bay Road, Waukegan
  • Sat., Oct. 15 (12-2 p.m.) @ 34 S. Broadway, Aurora

"The importance of the growing Hispanic community can be found everywhere," said Fifth Third Bank Chicago President & CEO, Robert A. Sullivan. "We are happy to work with Univision Radio and our other partners to bring the hugely popular TV series "Mira Quien Baila" to the Chicago area and delighted to honor three Hispanic business and community leaders for the meaningful impact they continue to provide to the community."

About Fifth Third  

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $111 billion in assets and operates 15 affiliates with 1,312 full-service Banking Centers, including 103 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,445 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 49% interest in Fifth Third Processing Solutions, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of December 31, 2010, had $266 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." Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

Media Contact:  Andrew Hayes, 312-823-4333

SOURCE Fifth Third Bank Chicago



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