CHICAGO, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Fifth Third Bank announced that weekday discount tickets are now available at Fifth Third banking centers in Illinois and Northern Indiana. To find a banking center near you visit our branch locator at www.53.com.
The Chicago Auto Show will be held February 9th thru the 18th at McCormick Place, on Lake Shore Drive at 23rd St., Chicago, IL 60616. (Navigation system users will want to use the following street address: 2301 South Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60616.)
General admission to the 2012 Chicago Auto Show is $12 for adults (ages 13 - 61), $6 for children (ages 7 - 12) and $6 for senior citizens (ages 62 and up). Any child 6 years or younger may enter the show free of charge when they accompany a paying adult. Advanced ticket sales are available online at www.drivechicago.com.
In addition to serving as an official weekday discount ticket repository, Fifth Third Bank will host an exciting interactive display at the Chicago Auto Show where the public can enjoy racing simulators, see the bank's #17 NASCAR Ford Fusion, and talk to bankers about all things related to auto financing. (#RefiMyRide)
"The Chicago Auto Show is an iconic institution that is well known and regarded throughout the world," said Robert A. Sullivan, President &CEO, Fifth Third Bank (Chicago). "We are delighted to join forces with this wonderful organization and enjoy the opportunity of meeting the tens of thousands of visitors that the show will draw daily."
As the nation's largest, the Chicago Auto Show spans more than one million square feet of contiguous one-floor space, displays multiple world and North American introductions and showcases a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars, trucks, sport-utility vehicles, minivans and concept cars. In all, nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display including hundreds of interactive, aftermarket, accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles, antique and collector cars.
"We're thrilled to embark on what we hope is the start of a long-term partnership with Fifth Third Bank," said Michael Ettleson, Chicago Auto Show Chairman. "The Chicago Auto Show is constantly striving to bring value to our attendees, and now, show-goers will be able to approach Fifth Third representatives on-site with their financing questions."
For more information about the Chicago Auto Show, please visit ChicagoAutoShow.com.
About the Chicago Auto Show
The Chicago Auto Show is the largest on the continent, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises more than $2 million annually for 18 worthy Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2013 public show will be February 9-18. For more information please visit ChicagoAutoShow.com or Facebook.com/ChicagoAutoShow.
About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation's oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of about 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group's dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information please visit CATA.info.
The 2013 Chicago Auto Show is officially sanctioned by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers. Founded in Paris in 1919, it is known as the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles.
About Fifth Third Bank
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $122 billion in assets and operates 15 affiliates with 1,325 full-service Banking Centers, including 106 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,415 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 33% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of December 31, 2012, had $308 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $27 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.
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