Fifth Third Bancorp Announces 1st Quarter 2001 Earnings; Hosts Conference Call on April 16, 2001 at 9 AM EDT

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Fifth Third Bancorp

    CINCINNATI, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB)
 will report first quarter 2001 financial results on April 16, 2001.  The
 earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com at 7 a.m. EDT, and 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 9 a.m. EDT.  Investors, analysts and other interested
 parties may dial into the conference call at 800/447-0521 for domestic access
 and 847/413-3238 for international access.  A replay of the conference call
 will be available until April 23, 2001 by dialing 888/843-8996 for domestic
 access and 630/652-3044 for international access, passcode 3857919.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991117/FITBLOGO )
     Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company
 headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The Company has $70 billion in assets,
 operates 17 affiliates with 974 full-service Banking Centers, including
 147 Bank Mart(R) locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores
 and 1,905 Jeanie(R) ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Florida, Arizona,
 Michigan and Illinois.  A leader in e-commerce, Fifth Third was named #1
 e-business innovator by PC Week.  The financial strength of Fifth Third's
 affiliate banks continues to be recognized by rating agencies with 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."
 
 

SOURCE Fifth Third Bancorp
    CINCINNATI, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB)
 will report first quarter 2001 financial results on April 16, 2001.  The
 earnings announcement will be available at www.53.com at 7 a.m. EDT, and 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 9 a.m. EDT.  Investors, analysts and other interested
 parties may dial into the conference call at 800/447-0521 for domestic access
 and 847/413-3238 for international access.  A replay of the conference call
 will be available until April 23, 2001 by dialing 888/843-8996 for domestic
 access and 630/652-3044 for international access, passcode 3857919.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991117/FITBLOGO )
     Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company
 headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The Company has $70 billion in assets,
 operates 17 affiliates with 974 full-service Banking Centers, including
 147 Bank Mart(R) locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores
 and 1,905 Jeanie(R) ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Florida, Arizona,
 Michigan and Illinois.  A leader in e-commerce, Fifth Third was named #1
 e-business innovator by PC Week.  The financial strength of Fifth Third's
 affiliate banks continues to be recognized by rating agencies with 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."
 
 SOURCE  Fifth Third Bancorp

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