Cincinnati – September 18, 2013 – Fifth Third Bancorp today announced that it has become a corporate champion for the National Council of La Raza (NCLR).
“NCLR is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. The organization’s mission is to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans in five key areas: assets/investments; civil rights/immigration; education, employment and economic status; and health. NCLR also provides capacity-building assistance to its nearly 300 affiliates who work at the state and local levels to increase opportunities for individuals and families.
“Becoming a corporate champion of NCLR is a key part of our national Hispanic outreach initiative,” said Camino Smith, vice president of Community & Economic Development for Fifth Third Bank. “The association will help our Company be relevant as we strive to be aware of issues affecting the Hispanic community so we can better serve their financial needs.”
NCLR’s Corporate Champions are a select group of industry leaders dedicated to building stronger American communities. Support from these corporations provides NCLR with the flexibility to respond to the most pressing and timely needs of Latino families.
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $123 billion in assets and operates 18 affiliates with 1,326 full-service Banking Centers, including 104 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,428 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 25% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of June 30, 2013, had $313 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 was established in 1858. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender .
SOURCE: Fifth Third Bancorp