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From the Fifth Third Bancorp 2021 ESG Report: Supporting Sustainability in Our Communities

From the Fifth Third Bancorp 2021 ESG Report: Supporting Sustainability in Our Communities

Published 08-29-22

Submitted by Fifth Third Bancorp

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In its headquarters city of Cincinnati, Fifth Third supports the Green Umbrella regional sustainability alliance through membership, conference sponsorship and board service. Fifth Third has been a key sponsor for the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit, which in 2022 featured Kristin Baja who supports cities to advance climate resilience planning and implementation. Fifth Third also is a founding member of the Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council and the Cincinnati 2030 District.

In 2021, Fifth Third pledged to be an active member of the Smart Columbus Acceleration Partner Program by proactively advancing community sustainability and competitiveness. By signing the pledge, Fifth Third committed to provide education and investments in sustainable transportation, renewable energy and digitalization.

The Company also supports the sustainability journeys of our employees and communities. In 2021, Fifth Third hosted employee-focused electronic waste recycling events at its Madisonville campus in Cincinnati and its Grand Rapids, Michigan, campus, which together collected more than 7,000 pounds of old equipment. The events kept these materials out of landfills and ensured responsible disposition.

In 2020 and 2021, Fifth Third co-hosted county-wide compost bin and rain barrel sale events to help citizens purchase the supplies needed to compost and reduce water waste at home. In 2021, it co-hosted a household hazardous waste take back event to help residents responsibly dispose of toxic materials. More than 95,000 pounds of hazardous products were collected and safely disposed. For its efforts, Fifth Third received the 2021 Outstanding Partner Award from Hamilton County R3SOURCE, the county’s waste and recycling agency.

Fifth Third is proud to be the lead sponsor of Chicago’s “Bike the Drive,” which we have sponsored since 2019. This event encourages the community to use active transportation modes and serves as a fundraiser for the Active Transportation Alliance, which works to advance active transportation modes year-round.

For more information about how Fifth Third supports sustainability in its communities, read the 2021 ESG Report.

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Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, National Association, a federally chartered institution. As of Dec. 31, 2021, Fifth Third had $211 billion in assets and operated 1,117 full-service banking centers and 2,322 ATMs with Fifth Third branding in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. In total, Fifth Third provides its customers with access to approximately 54,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Wealth & Asset Management. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Deposit and Credit products are offered by Fifth Third Bank, National Association. Member FDIC.

Fifth Third’s Purpose is to improve lives and the well-being of its communities by being the One Bank people most value and trust. The Company believes in doing well by doing good and delivering long-term sustainable value to all its stakeholders. Fifth Third is focused on five environmental, social and governance priorities: keeping the customer at the center, demonstrating its commitment to employees, strengthening its communities, promoting inclusion and diversity, and addressing climate change.

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