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Fifth Third Sustainability Business Resource Group Plants Trees for Local Orchard

Fifth Third Sustainability Business Resource Group Plants Trees for Local Orchard

Published 01-06-23

Submitted by Fifth Third Bancorp

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As part of its efforts to advance environmental sustainability in the communities it serves, members of Fifth Third Bank’s Sustainability Business Resource Group helped to plant fruit trees in a local Cincinnati neighborhood on Nov. 16.

Planted in the Evanston neighborhood, the new orchard was overseen and installed by The Common Orchard Project, a local non-profit organization that works to install and maintain hundreds of small orchard plantings across Greater Cincinnati. The orchards provide increased food access, tree canopy and walkable greenspace in neighborhoods that have experienced disinvestment. The Common Orchard Project has planted 14 orchards in Ohio to date and plans to plant 50 more by 2024.

Established in 2022, the Fifth Third Sustainability Business Resource Group is an enterprise, or company-wide, BRG that comprises nearly 800 employee members from across its footprint. The Sustainability BRG is focused on sustainability in the areas of employee development, community involvement and business innovation.

More information about Fifth Third’s Purpose-driven culture and its commitment to corporate sustainability can be found in its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance 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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