Fitch Withdraws Fifth Third Money Market Fund Ratings Following Asset Sale to Federated

NEW YORK--()--Fitch Ratings has withdrawn the 'AAAmmf' ratings assigned to two money market funds (MMFs) managed by Fifth Third Asset Management, Inc. (FTAM), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB):

--Fifth Third Institutional Government Money Market Fund;

--Fifth Third U.S. Treasury Money Market Fund.

The ratings have been withdrawn following a complete transfer of the fund assets into existing MMFs managed by Federated Investors, Inc. The transaction closed effective Sept. 7, 2012 and the Fifth Third MMFs no longer remain outstanding.

Additional information is available at www.fitchratings.com. The ratings above were solicited by, or on behalf of, the issuer, and therefore, Fitch has been compensated for the provision of the ratings.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

--'Global Money Market Fund Rating Criteria', dated March 29, 2012.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

Global Money Market Fund Rating Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=674748

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Primary Analyst
Yuriy Layvand, CFA, +1 212-908-9191
Director
Fitch Ratings
One State Street Plaza
New York, NY 10004
or
Secondary Analyst
Gregory Fayvilevich, +1 212-908-9151
Associate Director
or
Committee Chairperson
Aymeric Poizot, CFA, CAIA, + 33 1 44 29 92 76
Managing Director
or
Media Relations:
Brian Bertsch, +1 212-908-0549
Email: brian.bertsch@fitchratings.com