CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today provided notice of a change in location for the 2020 Annual Meeting of its Shareholders via the filing of additional proxy materials with the SEC.
Due to public health concerns around the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and related local, state and federal government regulations and recommendations, the 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Fifth Third Bancorp will be held via the Internet in a virtual format only. Shareholders will not be able to attend the Annual Meeting physically in person. As previously announced, the Annual Meeting will be held on April 14, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
In order to accommodate shareholder participation online in the new virtual format, registered shareholders who have voted already will need to vote again. Registered shareholders will receive new voting instructions, proxy cards, and control numbers and should discard all proxy cards, control numbers and voting instructions provided prior to March 23, 2020. With the updated control number on hand, registered shareholders will be able to vote online at www.proxyvote.com through April 13, 2020. Registered shareholders may also vote by phone or mail according to the instructions on their proxy card.
Beneficial, or street name, holders will not need to recast their votes and may use the 16-digit control numbers and voting instructions previously provided by Broadridge to vote.
Shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 21, 2020 can also attend, vote, and ask questions during the Annual Meeting online via the Internet at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/FITB2020 on April 14, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time by using the 16-digit control number found on the proxy card, voting instruction form, or notice provided by the Company.
Shareholders with questions regarding their status, how to vote or how to participate in the virtual meeting should contact:
D.F. King & Co.
48 Wall Street
New York, New York 10005
(800) 488-8035 (toll-free)
(212) 269-5550 (collect)
Shareholders are urged to vote in advance of the 2020 Annual Meeting by one of the methods described in the materials provided by the Company.
About Fifth Third Bancorp
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 December 31, 2019, Fifth Third had $169 billion in assets and operated 1,149 full-service banking centers and 2,481 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 53,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of December 31, 2019, had $413 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $49 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its Trust and Registered Investment Advisory businesses. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.”