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Fifth Third Bancorp

Fifth Third, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, ranks as the 18th largest bank by market cap in the U.S. ($19.6 bn as of September 5, 2018) and 15th largest by total assets ($141 bn at 2Q18). Fifth Third ranks 15th in terms of U.S. deposits with approximately $104 bn in deposits as of 1Q18 and 1,183 branches as of 2017 (SNL). Fifth Third enjoys strong deposit market shares in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee. Fifth Third's major businesses include consumer banking, commercial lending, and asset management. (15 Oct 2018)

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