Fifth Third President & CEO Tim Spence Rang Nasdaq Opening Bell in Honor of Bank’s 165th Anniversary

Jun 16, 2023 10:00 AM ET
Collage of Fifth Third Bank employees at Nasdaq
Photo credit: NASDAQ, Inc.

Fifth Third Bank (Nasdaq: FITB) celebrates its 165-year anniversary on June 17. To commemorate the day, Fifth Third President & CEO Tim Spence rang the market opening bell at Nasdaq in Times Square on Thursday, June 15.  

“Banks inhabit a special place in the communities where they operate and in their customers’ lives,” said Fifth Third President and CEO Tim Spence. “Along with that comes extra responsibility to be a proponent for positive change and well-being. I’m proud our employees have never forgotten that throughout our 165-year history. It inspires our continued commitment to innovation, exceptional financial services for our customers and strengthening our communities.”  

Less than 1% of all U.S. companies survive to mark their centennials. Fifth Third began as the Bank of the Ohio Valley in 1858. Over the years, Fifth Third has become synonymous with stability, community impact and innovation. These, along with the bank’s ability to adapt to changing times while staying true to its core values, have resulted in it becoming one of the nation’s highest performing regional banks. The bank has grown to approximately 20,000 employees and retail branches spanning 11 states, plus commercial banking and wealth and asset management both there and in Texas and California. 

Read more about Fifth Third’s history and the story of its name here. Photos courtesy of Nasdaq, Inc. 

About Fifth Third 

Fifth Third is a bank that’s as long on innovation as it is on history. Since 1858, we’ve been helping individuals, families, businesses and communities grow through smart financial services that improve lives. Our list of firsts is extensive, and it’s one that continues to expand as we explore the intersection of tech-driven innovation, dedicated people and focused community impact. Fifth Third is one of the few U.S.-based banks to have been named among Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies® for several years. With a commitment to taking care of our customers, employees, communities and shareholders, our goal is not only to be the nation’s highest performing regional bank, but to be the bank people most value and trust. 

Fifth Third Bank, National Association is a federally chartered institution. Fifth Third Bancorp is the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, and its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® Global Select Market under the symbol "FITB." Investor information and press releases can be viewed at Deposit and credit products provided by Fifth Third Bank, national Association. Member FDIC.