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Pets for Vets

Rockford, IL
FIFTH THIRD BANK (ROCKFORD) TO HOST “PETS FOR VETS” ADOPTION EVENT
Initiative Part of Bank’s Ongoing Campaign to Benefit Veterans
ROCKFORD, Illinois (October 13, 2014) – As part of its annual campaign in support of veterans, Fifth Third Bank (Rockford) is sponsoring, “Pets for Vets,” an adoption drive to raise money for programs designed to benefit service men and women both at home and overseas.
From 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 27 at Noah's Ark Pet Sanctuary (111 North 1st Street, Rockford), potential pet parents are invited to come in and learn more about rescue cats and dogs who are available for adoption. The event is free and open to the public.
Each year, the bank hosts an employee-led fundraising effort to provide educational scholarships to family members of wounded or killed soldiers, and includes extensive volunteer efforts throughout the bank's footprint at local veterans homes, organizations and VA hospitals.

In addition to the “Pets for Vets” event, 2014 efforts include collecting donations at local banking centers from October 14 – November 15 to fund educational scholarships for the families of soldiers wounded or lost in action. The bank will also collect donations for holiday care packages that will be sent to soldiers currently serving in Afghanistan and will partner with CareerBuilder.com to host a Career Fair exclusively for veterans, active duty service men and women and their families.

"Every single person that lives in the United States benefits from the hard work, commitment and sacrifice of our nation's soldiers," said John Welch, financial center manager, Fifth Third Bank (Rockford). "We're excited to invite the community to join us in demonstrating our gratitude to those who serve in the military through our fundraising campaign and related events."
For more information about “Pets for Vets,” please visit http://www.noahsarkanimals.org/ or call 815-962-2767
About Noah's Ark Pet Sanctuary
Noah’s Ark Pet Sanctuary was founded and incorporated as an Illinois non-profit corporation in 1978 by a small group of residents who care about animals. One its main goals is to educate the public on the proper care and population control of domestic dogs and cats. Noah's Ark Pet Sanctuary takes in adoptable cats and dogs from Rockford and the surrounding area, gives them receive proper medical care and puts them up for adoption into qualified homes for a nominal fee.

About Fifth Third Bank
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $118 billion in assets and operates 15 affiliates with 1,320 full-service Banking Centers, including 104 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,405 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third also has a 39% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC, formerly Fifth Third Processing Solutions, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of June 30, 2012, had $291 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $25 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® National Global Select Market under the symbol "FITB." Fifth Third Bank. Member FDIC.

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Noah's Ark Pet Sanctuary, 815-962-2767