Through the issuance of green bonds, social bonds and/or sustainability bonds by Fifth Third (collectively “sustainable bonds”), we aim to finance green and social projects that align with our sustainability priorities. Sustainability bonds will include a combination of green and social projects. We expect that this method of funding will allow us to tailor our financing with our investment and lending priorities. Additionally, by offering sustainable bonds, we hope to make additional investment opportunities available to our investors that meet their investment objectives.

Refer to the Fifth Third Bancorp Sustainable Bond Framework under which we intend to issue green, social and sustainability bonds and use the proceeds to finance, in whole or in part, projects that promote positive environmental and social outcomes.
Sustainalytics was engaged to review the Fifth Third Bancorp Sustainable Bond Framework, dated October 2021, and provided a Second-Party Opinion on the Framework’s environmental and social credentials and its alignment with the Sustainability Bond Guidelines (June 2021), Green Bond Principles (June 2021), and Social Bond Principles (June 2021).

These documents are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute investment advice or a solicitation, offer or invitation to buy, or to subscribe for, any security issued or sponsored by Fifth Third Bancorp or its subsidiaries or affiliates. These documents shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall they be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or the Securities Act of 1933, or any offering document, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference.

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