SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
DATE OF REPORT (DATE OF EARLIEST EVENT REPORTED): March 21, 2019
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
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Fifth Third Center
38 Fountain Square Plaza, Cincinnati, Ohio
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(Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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This Current Report on Form 8-K is being filed in connection with the closing on March 21, 2019 of the transactions contemplated by that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of May 20, 2018 (the Merger Agreement), by and among Fifth Third Bancorp (Fifth Third), its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fifth Third Financial Corporation and MB Financial, Inc. (MB Financial).
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Effective March 22, 2019, pursuant to the Merger Agreement, a newly formed subsidiary of Fifth Third merged with and into MB Financial (the Merger). As a result of the Merger, MB Financial is now a subsidiary of Fifth Third.
On March 22, 2019, Fifth Third issued a press release announcing the completion of the Merger, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits
|99.1||Joint Press Release, dated March 22, 2019.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|FIFTH THIRD BANCORP|
|March 22, 2019|
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer