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Fifth Third Bancorp Reports Q4 EPS $0.33 vs $0.36 Est

Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today reported full year 2011 net income of $1.3 billion, compared with net income of $753 million in 2010. After preferred dividends, 2011 net income available to common shareholders was $1.1 billion, or $1.18 per diluted share, compared with 2010 net income available to common shareholders of $503 million, or $0.63 per diluted share. Preferred dividends in the first quarter of 2011 included $153 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, of discount accretion primarily related to the repayment of TARP preferred stock, as well as $15 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, of contractual dividend payments on the TARP preferred stock. TARP preferred dividends in 2010 were $215 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, including $170 million of contractual dividend payments and $45 million of discount accretion.

Fourth quarter 2011 net income was $314 million, compared with net income of $381 million in the third quarter of 2011 and net income of $333 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. After preferred dividends, fourth quarter 2011 net income available to common shareholders was $305 million or $0.33 per diluted share, compared with third quarter net income of $373 million or $0.40 per diluted share, and net income of $270 million or $0.33 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2010.

As previously announced, fourth quarter 2011 results included a $54 million pre-tax charge to noninterest income related to changes in the fair value of a swap liability that Fifth Third entered into in conjunction with its sale of Class B Visa shares in 2009 (compared with a $17 million charge in the third quarter of 2011 and a $5 million charge in the fourth quarter of 2010) and a $14 million charge in noninterest expense to increase litigation reserves associated with bankcard association membership. Fourth quarter 2011 results also included $10 million in positive valuation adjustments on Vantiv LLC puts and warrants compared with $3 million in positive valuation adjustments in both the third quarter of 2011 and the fourth quarter of 2010, and investment securities gains of $5 million compared with gains of $26 million in the third quarter of 2011 and gains of $21 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Third quarter 2011 results also included $28 million of expense related to the termination of certain FHLB borrowings and hedging transactions. Fourth quarter 2010 results also included a $17 million charge related to the early extinguishment of $1.0 billion in FHLB borrowings.

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