TAMPA, Fla., March 13, 2014– Robert Paredes, a vice-president for Fifth Third Bank (Tampa Bay)’s Residential Lending Division, was recently appointed president of the board of directors for the REALTORS® Care Foundation of Greater Tampa Association of REALTORS® (GTAR) for a one-year term, which began in January 2014. In this role, Paredes oversees fundraising efforts, disaster relief, community outreach and education programs.
“Tampa Bay’s realtor community is continually making a difference in the neighborhoods in which they live, work and serve,” said Carol Austin, CEO of the GTAR. “I have known Robert for several years, and we’re very lucky to have him as president of REALTORS® Care. He is truly an inspirational community leader.”
Brian Lamb, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Tampa Bay) said, “Robert’s recent appointment with REALTORS® Care is a clear example of his continued leadership both within the Bank and the community he serves.”
REALTORS® Care is a charitable foundation that was formed to create and provide educational and housing programs and services for those who call Hillsborough County home. From fundraising to volunteering, Tampa realtors remain active in their communities and diligent in their goal to give back.
Paredes resides in Land O’ Lakes, Fla. He has been a board member of REALTORS® Care for three years and will serve as president throughout 2014.
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About Fifth Third Bank
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $130 billion in assets and operates 17 affiliates with 1,320 full-service Banking Centers, including 104 Bank Mart® locations, most open seven days a week, inside select grocery stores and 2,586 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 25% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of December 31, 2013, had $302 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $27 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® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Member FDIC.
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