Prospectus Supplement To Prospectus Dated November 14, 2001

Filed Pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3)

Registration Statement No. 333-41164



(To Prospectus Dated November 14, 2001)


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Stock Purchase and Dividend Reinvestment Plan


This Prospectus Supplement relates to the shares being offered under the Fifth Third Shareholder Direct stock purchase and dividend reinvestment plan, and updates certain factual information in the plan. This Prospectus Supplement is part of the Prospectus and should be kept with your copy of the Prospectus. The information in this Prospectus Supplement supercedes the information in the Prospectus only to the extent inconsistent with the Prospectus. The update is as follows:


Plan Administrator


Effective as of October 20, 2003, the administrator of the plan is Computershare Investor Services LLC (“Computershare”). All references throughout the prospectus to “Fifth Third Bank” as the prior plan administrator shall now refer to Computershare.


The contact information for Computershare is as follows:


Computershare Investor Services LLC

P.O. Box A3309

Chicago, IL 60690-3309


You may also telephone Computershare toll free at 1-888-294-8285. Computershare’s customer representatives are available between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. You may also visit our website at


This contact information supercedes the information on the prospectus cover page, the Plan Summary and Questions 5, 19 and 21.


Fee Information


Except as described in the Prospectus and this Prospectus Supplement, Fifth Third Bancorp pays the costs of administering Fifth Third Shareholder Direct. The plan administration fees payable by participants are now as set forth below. (Note: all fees are subject to change.)


Enrollment Fee



Dividend Reinvestment Fee

5% of the amount reinvested, Maximum of $3.00 plus


$0.04 commission per share


Purchase by check or money order

$3.00 per purchase plus $0.04 commission per share


Monthly purchase by automatic withdrawal

$2.00 per purchase plus $0.04 commission per share


Sale of stock

$10.00 plus $0.07 commission per share


Stock Certificate

$10.00 per certificate


Withdrawal/Termination from Plan



Returned Check/Insufficient Funds

$25.00 per check/ACH reject


Duplicate Statement

$10.00 per year requested (excluding current year)


This fee information supercedes the fee information in the Plan Summary and Questions 4, 7, 9, 15, 16, 18, 20 and 22.


The Date of this Prospectus Supplement is October 20, 2003.