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 14, 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 report includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but instead represent only our beliefs regarding future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside our control. It is possible that our actual results and financial condition may differ, possibly materially, from the anticipated results indicated in these forward-looking statements. For a discussion of some of the risks and important factors that could affect our future results and financial condition, see the risk factors in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended from time to time by our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.
Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the closing of the transaction disclosed in this report as well as the estimated effects of the anticipated sale of common stock of Worldpay, Inc. on our earnings for the first quarter of 2019. These forward-looking statements consist of preliminary expectations and estimates, and are based on currently available information and are subject to change, possibly materially, as we complete the transaction and prepare our first quarter 2019 financial statements.
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On March 14, 2019, Fifth Third initiated the exchange of its remaining 10,252,826 Class B Units of Worldpay Holding, LLC for 10,252,826 million shares of Class A common stock of Worldpay, Inc., as well as the subsequent sale of those remaining shares in a transaction exempt from registration pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933. Fifth Third expects the transaction to settle on March 18, 2019.
During the first quarter of 2019, Fifth Third expects to recognize a pre-tax gain of approximately $565 million (approximately $445 million after tax) related to the sale. As a result of the sale, Fifth Third will no longer beneficially own any of Worldpays equity securities.
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 15, 2019|
|James C. Leonard|
|Executive Vice President and Treasurer|