Shareholder Alert: Robbins LLP Announces It Is Investigating Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) for Misleading Shareholders

Shareholder rights law firm Robbins LLP announces that it is investigating Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) for alleged violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and whether the Company's officers and directors breached their fiduciary duties to shareholders. Fifth Third operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States.

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Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) Sued By the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

On March 2, 2020, Fifth Third disclosed in its annual report for 2019 that the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") "notified Fifth Third that it intends to file an enforcement action in relation to alleged unauthorized account openings." Then, on March 9, 2020, the CFPB announced that it filed a lawsuit against Fifth Third in federal court alleging that for several years and until at least 2016, "Fifth Third without consumer's knowledge or consent: opened deposit and credit-card accounts in consumers' names; transferred funds from consumers' existing accounts to new, improperly opened accounts; enrolled consumers in unauthorized online-banking services; and activated unauthorized lines of credit on consumers' accounts." The CFPB further alleged that Fifth Third knew of the wrongdoing since 2008 but failed to take sufficient steps to stop the conduct and remediate harmed consumers. On this news, Fifth Third's stock price fell 13% over the next three trading days to close at $15.90 per share.

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) Shareholders Have Legal Options

Contact us to learn more:
Leo Kandinov
(800) 350-6003
lkandinov@robbinsllp.com
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Contacts

Leo Kandinov
Robbins LLP
5040 Shoreham Place
San Diego, CA 92122
lkandinov@robbinsllp.com
(619) 525-3990 or Toll Free (800) 350-6003
www.robbinsllp.com