SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): August 3, 2004
FIFTH THIRD BANCORP
(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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Item 8.01 Other Events
As previously reported in a Form 8-K filed on August 3, 2004, First National Bankshares of Florida, Inc. (First National) and Fifth Third Bancorp (Fifth Third) entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger on August 1, 2004, pursuant to which First National would be merged with and into Fifth Third, with Fifth Third as the surviving corporation (the Merger). A copy of that Agreement and Plan of Merger was included as an exhibit to that report.
As also previously reported in a Form 8-K/A filed on September 24, 2004, in order to structure the Merger as a merger of First National with and into Fifth Third Financial Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fifth Third (Fifth Third Financial), Fifth Third, Fifth Third Financial and First National entered into an Amended and Restated Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of September 22, 2004. A copy of that Amended and Restated Agreement and Plan of Merger was included as an exhibit to that report.
On January 3, 2005, Fifth Third issued a press release announcing that the Merger had been completed effective as of January 1, 2005.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Exhibit 99.1 Press release dated January 3, 2005.
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|
|January 3, 2005|| |
/s/ R. Mark Graf
|R. Mark Graf|
|Senior Vice President and|
|Chief Financial Officer|