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Friday, February 13, 2009

Fifth Third Bank Names Bob Welty State President

Fifth Third Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Bob Welty to the position of State President for West Virginia.

In that capacity, Welty will utilize more than 26 years of industry experience to coordinate business development activities and bring decision-making processes for Fifth Third’s rRetail, Cconsumer lLending, cCommercial and iInvestment aAdvisor’s divisions in West Virginia and surrounding communities even closer to the customer.

He also will continue to serve as the region’s Investment Advisor’s team leader and will manage the private banking, wealth management, trust, retirement plan services and institutional service teams across southern Ohio, eastern Kentucky and West Virginia.

"Bob has extensive banking experience in West Virginia and I'm confident that he will be an outstanding leader for Fifth Third's business development activities there," said Jordan Miller, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank Central Ohio. “Bob has been a proven decision maker within our affiliate and has a strong track record of success.”

Welty has had an accomplished career since joining Fifth Third in 2004 as Vice President of Trust and Private Banking where his leadership was recognized with a promotion in 2007 to the position of Senior Vice President of Investment Advisors.

Along with his wife, Cheryl, and two sons, Welty resides in Charleston where he is active as a coach of youth sports programs and as an Elder of First Presbyterian Church.

Welty has been involved in the community for many years. He currently is on the Economic Development Committee of the Charleston Area Alliance, the Allocation Committee of the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (GKVF), and he served on the Spirit of the Valley fundraising team for the benefit of the Charleston YMCA.

Most recently, Welty was a member of the steering committee for the UC "Starry, Starry Night” fundraiser, one of the largest single night fundraising events in the history of the University. Welty also has served the community as past President of the Charleston Exchange Club, as a past board member of Daymark, a past board member of the Arthur B. Hodges Center and past Chairman of the University of Charleston’s business fund drive.

Welty maintains offices at Fifth Third Bank, 700 Virginia Street East, Charleston, W.Va. and Fifth Third Bank, 999 Fourth Avenue, Huntington, W. Va. and can be reached by calling (304) 353-4106 or via e-mail at


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