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Fifth Third Bank to be 'Official Bank of the Bengals' through 2019



The Bengals are proud to announce an extension of their relationship with Fifth Third Bank, the "Hometown Bank" of Cincinnati. First forged in 2009, the club's partnership with Fifth Third will now run an additional five years, through the 2019 NFL season.

The "Official Bank of the Bengals" will also remain the annual presenting sponsor of Bengals Training Camp.

"We are excited to announce this extension," said Katie Blackburn, Bengals executive vice-president. "Fifth Third has done a tremendous job activating our partnership with creative promotions that provide value to their customers and to our fans. We look forward to our continued relationship with this Cincinnati icon."

Through the mutually-beneficial alliance, Fifth Third will continue to offer exclusive, team-affiliated banking products and services like Bengals Checking, and will maintain its comprehensive signage and promotional presence within Paul Brown Stadium. The contract also preserves Fifth Third's television, radio, in-game and social media relationships with the Bengals.

Perks for Fifth Third Bengals Checking account holders will be upgraded starting in 2015. In addition to their specially designed Bengals debit card and checks, plus priority seating at Training Camp, account holders will receive early access to the stadium on game days and a 15 percent discount at the Bengals Pro-Shop on non-game days.

"The alliance between Fifth Third and the Bengals not only provides an effective and unique way for us to reach and interact with customers and prospects, but also allows us to further support our headquarters city of Cincinnati," said Mike Michael, President and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Cincinnati). "From Bengals 'Who Dey' pride and national visibility of the Queen City, to hospitality, tourism, and development along the Banks, the social and economic impacts of the Cincinnati Bengals are enormous. The extension of our relationship as 'The Official Bank of the Cincinnati Bengals' is not only an expression of our proud support for the team, but a demonstration of our continued investment and commitment to the families and businesses that call Greater Cincinnati home."

Currently, Fifth Third Bank is giving one lucky Bengals fan a chance to "Move Into The Jungle" with a pair of season tickets for the next 20 years. Now through October 17, individuals 18 years or older are encouraged to visit a participating Greater Cincinnati or Dayton Fifth Third Bank location and speak with a banker to register for the season ticket prize, which begins in 2015. The winner will be chosen midway through the current 2014 season.

"When you're a Bengals season ticket holder, Paul Brown Stadium and the Jungle Zone are like your second home," said Mike Michael. "We're excited to provide one lucky local Bengals fan with season tickets for the next 20 years, so they can 'Move Into The Jungle.'"

Full terms and conditions of the sweepstakes are available online at

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