Fifth Third Bancorp to close another 44 branches

Fifth Third Bancorp has announced plans to shut down an additional 44 branches and sell five parcels of land.

Fifth Third Bancorp to close another 44 branches

“Fifth Third Bancorp (the “Bancorp”) monitors changing customer preferences associated with the channels it uses to distribute its products and services to evaluate the efficiency, competitiveness and quality of the customer service experience in its consumer distribution network. As part of this ongoing assessment, the Bancorp identified 44 additional branch locations and 5 parcels of undeveloped land that had been acquired by the Bank for future branch expansion that it plans to consolidate or sell,” the bank said in a filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

In association with these closures, the bank expects to report a non-cash impairment charge of $25m to $30m in the third quarter of 2016.

The bank also stated that it could spend $4m to $6m on lease terminations during the first quarter of 2017.