February 01, 2007

The main challenge in 2007 and beyond will be to continue optimizing the growth our business has experienced during the past three years. Our ongoing top priority is supporting the business and its initiatives, and ensuring that we deliver efficient and reliable technology for our clients while enhancing shareholder value.

At the same time, we must create the vision for moving forward. At Fifth Third, this vision centers around the question, "What does the financial center of the future look like?" We'll partner with the business to provide new products, services and security features that exceed customer needs and help them reach their financial goals.

Achieving our goals in 2007 will require ongoing development of our technology teams and partner relationships. Their leadership, industry insight and expertise are key to our success.