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US Bank, KeyBanc Capital Markets and Fifth Third Securities join DirectBooks

DirectBooks Celebrates First Full Year of Euro and British Pound IG

NEW YORK , June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — DirectBooks today announced that US Bank, KeyBanc Capital Markets and Fifth Third Securities have joined the platform. These additions bring the total to 22 global subscribers on DirectBooks.


In April, DirectBooks celebrated the first anniversary of its introduction of Euro and Pound Investment Grade, and welcomed its 200e institutional investor counterparty from the user community.

“We are thrilled to welcome these three important institutions to our growing community of subscribers,” said DirectBooks CEO, Rich Kerschner. “We look forward to enabling US Bank, KeyBanc Capital Markets and Fifth Third to evolve their core issuance workflow through the world-class DirectBooks communications platform.”

“Leveraging innovative technology solutions is central to our commitment at US Bank to improve transparency and efficiency for our issuer and investor clients. We are excited to join the DirectBooks platform and work closely with our banking peers to provide a more streamlined and efficient tool for our primary market customers,” said jimmy wangHead of Credit and Municipal Fixed Income, US Bank.

“We are always looking for opportunities to further improve the efficiency and transparency of the new issuance process, both for our clients and for the investment community,” said Gary Andrews, Head of Syndicate Fixed Income, KeyBanc Capital Markets. “Technology and innovation remain at the forefront of these efforts, so we’re excited to join the DirectBooks platform as we strive to deliver superior service and execution to our customers.”

“Fifth Third is focused on keeping our customers at the center of everything we do,” said Bob Marcus, Executive Vice President and Head of Capital Markets at Fifth Third Securities. “We are committed to supporting our clients and providing them with the best solutions and experiences. Joining the DirectBooks integrated platform is an exciting next step in our commitment to transparent debt execution. Through the platform, Fifth Third will provide increased transparency and a more efficient exchange of information throughout the new issue process for the benefit of our corporate issuer clients and institutional bond investors.”

About DirectBooks

DirectBooks leverages its technology expertise and market knowledge to power global financial markets. We simplify the primary issue process for fixed income securities by streamlining communication flows for underwriters and institutional investors. DirectBooks was formed by 9 global banks, consisting of Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Barclays (NYSE:BCS), BNP Paribas (FR:BNP), Citi (NYSE:C), Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB), Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), JP Morgan (NYSE: JPM), Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC). A complete list of participating underwriting companies can be found on our website. For more information, visit us: www.DirectBooks.com

About US Bank

US Bancorp, with approximately 70,000 employees and $587 billion in assets March 31, 2022, is the parent company of the US Bank National Association. The MinneapolisThe Luxembourg-based company serves millions of customers locally, nationally and globally through a diverse range of businesses: personal and corporate banking; payment services; Business and corporate banking services; and wealth management and investment services. The company has been recognized for its approach to digital innovation, social responsibility and customer service, including being named one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies and Fortune’s Most Admired Superregional Bank. Learn more about usbank.com/about.

About KeyBanc Capital Markets

KeyBanc Capital Markets is a leading merchant and investment bank that provides capital markets and advisory solutions to dynamic companies taking advantage of opportunities in changing industries. Our deep industry expertise, broad capabilities and unique insights are seamlessly delivered to companies in the consumer and retail, diversified industries, healthcare, industrial, petroleum and gas, real estate, utilities, energy and renewables and technology. With more than 800 professionals on a national platform, KeyBanc Capital Markets has more than $40 billion of capital committed to clients and an award-winning equity research team that provides coverage on nearly 700 publicly traded companies. Securities products and services are offered by KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and its licensed securities representatives, who may also be employees of KeyBank NA Banking products and services, are offered by KeyBank NA

About the fifth third

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Fifth Third Bank’s indirect parent company, National Association, a federally chartered institution. From March 31, 2022the company had $211 billion of assets and operates 1,079 full-service banking centers and 2,201 Fifth Third-branded ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina and Caroline from the south. In total, Fifth Third offers its customers access to approximately 54,000 free ATMs across United States. Fifth Third operates four primary businesses: commercial banking, branch banking, consumer lending, and wealth and asset management. Fifth Third is one of the largest fund managers in the Midwest and, from March 31, 2022had $549 billion of assets under custody, of which it managed $61 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its trust and registered investment advisory business. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. The common stock of Fifth Third trades on the NASDAQ® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB”.

About Fifth Third Securities

Fifth Third Securities is the trading name used by Fifth Third Securities, Inc., member FINRA/SIPCa wholly owned subsidiary of Fifth Third Bank, National Association, a registered broker-dealer and registered investment adviser with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SECOND). Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. Securities and Investments Offered by Fifth Third Securities, Inc.:

Are not FDIC insured

Offer no bank guarantee

May lose value

Are not insured by a federal government agency

Are not a deposit

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