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Fifth Third Bancorp Executive Mary Tuuk elected to UFPI Board of Directors

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Fifth Third Bancorp Executive Mary Tuuk elected to UFPI Board of Directors


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., FEBRUARY 3, 2014 - Universal Forest Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI) today announced that Mary Tuuk, executive vice president of corporate services and secretary of the board of directors of Fifth Third Bancorp, was elected to its Board of Directors at the January 30, 2014 meeting.

Tuuk's career began with Old Kent Financial Corporation, where she served as senior vice president, corporate secretary and legal counsel until Old Kent was acquired by Fifth Third in 2001. Since then, she has held numerous positions at Fifth Third Bancorp, including executive vice president and chief risk officer where she had responsibility for credit, market, liquidity, operational, compliance, legal, reputational and strategic risk.  Today, as executive vice president of Corporate Services, she is responsible for the legal, compliance and government affairs functions. She also has had leadership responsibility for the growth and strategic direction of major lines of business at Fifth Third Bank of Western Michigan. Tuuk's election expands the UFPI board to ten, including eight independent directors.

"Mary's vast experience in banking, compliance and strategic development will be a huge asset for growing our success at Universal Forest Products, Inc., and her values and integrity reflect all that we're looking for in a board member who will help lead us into a prosperous and vibrant future," said Board Chairman William G. Currie. "We are pleased to have her expertise, perspective and counsel at the board table."

Tuuk received her bachelor's degrees in business and music from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and her master's degree in business administration and juris doctorate from Indiana University. Her extensive professional and community recognition and engagements include being named one of the "25 Women to Watch in Banking" by American Banker magazine each year since 2008, sitting on numerous boards, and chairing critical efforts, such as the successful American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign and the Energize Your Business 2013 Conference.