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U.S. Bancorp Stock
Dividend
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Piper Jaffray Spin-off

U.S. Bancorp (USB)

Q.Can I buy or sell stock directly without using a broker?
A.Yes, U.S. Bancorp’s shareholder services and transfer agent, Computershare, offers the U.S. Bancorp Investor Services Program for investors wishing to purchase or sell U.S. Bancorp Common Stock. This plan is available to both present shareholders of record, as well as to individual investors wishing to make an initial purchase of U.S. Bancorp common stock. Call our transfer agent, Computershare, at 1-888-778-1311 for an enrollment kit including a plan prospectus

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Q.Where are your shares traded?
A.U.S. Bancorp common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Q.What is the ticker symbol?
A.The U.S. Bancorp ticker symbol is "USB".

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Q.What is the CUSIP number?
A.902973-30-4

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Q.What is the dividend rate?
A. Please click here for a complete dividend history.

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Q.When are U.S. Bancorp’s dividends paid?
A.U.S. Bancorp currently pays quarterly dividends on our common stock on or about the 15th day of January, April, July and October, subject to prior approval by our Board of Directors.

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Q.Does U.S. Bancorp offer dividend reinvestment?
A.Yes, U.S. Bancorp shareholders can choose to participate in a plan that provides automatic reinvestment of dividends and/or optional cash purchase of additional shares of U.S. Bancorp common stock. For more information, please contact our transfer agent, Computershare, at 1-888-778-1311 for an enrollment kit.

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Q.Does U.S. Bancorp participate in the Direct Registration System (DRS)?
A.Yes, U.S. Bancorp is a participant in the Direct Registration System (DRS). DRS allows your shares to be held in book-entry form registered in your name in an account created for you at our transfer agent, Computershare Investor Services. Holding your shares in this method eliminates the need for stock certificates, which can be lost or damaged. In addition, DRS allows investors to move book entry shares electronically from a brokerage account to a registered account or from a registered account to a brokerage account.

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Q.Who is the transfer agent?
A.U.S. Bancorp's transfer agent is Computershare Investor Services. You can contact them at:

Computershare
Phone: 888-778-1311
Internet: www.computershare.com/investor



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Q.How can I change my address on my account?
A.Please call our transfer agent, Computershare Investor Services, at 1-888-778-1311

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Q.How do I find out detailed account information?
A.Please call our transfer agent,

Computershare
Phone: 888-778-1311
Internet: www.computershare.com/investor



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Q.Who do I contact about lost certificates?
A.Please call our transfer agent, Computershare, at 1-888-778-1311.

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Q.How can I obtain a copy of the Annual Report or other SEC documents such as a prospectus, 10-K or 10Q?
A.You can obtain these and other U.S. Bancorp investor materials in the Investor Relations section of this site, or you can call our Investor Relations Department at 1-866-775-9668. SEC filings are also accessible through the SEC’s Edgar database.

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Q.How can I contact someone in Investor Relations?
A.To contact Investor Relations at U.S. Bancorp, please call 1-866-775-9668 or email investorrelations@usbank.com

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Q.How many shares of Piper Jaffray Companies common stock should I have received?
A.Each U.S. Bancorp shareholder entitled to the distribution received one share of Piper Jaffray common stock for every 100 shares of U.S. Bancorp common stock.

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Q.What was the share price used to calculate cash payments in lieu of fractional shares?
A.The share price used to calculate cash payment in lieu of fractional shares was $42.17 for those shareholders who have their shares in certificate form or on account at our transfer agent, Computershare. The share price used to calculate cash payments in lieu of fractional share held in brokerage accounts may be slightly different. Shareholders should contact their broker for additional information.

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Q.Do I pay taxes on the Piper Jaffray shares that I received?
A.No, the Piper Jaffray shares were distributed as a tax free dividend. Taxes will not be incurred until you sell your Piper Jaffray shares. Download the Treasury Regulations Section 1.355-5(b) Form to attach to your 2003 Federal Income Tax Return.

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Q.Do I pay taxes on my cash in lieu of fractional shares in 2003?
A.Since cash payments in lieu of fractional shares will be received by shareholders in 2004, these payments will be considered a 2004 taxable event for those shareholders who have their shares in certificate form or on account at our transfer agent, Computershare. Individual brokerage firms may have reported the cash in lieu of fractional shares on their customers 2003 1099’s. Shareholders should contact their broker for additional information.

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Q.How do I allocate my cost basis between U.S. Bancorp common stock? and my new Piper Jaffray shares?
A.Shareholders who received the special dividend of Piper Jaffray Companies common stock will be required to allocate the aggregate tax basis in their U.S. Bancorp common stock among the shares of Piper Jaffray Companies common stock (including any fractional share of Piper Jaffray Companies common stock) received in the distribution and their shares of U.S. Bancorp stock. A shareholder’s total tax basis in U.S. Bancorp common stock prior to the spin-off should be allocated as 98.57288498 percent to shares of U.S. Bancorp common stock and 1.42711502 percent to shares of Piper Jaffray common stock (including any fractional shares received). View an example of how to allocate your cost basis between your U.S. Bancorp common stock and your new Piper Jaffray common stock.

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