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U.S. Bank Partners with U.S. Figure Skating to Offer Affinity Credit Card

MINNEAPOLIS & COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 13, 2007--U.S. Bank and U.S. Figure Skating have partnered to offer skating enthusiasts the U.S. Figure Skating Visa card. The card generates support for the mission and programs of U.S. Figure Skating each time a new card is activated and repeatedly thereafter each time the card is used.

"U.S. Bank is very excited to be partnering with U.S. Figure Skating. We look forward to offering a credit card that will support the mission of encouraging participation and achievement in the sport of figure skating," said Rebecca Wagner, Vice President, Group Product Manager for U.S. Bank Retail Payment Solutions.

Cardholders can choose from four card designs depicting the U.S. Figure Skating logo, figure skates or the U.S. Figure Skating mascot, Snowplow Sam.

"U.S. Figure Skating is pleased to partner with U.S. Bank to bring this new Affinity Card to our members and fans," said U.S. Figure Skating executive director David Raith. "Through their participation in this program, members and fans alike have another way to express their passion for the sport while supporting U.S. Figure Skating programs at every level."

The U.S. Figure Skating card features no annual fee, a low introductory rate on purchases and balance transfers, 100% fraud protection and 24-hour cardmember service. The card also offers a variety of rewards including cash back, travel and merchandise. To apply today, call 1-800-853-5576, ext. 9167 or visit www.usfigureskating.org.

U.S. Figure Skating

U.S. Figure Skating is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Skating Union. U.S. Figure Skating is comprised of approximately 1,425 member clubs and Basic Skills programs representing nearly 184,000 members. U.S. Figure Skating is charged with the development of the sport on all levels within the United States, including athletes, officials, sanctioning of events and exhibitions, and establishing the rules and guidelines by which the sport is governed.

U.S. Bancorp

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with $228 billion in assets, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the 6th largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 2,512 banking offices and 4,870 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.

CONTACT: U.S. Bank Media Relations
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
U.S. Figure Skating
Scottie Bibb, 719-635-5200


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