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U.S. Bank Completes Acquisition of Securitization Trust Administration Business from Bank of America, N.A.

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan 04, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) announced today that its lead bank, U.S. Bank National Association, has completed the acquisition of the domestic and European-based securitization trust administration businesses of Bank of America, N.A. The transaction closed on December 30, 2010.

The completion of this transaction establishes U.S. Bank as a leader in the U.S. structured finance trust business and complements U.S. Bank's current market position in the U.S. corporate and municipal trust business. The transaction also establishes a presence in Europe with offices in Ireland and London, England, providing U.S. Bank Corporate Trust Services with an opportunity to expand its distribution and product offerings abroad.

Under the terms of the agreement, U.S. Bank Corporate Trust Services acquired approximately 2,153 active securitization and related transactions, more than 2.4 million residential mortgage files and 84,000 commercial files, and $1.1 trillion in assets under administration. Additionally, the transaction provided U.S. Bank with approximately $8 billion of related deposits at close.

After conversion, which is currently expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2011, the acquired U.S. and European trust businesses will operate under the U.S. Bank trade name. U.S. Bank has successfully completed 18 corporate trust acquisitions over the past 20 years and the Company is committed to ensuring a smooth transition for its new customers.

U.S. Bank now has 50 corporate trust offices across the country and offers a complete line of trust services. U.S. Bank provides trustee, calculation agent and custodial services for mortgage-backed, asset-backed and CDO securitizations. U.S. Bank also serves as trustee and paying agent for the issuance of taxable and non-taxable securities, money market paying agent services and escrow services. U.S. Bank Corporate Trust Services is one of the highest ranked trustees in the areas of tax-exempt debt and new corporate bond issuances.

U.S. Bancorp, with $291 billion in assets as of Sept. 30, 2010, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,013 banking offices in 24 states and 5,323 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.

Forward-looking Statements

The following information appears in accordance with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

This press release contains forward-looking statements about U.S. Bancorp. Statements that are not historical or current facts, including statements about beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements and are based on the information available to, and assumptions and estimates made by, management as of the date made. These forward-looking statements cover, among other things, anticipated future revenue and expenses and the future plans and prospects of U.S. Bancorp. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Global and domestic economies could fail to recover from the recent economic downturn or could experience another severe contraction, which could adversely affect U.S. Bancorp's revenues and the values of its assets and liabilities. Global financial markets could experience a recurrence of significant turbulence, which could reduce the availability of funding to certain financial institutions and lead to a tightening of credit, a reduction of business activity, and increased market volatility. Stress in the commercial real estate markets, as well as a delay or failure of recovery in the residential real estate markets, could cause additional credit losses and deterioration in asset values. In addition, U.S. Bancorp's business and financial performance is likely to be impacted by effects of recently enacted and future legislation and regulation. U.S. Bancorp's results could also be adversely affected by continued deterioration in general business and economic conditions; changes in interest rates; deterioration in the credit quality of its loan portfolios or in the value of the collateral securing those loans; deterioration in the value of securities held in its investment securities portfolio; legal and regulatory developments; increased competition from both banks and non-banks; changes in customer behavior and preferences; effects of mergers and acquisitions and related integration; effects of critical accounting policies and judgments; and management's ability to effectively manage credit risk, residual value risk, market risk, operational risk, interest rate risk and liquidity risk.

For discussion of these and other risks that may cause actual results to differ from expectations, refer to U.S. Bancorp's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the sections entitled "Risk Factors" and "Corporate Risk Profile" contained in Exhibit 13, and all subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission under Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and U.S. Bancorp undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events.

SOURCE: U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank
Steve Dale, Media Relations, 612-303-0784
Judith T. Murphy, Investor Relations, 612-303-0783
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding U.S. Bancorp's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.



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