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U.S. Bank Sponsors Five Events at the National Western Stock Show

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2012-- U.S. Bank is sponsoring five events at the 106th annual National Western Stock Show (NWSS) this month, including the International Livestock Congress and the U.S. Bank Pro Rodeo Finals. U.S. Bank is also the presenting sponsor of the PRCA Steer Wrestling event and the Boots ‘n Business luncheon, and is a table sponsor of Citizens of the West.

The NWSS takes place through January 22 in Denver. U.S. Bank has supported the National Western Stock Show since 1995, and this is the first year as the main sponsor of the Pro Rodeo Finals.

U.S. Bank Food Industries is a major supporter of the event. Led by Elizabeth Hund, senior vice president and division head, U.S. Bank Food Industries sponsors the International Livestock Congress, which is held in conjunction with the NWSS. Hund is also the ambassador of the NWSS International Agri-Business Center and is a committee member of the NWSS International Committee. The International Agri-Business Center hosts visitors from 35 countries, and encourages networking for overseas business around livestock by providing a social and educational environment for trade development.

“As a leader in food industries for over 150 years, we are proud to sponsor the International Livestock Congress,” said Hund. “It’s a great opportunity for attendees to learn the current challenges facing the beef industry. It also allows U.S. Bank to support the organization while networking with partners who are in need of financial products for the production, processing and distribution of food and agriculture products.”

U.S. Bank Colorado market president, Hassan Salem, welcomed 950 NWSS participants at the Boots ‘n Business luncheon on January 6. Salem is also chairman of the board for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about NWSS, please visit www.nationalwestern.com.

About National Western Stock Show
The National Western Stock Show is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides college and graduate level scholarships in agriculture and medicine for practice in rural areas. It is also its mission to serve producers and consumers throughout the world by being the premier Stock Show, Rodeo, Horse Show and center for year round events. The 16 day show also serves as an entertainment arena, hosting one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, largest horse show and Colorado’s largest tradeshow.

About U.S. Bank Food Industries
U.S. Bank Food Industries serves companies involved in the production, processing and distribution of food and agricultural related products. Headquartered in Denver, CO, the group has lending professionals in locations throughout the United States including New York, NY, Atlanta Chicago and Topeka, Kansas.

About U.S. Bancorp
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $330 billion in assets as of Sept. 30, 2011, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,089 banking offices in 25 states and 5,092 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp and its employees are dedicated to improving the communities they serve, for which the company earned the 2011 Spirit of America Award, the highest honor bestowed on a company by United Way. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.

Source: U.S. Bancorp

U.S. Bank Public Relations
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733
amy.frantti@usbank.com
or
U.S. Bank Food Industries
Elizabeth Parra, 415-464-8521
elizabeth.parra@usbank.com

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