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U.S. Bancorp Issues Statement in Response to Independent Foreclosure Review Settlement Agreement

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 7, 2013-- U.S. Bancorp issued the following statement in response to this morning’s announcement from the OCC and the Federal Reserve regarding the Independent Foreclosure Review settlement agreement:

U.S. Bancorp has long been committed to sound modification and foreclosure practices. We have always regarded foreclosure as a last resort, and have helped thousands of borrowers over the past several years to stay in their homes through a variety of modification programs.

U.S. Bancorp’s share of the settlement will include a cash payment of $80 million (pretax), which is expected to reduce fourth-quarter 2012 earnings per share by approximately 3 cents. In addition, the settlement includes a commitment to provide approximately $128 million of other mortgage assistance, such as loan modifications, which is covered by existing loan loss reserves.

We continue to support customers and stand ready to assist them.

U.S. Bancorp, with $352 billion in assets as of September 30, 2012, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,086 banking offices in 25 states and 5,080 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. Bancorp
Thomas Joyce, Public Relations, 612-303-3167
or
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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