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U.S. Bank Recognized by Human Rights Campaign as Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 18, 2015-- The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation has recognized U.S. Bank with a perfect score of 100 percent in its 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The index is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality.

“We believe in putting people first, and our dedication to making ethical decisions and doing the right thing is at the heart of what we do,” said Richard Davis, chairman, president and chief executive officer of U.S. Bancorp, parent company of U.S. Bank. “No two people are alike, and at this company we respect and encourage all points of view so that we provide value to employees, shareholders, customers and the community.”

This is the eighth consecutive year in which U.S. Bank has been recognized by the HRC as a Best Place to Work. U.S. Bank joins the ranks of 407 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

The 2016 CEI rated 1,027 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. U.S. Bank satisfied all of the CEI’s criteria to earn a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

About the Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

About U.S. Bancorp
Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $416 billion in assets as of September 30, 2015, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. The Company operates 3,151 banking offices in 25 states and 5,001 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.

Source: U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank Corporate Communications
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
teri.charest@usbank.com

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