Name Changes Were Effective Jan. 31, 2003
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U.S. Bancorp Asset
Management announced today that it has renamed seven First American Funds,
effective Jan. 31, 2003. The name changes better reflect each fund's
The fund name changes are as follows:
Existing First American New fund name
fund name effective January 31, 2003
Large Cap Core Fund Large Cap Growth Opportunities Fund
Mid Cap Core Fund Mid Cap Growth Opportunities Fund
Micro Cap Fund Small Cap Growth Opportunities Fund
Small Cap Core Fund Small Cap Select Fund
Fixed Income Fund Core Bond Fund
U.S. Government Securities Fund U.S. Government Mortgage Fund
Strategic Income Fund High Income Bond Fund
About U.S. Bancorp Asset Management
With more than $113 billion* in assets under management, U.S. Bancorp
Asset Management is the 42nd largest asset manager in the world and one of the
nation's leading money managers to institutions and individuals. The firm
provides portfolio management to corporations, public entities, nonprofit and
other institutions, as well as advising the First American family of mutual
funds and providing customized portfolio management for private clients.
* Total assets listed as of Dec. 31, 2002
About First American Funds
The First American Funds family of mutual funds is the fifth-largest bank-
affiliated mutual fund family in the United States.
For a prospectus containing more complete information on First American
Funds, including investment policies, fees and expenses, please contact your
investment professional, call First American Funds investor services at
800.677.FUND, or visit us on the web at www.firstamericanfunds.com . Please
read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send money.
Based in Minneapolis, U.S. Bancorp Asset Management, Inc., is a subsidiary
of U.S. Bank National Association. It provides investment management services
to individuals and institutions -- including corporations, foundations,
pension funds, public funds and retirement plans -- which had combined assets
under management of more than $113 billion as of Dec. 31, 2002. The firm has
offices in 22 states.
U.S. Bancorp Asset Management, Inc., a subsidiary of U.S. Bank National
Association ("U.S. Bank"), serves as the investment advisor to the First
American Funds. U.S. Bank is a separate entity and wholly owned subsidiary of
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), the eighth-largest financial services holding
company in the United States and a leading provider of comprehensive banking,
trust, investment and payment systems products and services. U.S. Bancorp is
the parent company of U.S. Bank.
First American Funds are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC, an
affiliate of the investment advisor.
SOURCE U.S. Bancorp Asset Management