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U.S. Bank Celebrates the Minneapolis Aquatennial -- Sponsors U.S. Bank Grande Day Parade

MINNEAPOLIS, Jul 11, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- U.S. Bank is proud to participate in the Minneapolis Aquatennial by sponsoring the U.S. Bank Grande Day Parade.

The parade will take place along Hennepin Avenue from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 19. It will travel down Hennepin Avenue for 1.5 miles from the Basilica of St. Mary near Dunwoody Boulevard to the end at Marquette Avenue and Third Street.

The theme of this year's parade is "A Community MOSAIC." U.S. Bank is also a sponsor of Minneapolis MOSAIC, a celebration of the city's unique diversity and cultural heritage. The Grande Day Parade will feature hundreds of participants, including marching bands, floats, Aquatennial Ambassadors past and present, community VIPs and more. In addition, U.S. Bank employees will participate in the parade and serve as volunteers.

"We're glad to be a part of the Minneapolis Aquatennial. Sponsoring the U.S. Bank Grande Day Parade is one way we give back to the community," said Kurt Treu, senior vice president and regional manager for U.S. Bank. "The U.S. Bank Grande Day Parade is rich with tradition. Thousands of people have watched the parade over the years, and it's great to be a part of this exciting and fun community event."

The 64th annual Minneapolis Aquatennial takes place July 18 through July 27 and is the official civic celebration of the City of Minneapolis. For more information about the Minneapolis Aquatennial, including the U.S. Bank Grande Day Parade, visit www.aquatennial.org. Events subject to change.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) is the parent company of U.S. Bank. With assets in excess of $182 billion, is the 8th largest financial services holding company in the United States. The company operates 2,200 banking offices and 4,582 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 is home of the Five Star Service Guarantee which assures customers of certain key banking benefits and services or customers will be paid for their inconvenience. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.

SOURCE: U.S. Bank

CONTACT:          U.S. Bank Media Relations
                  Amy Frantti, 612/303-0733
                  amy.frantti@usbank.com

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