MINNEAPOLIS, Dec 11, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB)
One lucky U.S. Bank customer is $25,000 richer while four customers and two
employees will experience the opportunity of a lifetime when they see the Rose
Bowl Game(R) and ride atop the U.S. Bank float in the Rose Parade(R) on New
Year's Day, courtesy of U.S. Bank's Comin' Up Roses ATM Sweepstakes.
The winner of the grand prize of $25,000 in cash is Elvin Belew of Lawrenceburg,
Ind. Belew filled out an entry form at his local U.S. Bank branch in
The winners of a trip to the Rose Bowl Game and the Rose Parade are: U.S. Bank
customers Keith Backer, New Rockford, N.D.; Bob Johnson, Aloha, Ore.; Pamela
Dedrick, Bloomington, Minn.; and Jason Skinnor, Columbus, Ohio.
U.S. Bank employees B'Ann Dittmar, Galena, Ill. and Marlene Kukla, Milwaukee,
Wis., will also see the Rose Bowl Game and will participate in the Rose Parade
for winning the "Service in Bloom" quiz contest open to all U.S. Bank branch
The winners and their guest are packing their bags and will be heading to
Pasadena, Calif., for the trip of a lifetime which includes round-trip air
transportation, hotel accommodations for four nights, tickets to the Rose Bowl
Game and $1,300 spending money. The winners and their guest will ride atop the
U.S. Bank float in the Rose Parade.
"We're pleased to present Elvin Belew with the $25,000 grand prize and to have
our valued customers representing our company on the first-ever U.S. Bank
float," said Richard Davis, vice chairman of commercial and consumer banking for
U.S. Bancorp. "It's nice to thank these customers for selecting U.S. Bank to
assist them with their financial needs and reward our employees for great
The U.S. Bank float salutes the diverse, vibrant and powerful music of the
United States. Titled "Music of the U.S.," the U.S. Bank float is comprised of
five beautifully designed, decorated units and is the largest float in this
festive, nationally recognized parade. Each unit showcases a form of music that
has shaped America's rich heritage. Float designer Fiesta Parade Floats
incorporated a dazzling variety of regionally popular flowers and foliage.
The Rose Parade will take place on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. CST. The
U.S. Bank float will be the 13th float in the parade. The parade will be
televised on ABC, NBC, CBS and cable. Following the Rose Parade, the Rose Bowl
Game will feature the University of Michigan vs. the University of Southern
California at 4:00 p.m. CST on ABC.
The Sweepstakes took place from Sept. 22, 2003 until Nov. 7, 2003. All U.S. Bank
branches in the bank's 24-state footprint participated. To enter, U.S. Bank
customers had to fill out an entry form at a U.S. Bank branch, or the form on
the back of their ATM receipt from a U.S. Bank branch ATM, or mail in a
completed entry form. More than 200,000 entries were received. The winners were
selected via a random drawing.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with assets of $189 billion, is the 8th largest
financial services holding company in the United States. The company operates
2,201 banking offices and 4,506 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. U.S.
Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
CONTACT: U.S. Bank
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733
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