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U.S. Bank Branches Official Dropoff Sites for Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

MINNEAPOLIS, Mar 1, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB)

People who want to help combat hunger in Minnesota have the opportunity to do so this March when U.S. Bank branches across the state become community collection sites for cash and food donations for local food shelves. The 2004 Minnesota FoodShare campaign runs from March 1 through March 31.

"More Minnesotans than even before have been using foodshelves in their local communities," said Sue Kainz, campaign coordinator for the March Minnesota FoodShare campaign. "People can conveniently bring cash and food donations to their local U.S. Bank branch."

"Minnesota FoodShare plays a critical role in our communities," said Richard Davis, vice chairman of U.S. Bancorp. "Without this organization, many people would suffer from hunger. Donations made at U.S. Bank branches will remain in the community to support the food shelves in that area."

Minnesota FoodShare, a program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, directs the March Campaign, the largest food and cash drive in the state. This campaign in 2004 will help restock more than 260 food shelves across Minnesota. Half of all the groceries distributed at Minnesota's food shelves each year come from the March Campaign.

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 2,243 banking offices and 4,425 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 www.usbank.com.

SOURCE: U.S. Bank

CONTACT:          U.S. Bank Media Relations
                  Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733

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SOURCE: U.S. Bank

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