PHOENIX, Apr 7, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- U.S. Bank opened two more full-service
branches inside Safeway stores - one in Mesa on Wednesday, March 31, and one in
Goodyear today. There are now 30 U.S. Bank in-store and traditional branches in
the Phoenix area. These new branches are open seven days-a-week like all U.S.
Bank traditional and in-store branches in Arizona.
Paul Edises is the branch manager at the U.S. Bank office located at 9101 East
Baseline Road in Mesa. John Comito is the branch manager at U.S. Bank's office
at 440 North Estrella Parkway in Goodyear.
Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., and
from noon until 5 p.m. on Sundays.
In September 2003, U.S. Bank and Safeway announced plans to open a total of 163
new in-store branches in Safeway and Vons stores in Arizona, California and
Nevada through fourth quarter 2005. This is the largest in-store expansion and
partnership venture in U.S. Bancorp history. U.S. Bank has the third-largest
in-store branch-banking network in the United States and will have a total of
456 in-store branches in 19 states once the Safeway/Vons expansion is completed.
Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY) is a Fortune 50 company and one of the largest food and
drug retailers in North America based on sales. The company operates 1,817
stores in the United States and Canada and had annual sales from continuing
operations of $35.6 billion in 2003.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with assets of $189 billion, is the 7th largest
financial services holding company in the United States. The company operates
2,282 banking offices and 4,402 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, Media Relations, 612-303-0733
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