SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 27, 2004--U.S. Bank was honored at
the Municipal League of King County's 45th Annual Civic Awards
Luncheon on May 27 at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle. David
Horsey, Pulitzer prize-winning cartoonist with the Seattle
Post-Intelligencer, delivered the keynote address.
U.S. Bank received the Business of the Year Award for its work in
the community, notably in helping establish the Get Banked Program.
Under the Get Banked program, tenants in several low-income housing
projects can build credit histories and learn financial skills from
bank employees while earning a small rent rebate and a matching
contribution for saving money throughout the 12-month program.
In addition, U.S. Bank's employees are encouraged to participate
in community-building activities, and have made a valuable difference
to KING5 Television's Home Team Harvest, the United Way Day of Caring,
Dress for Success and the Central Area Development Association's
Better Homes project.
Since 1910, the Municipal League has engaged citizens in the
public discourse over important decisions affecting the future of King
County. The League is a multi-partisan organization that researches
issues, evaluates candidates and mobilizes support in the name of
empowered citizens making informed choices. Municipal League Civic
Awards honor people and organizations whose efforts improve our region
and inspire great citizenship in all of us.
Ken Kirkpatrick, president of U.S. Bank in the Puget Sound region,
said, "It is truly an honor to be awarded with the Business of the
Year Award because it affirms U.S. Bank's philosophy of giving back to
U.S. Bank recently earned an "outstanding" rating, the highest
rating possible, by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
(OCC) for its commitment to the letter and spirit of the Community
Reinvestment Act (CRA).
U.S. Bank is a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). With assets
of $192 billion, U.S. Bancorp is the 7th largest financial services
holding company in the United States. The company operates 2,275
banking offices and 4,472 ATMs in 24 states 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 usbank.com.
CONTACT: U.S. Bank
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
SOURCE: U.S. Bank