PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 4, 2004--U.S. Bank is ready to give
away up to $500,000 to celebrate the openings of five new U.S. Bank
branches at Safeway (NYSE:SWY) stores in the Phoenix area on Monday,
"The team at U.S. Bank is very excited about these new branch
openings, and presenting an opportunity for area residents to win
$10,000 is a great way to share our enthusiasm with the community,"
said Hope Levin, regional president of U.S. Bank in Arizona.
People can register to win at U.S. Bank branches in participating
Safeway locations June 7 through Saturday, July 24. Each branch
location will randomly select ten finalists on Monday, July 26. In
August, the ten lucky people whose names are drawn will attend a
special event at the store where they registered. At the event, U.S.
Bank and Safeway will provide each of the ten contestants with a list
of seven items sold at Safeway. Contestants will need to arrange the
items on the list so they match a confidential, pre-determined
"official" Safeway shopping list. If a contestant's list matches the
official Safeway shopping list, the contestant will be awarded
$10,000. All ten finalists at each location will receive a $100
Safeway Gift Card. See entry form for contest rules and regulations.
People can register to win at any of the following U.S. Bank
branches that will open inside Safeway stores on June 7:
-- 3185 West Apache Trail, Apache Junction;
-- 5137 East Baseline Road, Gilbert;
-- 1960 West Main Street, Mesa;
-- 3622 East Southern Ave., Mesa; and
-- 2740 East University, Mesa.
These new locations will make a total of 35 U.S. Bank in-store and
traditional branches in the Phoenix area. They will be open seven days
a week like all U.S. Bank traditional and in-store branches in
Arizona. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.
until 7 p.m., and from noon until 5 p.m. 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. is a Fortune 50 company and one of the largest food
and drug retailers in North America based on sales. The company
operates 1,808 stores in the United States and Canada and had annual
sales from continuing operations of $35.6 billion in 2003.
U.S. Bank operates 25 in-store branches, five traditional branches
and 25 ATMs in Arizona. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with assets of $192
billion, 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. U.S. Bancorp is the parent company of U.S.
Bank. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at usbank.com.
CONTACT: U.S. Bank
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733
SOURCE: U.S. Bank