OAKLAND, Calif., Jul 27, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- U.S. Bank has
opened a new branch at the Kaiser Center at 344 20th Street in
Oakland, Calif., the first U.S. Bank office in Oakland. To celebrate,
employees will hold customer appreciation activities August 2-6 with
free refreshments and snack for anyone who stops by that week, and two
free vouchers to an A's game for anyone who opens a checking account.
The customer appreciation week, with the theme "Take Me Out to
U.S. Bank," will celebrate baseball and the "U.S. Bank Oakland A's
Back-to-Back Cash Back" in which individuals can win $5,000 if the A's
hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning. U.S. Bank will be
on-site at the A's game on Tuesday, July 27 along with 100 kids from
the Youth Entertainment Network who will take in the game compliments
of U.S. Bank.
Mid-way through the week-long celebration, on August 4, the
Oakland Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting at the Kaiser
Center U.S. Bank office. Snacks and prizes will be given away
throughout the grand opening. Guests may also enter to win four VIP
tickets to see the Oakland A's and an autographed baseball, a $100
Visa gift card, a $50 Visa gift card or a U.S. Bank sports bag.
"Our enthusiasm about our arrival at the Kaiser Center is truly
reflected in the activities that we have planned for the community
during our grand opening week," said Ernie Pacana, branch manager for
the new U.S. Bank Kaiser Center location. "We look forward to meeting
our new neighbors and providing our guaranteed Five Star Service to
U.S. Bank continues to grow in California with 95 branches in the
Bay Area and more than 260 offices throughout the state. A strong
supporter of the Oakland community, the company provides grants from
the U.S. Bancorp Foundation in support of numerous Oakland-area
organizations including: Consumer Credit Counseling Services of the
East Bay; East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (where U.S.
Bank also has an Individual Development Account or IDA program);
People's Community Partnership Federal Credit Union; Homebuyer
Assistance Center; Family Bridges; Next Step Learning Center; Creating
Economic Opportunities for Women; East Oakland Community Development
Corporation; Oakland Community Development Corporation; Salvation Army
and YMCA of East Bay.
U.S. Bank also participates with the Alameda Wealthbuilding
Collaborative, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites and the
Get Checking program, while also providing free ATM access to
California Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) holders, regularly
scheduled homebuyer education and basics of banking seminars.
U.S. Bank is a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB). With $190
billion in assets, U.S. Bancorp is the 6th largest financial services
holding company in the United States. The company operates 2,315
banking offices and 4,565 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 in which the company pays customers if certain key banking
benefits and services are not met. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at
SOURCE: U.S Bank
U.S Bank Media Relations
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
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