SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 24, 2004--U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB)
U.S. Bank support of San Diego State University is bigger and
better than ever in 2004, most visibly with the opening of a new U.S.
Bank branch office at West Commons. A ribbon cutting ceremony will
mark the opening on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 1 p.m.
The celebration will continue as activities begin surrounding the
start of the 2004-05 academic year. U.S. Bank will provide water to
students as they arrive and move in to their new housing on Aug. 27.
U.S. Bank backs the SDSUcard, which is the official identification
for more than 40,000 students, faculty and staff. The multi-purpose
card provides, among other things, access to any U.S. Bank ATM for
those who have a U.S. Bank account. U.S. Bank volunteers will be
opening accounts outside of the SDSUcard office through Sept. 2 as
students are getting their cards. U.S. Bank is also home to Aztec
Checking and anyone who opens an account at the U.S. Bank table
outside the card office will receive free Aztec checks and a U.S.
Tony Gwynn, famed San Diego Padres baseball player and now coach
of SDSU Aztec baseball, will sign autographs on Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. and
give away tickets to the Sept. 4 Aztec football opener and Sky Show.
The Sky Show, considered San Diego's premier fireworks display, will
take place at Qualcomm Stadium after the game. Tickets to the game and
Sky Show are free to students who stop by the branch to pick them up
during move-in week and the first week of classes (through Sept. 2).
U.S. Bank is once again proud to sponsor Aztec football, basketball
and baseball for 2004-05.
U.S. Bank will also offer special promotions in the branch Sept. 7
through Sept. 10, including a prize wheel, refreshments, giveaways and
a chance to win a 90-second ATM cash grab. Two winners will have 90
seconds to withdraw as much cash as they can from the U.S. Bank ATM.
Those who open an account during Sept. 7-10 will receive a $10 SDSU
Bookstore Gift Card.
"The activities surrounding our new branch opening and welcoming
of the new academic year complement an already strong relationship
between U.S. Bank and SDSU. It's a relationship we are honored to be a
part of and excited to support in every way possible," said Robert
Armstrong, market president of U.S. Bank in San Diego.
U.S. Bank is part 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 www.usbank.com.
CONTACT: U.S. Bank
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
Jack Beresford, 619-594-2448
SOURCE: U.S. Bank