WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Sep 24, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- U.S. Bank
is proud to announce that it has been named the official bank of the
Pacific-10 Conference. This three-year partnership between U. S. Bank
and the Pac-10, also known as the "Conference of Champions," will
provide the bank with national and regional media exposure and the
opportunity to be associated with one of the premier collegiate
athletic conferences in the nation.
Jerry A. Grundhofer, chairman, president and chief executive
officer of U.S. Bancorp, the parent company of U.S. Bank, commented,
"This is very exciting news to be joining with one of the elite
academic and athletic conferences in the country. At U.S. Bank we have
more than 700 of our 2,344 full-service branches located in Pac-10
country in the states of Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington.
So virtually any place you go in the Pac-10 conference area a member
of the U.S. Bank team is ready to help you with your financial needs."
In recognition of U.S. Bank becoming the official bank of the
Pac-10 employees in the offices located in the four states will sport
Pac-10 shirts and there will be customer drawings for prizes and a
plethora of signage, inside and out, marking the big event.
Thomas C. Hansen, commissioner of the Pacific-10 Conference,
noted, "We are pleased to have such an outstanding organization as
U.S. Bank join the Pac-10 family. Just as we are dedicated to athletic
and academic excellence, U.S. Bank is dedicated to excellence in
customer service. It is an honor for me to welcome U.S. Bank as the
'Conference of Champions' newest corporate partner."
As part of the agreement, U.S. Bank will be highly visible on Fox
Sport Net's Pac-10 "Games of the Week" during the football season and
regular season men's basketball games. During the football season U.S.
Bank will sponsor both the offensive and defensive player of the week
awards. As the official bank, U.S. Bank will be involved with the
weekly TV magazine show "Runnin' with the Pac" during the football and
U.S. Bank's involvement with the Pac-10 will include involvement
with both men's and women's athletic events. In addition to football
and basketball, U.S. Bank will be supporting other Pac-10 sporting
events including women's volleyball, cross country, softball,
baseball, swimming and diving, wrestling, golf, gymnastics, track and
field, tennis and rowing. U.S. Bank will also participate in special
on-campus events such as flag football games and three-on-three
basketball shootout events to create additional awareness with
students and fans regarding the bank teaming up with the Pac-10.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with assets of $190 billion, is the 6th
largest financial services holding company in the United States. The
company operates 2,344 banking offices and 4,578 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 usbank.com.
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
Steve Dale, 612-303-0784
Jim Muldoon, 925-932-4411
Fox Sports Enterprises
Mitch Huberman, 310-557-4440
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