PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 25, 2004--U.S. Bank has further
expanded its retail operations in Arizona with eight branches opening
on Monday, Oct. 25 in Tucson and the Phoenix neighborhood of
Ahwatukee. In addition, one branch will open in Peoria, Arizona, on
Thursday, Nov. 18.
"The team at U.S. Bank is very excited about expanding in
Arizona," said Hope Levin, regional president of U.S. Bank in Arizona.
"U.S. Bank is committed to the Arizona community, and the huge growth
of our retail operations from a four branch presence in the state, to
46 by the end of 2004 and 60 branches by the end of 2005, is proof of
To celebrate the openings, festivities included a ribbon-cutting
ceremony on Monday, Oct. 25 at the 9050 East Valencia Road location in
Tucson, which included a check presentation to Casa de los Ninos, a
nonprofit organization that helps prevent child abuse and neglect by
offering services that promote child safety and family stability.
Representatives of U.S. Bank, Safeway and Casa de los Ninos attended.
In addition, customers have a chance to win $10,000 in a "Go for
the Grand" contest. Contest registrations will be available at
participating locations through Dec. 10, 2004. Ten contestants will be
randomly chosen to participate in the contest, which takes place in
Jan. 2005. "Go for the Grand" involves arranging items sold at the
store in a particular order that is kept secret until the contest
begins. 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. Contest rules and
regulations are available at participating locations.
The new in-store locations are led by the following branch
-- Brad Martz, 4005 East Chandler Blvd., Ahwatukee/Phoenix;
-- Matt Ackerman, 20713 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria;
-- Carol Stout, 6360 East Golf Links Road; Tucson;
-- Donna Williams, 1767 East Prince Road; Tucson;
-- Robin Hoyle, 7110 North Oracle Road; Tucson;
-- Robin Wentz-Gamboa, 9705 North Thornydale Road; Tucson;
-- Angelo Vassallo, 10380 East Broadway Blvd.; Tucson;
-- Susan Sasiadek, 9050 East Valencia Road; Tucson; and
-- Raul Paz, 9100 North Silverbell Road; Tucson.
These new locations are 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 (NYSE:SWY) 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
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