HOUSTON and CALGARY, Alberta--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2005--U.S.
Bank Voyager Fleet Systems Inc. recently announced that it has gone
international with cross-border acceptance and reporting capabilities
via Shell Canada. The agreement will enable Shell Canada to accept the
Voyager Fleet Card throughout its network of retail locations across
Canada, including many Shell-affiliated outlets such as Turbo, Pay
Less and Beaver.
The agreement will combine all international purchases with U.S.
purchases to provide Voyager Fleet customers with a single billing
report for management purposes. All transactional data will fully
integrate with FleetCommander(R) and other Voyager fleet management
tools with all transactions automatically converting from liters to
gallons and from Canadian to U.S. currency.
In addition, all Voyager transactions at Shell Canada outlets also
qualify for the AirMiles Rewards program offered by Shell Canada, and
finding Shell Canada locations is simple with the Shell locator
prominently displayed on the Shell Canada website (www.shell.ca).
"We are excited to be able to provide our unsurpassed fleet card
capabilities in Canada," said Michael Oleniczak, vice president, U.S.
Bank Voyager Merchant Sales and Service. "Accepting the Voyager Fleet
card is just another example of how Shell Canada responds to customer
needs. Shell supplies a wide-range of quality products to retail and
commercial road transport markets through its extensive network of
Shell and private-brand retail and cardlock sites. We're glad to count
Shell Canada as one of our many merchant partners."
Shell Canada is a Canadian corporation, which in 2003 reported
consolidated earnings of $810 million on assets of some $9.5 billion.
The company employs about 3,850 people at its head office in Calgary
and operating locations across the country
Shell Canada Limited is one of the largest integrated petroleum
companies in Canada, producing natural gas, natural gas liquids and
bitumen. It is also the country's largest producer of sulphur. In
addition, Shell Canada is a leading manufacturer, distributor and
marketer of refined petroleum products.
U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of
universal fleet fueling and maintenance cards for more than 1.3
million vehicles. Visit Voyager on the web at
Voyager is a wholly owned subsidiary of Minneapolis-based U.S.
Bancorp (NYSE:USB). With assets in excess of $193 billion, U.S.
Bancorp is the 6th largest financial services holding company in the
United States. 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. Visit U.S.
Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
CONTACT: Corporate Payment Systems
Dan Endy, 612-973-1512
U.S. Bancorp Media Relations
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
SOURCE: U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems Inc.