MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 18, 2005--U.S. Bancorp
Autodesk, Inc., the world's leading design software and digital
content company, recently named U.S. Bank Corporate Payment Systems
"Supplier-of-the-Year" for 2004 at its annual company Supplier Day.
U.S. Bank was singled out by Autodesk for its exceptional purchasing
card product and service and beat out a bevy of well-known industrial
providers of such things as computers and computer peripherals,
airline travel and overnight shipment services.
In naming U.S. Bank its top supplier, Autodesk identified the
company's ability to help the company align with the CEO's direction
and achieve its corporate goal of improving its margins. The Autodesk
purchasing card program has been such a success that U.S. Bank was
also recently awarded the company's corporate travel card business.
"We strive to provide our customers with great products supported
by great people. This recognition certainly helps to validate that we
are focusing on the right things," said U.S. Bank executive vice
president, Robert T. Abele. "Plus, this is an excellent example of
where outstanding customer service has provided an opportunity for us
to expand our relationship with a fantastic customer."
Autodesk offers customers progressive business solutions through
powerful technology products and services. Autodesk helps customers in
the building, manufacturing, infrastructure, digital media, and
wireless data services fields increase the value of their digital
design data and improve efficiencies across their entire project
lifecycle management processes.
U.S. Bank Corporate Payment Systems, a division of U.S. Bancorp,
offers clients a full suite of solutions for commercial, fleet and B2B
payment needs. U.S. Bank was the first to offer corporate bankcard,
purchasing and relocation card programs, the first to offer a
private-label fleet card and is one of the largest merchant acquirers
in the world. Corporate Payment Systems maintains an enviable list of
clients including nearly half of the Fortune 100 and more than 30
percent of the Fortune 500.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with $195 billion in assets, is the 6th
largest financial services holding company in the United States. The
company operates 2,370 banking offices and 4,620 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. U.S. Bancorp is
the parent company of U.S. Bank. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at
CONTACT: U.S. Bank Corporate Payment Systems
Dan Endy, 612-973-1512
U.S. Bank Media Relations
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
SOURCE: U.S. Bank