SAN YSIDRO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 20, 2005--U.S. Bancorp
Members of the international border community at San Ysidro,
Calif. will celebrate the opening of the first bank at Las Americas
with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new U.S. Bank office on 4249
Camino De La Plaza, Thursday, Jan. 27 at 10 a.m.
Myra Payabyab-Coloma is the newly named manager of the U.S. Bank
branch at Las Americas, and Jason Wells is the assistant branch
manager. The branch will be open seven-days-a-week and offers a
special merchant center within the shops that allows business
customers to make deposits and make change without leaving the mall.
All employees are bilingual and from the San Ysidro area, so they
understand the unique environment of doing business on an
Payabyab-Coloma brings more than 14 years of banking experience to
the position. She comes to U.S. Bank from Bank of America. Wells comes
to U.S. Bank from the Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce, where he
managed corporate relations. They collaborate closely with Lilia
Mojica, who leads a U.S. Bank office in San Diego and has been
involved in the San Ysidro community for many years, most actively
since U.S. Bank broke ground for the new branch at Las Americas.
"The Shops at Las Americas is a hotbed of commercial activity for
the millions who come to the United States for shopping and other
services. Our arrival at Las Americas is an important step in our
corporation's commitment to be a trusted, respected and resourceful
financial partner for Hispanic businesses and families," said Carl
Koenig, district manager of U.S. Bank in San Diego.
Dignitaries in attendance will include: Luis Cabrera, General
Consul of Mexico in San Diego; Mike McCulloch, San Ysidro captain of
police; Manuel Paul, assistant superintendent of San Ysidro schools;
Alejandra Mier y Teran, director of the Otay Chamber of Commerce;
Israel Adato, director of the San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce and Paola
Hernandez, president of the San Diego Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Jonathan Martinez from the San Ysidro border patrol and Roberto de la
Madrid, former governor of Baja California will also be on hand, as
well as Andrea Skorepa, director of Casa Familiar in San Ysidro and
Mike Liberatore, new general manager of Las Americas. A representative
from the office of Congressman Bob Filner will also attend.
U.S. Bank has consistently been at the forefront of American
financial institutions that provide valuable and relevant services to
Hispanic customers. In June of 2004, U.S. Bank co-hosted a historic
meeting of leaders from top banks in the United States and Mexican
President Vicente Fox. U.S. Bank described to President Fox the wide
array of work that had been done to facilitate greater banking access
to Hispanics, and new services such as U.S. Bank Secure Money Transfer
for money remittances to Mexico.
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 Media Relations
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
SOURCE: U.S Bank