MINNEAPOLIS & OVERLAND PARK, Kansas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4,
2005--U.S. Bank Dealer Commercial Services, recognized nationally for
its success in dealer inventory financing, has announced a new
partnership with the ROUTE 66 RV Network.
ROUTE 66 is a recreation vehicle dealer group comprising 85
independent dealers across the United States. Last year, U.S. Bank
Recreation Finance was one of the first financial institutions to
partner with ROUTE 66 to offer affordable and convenient consumer
financing packages through ROUTE 66 dealers. Now, with this new
relationship, U.S. Bank offers competitive inventory financing to
dealers as well as their customers.
"We clearly recognize the value that ROUTE 66 brings to the RV
industry and are pleased to continue to be a national partner as the
network grows and gains new dealers," said Paul Novotny, RV and marine
national accounts manager for U.S. Bank Dealer Commercial Services.
"We couldn't be more pleased to have U.S. Bank as a financial
partner," said Dave Francis, managing partner of ROUTE 66. "They have
been with us from the beginning and we have been very impressed with
their support and creativity to bring new financial solutions to our
Among the additional services that U.S. Bank will provide ROUTE 66
dealers is a dedicated relationship manager who will work directly
with them on their financing needs. For more information call (801)
The ROUTE 66 RV Network is a national coalition of 85 dealers at
110 locations in 41 states. This accounts for nearly $1.7 billion in
RV sales. ROUTE 66 offers qualified RV dealers a national network of
top quality, independent dealerships from coast-to-coast and
border-to-border. This exclusive network offers a variety of services
specifically designed to help mid-sized dealerships capitalize on
today's exploding RV marketplace, while competing with the emerging
mega-stores. Membership also allows dealers to give their customers
the peace of mind that wherever they go in their new RV there's always
a friend nearby to meet their parts and service needs. Member dealers
maintain full ownership of their dealerships, keep complete
operational control and share in unique network benefits only
available to ROUTE 66 RV Network members. Visit ROUTE 66 online at
r66rv.com or BuyAnRV.com.
U.S. Bank is a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). With $198
billion in assets, U.S. Bancorp is the 6th largest financial holding
company in the United States. The company operates 2,377 banking
offices and 4,654 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. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at usbank.com.
CONTACT: U.S. Bank Media Relations
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
SOURCE: U.S. Bank