MINNEAPOLIS & BOZEMAN, Mont., Jun 13, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Yellowstone Park Foundation has expanded its
affinity credit card partnership with U.S. Bank. The new Visa(R) card
options will give individuals who support Yellowstone National Park
additional opportunities to help preserve and protect the park. Every
new card activation and a share of every purchase made with the card
will go to support the Yellowstone Park Foundation.
The new Visa cards feature images of the natural beauty that
encompasses Yellowstone National Park. Supporters of the foundation
will have access to three credit card products from U.S. Bank
including a card that earns reward points that can be redeemed for
gift certificates, merchandise and travel rewards, and another that
provides cash back on purchases.
In addition to the three credit cards available, individuals now
have access to a Yellowstone Park Foundation Visa Check Card. Holders
of the new check card will be able to make payments directly from
their U.S. Bank checking accounts.
"With its striking geyser image, the Yellowstone check card
reminds its holders of Yellowstone's uniqueness. Each card transaction
supports the unending work of preserving of such an important place,"
said Michael S. Cary, executive director of the Yellowstone Park
"Our renewed relationship with the Yellowstone Park Foundation
will immediately benefit the mission of the organization," said Tanya
Turner, senior vice president of affinity products at U.S. Bank. "We
are pleased to be able to offer more card options to supporters of the
preservation of Yellowstone National Park."
The Yellowstone Park Foundation is a non-profit organization
created in 1996. A group of concerned citizens, working with the
National Park Service, started the Foundation in order to protect,
preserve and enhance Yellowstone National Park. The Yellowstone Park
Foundation funds projects and programs that protect the wonders and
wildlife of Yellowstone National Park.
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.
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
Yellowstone Park Foundation
Michael S. Cary