PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 1, 2005--U.S. Bank
(NYSE:USB) has opened a new branch in the Pearl District of Portland
and will celebrate by giving away a trip to Tahiti, home of the
legendary black pearl, as part of the U.S. Bank Lucky Pearl Contest.
The celebration will commence with a First Thursday Open House, art
exhibition and wine tasting on Thursday, July 7 at 6 p.m. at 1040 N.W.
Lovejoy in Portland.
"We are always thrilled to open a new U.S. Bank branch office in
the community," said Tina Foster, senior vice president and regional
manager of U.S. Bank in Portland. "This opening is particularly
exciting because of the artistic flair and energy in the Pearl
District - one of Portland's cultural hot spots. We're proud to
display our colors as well as the talents of local artists in a
special 'Gems of the Pearl' display within the branch."
The July 7 open house will kick-off the U.S. Bank Lucky Pearl
Contest, in which visitors can enter their guess of that lucky number
of pearls for a chance to win a trip to Tahiti, home of the black
pearl. (Complete contest details are available at the branch.)
The Gems of the Pearl display will also be unveiled at the open
house. Seth Lolich Gardner, a Portland photographer, will be the first
artist on display and feature photographs from his travels of the
western United States and his life in Portland.
Guests at the open house will also enjoy a wine tasting of local
vintages and hors d'oeuvres, and will have the opportunity to meet
Alan Smith, who will manage the new U.S. Bank Pearl District office.
Smith has been with U.S. Bank since 2001, most recently at the U.S.
Bank Greenway branch. He has lived in the Portland area for 14 years.
The branch will hold a grand opening celebration on July 11 with a
ribbon cutting, food and drinks, which will be available throughout
the week. The opening of the Pearl District office brings the total
number of U.S. Bank branches to 86. The company also opened a branch
at Portland International Airport in April. U.S. Bank has been in
Portland since 1891.
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