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U.S. Bank Supports Financial Education with Exhibit at Children's Museum of Northern Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 11, 2005--The Children's Museum of Northern Nevada now has a unique way to educate children about banking, with the new U.S. Bank/Langson Financial Center. The new center is a permanent exhibit where children will be able to fill out checks and deposit slips, open safe deposit boxes, distribute play money from behind a teller window and measure their height in dollars and cents.

Attendees at the ribbon-cutting event included Carson City Mayor Marv Teixeira, Julie Langson-Cowan and Gladys Langson-Veitch of the Langson Family Foundation, Ken Beaton, executive director of the Children's Museum, Ingrid Robinson, U.S. Bank branch manager in Carson City and Doreen Davis, U.S. Bank community development manager.

"We're proud to support financial education for our young people with this exciting new exhibit," says Jack Prescott, market president for U.S. Bank in Northern Nevada. "We think it's a wonderful addition to the museum."

The Children's Museum of Northern Nevada, located in Carson City, Nev. is a private non-profit educational center. It is dedicated to offering unique and innovative, hands-on learning adventures in the arts, sciences, and humanities, and to providing the joy of discovery to children and families from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds.

U.S. Bank is part 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. U.S. Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at usbank.com.

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Teri Charest, 612-303-0732

SOURCE: U.S. Bank

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