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U.S. Bank Donates $126,000 to Nonprofit Organizations in Honor of its Employees as Part of Five Star Volunteer Award Program

MINNEAPOLIS, Jul 28, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- U.S. Bank (NYSE:USB) has identified the first round recipients of the U.S. Bank Five Star Volunteer Award program, which honors employees for their exceptional volunteer service, and will contribute $126,000 in $1,000 awards to 126 organizations. The award recipients were chosen based on nominations submitted by employees or the organization for which they volunteer.

"These awards celebrate our company's most exceptional employee volunteers and the hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours they contribute to their communities every year," said Richard Davis, president and chief operating officer of U.S. Bancorp, parent company of U.S. Bank. "We applaud their work and respect the commitment that they have made to enriching the communities in which we live, work and play."

The first round of U.S. Bank Five Star Volunteer Awards will be presented in 25 states and the District of Columbia. Nominations are being accepted for the second round of awards and may be made by an employee or by a nonprofit organization. The deadline for the second round of 2005 nominations is Sept. 15, 2005. Winners will be announced in December 2005. To request a nomination form, email fivestarvolunteer@usbank.com.

U.S. Bancorp has a long-standing record of community leadership in the key areas of affordable housing, economic opportunity, arts and culture, education and community service. The company received the highest rating possible from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in 2004 for its commitment to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), meeting the credit needs of all segments of the communities that U.S. Bancorp serves.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with $204 billion in assets, is the 6th largest financial holding company in the United States. The company operates 2,383 banking offices and 4,877 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.


U.S. Bank Media Relations
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732

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