MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 19, 2005--U.S. Bank (NYSE:USB)
has expanded its presence in California and Nevada with the
installation of 325 ATMs at Walgreens stores across 35 counties in
California and in five cities in Nevada. U.S. Bank now has 656 ATMs in
California and 116 in Nevada. U.S. Bank ATMs will also be in 13 new
Walgreens stores that are scheduled to open in California.
"Walgreens is a wonderful partner and we are confident that this
mass deployment of ATMs will be mutually beneficial to customers of
both U.S. Bank and Walgreens," said Mary Blegen, senior vice president
of 24-hour banking at U.S. Bank. "It also underscores our continued
growth in these two states, as well as throughout the region."
The deployment of 304 new ATMs in California nearly doubles the
number of U.S. Bank ATMs in the state and the new service complements
the services provided at 312 U.S. Bank branch offices in California.
The 21 ATMs in Nevada Walgreens locations brings the total number of
U.S. Bank ATMs in the state to 116. U.S. Bank has 52 branch offices in
California counties that will see this ATM expansion include
Alameda, Butte, Contra Costa, Fresno, Humboldt, Imperial, Kern, Los
Angeles, Madera, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Orange, Placer, Riverside,
Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San
Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz,
Shasta, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Ventura,
Yolo and Yuba. The Nevada expansion will include Carson City, Reno,
Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson.
The services customers can expect when they see the U.S. Bank sign
in a Walgreens window include standard cash withdrawals, balance
inquiries and funds transfers. They will also be able to order checks
and copies of canceled checks, change their PINs and print statements.
The ATMs will also feature bilingual screens and voice guidance for
the visually impaired.
The new ATMs operate on a Windows-based platform and feature
vibrant, attractive graphics and screen designs, and audio-assisted
capabilities via 'text-to-speech' technology. This platform, known as
ProdigyATM(TM), provides the foundation for new features such as
allowing ATM users to customize and save their personal "fast cash"
preferences and true one-to-one messaging and marketing capabilities.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with $207 billion in assets, is the 6th
largest financial holding company in the United States. The company
operates 2,396 banking offices and 4,986 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
CONTACT: U.S. Bank Media Relations
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
SOURCE: U.S. Bank