MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 2, 2006--U.S. Bank is showing
support for its communities by sponsoring the fifth annual Community
Build Day in partnership with The Financial Services Roundtable, a
trade association of 100 of the largest integrated financial services
companies in the United States. Through Community Build Day
initiatives, companies and employees volunteer to build houses,
neighborhoods and communities through a variety of different
activities. Community Build Day is Saturday, Aug. 5.
"We support Community Build Day at U.S. Bank because we believe
that our success depends on the vitality of the communities we serve,"
said Richard Davis, president and chief operating officer of
U.S. Bancorp, the parent company of U.S. Bank. "From the smallest
towns to the largest cities, U.S. Bank strives to be a generous
corporate citizen in a variety of ways."
U.S. Bank is participating as a national co-sponsor along with 14
other companies in the financial services industry. The goal this year
is 50 builds in 50 states during the entire month of August, and that
goal has been surpassed with more than 100 builds that will take place
across the nation. U.S. Bank will participate in many community events
facilitated through its employee development network chapters. The
chapters have planned more than 55 community involvement events
including 31 building, repairing and remodeling projects; nine running
and walking events and seven book and school supply drives.
"Community Build Day demonstrates to the public how the financial
services industry works 365 days a year to improve the cities that
they serve," said Steve Bartlett, president and chief executive
officer of The Financial Services Roundtable. "The member companies of
the Roundtable are competitors in the marketplace, but this initiative
shows our cooperation in the community."
In addition to U.S. Bank, other national co-sponsor partners for
the 2006 Community Build Day are ACE Group, AEGON USA, American
General Financial Services, Citigroup, Countrywide Financial
Corporation, LaSalle Bank Corporation, New Century Financial
Corporation, Raymond James, State Farm, Synovus, UnumProvident,
Wachovia, Washington Mutual and Wells Fargo.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with assets of $213 billion, is the 6th
largest financial holding company in the United States. The company
operates 2,434 banking offices and 4,966 ATMs, 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 the parent company of U.S. Bank.
Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
CONTACT: U.S. Bank
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733
SOURCE: U.S. Bank