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U.S. Bank Voyager Invests in Advent Business Systems to Expand Services

HOUSTON & SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 8, 2006--U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems has made an investment in software enhancements for Advent Business Systems, which Voyager purchased in January 2006. The enhancements will expand Advent's already superior technology platform.

Advent's technology solutions will be further integrated with Voyager's payment card issuance and processing capabilities to provide a full spectrum of services to fuel marketers and other petroleum and energy product supply chain participants. The investment will increase program functionality, maximize service, enhance security and scale business to better serve customers.

"The combination of Advent and Voyager is powerful as it stands today," said Daniel Moos, senior vice president of U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems. "Investing additional resources into this program will not only increase the integration between the two businesses, but allow for expanded services to our customers."

In an effort to focus on new product development and system enhancements, David Le Vine will take on the role of vice president of strategic business technology development at Voyager. In addition, the Advent organization has been realigned with Voyager to provide seamless service.

Advent Business Systems Sales group will now report to Ken Kral, vice president of business development at Voyager. The Advent Technology and Systems Development group will now coordinate their actions with Robert Jefferies, director of technology development at Voyager.

U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems Inc. is a leading provider of the universal fleet fueling and maintenance card for over 1.5 million vehicles. Specifically designed to serve the needs of any size fleet, Voyager issues the Voyager Fleet Card, accepted at over 200,000 retail locations in all 50 states and provides comprehensive fleet management information services to commercial businesses and government agencies. Advent Business Systems, a division of Voyager, is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. Advent provides the most powerful, comprehensive and complete accounting management systems for the petroleum and energy product marketplace. Visit them online at www.usbank.com/voyagerfleet and www.advent4solutions.com.

Voyager is a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bank and indirect wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). With assets of $213 billion, U.S. Bancorp 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 online at www.usbank.com.

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

SOURCE: U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems

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