MINNEAPOLIS & PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 9, 2006--The
Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania and U.S. Bank
have partnered to offer the Pennsylvania Masons Visa(R) Platinum
credit card, an affinity and rewards card to support the mission of
the organization. Every new card activation and subsequent purchases
will generate donations to the Masonic Charities.
The new Visa card features one of four pictures - one depicting an
eagle and the American flag, another with a picture of the Masonic
Temple in Philadelphia, a third with famous Masons and a fourth
dedicated to youth. The 125,000 members will have access to three
credit card products from U.S. Bank including a card that earns reward
points that can be redeemed for gift certificates, merchandise and
travel rewards, and another that provides cash back on purchases.
Every Pennsylvania Mason has been encouraged to apply for and use this
new Visa card so they can be Masons Helping Masons.
"We are pleased to support the Pennsylvania Masons with this card
that helps fellow members embrace their traditions and heritage. We
are confident that this card program will be rewarding to their
organization as well as their members," said Lynn Heitman, senior vice
president of U.S. Bank Retail Payment Solutions.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with assets of $217 billion, is the 6th
largest financial holding company in the United States. The company
operates 2,462 banking offices and 4,943 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
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
John Marsh, 717-367-1121 x33213
SOURCE: U.S. Bank