MINNEAPOLIS & COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 26, 2005--The
more than 30,000 members of the Ohio State Bar Association and the
citizens of Ohio will benefit from the new OSBA Visa(R) Card from U.S.
Bank. The card generates non-dues income to support services to OSBA
members and the public each time a new card is activated and
repeatedly thereafter each time the card is used.
Cardmembers will have the choice of one of three U.S. Bank credit
card products, including the OSBA Visa Platinum Card; the OSBA Select
Rewards Visa Platinum Card that earns reward points that can be
redeemed for gift certificates, merchandise and travel rewards; and
the Visa Signature card that carries additional benefits such as
dining privileges and a concierge service.
"The revenue generated by this new credit card program will allow
the OSBA to enhance services to its members and support public
information and education programs the Association undertakes," said
E. Jane Taylor, OSBA president.
"The Ohio State Bar Association is a respected institution and we
are proud to partner with them to offer a card that supports the
numerous public activities and programs that benefit the great state
of Ohio," said Tanya Turner, senior vice president of affinity
products at U.S. Bank. "We look forward to the many new opportunities
that will arise as a result of this program."
The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880 and based in
Columbus, Ohio, is a voluntary association representing approximately
25,000 members of the bench and bar of Ohio as well as nearly 4,000
legal assistants and law students. Through its activities and the
activities of its related organizations, the OSBA serves both its
members and the public by promoting the highest standards in the
practice of law and the administration of justice.
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
CONTACT: U.S. Bank
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
Ohio State Bar Assn.
Colleen Buggy, 614-487-4449
SOURCE: U.S. Bank