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[February 25, 2013]

U.S. Bank Supports America Saves and Military Saves Week February 25 to March 2

MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--

U.S. Bank, an ongoing supporter of America Saves and Military Saves, will participate in America Saves and Military Saves Week from February 25 to March 2, to further encourage healthy savings habits among consumers.

America Saves and Military Saves is a nationwide initiative in which a broad coalition of nonprofit, financial institutions, corporate and government groups help individuals, service members and all families save and build wealth. Although the campaign runs throughout the year, February 25 to March 2 is designated as America Saves and Military Saves Week to give the ongoing campaign an extra push.

U.S. Bank customers who are interested in participating in the America Saves and Military Saves campaign can visit the America Saves website at or the Military Saves website at, to join at no cost. America Saves and Military Saves members receive free valuable tools and information to develop and take action on a savings plan.

"The U.S. Bank team is excited to participate in America Saves and Military Saves Week by providing information, advice and encouragement to assist people who want to save money," said Erica Opstad, vice president, Office of Corporate Citizenship & Financial Education at U.S. Bank. "We're all better off when we save money whether it's for a rainy day, paying down debt, building an emergency fund, saving for a home, an education or retirement."

About America Saves
America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. Typically, thousands of organizations participate in the week, reaching millions of people.

About Military Saves
Military Saves is part of the Department of Defense's Financial Readiness Campaign and has been a partner with the Department of Defense since 2003. Military Saves is a social marketing campaign to persuade, motivate, and encourage military families to save money every month, and to convince leaders and organizations to be aggressive in promoting automatic savings. Military Saves is a part of America Saves, the larger nationwide campaign for all Americans. Military Saves encourages all service members, their families, and civilian employees to take the Military Saves Pledge.

About U.S. Bank
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $354 billion in assets as of December 31, 2012, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States. The Company operates 3,084 banking offices in 25 states and 5,065 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at

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