U.S. Bancorp to Present at the Merrill Lynch Banking and Financial Services

September 03, 2002

Investor Conference

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) announced today that Jerry A. Grundhofer, president and chief executive officer, is scheduled to present at the Merrill Lynch Banking and Financial Services Investor Conference.  The presentation will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2002, at 5:25 p.m. (EDT) at The Pierre Hotel, New York City, N.Y. The presentation will include information about U.S. Bancorp's financial performance and corporate strategies.

A live audio-webcast of the presentation will be available through U.S. Bancorp's website at usbank.com.  To access the webcast and slides used in the presentation, go to U.S. Bancorp's website and click on Investor/Shareholder Information and then Presentations/Webcast, under the Investor Information section.  Individuals without Internet access may request a copy of the slide presentation on Wednesday by calling 612-303-0781.  A replay of the webcast will be available at the same location on the website for 14 days.

Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp, with assets in excess of $173 billion, is the 8th largest financial services holding company in the United States.  The company operates 2,131 banking offices and 4,818 branded 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 home of the Five Star Service Guarantee which assures customers of certain key banking benefits and services or customers will be paid for their inconvenience.  U.S. Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank.  Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at usbank.com.

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SOURCE  U.S. Bancorp

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/CONTACT:  Judith T. Murphy, Investor Relations, +1-612-303-0783, H.D. McCullough, Investor Relations, +1-612-303-0786, or Steve Dale, Media Relations, +1-612-303-0784, all of U.S. Bancorp/

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CO:  U.S. Bancorp; Merrill Lynch
ST:  Minnesota, New York
IN:  FIN
SU:  CCA

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