Date of Report: June 17, 2019

(Date of earliest event reported)




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


1-6880     41-0255900
(Commission file number)     (IRS Employer Identification No.)

800 Nicollet Mall

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(651) 466-3000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $.01 par value per share   USB   New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares (each representing 1/100th interest in a share of Series A Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, par value $1.00)   USB PrA   New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares (each representing 1/1,000th interest in a share of Series B Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, par value $1.00)   USB PrH   New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares (each representing 1/1,000th interest in a share of Series F Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, par value $1.00)   USB PrM   New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares (each representing 1/1,000th interest in a share of Series H Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, par value $1.00)   USB PrO   New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares (each representing 1/1,000th interest in a share of Series K Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, par value $1.00)   USB PrP   New York Stock Exchange
0.850% Medium-Term Notes, Series X (Senior), due June 7, 2024   USB/24B   New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.




Item 7.01

Regulation FD Disclosure.

John C. Stern, U.S. Bancorp’s Executive Vice President and Treasurer, will make presentations to institutional investors at various meetings on June 17, 2019, through June 19, 2019. A copy of the slides that will be discussed during these presentations is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1. These slides can also be accessed on U.S. Bancorp’s website at usbank.com by clicking on “About Us” and then “Investor Relations” and then “Webcasts and Presentations.”

The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, except as otherwise expressly stated in such filing.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


99.1    Institutional Investor Presentation Slides




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



/s/ James L. Chosy

        James L. Chosy
        Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Date: June 17, 2019




Slide 1

U.S. Bancorp Fixed Income Investor Presentation June 2019 Exhibit 99.1

Slide 2

Forward-looking Statements and Additional Information The following information appears in accordance with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Today’s presentation contains forward-looking statements about U.S. Bancorp. Statements that are not historical or current facts, including statements about beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements and are based on the information available to, and assumptions and estimates made by, management as of the date hereof. These forward-looking statements cover, among other things, anticipated future revenue and expenses and the future plans and prospects of U.S. Bancorp. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Deterioration in general business and economic conditions or turbulence in domestic or global financial markets could adversely affect U.S. Bancorp’s revenues and the values of its assets and liabilities, reduce the availability of funding to certain financial institutions, lead to a tightening of credit, and increase stock price volatility. Stress in the commercial real estate markets, as well as a downturn in the residential real estate markets, could cause credit losses and deterioration in asset values. In addition, changes to statutes, regulations, or regulatory policies or practices could affect U.S. Bancorp in substantial and unpredictable ways. U.S. Bancorp’s results could also be adversely affected by changes in interest rates; deterioration in the credit quality of its loan portfolios or in the value of the collateral securing those loans; deterioration in the value of its investment securities; legal and regulatory developments; litigation; increased competition from both banks and non-banks; changes in the level of tariffs and other trade policies of the United States and its global trading partners; changes in customer behavior and preferences; breaches in data security; failures to safeguard personal information; effects of mergers and acquisitions and related integration; effects of critical accounting policies and judgments; and management’s ability to effectively manage credit risk, market risk, operational risk, compliance risk, strategic risk, interest rate risk, liquidity risk and reputational risk. For discussion of these and other risks that may cause actual results to differ from expectations, refer to U.S. Bancorp’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Corporate Risk Profile” contained in Exhibit 13, and all subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission under Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. In addition, factors other than these risks also could adversely affect U.S. Bancorp’s results, and the reader should not consider these risks to be a complete set of all potential risks or uncertainties. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and U.S. Bancorp undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events. This presentation includes non-GAAP financial measures to describe U.S. Bancorp’s performance. The calculations of these measures are provided in the Appendix. These disclosures should not be viewed as a substitute for operating results determined in accordance with GAAP, nor are they necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies.

Slide 3

Agenda Overview Business Lines & Financial Management Balance Sheet & Capital Management Appendix

Slide 4

As of 3/31/19, except market value as of 6/11/19 NYSE Traded USB Founded 1863 Market Value $85B Assets $476B Deposits $348B Loans $288B U.S. Bancorp

Slide 5

Source: company reports and Bloomberg Assets and deposits as of 3/31/19, market value as of 6/11/19 Our Advantaged Position Assets Market Value Deposits

Slide 6

Agenda Overview Business Lines & Financial Management Balance Sheet & Capital Management Appendix

Slide 7

Consumer & Business Banking, 40% Branch banking, small business banking, consumer lending, mortgage banking and omnichannel delivery Payment Services, 29% Retail payment solutions, global merchant acquiring and corporate payment systems Corporate & Commercial Banking, 18% Corporate banking, commercial banking and commercial real estate Wealth Management & Investment Services, 13% Wealth management, asset management, global corporate trust and custody, and fund services Full year 2018 taxable-equivalent basis Business line revenue percentages exclude Treasury and Corporate Support, see slide 24 for calculation Our Businesses

Slide 8

Diversified Business Mix Revenue mix source for peer banks: FR Y-9C and company reports, Full year 2018 U.S. Bancorp Revenue Mix Peer Bank Average Revenue Mix Net Interest Income Payments Fee Revenue Fiduciary Activities Service Charges Mortgage Fees Trading, Brokerage, Investment Banking, Equity Investments All Other Fee Income

Slide 9

Full year 2018 Source: company reports; peer banks include: BAC, BBT, FITB, JPM, KEY, PNC, RF, STI and WFC * Non-GAAP, see slide 25 for USB calculation Our Financial Performance Return on Average Common Equity Return on Average Assets Efficiency Ratio

Slide 10

Drivers of improving returns: Net interest income Noninterest income Positive operating leverage Capital management Driving Growth and Returns Industry-leading Returns 2018 ROACE vs Peers Source: company reports; peers include: BAC, BBT, FITB, JPM, KEY, PNC, RF, STI and WFC Capital conservation buffer Minimum capital requirement Internal buffer

Slide 11

Credit Quality $ in millions NCO Ratio +3 bps QoQ +3 bps YoY NPAs +1.6% QoQ -16.5% YoY

Slide 12

Agenda Overview Business Lines & Financial Management Balance Sheet & Capital Management Appendix

Slide 13

Best in Class Debt Rating Debt ratings: as of 5/31/2019 USB is the highest rated bank amongst its peers Funding advantage Competitive advantages include pricing, flight-to-quality and sales force confidence * Moody’s Baseline Credit Assessment (BCA) is the issuers’ standalone intrinsic strength, absent any extraordinary support from an affiliate or a government. BCA for U.S. entities is a bank level entity rating.

Slide 14

Moody’s Baseline Credit Assessment Represents Moody’s opinion of an issuers’ standalone intrinsic strength U.S. Bank recognized as the highest rated bank globally Note: BCAs are as of April 28, 2019; includes all Moody’s-rated banks that have been assigned a BCA Source: Moody’s Investors Service U.S. Median Global Median

Slide 15

Consistent Balance Sheet Composition Assets Liabilities & Equity Sustained balance sheet growth with stable asset composition Strong deposit base predominant source of balance sheet funding Ending balances

Slide 16

USB Issuance History by Entity Strong deposit base results in less reliance on wholesale funding

Slide 17

USB Consolidated Issuance Distribution Diversified issuance program helps maintain competitive funding advantage

Slide 18

Debt Maturity Distribution U.S. Bancorp issuance activity principally supports dividend payments, share buybacks, acquisitions, and operating expenses Diversified maturity profile across U.S. Bancorp and U.S. Bank National Association

Slide 19

Asset Sensitivity and Liquidity Net Interest Income Sensitivity Reliable source of core deposits Diversified sources of liquidity Excess cash and liquid assets Wholesale funding sources Off-balance sheet capacity Optimized liquidity position supports balance sheet growth Total Available Liquidity ($bn) Well-Balanced Liquidity Position Focused on a neutral interest rate risk position

Slide 20

Investment Portfolio High-quality portfolio with minimal credit risk Majority of portfolio invested in U.S. government securities Portfolio weighted average life of 4.6 years As of 3/31/19

Slide 21

Competitive advantages Diversified business mix Operating scale Efficient platform Flight to quality Sustainability of dividends Sustainability in Earnings and Capital Source: Company filings and SNL Financial, Federal Reserve estimates under supervisory severely adverse scenario Peer banks: BAC, BBT, FITB, JPM, KEY, PNC, RF, STI and WFC

Slide 22

Agenda Overview Business Lines & Financial Management Balance Sheet & Capital Management Appendix

Slide 23

Earnings Distribution Target: Reinvest & Acquisitions Dividends Share Repurchases 20 - 40% 30 - 50% 30 - 40% Hypothetical Earnings Distribution Example Dividends 30% Reinvestment 30% Share Repurchases 40% Assumed ROTCE 20% Discretionary Distributions 70% Balance Sheet Growth 6% 2.5%   1.5%   9.3% 8.5%   Internal Buffer   CET1 Basel III Target 4.5% Capital Conservation Buffer Minimum Capital Requirement 1Q19 Reported 2.5%   1.5%   Capital Management

Slide 24

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Slide 25

Based on a federal income tax rate of 21 percent for those assets and liabilities whose income or expense is not included for federal income tax purposes. Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Slide 26

June 2019 U.S. Bancorp Fixed Income Investor Presentation


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