U.S. Bancorp Celebrates 150th Anniversary
Ten Employees Will Join CEO, CFO in New York to Ring the NYSE Closing Bell on
Friday, July 12
MINNEAPOLIS -- July 11, 2013
U.S. Bancorp will celebrate its 150^th anniversary this week by ringing The
Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
U.S. Bancorp Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Davis and
Chief Financial Officer Andy Cecere will take the stage at the NYSE on Friday,
July 12 at 4 p.m. ET. Joining them will be 10 employees from across the bank,
including two of the bank’s longest-serving staffers, four employees who serve
in the military and four other employees who were chosen as winners of bank
contests commemorating the 150^th anniversary.
U.S. Bank’s national charter, which is based in Cincinnati, was signed during
Abraham Lincoln’s presidency 150 years ago on July 13, 1863, while the Civil
War raged across the Ohio River. Since then, U.S. Bank has not only survived,
but thrived. Today, U.S. Bancorp is the fifth-largest commercial bank in the
The employees joining Davis and Cecere at the NYSE on Friday are:
*Gwyn Holland – The bank’s longest serving employee is a teller from
Decherd, Tenn. who joined the company 60 years ago.
*Marilyn Herbster – U.S. Bank’s second-longest tenured employee works in
the Technology and Operations group in Portland, Ore. She has served the
company for 56 years.
*Jared Belkey – a project manager in the bank’s Small Business Banking
group in the Twin Cities who joined U.S. Bank 15 years ago. Belkey is also
a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and has been deployed three times
-to Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait.
*Tyler Birman – a 10-year veteran of the bank and a member of the Oregon
Air National Guard who served in the Middle East. Birman works for U.S.
Bank in Portland, Ore.
*Erin Cochran – a securities specialist in the bank’s Trust Technology &
Support group in St. Paul who joined the bank nine years ago. Cochran is
also a member of the U.S. Army National Guard.
*Nick Safford – a trainee in the bank’s Military Leadership Development
program who joined the company a year ago and is a member of the U.S. Army
*Mary Kariuki Ries – works in the bank’s wealth management group in St.
Paul. Kariuki Ries, who grew up in a small village in Nairobi, Kenya,
joined U.S. Bank 14 years ago.
*Alex Young – a credit analyst in the bank’s credit administration
department in Minneapolis. who joined U.S. Bank a year and a half ago.
*Kristen Reinhardt – works in branch operations in Kansas City and will
celebrate 10 years with U.S. Bank early next year.
*Tara Bell -- a personal banker in Irvine, Calif. who will celebrate her
second anniversary with the bank this October.
About U.S. Bank
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $355 billion in assets as of March 31, 2013, is
the parent company of U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United
States. Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, the company operates
3,080 banking offices in 25 states and 5,056 ATMs. The bank 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 www.usbank.com.
Nicole Garrison-Sprenger, U.S. Bank
(612) 303-0731, firstname.lastname@example.org
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