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[January 23, 2013]

U.S. Bank Pledges $150,000 to Support Dogs, Inc. of St. Louis

ST. LOUIS --(Business Wire)--

U.S. Bank has made a pledge to contribute $150,000 to Support Dogs, Inc. (SDI), a St. Louis-based non-profit organization that provides service dogs to individuals with physical and psychiatric disabilities. SDI's most recent program, Psychiatric Service Dogs, provides dogs to support individuals, including military veterans, with post traumatic stress disorder.

U.S. Bank's gift, which will be made over the next two years, will support SDI's "Building Opportunities" capital campaign and will help SDI fund its programs.

"U.S. Bank is honored to help SDI fund its capital campaign and assistance dog program," said Joseph Imbs, president of U.S. Bank in St. Louis. "This is one way that U.S. Bank can say 'thank you' to military veterans who, along with the men and women who are serving on active duty or in the National Guard and Reserves, we owe our freedom to."

"Support Dogs, Inc., is very grateful to U.S. Bank for this generous contribution," said Bill Dahlkamp, executive director of Support dogs, Inc. "The new facility will not only benefit the disability community, but will also serve the entire St. Louis metropolitan communitythrough our programs, including help us increase the number of trained assistance dogs that will benefit military veterans and help us train more volunteers in our pet therapy program."

To find out more about Support Dogs, Inc., visit

U.S. Bank is nationally recognized top corporate sponsor of the military and military families. Now in its fifth year, U.S. Bank's Proud to Serve military program focuses on hiring and supporting veterans, employees who are veterans and their families. To assist the company in its efforts to hire more veterans, the company has launched a military-specific recruiting website,, which helps service members identify areas at U.S. Bank where their skills and interests might be a match.

U.S. Bank operates 108 branches and employs more than 4,000 people in the St. Louis metropolitan area. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $354 billion in assets as of December 31, 2012, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, 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. U.S. Bancorp and its employees are dedicated to improving the communities they serve, for which the company earned the 2011 Spirit of America Award, the highest honor bestowed on a company by United Way. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at

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