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Saint Louis University student wins $1,000 Visa gift card from U..S. Bank

Thursday, December 14, 2006

The luck of the draw in a U.S. Bank promotion has earned one Saint Louis University student a $1,000 Visa gift card. The drawing was part of the bank’s student banking marketing effort last summer at 231 college campuses.


SAINT LOUIS- A Saint Louis University (SLU) student won a $1,000 Visa gift card from U.S. Bank. Justin Y. Johnson, a senior from Merrillville, Ind., entered a drawing during registration sessions earlier this summer.

U.S. Bank conducted special student banking promotions during the summer and back-to-school season on 231 college campuses.

“We are very happy for Justin,” said Mike R. Jones, district manager for U.S. Bank On-Site Banking. “To have Justin’s name selected among the thousands of entries is great. The U.S. Bank team has been busy selling Visa gift cards at branches in the region. They’re great presents for friends and family during the holiday season.”

“I am thrilled and ecstatic that I won,” said Johnson. “I would like to thank U.S. Bank for the opportunity to win the gift card.”

Saint Louis University is one of more than 30 colleges and universities that partners with U.S. Bank for a campus banking program. U.S. Bank has a branch and eight ATM’s on the SLU campus, and is the bank partner for the school’s multi-use identification card, called the SLU Card.

The SLU Card provides official campus identification and a variety of conveniences for nearly 20,000 SLU students, faculty and staff. In addition to being the school’s official identification card, the SLU Card can also be used for a variety of other services on campus including access to student meal plans, resources at the campus library and access to athletic events. For cardholders who also choose to be U.S. Bank customers, the SLU Card doubles as their ATM card on and off campus.

Saint Louis University is a Jesuit, Catholic university ranked among the top research institutions in the nation. The University fosters the intellectual and character development of more than 12,000 students on campuses in St. Louis and Madrid, Spain. Founded in 1818, it is the oldest university west of the Mississippi and the second oldest Jesuit university in the United States. Through teaching, research, health care and community service, Saint Louis University is the place where knowledge touches lives. Learn more about SLU at www.slu.edu.

U.S. Bank is one of the top student banking institutions in the nation providing a comprehensive line of student banking products, including campus ID card programs, student loans, Internet banking, U.S. Bank student checking and savings, and Visa Buxx prepaid spending cards. For more information on these services, visit www.usbank.com/studentbanking.

U.S. Bancorp, with assets of $217 billion, is the 6th largest financial holding company in the United States. The company operates 2,467 banking offices and 4,943 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 parent company of U.S. Bank. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com[end] 

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