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U.S. Bancorp (USB)
By Trevor Born
Fortune 500 rank: 122CEO: Richard K. DavisHeadquarters: 800 Nicollet MallMinneapolis, MN What it does: U.S.

U.S. Bancorp (USB)

By Trevor Born

Fortune 500 rank: 122

Richard K. Davis

800 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN

What it does:
U.S. Bancorp is the sixth largest commercial bank in the U.S. as of June 2008, most notably operating U.S. Bank.

Customers: 14.9 million

Branches: 2,556

ATMs: 4,903

Notable namesake: U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Home of the Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League.

Employees: 54,000

Minnesota Employees: 10,222

Revenue: $20.3 billion

Net Income: $4.3 billion

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S & P Data from October 2008. Chart by Denise Rath.

Return to investors in 2007: -8.1 percent

Dividends: One of the company’s prized statistics is that they have paid out dividends for 145 consecutive years, and those dividends have increased for 36 consecutive years. Last quarter they paid out $0.425 per share. 

Trevor Born is a sophomore journalism and African-American studies student at the University of Minnesota and owner of Purple Press Magazine. He has written for the Associated Press, the Star Tribune and the Minnesota Daily.