A Rich Heritage, A Strong Future

With respect for our past, a sense of accomplishment with our present and confidence in our future, we focus on the ethics, prudent policies, forward-looking strategies and deep customer relationships that will assure the continued soundness and success of our company.

Read about the corporate policies, procedures and results that were hallmarks of a successful 2012 at U.S. Bancorp.

Financial Review 2012
2012 Annual Report
2011 Financials
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Forward-Looking Statements

The following information appears in accordance with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This report 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. Such statements speak only as of the date hereof, and the company undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events.

Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including deterioration in general business and economic conditions; a recurrence of turbulence in the financial markets; continued stress in the commercial real estate markets, as well as a delay or failure of recovery in the residential real estate markets; 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 securities held in its investment securities portfolio; legal and regulatory developments; increased competition from both banks and non-banks; changes in customer behavior and preferences; effects of mergers and acquisitions and related integration; effects of critical accounting policies and judgments; and management’s ability to effectively manage credit risk, residual value risk, market risk, operational risk, interest rate risk and liquidity risk.

Additional factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including the risks discussed in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis section that follows, as well as the risks discussed in detail in the “Risk Factors” section on pages 145–154 of this report. However, factors other than these also could adversely affect our results, and the reader should not consider these factors to be a complete set of all potential risks or uncertainties.