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U.S. Bancorp Reports Record Earnings for the Second Quarter of 2012

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>17.6 Percent Increase in Net Income was Driven by an 8.1 Percent Increase in Total Net Revenue and Lower Credit Costs</b> </p>

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

U.S. Bancorp Reports Record Earnings for the Second Quarter of 201207:20 EDT Wednesday, July 18, 2012 MINNEAPOLIS (Business Wire) -- U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) today reported net income of $1,415 million for the second quarter of 2012, or $.71 per diluted common share. Earnings for the second quarter of 2012 were driven by year-over-year growth in total net revenue and a lower provision for credit losses. Highlights for the second quarter of 2012 included: Strong new lending activity of $67.2 billion during the second quarter, including: $36.7 billion of new and renewed commercial and commercial real estate commitments $2.4 billion of lines related to new credit card accounts $28.1 billion of mortgage and other retail loan originations Growth in average total loans of 7.7 percent over the second quarter of 2011 (10.0 percent excluding covered loans) Growth in average total loans of 1.9 percent on a linked quarter basis (2.4 percent excluding covered loans) Growth in average total commercial loans of 19.9 percent over the second quarter of 2011 and 5.1 percent over the first quarter of 2012 Growth in quarterly average commercial and commercial real estate commitments of 24.3 percent year-over-year and 3.7 percent over the prior quarter Significant growth in average deposits of 10.5 percent over the second quarter of 2011, including: Growth in average noninterest-bearing deposits of 32.5 percent Growth in average total savings deposits of 4.4 percent Total net revenue growth of 8.1 percent over the second quarter of 2011 and 2.8 percent on a linked quarter basis Net interest income growth of 6.6 percent over the second quarter of 2011 (.9 percent linked quarter) Average earning assets growth of 9.4 percent year-over-year Average earning assets growth of 1.2 percent on a linked quarter basis Continued strong growth in lower cost core deposit funding on a year-over-year basis Net interest margin of 3.58 percent for the second quarter of 2012, compared with 3.67 percent for the second quarter of 2011, and 3.60 percent for the first quarter of 2012 Year-over-year growth in fee-based revenue of 9.7 percent, driven by higher mortgage banking revenue. Linked quarter growth of 5.2 percent, including a 9.8 percent increase in payments-related revenue and an 8.4 percent increase in mortgage banking revenue Positive operating leverage on both a year-over-year and a linked quarter basis Net charge-offs and nonperforming assets declined on a linked quarter and year-over-year basis. Provision for credit losses was $50 million less than net charge-offs. Net charge-offs declined 8.9 percent from the first quarter of 2012 Annualized net charge-offs to average total loans ratio declined to .98 percent Early and late stage loan delinquencies as a percentage of ending loan balances declined in the majority of loan categories Nonperforming assets (excluding covered assets) decreased 6.9 percent from the first quarter of 2012 (12.3 percent including covered assets) Allowance to nonperforming assets (excluding covered assets) was 210 percent at June 30, 2012, compared with 199 percent at March 31, 2012, and 159 percent at June 30, 2011 Allowance to period-end loans (excluding covered loans) was 2.34 percent at June 30, 2012, compared with 2.44 percent at March 31, 2012, and 2.83 percent at June 30, 2011 Capital generation continues to fortify capital position; ratios at June 30, 2012 were: Tier 1 capital ratio of 10.7 percent Total risk based capital ratio of 13.0 percent Tier 1 common equity to risk-weighted assets ratio of 8.8 percent Tier 1 common equity ratio of approximately 7.9 percent using proposed rules for the Basel III standardized approach released June 2012   EARNINGS SUMMARY                                               Table 1 ($ in millions, except per-share data)                 Percent     Percent             ChangeChange2Q1Q2Q2Q12 vs2Q12 vsYTDYTDPercent2012     2012     2011     1Q12     2Q11     2012     2011     Change   Net income attributable to U.S. Bancorp $ 1,415 $ 1,338 $ 1,203 5.8 17.6 $ 2,753 $ 2,249 22.4 Diluted earnings per common share $ .71 $ .67 $ .60 6.0 18.3 $ 1.38 $ 1.12 23.2   Return on average assets (%) 1.67 1.60 1.54 1.64 1.46 Return on average common equity (%) 16.5 16.2 15.9 16.3 15.2 Net interest margin (%) 3.58 3.60 3.67 3.59 3.68 Efficiency ratio (%) 51.1 51.9 51.6 51.5 51.4 Tangible efficiency ratio (%) (a) 49.8 50.5 50.0 50.1 49.8   Dividends declared per common share $ .195 $ .195 $ .125 -- 56.0 $ .390 $ .250 56.0 Book value per common share (period-end) $ 17.45 $ 16.94 $ 15.50 3.0 12.6   (a) Computed as noninterest expense divided by the sum of net interest income on a taxable-equivalent basis and noninterest income excluding net securities gains (losses) and intangible amortization.   Net income attributable to U.S. Bancorp was $1,415 million for the second quarter of 2012, 17.6 percent higher than the $1,203 million for the second quarter of 2011 and 5.8 percent higher than the $1,338 million for the first quarter of 2012. Diluted earnings per common share of $.71 in the second quarter of 2012 were $.11 higher than the second quarter of 2011 and $.04 higher than the previous quarter. Return on average assets and return on average common equity were 1.67 percent and 16.5 percent, respectively, for the second quarter of 2012, compared with 1.54 percent and 15.9 percent, respectively, for the second quarter of 2011. During the second quarter, the Company recorded an accrual related to its portion of indemnification obligations associated with Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) litigation matters, which reduced diluted earnings per common share by $.02 (“Visa accrual”). The provision for credit losses for the second quarter of 2012 was $50 million lower than net charge-offs, compared with a provision for credit losses $90 million lower than net charge-offs for the first quarter of 2012 and $175 million lower than net charge-offs for the second quarter of 2011. U.S. Bancorp Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Richard K. Davis said, “I am exceptionally proud of our Company's second quarter 2012 results, as we reported record diluted earnings per common share of $.71, an 18.3 percent increase over the prior year's quarter and a 6.0 percent increase over the first quarter of 2012. Further, our performance metrics remained industry-leading and within the range of our long-term objectives, with a return on average assets of 1.67 percent, a return on average common equity of 16.5 percent and an efficiency ratio of 51.1 percent. “Our results benefited from solid balance sheet and fee income growth this quarter. Both average loans and average deposits increased over the second quarter of last year and the prior quarter. On a linked quarter basis, average total loans grew by 1.9 percent, slightly higher than the linked quarter growth we experienced in the first quarter, driven once again by the commercial loan and residential mortgage categories, indicating that we are continuing to gain market share. Our investment in mortgage banking over the past few years was very well-timed, as we posted both record origination volume and revenue in the second quarter. All three categories of payments-related revenue were seasonally strong this quarter. In fact, we achieved growth in virtually every fee category this period versus the prior quarter. Expenses were well-controlled, and we achieved positive operating leverage on both a year-over-year and linked quarter basis. “Credit quality continued to improve this quarter with net charge-offs and nonperforming assets (excluding covered assets) declining by 8.9 percent and 6.9 percent, respectively, from the prior quarter. Net charge-offs as a percent of average total loans in the second quarter were .98 percent – moving below our 'through the cycle' average net charge-off ratio of 1 percent. Given the positive changes in nonperforming assets, as well as the favorable changes in early and late-stage delinquencies and criticized assets, we expect further improvement in credit quality in the third quarter. “Our capital position remains strong with a Tier 1 common equity ratio of 8.8 percent and a Tier 1 capital ratio of 10.7 percent at June 30th. On June 7th, the Federal Reserve released its proposed Basel III rules for comment. Based on our preliminary assessment of the full impact of the proposed rules for the Basel III standardized approach, our Tier 1 common equity ratio was approximately 7.9 percent at June 30th. Year-to-date we have returned 62 percent of our earnings to our shareholders in the form of dividends and share repurchases. “Consistent, predictable, repeatable – these are the three words that best describe and frame our Company's operating philosophy and performance objectives. We continue to invest for the long-term in a diverse, stable mix of businesses, products, and services that are delivered by dedicated and engaged employees, fulfilling and supporting the needs of our customers and the communities we serve. Our Company's record earnings this quarter demonstrate the benefits we have derived from our diverse business mix and adherence to a straightforward approach to doing business that continues to allow us to deliver industry-leading performance and returns to our shareholders.”   INCOME STATEMENT HIGHLIGHTS                                               Table 2 (Taxable-equivalent basis, $ in millions,                 Percent     Percent             except per-share data) ChangeChange2Q1Q2Q2Q12 vs2Q12 vsYTDYTDPercent2012     2012     2011     1Q12     2Q11     2012     2011     Change   Net interest income $ 2,713 $ 2,690 $ 2,544 .9 6.6 $ 5,403 $ 5,051 7.0 Noninterest income   2,355       2,239       2,146 5.2 9.7   4,594       4,158 10.5 Total net revenue 5,068 4,929 4,690 2.8 8.1 9,997 9,209 8.6 Noninterest expense   2,601       2,560       2,425 1.6 7.3   5,161       4,739 8.9 Income before provision and taxes 2,467 2,369 2,265 4.1 8.9 4,836 4,470 8.2 Provision for credit losses   470       481       572 (2.3 ) (17.8 )   951       1,327 (28.3 ) Income before taxes 1,997 1,888 1,693 5.8 18.0 3,885 3,143 23.6 Taxable-equivalent adjustment 55 56 56 (1.8 ) (1.8 ) 111 111 -- Applicable income taxes   564       527       458 7.0 23.1   1,091       824 32.4 Net income 1,378 1,305 1,179 5.6 16.9 2,683 2,208 21.5 Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests   37       33       24 12.1 54.2   70       41 70.7 Net income attributable to U.S. Bancorp $ 1,415     $ 1,338     $ 1,203 5.8 17.6 $ 2,753     $ 2,249 22.4 Net income applicable to U.S. Bancorp common shareholders $ 1,345     $ 1,285     $ 1,167 4.7 15.3 $ 2,630     $ 2,170 21.2 Diluted earnings per common share $ .71     $ .67     $ .60 6.0 18.3 $ 1.38     $ 1.12 23.2   Net income attributable to U.S. Bancorp for the second quarter of 2012 was $212 million (17.6 percent) higher than the second quarter of 2011 and $77 million (5.8 percent) higher than the first quarter of 2012. The increase in net income year-over-year and on a linked quarter basis was the result of growth in total net revenue, driven by increases in both net interest income and fee-based revenue, and a lower provision for credit losses. These positive variances were partially offset by an increase in noninterest expense. Total net revenue on a taxable-equivalent basis for the second quarter of 2012 was $5,068 million; $378 million (8.1 percent) higher than the second quarter of 2011, reflecting a 6.6 percent increase in net interest income and a 9.7 percent increase in noninterest income. The increase in net interest income year-over-year was largely the result of an increase in average earning assetsand continued growth in lower cost coredeposit funding. Noninterest income increased year-over-year, primarily due to higher mortgage banking revenue and merchant processing services revenue, partially offset by reductions in credit and debit card revenue and ATM processing services revenue. Total net revenue on a taxable-equivalent basis was $139 million (2.8 percent) higher on a linked quarter basis, principally due to strong mortgage banking and payments-related revenue. Total noninterest expense in the second quarter of 2012 was $2,601 million; $176 million (7.3 percent) higher than the second quarter of 2011 and $41 million (1.6 percent) higher than the first quarter of 2012. The increase in total noninterest expense year-over-year was primarily due to higher compensation expense, employee benefits costs, mortgage servicing review-related professional services costs and other expense, which included the Visa accrual. Total noninterest expense on a linked quarter basis was higher primarily due to the Visa accrual, as increases in compensation and professional services expenses were offset by lower marketing and business development expense and seasonally lower employee benefits costs. The Company's provision for credit losses declined from a year ago and on a linked quarter basis. The provision for credit losses for the second quarter of 2012 was $470 million, $11 million lower than the first quarter of 2012 and $102 million lower than the second quarter of 2011. The provision for credit losses was lower than net charge-offs by $50 million in the second quarter of 2012, $90 million in the first quarter of 2012, and $175 million in the second quarter of 2011. Net charge-offs in the second quarter of 2012 were $520 million, compared with $571 million in the first quarter of 2012, and $747 million in the second quarter of 2011. Given current economic conditions, the Company expects the level of net charge-offs to be modestly lower in the third quarter of 2012. Nonperforming assets include assets originated or acquired by the Company, as well as loans and other real estate acquired under FDIC loss sharing agreements that substantially reduce the risk of credit losses to the Company (“covered assets”). Excluding covered assets, nonperforming assets were $2,256 million at June 30, 2012, $2,423 million at March 31, 2012, and $3,262 million at June 30, 2011. The decline on a year-over-year basis was led by a reduction in commercial and commercial real estate nonperforming assets. Notably, commercial mortgage and construction and development nonperforming assets declined by $674 million (49.4 percent), as the Company continued to resolve and reduce exposure to these problem assets. On a linked quarter basis, there was a reduction in nonperforming assets in a majority of the portfolios, reflecting the stabilizing economy. Beginning in the second quarter of 2012, the Company included junior lien loans and lines greater than 120 days past due, as well as junior lien loans and lines behind a first lien greater than 180 days past due or in nonaccrual status, as nonperforming loans. Other retail nonperforming assets increased $117 million compared with the first quarter of 2012 primarily due to this policy change. Covered nonperforming assets were $773 million at June 30, 2012, $1,031 million at March 31, 2012, and $1,389 million at June 30, 2011. The ratio of the allowance for credit losses to period-end loans, excluding covered loans, was 2.34 percent at June 30, 2012, compared with 2.44 percent at March 31, 2012, and 2.83 percent at June 30, 2011. The ratio of the allowance for credit losses to period-end loans, including covered loans, was 2.25 percent at June 30, 2012, compared with 2.32 percent at March 31, 2012, and 2.66 percent at June 30, 2011. The Company expects total nonperforming assets to trend lower in the third quarter of 2012.   NET INTEREST INCOME                                               Table 3 (Taxable-equivalent basis; $ in millions)                                 ChangeChange2Q1Q2Q2Q12 vs2Q12 vsYTDYTD2012     2012     2011     1Q12     2Q11     2012     2011     Change Components of net interest income Income on earning assets $ 3,285 $ 3,289 $ 3,177 $ (4 ) $ 108 $ 6,574 $ 6,334 $ 240 Expense on interest-bearing liabilities   572         599         633         (27 )       (61 )       1,171         1,283         (112 ) Net interest income $ 2,713       $ 2,690       $ 2,544       $ 23       $ 169       $ 5,403       $ 5,051       $ 352     Average yields and rates paid Earning assets yield 4.34 % 4.40 % 4.59 % (.06 )% (.25 )% 4.37 % 4.62 % (.25 )% Rate paid on interest-bearing liabilities   1.02         1.07         1.14         (.05 )       (.12 )       1.04         1.16         (.12 ) Gross interest margin   3.32 %       3.33 %       3.45 %       (.01 )%       (.13 )%       3.33 %       3.46 %       (.13 )% Net interest margin   3.58 %       3.60 %       3.67 %       (.02 )%       (.09 )%       3.59 %       3.68 %       (.09 )%   Average balances Investment securities (a) $ 73,181 $ 71,476 $ 62,955 $ 1,705 $ 10,226 $ 72,329 $ 59,698 $ 12,631 Loans 214,069 210,161 198,810 3,908 15,259 212,115 198,194 13,921 Earning assets 303,754 300,044 277,571 3,710 26,183 301,899 275,766 26,133 Interest-bearing liabilities 226,229 225,314 221,881 915 4,348 225,771 222,878 2,893   (a) Excludes unrealized gain (loss)   Net Interest Income Net interest income on a taxable-equivalent basis in the second quarter of 2012 was $2,713 million, compared with $2,544 million in the second quarter of 2011, an increase of $169 million (6.6 percent). The increase was principally the result of growth in average earning assets and lower cost core deposit funding. The year-over-year increase was also impacted by the first quarter 2012 change in the classification of credit card balance transfer fees. Average earning assets were $26.2 billion (9.4 percent) higher than the second quarter of 2011, driven by increases of $15.3 billion (7.7 percent) in average total loans and $10.2 billion (16.2 percent) in average investment securities. Net interest income increased $23 million (.9 percent) on a linked quarter basis, the result of growth in average earning assets, including lower yielding investment securities and average total loans. The net interest margin in the second quarter of 2012 was 3.58 percent, compared with 3.67 percent in the second quarter of 2011, and 3.60 percent in the first quarter of 2012. The expected decline in the net interest margin year-over-year reflected higher balances in lower yielding investment securities and a decline in loan yields, partially offset by lower deposit rates and a reduction in the average cash balances held at the Federal Reserve compared with the second quarter of 2011, as well as the credit card balance transfer fees classification change in the first quarter of 2012. On a linked quarter basis, the decline in the net interest margin reflected an increase in lower yielding investment securities and lower loan yields, partially offset by a reduction in average cash balances held at the Federal Reserve and lower rates on long-term debt.   AVERAGE LOANS                                               Table 4 ($ in millions)                 Percent     Percent             ChangeChange2Q1Q2Q2Q12 vs2Q12 vsYTDYTDPercent2012     2012     2011     1Q12     2Q11     2012     2011     Change   Commercial $ 54,362 $ 51,309 $ 44,135 6.0 23.2 $ 52,836 $ 43,413 21.7 Lease financing   5,658       5,822       5,919 (2.8 ) (4.4 )   5,740       5,974 (3.9 ) Total commercial 60,020 57,131 50,054 5.1 19.9 58,576 49,387 18.6   Commercial mortgages 30,624 29,894 28,429 2.4 7.7 30,259 28,071 7.8 Construction and development   5,925       6,091       7,070 (2.7 ) (16.2 )   6,008       7,269 (17.3 ) Total commercial real estate 36,549 35,985 35,499 1.6 3.0 36,267 35,340 2.6   Residential mortgages 39,166 37,831 32,734 3.5 19.6 38,498 32,258 19.3   Credit card 16,696 16,778 15,884 (.5 ) 5.1 16,737 16,004 4.6   Retail leasing 5,151 5,095 4,808 1.1 7.1 5,123 4,728 8.4 Home equity and second mortgages 17,598 17,933 18,634 (1.9 ) (5.6 ) 17,765 18,717 (5.1 ) Other   25,151       24,902       24,498 1.0 2.7   25,027       24,594 1.8 Total other retail   47,900       47,930       47,940 (.1 ) (.1 )   47,915       48,039 (.3 )   Total loans, excluding covered loans   200,331       195,655       182,111 2.4 10.0   197,993       181,028 9.4   Covered loans   13,738       14,506       16,699 (5.3 ) (17.7 )   14,122       17,166 (17.7 )   Total loans $ 214,069     $ 210,161     $ 198,810 1.9 7.7 $ 212,115     $ 198,194 7.0   Average total loans were $15.3 billion (7.7 percent) higher in the second quarter of 2012 than the second quarter of 2011, driven by growth in total commercial loans (19.9 percent), residential mortgages (19.6 percent), credit card loans (5.1 percent) and total commercial real estate loans (3.0 percent). These increases were partially offset by declines in total other retail (.1 percent) and covered loans (17.7 percent). Average total loans, excluding covered loans, were higher by 10.0 percent year-over-year. Impacting the increase in average credit card loans was a purchase of approximately $700 million of consumer credit cards in the fourth quarter of 2011. Average total loans were $3.9 billion (1.9 percent) higher in the second quarter of 2012 than the first quarter of 2012 with increases in total commercial loans (5.1 percent), residential mortgages (3.5 percent) and total commercial real estate loans (1.6 percent), partially offset by a decrease in covered loans (5.3 percent). Excluding covered loans, average total loans grew by 2.4 percent on a linked quarter basis. Average investment securities in the second quarter of 2012 were $10.2 billion (16.2 percent) higher year-over-year and $1.7 billion (2.4 percent) higher than the prior quarter. The increases over the prior year and linked quarter were primarily due to purchases of U.S. Treasury and government agency-backed securities.   AVERAGE DEPOSITS                                               Table 5 ($ in millions)                 Percent     Percent             ChangeChange2Q1Q2Q2Q12 vs2Q12 vsYTDYTDPercent2012     2012     2011     1Q12     2Q11     2012     2011     Change   Noninterest-bearing deposits $ 64,531 $ 63,583 $ 48,721 1.5 32.5 $ 64,057 $ 46,467 37.9 Interest-bearing savings deposits Interest checking 45,928 47,458 43,334 (3.2 ) 6.0 46,693 42,991 8.6 Money market savings 44,456 45,927 45,014 (3.2 ) (1.2 ) 45,191 45,330 (.3 ) Savings accounts   29,556       28,846       26,522 2.5 11.4   29,201       25,929 12.6 Total of savings deposits 119,940 122,231 114,870 (1.9 ) 4.4 121,085 114,250 6.0 Time certificates of deposit less than $100,000 14,768 14,956 15,368 (1.3 ) (3.9 ) 14,862 15,316 (3.0 ) Time deposits greater than $100,000   32,062       27,514       30,452 16.5 5.3   29,788       30,838 (3.4 ) Total interest-bearing deposits   166,770       164,701       160,690 1.3 3.8   165,735       160,404 3.3 Total deposits $ 231,301     $ 228,284     $ 209,411 1.3 10.5 $ 229,792     $ 206,871 11.1   Average total deposits for the second quarter of 2012 were $21.9 billion (10.5 percent) higher than the second quarter of 2011. Average noninterest-bearing deposits increased $15.8 billion (32.5 percent) year-over-year, with growth in average balances in a majority of the lines of business including Wholesale Banking, Wealth Management and Securities Services, and Consumer and Small Business Banking. Average total savings deposits were $5.1 billion (4.4 percent) higher year-over-year, the result of growth in Consumer and Small Business Banking and corporate trust average balances, partially offset by lower broker-dealer average balances. Average time certificates of deposit less than $100,000 were slightly lower, while time deposits greater than $100,000 were $1.6 billion (5.3 percent) higher than the second quarter of 2011, principally in broker-dealer average balances. Average total deposits increased $3.0 billion (1.3 percent) over the first quarter of 2012. Average noninterest-bearing deposits increased by $948 million (1.5 percent) on a linked quarter basis, mainly driven by growth in Consumer and Small Business Banking. Total average savings deposits decreased $2.3 billion (1.9 percent) on a linked quarter basis due to lower corporate and institutional trust and Wholesale Banking average balances, partially offset by an increase in Consumer and Small Business Banking average balances. Compared with the first quarter of 2012, average time certificates of deposit less than $100,000 were flat, while time deposits greater than $100,000 increased $4.5 billion (16.5 percent), primarily in Wholesale Banking.   NONINTEREST INCOME                                               Table 6 ($ in millions)                 Percent     Percent             ChangeChange2Q1Q2Q2Q12 vs2Q12 vsYTDYTDPercent2012     2012     2011     1Q12     2Q11     2012     2011     Change   Credit and debit card revenue $ 235 $ 202 $ 286 16.3 (17.8 ) $ 437 $ 553 (21.0 ) Corporate payment products revenue 190 175 185 8.6 2.7 365 360 1.4 Merchant processing services 359 337 338 6.5 6.2 696 639 8.9 ATM processing services 89 87 114 2.3 (21.9 ) 176 226 (22.1 ) Trust and investment management fees 262 252 258 4.0 1.6 514 514 -- Deposit service charges 156 153 162 2.0 (3.7 ) 309 305 1.3 Treasury management fees 142 134 144 6.0 (1.4 ) 276 281 (1.8 ) Commercial products revenue 216 211 218 2.4 (.9 ) 427 409 4.4 Mortgage banking revenue 490 452 239 8.4 nm 942 438 nm Investment products fees and commissions 38 35 35 8.6 8.6 73 67 9.0 Securities gains (losses), net (19 ) -- (8 ) nm nm (19 ) (13 ) 46.2 Other   197         201       175   (2.0 ) 12.6   398         379   5.0   Total noninterest income $ 2,355       $ 2,239     $ 2,146   5.2 9.7 $ 4,594       $ 4,158   10.5   Noninterest Income Second quarter noninterest income was $2,355 million; $209 million (9.7 percent) higher than the second quarter of 2011 and $116 million (5.2 percent) higher than the first quarter of 2012. The year-over-year increase in noninterest income was primarily driven by strong mortgage banking revenue and higher merchant processing services revenue. The $251 million increase in mortgage banking revenue over the same quarter of last year was principally due to higher origination and sales revenue. The $21 million (6.2 percent) increase in merchant processing services revenue was primarily due to increased transaction volumes. Other income increased $22 million (12.6 percent) year-over-year, principally due to higher retail lease residual revenue. Offsetting these positive variances was a $51 million (17.8 percent) decrease in credit and debit card revenue due to lower debit card interchange fees as a result of fourth quarter of 2011 legislation, net of mitigation efforts, and a change in the classification of credit card balance transfer fees from noninterest income to interest income beginning in the first quarter of 2012. However, these negative variances were partially offset by higher transaction volumes and an $18 million credit related to the final expiration of debit card customer rewards. ATM processing services revenue decreased $25 million (21.9 percent), due to classifying surcharge revenue passed through to others as a reduction of revenue beginning in the first quarter of 2012, rather than occupancy expense as in previous periods. In addition, the second quarter of 2012 had an $11 million unfavorable change in net securities losses compared with the same quarter of 2011, as the Company recognized impairment on a number of securities following the recent downgrades of money center banks by a rating agency. Noninterest income was $116 million (5.2 percent) higher in the second quarter of 2012 than the first quarter of 2012, primarily due to strong mortgage banking and payments-related revenue. Credit and debit card revenue increased $33 million (16.3 percent) due to higher transaction volumes and legislative-mitigation efforts, including a credit for the final expiration of debit card customer rewards. Corporate payment products revenue increased $15 million (8.6 percent) and merchant processing services revenue increased $22 million (6.5 percent), primarily due to higher volumes. Mortgage banking revenue was $38 million (8.4 percent) higher compared with the first quarter of 2012, principally due to higher mortgage production. Trust and investment management fees increased $10 million (4.0 percent) on a linked quarter basis, reflecting account growth, including business expansion. These positive variances were partially offset by the $19 million of net securities losses in the current quarter.   NONINTEREST EXPENSE                                               Table 7 ($ in millions)                 Percent     Percent             ChangeChange2Q1Q2Q2Q12 vs2Q12 vsYTDYTDPercent2012     2012     2011     1Q12     2Q11     2012     2011     Change   Compensation $ 1,076 $ 1,052 $ 1,004 2.3 7.2 $ 2,128 $ 1,963 8.4 Employee benefits 229 260 210 (11.9 ) 9.0 489 440 11.1 Net occupancy and equipment 230 220 249 4.5 (7.6 ) 450 498 (9.6 ) Professional services 136 84 82 61.9 65.9 220 152 44.7 Marketing and business development 80 109 90 (26.6 ) (11.1 ) 189 155 21.9 Technology and communications 201 201 189 -- 6.3 402 374 7.5 Postage, printing and supplies 77 74 76 4.1 1.3 151 150 .7 Other intangibles 70 71 75 (1.4 ) (6.7 ) 141 150 (6.0 ) Other   502       489       450 2.7 11.6   991       857 15.6   Total noninterest expense $ 2,601     $ 2,560     $ 2,425 1.6 7.3 $ 5,161     $ 4,739 8.9   Noninterest Expense Noninterest expense in the second quarter of 2012 totaled $2,601 million, an increase of $176 million (7.3 percent) over the second quarter of 2011, and a $41 million (1.6 percent) increase over the first quarter of 2012. The increase in total noninterest expense year-over-year was primarily due to higher compensation expense, employee benefits expense, professional services expense and other expense. Compensation and employee benefits expense increased over the prior year by $72 million (7.2 percent) and $19 million (9.0 percent), respectively. The increase in compensation expense was primarily the result of growth in staffing for business initiatives and mortgage servicing-related activities, in addition to merit increases. Employee benefits expense increased principally due to higher pension costs and staffing levels. Professional services expense was $54 million (65.9 percent) higher year-over-year, principally due to mortgage servicing review-related projects. Technology and communications expense was $12 million (6.3 percent) higher year-over-year, due to business expansion and technology projects. In addition, other expense increased $52 million (11.6 percent) and included the Visa accrual and higher mortgage servicing costs, partially offset by lower FDIC insurance expense. These increases were partly offset by a decrease in net occupancy and equipment expense of $19 million (7.6 percent), principally reflecting the change in classification in the first quarter of 2012 of ATM surcharge revenue passed through to others and a $10 million (11.1 percent) decrease in marketing and business development expense due to the timing of advertising campaigns. Noninterest expense was $41 million (1.6 percent) higher than the first quarter of 2012, primarily due to the Visa accrual. Compensation expense increased $24 million (2.3 percent) on a linked quarter basis, due to the impact of merit increases and higher staffing. Professional services expense was $52 million (61.9 percent) higher due to mortgage servicing review-related projects. Other expense increased by $13 million (2.7 percent) primarily due to the Visa accrual and costs related to investments in affordable housing and other tax-advantaged projects, partially offset by lower regulatory and insurance-related costs. These increases were partially offset by a $31 million (11.9 percent) decrease in employee benefits expense reflecting seasonally lower costs and a $29 million (26.6 percent) decline in marketing and business development expense due to the timing of charitable contributions and payments-related initiatives. Provision for Income Taxes The provision for income taxes for the second quarter of 2012 resulted in a tax rate on a taxable-equivalent basis of 31.0 percent (effective tax rate of 29.0 percent), compared with 30.4 percent (effective tax rate of 28.0 percent) in the second quarter of 2011 and 30.9 percent (effective tax rate of 28.8 percent) in the first quarter of 2012.   ALLOWANCE FOR CREDIT LOSSES                             Table 8 ($ in millions)     2Q     1Q     4Q     3Q     2Q2012     2012     2011     2011     2011   Balance, beginning of period $ 4,919 $ 5,014 $ 5,190 $ 5,308 $ 5,498   Net charge-offs Commercial 56 78 51 90 83 Lease financing   15         8         21         9         13   Total commercial 71 86 72 99 96 Commercial mortgages 47 35 37 68 64 Construction and development   6         36         47         57         100   Total commercial real estate 53 71 84 125 164   Residential mortgages 109 112 119 122 119   Credit card 170 169 193 178 216   Retail leasing -- 1 -- (1 ) -- Home equity and second mortgages 63 74 77 74 76 Other   54         57         75         69         71   Total other retail   117         132         152         142         147   Total net charge-offs, excluding covered loans 520 570 620 666 742 Covered loans   --         1         2         3         5   Total net charge-offs 520 571 622 669 747 Provision for credit losses 470 481 497 519 572 Net change for credit losses to be reimbursed by the FDIC   (5 )       (5 )       (51 )       32         (15 ) Balance, end of period $ 4,864       $ 4,919       $ 5,014       $ 5,190       $ 5,308     Components Allowance for loan losses, excluding losses to be reimbursed by the FDIC $ 4,507 $ 4,575 $ 4,678 $ 4,823 $ 4,977 Allowance for credit losses to be reimbursed by the FDIC 65 70 75 127 94 Liability for unfunded credit commitments   292         274         261         240         237   Total allowance for credit losses $ 4,864       $ 4,919       $ 5,014       $ 5,190       $ 5,308     Gross charge-offs $ 631 $ 681 $ 718 $ 762 $ 850 Gross recoveries $ 111 $ 110 $ 96 $ 93 $ 103   Allowance for credit losses as a percentage of Period-end loans, excluding covered loans 2.34 2.44 2.52 2.66 2.83 Nonperforming loans, excluding covered loans 247 238 228 196 188 Nonperforming assets, excluding covered assets 210 199 191 166 159   Period-end loans 2.25 2.32 2.39 2.53 2.66 Nonperforming loans 196 174 163 145 140 Nonperforming assets 161 142 133 120 114   Credit Quality Net charge-offs and nonperforming assets declined on a linked quarter and year-over-year basis as economic conditions continued to slowly improve. The allowance for credit losses was $4,864 million at June 30, 2012, compared with $4,919 million at March 31, 2012, and $5,308 million at June 30, 2011. Total net charge-offs in the second quarter of 2012 were $520 million, compared with $571 million in the first quarter of 2012 and $747 million in the second quarter of 2011. The decrease in total net charge-offs was due to improvement in the commercial and commercial real estate and other retail portfolios, compared with the first quarter of 2012. The Company recorded $470 million of provision for credit losses, $50 million less than net charge-offs, during the second quarter of 2012. The allowance for credit losses reimbursable by the FDIC decreased to $65 million at June 30, 2012. Commercial and commercial real estate loan net charge-offs decreased to $124 million (.52 percent of average loans outstanding) in the second quarter of 2012, compared with $157 million (.68 percent of average loans outstanding) in the first quarter of 2012, and $260 million (1.22 percent of average loans outstanding) in the second quarter of 2011. Residential mortgage loan net charge-offs decreased to $109 million (1.12 percent of average loans outstanding) in the second quarter of 2012, compared with $112 million (1.19 percent of average loans outstanding) in the first quarter of 2012 and $119 million (1.46 percent of average loans outstanding) in the second quarter of 2011. Credit card loan net charge-offs remained relatively flat at $170 million (4.10 percent of average loans outstanding) in the second quarter of 2012, compared with $169 million (4.05 percent of average loans outstanding) in the first quarter of 2012, and lower than the $216 million (5.45 percent of average loans outstanding) in the second quarter of 2011. Total other retail loan net charge-offs were $117 million (.98 percent of average loans outstanding) in the second quarter of 2012, lower than both the $132 million (1.11 percent of average loans outstanding) in the first quarter of 2012, and the $147 million (1.23 percent of average loans outstanding) in the second quarter of 2011. The ratio of the allowance for credit losses to period-end loans was 2.25 percent (2.34 percent excluding covered loans) at June 30, 2012, compared with 2.32 percent (2.44 percent excluding covered loans) at March 31, 2012, and 2.66 percent (2.83 percent excluding covered loans) at June 30, 2011. The ratio of the allowance for credit losses to nonperforming loans was 196 percent (247 percent excluding covered loans) at June 30, 2012, compared with 174 percent (238 percent excluding covered loans) at March 31, 2012, and 140 percent (188 percent excluding covered loans) at June 30, 2011.   CREDIT RATIOS                             Table 9 (Percent)     2Q     1Q     4Q     3Q     2Q2012     2012     2011     2011     2011 Net charge-offs ratios (a) Commercial .41 .61 .41 .77 .75 Lease financing 1.07 .55 1.43 .61 .88 Total commercial .48 .61 .52 .75 .77   Commercial mortgages .62 .47 .50 .93 .90 Construction and development .41 2.38 2.91 3.43 5.67 Total commercial real estate .58 .79 .93 1.39 1.85   Residential mortgages 1.12 1.19 1.30 1.42 1.46   Credit card (b) 4.10 4.05 4.71 4.40 5.45   Retail leasing -- .08 -- (.08) -- Home equity and second mortgages 1.44 1.66 1.67 1.59 1.64 Other .86 .92 1.19 1.11 1.16 Total other retail .98 1.11 1.25 1.16 1.23   Total net charge-offs, excluding covered loans 1.04 1.17 1.28 1.42 1.63   Covered loans -- .03 .05 .08 .12   Total net charge-offs .98 1.09 1.19 1.31 1.51   Delinquent loan ratios - 90 days or more past due excluding nonperforming loans (c) Commercial .07 .08 .08 .08 .09 Commercial real estate .03 .04 .04 .08 .01 Residential mortgages .80 .79 .98 1.03 1.13 Credit card 1.17 1.33 1.36 1.28 1.32 Other retail .19 .34 .38 .36 .35 Total loans, excluding covered loans .33 .38 .43 .43 .44 Covered loans 4.96 5.23 6.15 5.14 5.66 Total loans .61 .70 .84 .78 .87   Delinquent loan ratios - 90 days or more past due including nonperforming loans (c) Commercial .38 .61 .63 .79 .86 Commercial real estate 1.92 2.15 2.55 3.51 3.85 Residential mortgages 2.46 2.58 2.73 2.88 3.16 Credit card 2.29 2.58 2.65 2.81 2.91 Other retail .57 .48 .52 .50 .51 Total loans, excluding covered loans 1.27 1.40 1.54 1.79 1.94 Covered loans 9.30 10.86 12.42 11.70 12.01 Total loans 1.76 2.04 2.30 2.53 2.77   (a) Annualized and calculated on average loan balances (b) Net charge-offs as a percent of average loans outstanding, excluding portfolio purchases where the acquired loans were recorded at fair value at the purchase date were 4.25 percent for the second quarter of 2012, 4.21 percent for the first quarter of 2012, 4.88 percent for the fourth quarter of 2011, 4.54 percent for the third quarter of 2011 and 5.62 percent for the second quarter of 2011. (c) Ratios are expressed as a percent of ending loan balances.     ASSET QUALITY                             Table 10 ($ in millions)                     Jun 30Mar 31Dec 31Sep 30Jun 302012     2012     2011     2011     2011 Nonperforming loans Commercial $ 172 $ 280 $ 280 $ 342 $ 349 Lease financing   23       31       32       40       43 Total commercial 195 311 312 382 392   Commercial mortgages 376 380 354 600 650 Construction and development   314       379       545       620       714 Total commercial real estate 690 759 899 1,220 1,364   Residential mortgages 660 686 650 650 671 Credit card 189 207 224 250 256 Other retail   182       65       67       66       73 Total nonperforming loans, excluding covered loans 1,916 2,028 2,152 2,568 2,756   Covered loans   570       798       926       1,010       1,041 Total nonperforming loans 2,486 2,826 3,078 3,578 3,797   Other real estate (a) 324 377 404 452 489 Covered other real estate (a) 203 233 274 293 348 Other nonperforming assets   16       18       18       16       17   Total nonperforming assets (b) $ 3,029     $ 3,454     $ 3,774     $ 4,339     $ 4,651   Total nonperforming assets, excluding covered assets $ 2,256     $ 2,423     $ 2,574     $ 3,036     $ 3,262   Accruing loans 90 days or more past due, excluding covered loans $ 663     $ 750     $ 843     $ 814     $ 804   Accruing loans 90 days or more past due $ 1,315     $ 1,492     $ 1,753     $ 1,606     $ 1,732   Performing restructured loans, excluding GNMA and covered loans $ 3,310     $ 3,380     $ 3,365     $ 3,095     $ 2,532   Performing restructured GNMA and covered loans (c) $ 1,727     $ 1,675     $ 1,509     $ 1,025   Nonperforming assets to loans plus ORE, excluding covered assets (%) 1.11 1.22 1.32 1.60 1.77   Nonperforming assets to loans plus ORE (%) 1.40 1.63 1.79 2.11 2.32   (a) Includes equity investments in entities whose only asset is other real estate owned. (b) Does not include accruing loans 90 days or more past due or restructured loans that continue to accrue interest. (c) Prior to new accounting guidance in the third quarter of 2011 restructured covered loans and loans purchased from Government National Mortgage Association ("GNMA") mortgage pools, whose repayments are insured by the Federal Housing Administration or guaranteed by the Department of Veteran Affairs, were not included in restructured loans.   Nonperforming assets at June 30, 2012, totaled $3,029 million, compared with $3,454 million at March 31, 2012, and $4,651 million at June 30, 2011. Total nonperforming assets at June 30, 2012, included $773 million of covered assets. The ratio of nonperforming assets to loans and other real estate was 1.40 percent (1.11 percent excluding covered assets) at June 30, 2012, compared with 1.63 percent (1.22 percent excluding covered assets) at March 31, 2012, and 2.32 percent (1.77 percent excluding covered assets) at June 30, 2011. The decrease in nonperforming assets, excluding covered assets, compared with a year ago was driven primarily by reductions in the construction and development portfolio, as well as by improvement in commercial mortgages and other commercial loan portfolios, partially offset by an increase in nonperforming other retail loans primarily due to the policy change for junior lien lines and loans. Accruing loans 90 days or more past due were $1,315 million ($663 million excluding covered loans) at June 30, 2012, lower than the $1,492 million ($750 million excluding covered loans) at March 31, 2012, and the $1,732 million ($804 million excluding covered loans) at June 30, 2011. Performing restructured loans, excluding GNMA and covered loans, decreased $70 million compared with March 31, 2012, but increased $778 million compared with June 30, 2011. The increase from a year ago was the result of a change in reporting, whereby the Company now includes residential mortgage loans under trial modification in these totals. The increase also reflects the impact of new accounting guidance adopted in the third quarter of 2011.   CAPITAL POSITION                                     Table 11   ($ in millions)     Jun 30     Mar 31     Dec 31     Sep 30     Jun 302012       2012       2011       2011       2011   Total U.S. Bancorp shareholders' equity $ 37,792 $ 35,900 $ 33,978 $ 33,230 $ 32,452 Tier 1 capital 30,044 29,976 29,173 28,081 27,795 Total risk-based capital 36,439 36,431 36,067 35,369 35,109   Tier 1 capital ratio 10.7 % 10.9 % 10.8 % 10.8 % 11.0 % Total risk-based capital ratio 13.0 13.3 13.3 13.5 13.9 Leverage ratio 9.1 9.2 9.1 9.0 9.2 Tangible common equity to tangible assets 6.9 6.9 6.6 6.6 6.5 Tangible common equity to risk-weighted assets 8.5 8.3 8.1 8.1 8.0 Tier 1 common equity to risk-weighted assets using Basel I definition 8.8 8.7 8.6 8.5 8.4 Tier 1 common equity to risk-weighted assets using Basel III proposals published prior to June 2012 -- 8.4 8.2 8.2 8.1 Tier 1 common equity to risk-weighted assets approximated using proposed rules for the Basel III standardized approach released June 2012 7.9 -- -- -- --   Total U.S. Bancorp shareholders' equity was $37.8 billion at June 30, 2012, compared with $35.9 billion at March 31, 2012, and $32.5 billion at June 30, 2011. The Tier 1 capital ratio was 10.7 percent at June 30, 2012, compared with 10.9 percent at March 31, 2012, and 11.0 percent at June 30, 2011. The tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio was 6.9 percent at June 30, 2012 and at March 31, 2012, compared with 6.5 percent at June 30, 2011. The Tier 1 common equity to risk-weighted assets ratio was 8.8 percent at June 30, 2012, compared with 8.7 percent at March 31, 2012, and 8.4 percent at June 30, 2011. All regulatory ratios continue to be in excess of “well-capitalized” requirements. Additionally, the Tier 1 common equity to risk-weighted assets ratio using proposed rules for the Basel III standardized approach released June 2012 was approximately 7.9 percent at June 30, 2012. During the second quarter, the Company declared $369 million in common stock dividends and repurchased common stock totaling $401 million.   COMMON SHARES                             Table 12 (Millions)     2Q     1Q     4Q     3Q     2Q2012     2012     2011     2011     2011   Beginning shares outstanding 1,901 1,910 1,913 1,925 1,927 Shares issued for stock option and stock purchase plans, acquisitions and other corporate purposes 4 7 3 1 -- Shares repurchased (13 )     (16 )     (6 )     (13 )     (2 ) Ending shares outstanding 1,892       1,901       1,910       1,913       1,925       LINE OF BUSINESS FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE (a)                                   Table 13   ($ in millions)                                     Net Income AttributableNet Income Attributableto U.S. BancorpPercent Changeto U.S. Bancorp2Q 20122Q1Q2Q2Q12 vs2Q12 vsYTDYTDPercentEarningsBusiness Line     2012     2012     2011     1Q12     2Q11     2012     2011     Change     Composition   Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate $ 330 $ 333 $ 272 (.9 ) 21.3 $ 663 $ 482 37.6 23 % Consumer and Small Business Banking 378 385 189 (1.8 ) nm 763 325 nm 27 Wealth Management and Securities Services 41 45 47 (8.9 ) (12.8 ) 86 102 (15.7 ) 3 Payment Services 316 257 363 23.0 (12.9 ) 573 654 (12.4 ) 22 Treasury and Corporate Support   350       318       332 10.1 5.4   668       686 (2.6 ) 25   Consolidated Company $ 1,415     $ 1,338     $ 1,203 5.8 17.6 $ 2,753     $ 2,249 22.4 100 %   (a) preliminary data   Lines of Business The Company's major lines of business are Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate, Consumer and Small Business Banking, Wealth Management and Securities Services, Payment Services, and Treasury and Corporate Support. These operating segments are components of the Company about which financial information is prepared and is evaluated regularly by management in deciding how to allocate resources and assess performance. Noninterest expenses incurred by centrally managed operations or business lines that directly support another business line's operations are charged to the applicable business line based on its utilization of those services, primarily measured by the volume of customer activities, number of employees or other relevant factors. These allocated expenses are reported as net shared services expense within noninterest expense. Designations, assignments and allocations change from time to time as management systems are enhanced, methods of evaluating performance or product lines change or business segments are realigned to better respond to the Company's diverse customer base. During 2012, certain organization and methodology changes were made and, accordingly, prior period results were restated and presented on a comparable basis. Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate offers lending, equipment finance and small-ticket leasing, depository services, treasury management, capital markets, foreign exchange, international trade services and other financial services to middle market, large corporate, commercial real estate, financial institution and public sector clients. Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate contributed $330 million of the Company's net income in the second quarter of 2012, compared with $272 million in the second quarter of 2011 and $333 million in the first quarter of 2012. Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate's net income increased $58 million (21.3 percent) over the same quarter of 2011, due to a lower provision for credit losses and lower total noninterest expense, partially offset by lower total net revenue. Net interest income decreased $11 million (2.1 percent) year-over-year, primarily due to lower rates on loans, a decrease in loan fees and the impact of lower rates on the margin benefit from deposits, partially offset by higher average loan and deposit balances. Total noninterest income decreased $9 million (2.8 percent), due to lower commercial products revenue, principally lower standby letters of credit and loan commitment fees, partially offset by an increase in other income due to equity investment revenue. Total noninterest expense decreased $6 million (1.9 percent) from a year ago, primarily due to lower FDIC insurance expense and other loan expense. The provision for credit losses was $112 million (100.0 percent) lower year-over-year, due to lower net charge-offs and a reduction in the reserve allocation. Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate's contribution to net income in the second quarter of 2012 was $3 million (.9 percent) lower than the first quarter of 2012. Total net revenue decreased $6 million (.7 percent) compared with the prior quarter. Net interest income decreased $14 million (2.6 percent) on a linked quarter basis as a result of lower loan rates and a reduction in the margin benefit from deposits, partially offset by higher average loan balances. Total noninterest income increased by $8 million (2.6 percent), principally due to seasonally higher treasury management fees and an increase in equity investment revenue. Total noninterest expense was relatively flat on a linked quarter basis, with a decrease of $1 million (.3 percent). The provision for credit losses decreased $3 million (100.0 percent) on a linked quarter basis, due to lower net charge-offs, partially offset by a change in the reserve allocation. Consumer and Small Business Banking delivers products and services through banking offices, telephone servicing and sales, on-line services, direct mail, ATM processing and over mobile devices. It encompasses community banking, metropolitan banking, in-store banking, small business banking, consumer lending, mortgage banking, consumer finance, workplace banking, student banking and 24-hour banking. Consumer and Small Business Banking contributed $378 million of the Company's net income in the second quarter of 2012, a $189 million (100.0 percent) increase over the second quarter of 2011, and a $7 million (1.8 percent) decrease from the prior quarter. Within Consumer and Small Business Banking, the retail banking division reported a $102 million increase in its contribution over the same quarter of last year. The increase in the retail banking division's contribution over the same period of 2011 was principally due to lower total noninterest expense and a lower provision for credit losses. Retail banking's total net revenue was 1.2 percent lower than the second quarter of 2011. Net interest income increased .7 percent, primarily due to higher loan and deposit volumes and favorable loan rates, partially offset by the impact of lower rates on the margin benefit from deposits. Total noninterest income for the retail banking division decreased 5.5 percent from a year ago, principally due to a decrease in ATM processing services revenue, a result of the change in classification of the surcharge revenue passed through to others and lower deposit services charges, partially offset by higher retail lease residual revenue. Total noninterest expense for the retail banking division in the second quarter of 2012 decreased 4.5 percent year-over-year, principally due to lower net occupancy and equipment expense, a result of the classification change to ATM surcharge revenue passed through to others, FDIC insurance expense and other intangibles expense. The provision for credit losses for the retail banking division decreased 41.0 percent on a year-over-year basis due to lower net charge-offs and a reduction in the reserve allocation. The contribution of the mortgage banking division increased 71.9 percent over the second quarter of 2011 due to higher total net revenue, partially offset by increases in total noninterest expense and in the provision for credit losses. The division's 77.9 percent increase in total net revenue was due to a $247 million increase in total noninterest income driven by strong mortgage origination and sales revenue. In addition, net interest income increased 34.6 percent, primarily the result of higher average loans held-for-sale. Total noninterest expense was 82.3 percent higher, reflecting higher compensation and employee benefits expense and mortgage servicing review-related costs. The provision for credit losses increased 97.7 percent due to a change in the reserve allocation. Consumer and Small Business Banking's contribution in the second quarter of 2012 was $7 million (1.8 percent) lower than the first quarter of 2012 due to increases in total noninterest expense and the provision for credit losses, partially offset by higher total net revenue. Within Consumer and Small Business Banking, the retail banking division's contribution increased 16.4 percent on a linked quarter basis. Total net revenue for the retail banking division was relatively flat. Total noninterest expense for the retail banking division was 1.8 percent lower than the first quarter of 2012, principally due to seasonally lower employee benefits expense and lower net shared services expense. The provision for credit losses for the division decreased 11.2 percent due to lower net charge-offs and a favorable change in the reserve allocation. The contribution of the mortgage banking division decreased 13.0 percent from the first quarter of 2012 due to increases in total noninterest expense and in the provision for credit losses, partially offset by an increase in total net revenue. Total net revenue increased 6.9 percent, principally due to an 8.6 percent increase in total noninterest income driven by strong mortgage origination and sales revenue. Total noninterest expense increased 20.7 percent, driven by increased compensation expense and mortgage servicing review-related costs. The mortgage banking division's provision for credit losses increased $47 million on a linked quarter basis due to a change in the reserve allocation. Wealth Management and Securities Services provides private banking, financial advisory services, investment management, retail brokerage services, insurance, trust, custody and fund servicing through five businesses: Wealth Management, Corporate Trust Services, U.S. Bancorp Asset Management, Institutional Trust & Custody and Fund Services. Wealth Management and Securities Services contributed $41 million of the Company's net income in the second quarter of 2012, a 12.8 percent decrease from the second quarter of 2011, and an 8.9 percent decrease from the first quarter of 2012. The decrease in the business line's contribution, compared with the same quarter of 2011, was mainly due to higher total noninterest expense. Total net revenue increased by $9 million (2.5 percent) year-over-year. Net interest income was relatively flat, while total noninterest income increased by $8 million (3.0 percent), primarily due to business expansion and higher investment products fees and commissions. Total noninterest expense increased by $15 million (5.4 percent) due to higher compensation and employee benefits expense, partially offset by a reduction in acquisition integration costs. The provision for credit losses increased $4 million due to higher net charge-offs and a change in the reserve allocation. The business line's contribution in the second quarter of 2012 was $4 million (8.9 percent) lower than the prior quarter. Total net revenue increased $1 million (.3 percent) due to a $12 million (4.5 percent) increase in total noninterest income due to account growth, business expansion and higher investment products fees and commissions, partially offset by an $11 million (11.7 percent) decrease in net interest income due to a reduction of the margin benefit from deposit balances. Total noninterest expense increased $4 million (1.4 percent) over the prior quarter, as higher compensation expense and professional services costs were partially offset by lower net shared services costs. The provision for credit losses was $4 million higher than the prior quarter due to an increase in net charge-offs. Payment Services includes consumer and business credit cards, stored-value cards, debit cards, corporate and purchasing card services, consumer lines of credit and merchant processing. Payment Services contributed $316 million of the Company's net income in the second quarter of 2012, a decrease of $47 million (12.9 percent) from the same period of 2011, but a $59 million (23.0 percent) increase over the prior quarter. The decrease year-over-year was primarily due to a higher provision for credit losses, partially offset by an increase in total net revenue. Total net revenue increased $34 million (2.9 percent) year-over-year. Net interest income increased $49 million (15.0 percent), principally due to higher average loan balances and the credit card balance transfer fees classification change. Total noninterest income decreased $15 million (1.8 percent) year-over-year. Credit and debit card revenue decreased due to lower debit card interchange fees as a result of recent legislation, net of mitigation efforts, and the impact of classifying credit card balance transfer fees as interest income in the current year. However, these negative variances were partially offset by higher transaction volumes and an $18 million credit related to the final expiration of debit card customer rewards. Partially offsetting this decrease, corporate payment products revenue and merchant processing services revenue increased due to higher transaction volumes and other revenue increased due to a merchant processing-related gain. Total noninterest expense was flat compared with the second quarter of 2011. The provision for credit losses increased $108 million due to the impact of a reserve release in the second quarter of 2011, partially offset by lower net charge-offs. Payment Services' contribution in the second quarter of 2012 was $59 million (23.0 percent) higher than the first quarter of 2012, due to higher total net revenue, lower total noninterest expense and a lower provision for credit losses. Total net revenue was higher by $63 million (5.6 percent) than the first quarter of 2012. Net interest income decreased $20 million (5.1 percent), driven by lower rates on loans and a decrease in loan fees. Total noninterest income was $83 million (11.3 percent) higher on a linked quarter basis. Credit and debit card revenue increased due to higher transaction volumes and legislative-mitigation efforts, including a credit for the final expiration of debit card customer rewards. Corporate payment products revenue and merchant processing services revenue increased, primarily due to higher volumes. In addition, other revenue was higher mainly due to a merchant processing-related gain in the current quarter. Total noninterest expense decreased $11 million (2.2 percent) on a linked quarter basis, principally due to the timing of marketing programs. The provision for credit losses decreased $19 million (8.8 percent) due to a favorable change in the reserve allocation. Treasury and Corporate Support includes the Company's investment portfolios, most covered commercial and commercial real estate loans and related other real estate owned, funding, capital management, asset securitization, interest rate risk management, the net effect of transfer pricing related to average balances and the residual aggregate of those expenses associated with corporate activities that are managed on a consolidated basis. Treasury and Corporate Support recorded net income of $350 million in the second quarter of 2012, compared with net income of $332 million in the second quarter of 2011 and net income of $318 million in the first quarter of 2012. Net interest income increased $77 million (16.1 percent) over the second quarter of 2011, reflecting growth in the investment securities portfolio, lower long-term funding rates, as well as the impact of wholesale funding decisions and the Company's asset/liability position. Total noninterest income increased by $2 million (5.4 percent) year-over-year, principally due to higher commercial products revenue, partially offset by an $11 million increase in net securities losses, as the Company recognized impairment on a number of securities. Total noninterest expense increased by $96 million (48.5 percent), principally due to increased compensation and employee benefits expense and the impact of the Visa accrual, partially offset by lower net shared services expense. Net income in the second quarter of 2012 was $32 million (10.1 percent) higher on a linked quarter basis, due to an increase in total net revenue and a decrease in the provision for credit losses, partially offset by higher total noninterest expense. Total net revenue was higher than the first quarter of 2012 by $42 million (7.6 percent), principally as a result of a 14.0 percent increase in net interest income, reflecting lower long-term funding rates and the Company's asset/liability position, partially offset by a $26 million (40.0 percent) decrease in total noninterest income, driven by lower equity investment income and an increase in net securities losses. A $21 million (7.7 percent) increase in total noninterest expense on a linked quarter basis primarily reflected the Visa accrual, higher costs related to investments in affordable housing other tax-advantaged projects and in net shared services expense, partially offset by lower regulatory and insurance-related costs, the timing of charitable contributions and seasonally lower employee benefits costs. Additional schedules containing more detailed information about the Company's business line results are available on the web at usbank.com or by calling Investor Relations at 612-303-0781. On Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. (CDT) Richard K. Davis, chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Andrew Cecere, vice chairman and chief financial officer, will host a conference call to review the financial results.The conference call will be available by telephone or on the Internet.A presentation will be used during the call and will be available on the Company's website at www.usbank.com.To access the conference call from locations within the United States and Canada, please dial 866-316-1409.Participants calling from outside the United States and Canada, please dial 706-634-9086.The conference ID number for all participants is 88620616.For those unable to participate during the live call, a recording of the call will be available approximately two hours after the conference call ends on Wednesday, July 18th, and will run through Wednesday, July 25th, at 11:00 p.m. (CDT).To access the recorded message within the United States and Canada, dial 855-859-2056.If calling from outside the United States and Canada, please dial 404-537-3406 to access the recording.The conference ID is 88620616.To access the webcast and presentation go to www.usbank.com and click on About U.S. Bank.The Webcasts & Presentations link can be found under the Investor/Shareholder information heading, which is at the left side of the bottom of the page. Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp (“USB”), with $353 billion in assets as of June 30, 2012, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States. The Company operates 3,080 banking offices in 25 states and 5,085 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 usbank.com. Forward-Looking Statements The following information appears in accordance with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release 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 made. These forward-looking statements cover, among other things, anticipated future revenue and expenses and the future plans and prospects of U.S. Bancorp. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Global and domestic economies could fail to recover from the recent economic downturn or could experience another severe contraction, which could adversely affect U.S. Bancorp's revenues and the values of its assets and liabilities. Global financial markets could experience a recurrence of significant turbulence, which could reduce the availability of funding to certain financial institutions and lead to a tightening of credit, a reduction of business activity, and increased market volatility. Continued stress in the commercial real estate markets, as well as a delay or failure of recovery in the residential real estate markets, could cause additional credit losses and deterioration in asset values. In addition, U.S. Bancorp's business and financial performance is likely to be negatively impacted by effects of recently enacted and future legislation and regulation. U.S. Bancorp's results could also be adversely affected by continued deterioration in general business and economic conditions; 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. For discussion of these and other risks that may cause actual results to differ from expectations, refer to U.S. Bancorp's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Corporate Risk Profile” contained in Exhibit 13, and all subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission under Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and U.S. Bancorp undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events. Non-GAAP Financial Measures In addition to capital ratios defined by banking regulators under the FDIC Improvement Act prompt corrective action provisions applicable to all banks, the Company considers various other measures when evaluating capital utilization and adequacy, including: • Tangible common equity to tangible assets, • Tangible common equity to risk-weighted assets using Basel I definition, • Tier 1 common equity to risk-weighted assets using Basel I definition, • Tier 1 common equity to risk-weighted assets using Basel III proposals published prior to June 2012, and • Tier 1 common equity to risk-weighted assets approximated using proposed rules for the Basel III standardized approach released June 2012. These measures are viewed by management as useful additional methods of reflecting the level of capital available to withstand unexpected market or economic conditions. Additionally, presentation of these measures allows investors, analysts and banking regulators to assess the Company's capital position relative to other financial services companies. These measures differ from capital ratios defined by current banking regulations principally in that the numerator excludes trust preferred securities and preferred stock, the nature and extent of which varies among different financial services companies. These measures are not defined in generally accepted accounting principals (“GAAP”) or federal banking regulations. As a result, these measures disclosed by the Company may be considered non-GAAP financial measures. There may be limits in the usefulness of these measures to investors. As a result, the Company encourages readers to consider the consolidated financial statements and other financial information contained in this press release in their entirety, and not to rely on any single financial measure. A table follows that shows the Company's calculation of these non-GAAP financial measures.   U.S. Bancorp Consolidated Statement of Income     Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended (Dollars and Shares in Millions, Except Per Share Data) June 30, June 30, (Unaudited)     2012     2011     2012     2011 Interest Income         Loans $ 2,631 $ 2,563 $ 5,269 $ 5,115 Loans held for sale 67 34 132 97 Investment securities 470 459 938 887 Other interest income   60         63         121         120   Total interest income 3,228 3,119 6,460 6,219 Interest Expense Deposits 177 210 358 444 Short-term borrowings 127 131 250 264 Long-term debt   266         290         560         571   Total interest expense   570         631         1,168         1,279   Net interest income 2,658 2,488 5,292 4,940 Provision for credit losses   470         572         951         1,327   Net interest income after provision for credit losses 2,188 1,916 4,341 3,613 Noninterest Income Credit and debit card revenue 235 286 437 553 Corporate payment products revenue 190 185 365 360 Merchant processing services 359 338 696 639 ATM processing services 89 114 176 226 Trust and investment management fees 262 258 514 514 Deposit service charges 156 162 309 305 Treasury management fees 142 144 276 281 Commercial products revenue 216 218 427 409 Mortgage banking revenue 490 239 942 438 Investment products fees and commissions 38 35 73 67 Securities gains (losses), net (19 ) (8 ) (19 ) (13 ) Other   197         175         398         379   Total noninterest income 2,355 2,146 4,594 4,158 Noninterest Expense Compensation 1,076 1,004 2,128 1,963 Employee benefits 229 210 489 440 Net occupancy and equipment 230 249 450 498 Professional services 136 82 220 152 Marketing and business development 80 90 189 155 Technology and communications 201 189 402 374 Postage, printing and supplies 77 76 151 150 Other intangibles 70 75 141 150 Other   502         450         991         857   Total noninterest expense   2,601         2,425         5,161         4,739   Income before income taxes 1,942 1,637 3,774 3,032 Applicable income taxes   564         458         1,091         824   Net income 1,378 1,179 2,683 2,208 Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests   37         24         70         41   Net income attributable to U.S. Bancorp $ 1,415       $ 1,203       $ 2,753       $ 2,249   Net income applicable to U.S. Bancorp common shareholders $ 1,345       $ 1,167       $ 2,630       $ 2,170     Earnings per common share $ .71 $ .61 $ 1.39 $ 1.13 Diluted earnings per common share $ .71 $ .60 $ 1.38 $ 1.12 Dividends declared per common share $ .195 $ .125 $ .390 $ .250 Average common shares outstanding 1,888 1,921 1,895 1,920 Average diluted common shares outstanding       1,898         1,929         1,904         1,929       U.S. Bancorp Consolidated Ending Balance Sheet             June 30, December 31, June 30, (Dollars in Millions)     2012     2011     2011 Assets (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Cash and due from banks $ 15,403 $ 13,962 $ 15,250 Investment securities Held-to-maturity 34,635 18,877 13,280 Available-for-sale 39,313 51,937 52,299 Loans held for sale 8,257 7,156 3,543 Loans Commercial 61,534 56,648 50,550 Commercial real estate 36,557 35,851 35,490 Residential mortgages 39,920 37,082 33,110 Credit card 16,905 17,360 16,111 Other retail   48,035         48,107         48,220   Total loans, excluding covered loans 202,951 195,048 183,481 Covered loans   13,137         14,787         16,401   Total loans 216,088 209,835 199,882 Less allowance for loan losses   (4,572 )       (4,753 )       (5,071 ) Net loans 211,516 205,082 194,811 Premises and equipment 2,638 2,657 2,529 Goodwill 8,934 8,927 8,950 Other intangible assets 2,712 2,736 3,266 Other assets   29,728         28,788         26,946   Total assets $ 353,136       $ 340,122       $ 320,874     Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity Deposits Noninterest-bearing $ 69,905 $ 68,579 $ 57,310 Interest-bearing 133,936 134,757 128,087 Time deposits greater than $100,000   37,475         27,549         29,486   Total deposits 241,316 230,885 214,883 Short-term borrowings 30,684 30,468 29,654 Long-term debt 28,821 31,953 32,830 Other liabilities   13,441         11,845         10,166   Total liabilities 314,262 305,151 287,533 Shareholders' equity Preferred stock 4,769 2,606 2,606 Common stock 21 21 21 Capital surplus 8,176 8,238 8,235 Retained earnings 32,687 30,785 28,701 Less treasury stock (7,031 ) (6,472 ) (6,134 ) Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   (830 )       (1,200 )       (977 ) Total U.S. Bancorp shareholders' equity 37,792 33,978 32,452 Noncontrolling interests   1,082         993         889   Total equity   38,874         34,971         33,341   Total liabilities and equity     $ 353,136       $ 340,122       $ 320,874     U.S. Bancorp Non-GAAP Financial Measures                     June 30, March 31, December 31, September 30, June 30, (Dollars in Millions, Unaudited)     2012       2012       2011       2011       2011 Total equity $ 38,874 $ 36,914 $ 34,971 $ 34,210 $ 33,341 Preferred stock (4,769 ) (3,694 ) (2,606 ) (2,606 ) (2,606 ) Noncontrolling interests (1,082 ) (1,014 ) (993 ) (980 ) (889 ) Goodwill (net of deferred tax liability) (8,205 ) (8,233 ) (8,239 ) (8,265 ) (8,300 ) Intangible assets, other than mortgage servicing rights   (1,118 )         (1,182 )         (1,217 )         (1,209 )         (1,277 ) Tangible common equity (a) 23,700 22,791 21,916 21,150 20,269   Tier 1 capital, determined in accordance with prescribed regulatory requirements using Basel I definition 30,044 29,976 29,173 28,081 27,795 Trust preferred securities -- (1,800 ) (2,675 ) (2,675 ) (3,267 ) Preferred stock (4,769 ) (3,694 ) (2,606 ) (2,606 ) (2,606 ) Noncontrolling interests, less preferred stock not eligible for Tier 1 capital   (685 )         (686 )         (687 )         (695 )         (695 ) Tier 1 common equity using Basel I definition (b) 24,590 23,796 23,205 22,105 21,227   Tier 1 capital, determined in accordance with prescribed regulatory requirements using Basel III proposals published prior to June 2012 27,578 25,636 24,902 23,931 Preferred stock (3,694 ) (2,606 ) (2,606 ) (2,606 ) Noncontrolling interests of real estate investment trusts   (659 )         (664 )         (667 )         (667 ) Tier 1 common equity using Basel III proposals published prior to June 2012 (c) 23,225 22,366 21,629 20,658   Tier 1 capital, determined in accordance with prescribed regulatory requirements approximated using proposed rules for the Basel III standardized approach released June 2012 28,622 Preferred stock   (4,769 ) Tier 1 common equity approximated using proposed rules for the Basel III standardized approach released June 2012 (d) 23,853   Total assets 353,136 340,762 340,122 330,141 320,874 Goodwill (net of deferred tax liability) (8,205 ) (8,233 ) (8,239 ) (8,265 ) (8,300 ) Intangible assets, other than mortgage servicing rights   (1,118 )         (1,182 )         (1,217 )         (1,209 )         (1,277 ) Tangible assets (e) 343,813 331,347 330,666 320,667 311,297   Risk-weighted assets, determined in accordance with prescribed regulatory requirements using Basel I definition (f) 279,982 * 274,847 271,333 261,115 252,882   Risk-weighted assets using Basel III proposals published prior to June 2012 (g) -- 277,856 274,351 264,103 256,205   Risk-weighted assets approximated using proposed rules for the Basel III standardized approach released June 2012 (h) 303,212 *   Ratios * Tangible common equity to tangible assets (a)/(e) 6.9 % 6.9 % 6.6 % 6.6 % 6.5 % Tangible common equity to risk-weighted assets using Basel I definition (a)/(f) 8.5 8.3 8.1 8.1 8.0 Tier 1 common equity to risk-weighted assets using Basel I definition (b)/(f) 8.8 8.7 8.6 8.5 8.4 Tier 1 common equity to risk-weighted assets using Basel III proposals published prior to June 2012 (c)/(g) -- 8.4 8.2 8.2 8.1 Tier 1 common equity to risk-weighted assets approximated using proposed rules for the Basel III standardized approach released June 2012 (d)/(h)       7.9           --           --           --           --     *Preliminary data. Subject to change prior to filings with applicable regulatory agencies.   U.S. BancorpMediaThomas Joyce, 612-303-3167orInvestors/AnalystsJudith T. Murphy, 612-303-0783