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U.S. Bancorp Raises Dividend 56%, Authorizes Share Buyback

March 13, 2012

U.S. Bancorp, Minnesota’s largest bank, said it was increasing its quarterly dividend 56 percent to 19.5 cents a share.

The board approved the repuchase of as much as 100 million shares, the Minneapolis-based bank said today in a statement distributed by Business Wire.

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