U.S. Bancorp CEO: We ended 2019 on a good note
Andy Cecere, Chairman, President and CEO, U.S. Bancorp said, "As our fourth quarter financial results indicate we ended 2019 on a good note and we enter a new year, and a new decade, in a strong position. Our focus on value creation supported continued customer acquisition and deepening of existing relationships across our franchise, which in turn drove strong account and volume growth in our fee businesses and strong loan and deposit growth in our banking businesses. During the quarter, we returned $2.9 billion of earnings to shareholders through dividends and an expanded share buyback program. We remain committed to delivering best-in-class products and services and this coming year we will continue to enhance our digital capabilities aimed at improving the customer experience and making it simpler and more productive to do business with us. I want to thank our employees for all their hard work in building the solid foundation from which we will grow in 2020 and beyond."