April 19, 2002

Pocket PC Summit, the only conference and exposition dedicated exclusively to the Pocket PC platform, will take place in Philadelphia on May 28-31, 2002.

Leading experts will gather to discuss the current and future state of Pocket PC technology and its use in the enterprise, medical, and government markets.

This year's Summit features a wealth of enterprise and IT topics presented by a high level panel of speakers. Sessions include "Anatomy of the Pocket PC Industry," by Todd Kort, principal analyst with Gartner Dataquest, "Getting More from Sales Force Automation," by Richard Owen, CEO of AvantGo, and "System Administration from your Pocket PC," by Barry Shilmover, CIO of Sonic Mobility.

Brad Adrian, principal analyst, Gartner Financial Services, will be featured in a special Pocket PC Summit session on "Wireless Financial Services: Roadmap to the Future." Adrian will present Gartner G2's latest research into the wireless financial services market, including a market model that will help developers and service providers find the best time to enter the market and with what products.

This year's Pocket PC Summit features both a conference and exhibition. Industry heavyweights, who participate as sponsors, speakers, and exhibitors, include Microsoft, Compaq, Casio, Macromedia, and Symbol Technologies.

For more information, visit www.pocketpcsummit.com.

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U.S. Bank has joined NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association as a financial institution member. U.S. Bank becomes the thirteenth financial institution member of NACHA, and the sixth new member since membership was opened to individual financial institutions in 2001.

"Membership in NACHA is an attractive proposition for financial institutions seeking new opportunities in the payments system," said Janet C. Boyst, chair of NACHA's Board of Directors and senior vice president and group executive at Wachovia Bank. "We are pleased to welcome U.S. Bank as a NACHA member, and we will look to them to make valuable contributions to the strategic direction of our association."

"Membership in NACHA allows U.S. Bank to play a leadership role in the development of the electronic payments system, and provides us with the opportunity to represent our customers at the national level," said Jeff Jones, senior vice president of Treasury Management at U.S. Bank."Membership in NACHA also enhances our reputation as a leader in providing electronic payment products and services."

NACHA now has 34 members consisting of 21 payments associations and 13 financial institutions. Prior to reorganization in 2000, membership in NACHA was not directly available to financial institutions. The other financial institution members of NACHA are American Express Centurion Bank, Bank of America, Bank One, BB&T Corporation, Capital One, Citibank, FleetBoston Financial, J.P. Morgan Chase, Mellon, National City, Wachovia, and Wells Fargo.

NACHA's financial institution members originated more than 61 percent of commercial automated clearing house (ACH) transactions during 2001. Ten of the 13 largest originators of ACH payments, according to the NACHA Top 50 list, are members of NACHA, and 10 of the 20 largest bank holding companies, including the top six, are members.

Visit NACHA at www.nacha.org.

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BAI's TransPay 2002, which will take place May 7-10 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., is the only multi-faceted transaction processing & payments conference that addresses critical issues facing operations and technology professionals in the traditional and electronic realms of the payments industry.

It provides more than 60 strategic and tactical "hands-on" sessions to help professionals deal with present, day-to-day backroom operations. It also prepares executives for the Payments Industry of the future. The conference offers tools and strategies that will improve organizational performance, minimize operational risk and maximize profitability.

Conference topic areas include: Electronic payments, image technology, electronic check presentment, fraud and risk management, best practices, and industry initiatives from ECCHO, SVPCo, BITS, NACHA and the Federal Reserve System.

For more information, visit www.bai.org/transpay.