U.S. Bank announced today that it will close its offices and branches at 1 p.m. local time on Friday, June 19 in recognition of Juneteenth. 

“The events of the past few weeks have changed the conversation and added a sense of urgency that has motivated more people across the globe to act to address social injustice. That begins with acknowledging our rich and diverse history,” said Andy Cecere, chairman, president and CEO of U.S. Bank. “We are encouraging our employees to use this time to serve in our communities, commit to inclusion and advocacy, or simply educate themselves on this very important topic.”

Because Juneteenth falls on a Friday and many U.S. Bank customers need in-person banking on a day that may be a payday, in-person banking services will be available until 1 p.m. Customers are encouraged to access mobile and digital banking services or its ATM network that afternoon. Many of the more than 2,700 U.S. Bank branches in 26 states also offer in-person banking – lobby or drive-thru – on Saturdays.

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