Recognitions, Upcoming Financial Results, and Statement Release - Analyst Notes on U.S. Bank, Discover, AFLAC, PNC and American Realty Capital

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Jun 12, 2014, 06:50 ET from Analysts Review

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Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS), AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE: AFL), PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: PNC) and American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCP). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: U.S. Bancorp Analyst Notes On June 5, 2014, U.S. Bancorp (U.S. Bank) reported that Debbie Lassiter, a software specialist for the Company in the Milwaukee area, has been nominated as one of the "Heroes of the 500" by Fortune Magazine. According to the Company, Ms. Lassiter was nominated for her work concerning victims of sex trafficking via the Convergence Resource Center (CRC), a non-profit community service organization which she co-founded in 2004. The Company stated that the CRC's initial focus was to assist incarcerated women and train them with employment skills. According to U.S. Bank, CRC provides parenting, school supplies, and assistance with transportation, job readiness training including business etiquette and computer education, as well as advice for dealing with traditional, day-to-day tasks unfamiliar to many of these women. The Company added that Ms. Lassiter's efforts have been recognized by the US Department of Justice, and United States Attorney's Office of Eastern Wisconsin with a National Crime Victim's Rights Award. The full analyst notes on U.S. Bank are available to download free of charge at:

Discover Financial Services Analyst Notes On June 6, 2014, Discover Financial Services (Discover) announced that it received a 2014 Golden Trumpet award from the Publicity Club of Chicago, during the Club's 55th annual Golden Trumpet Awards. The Company stated that it won the award in the Issues Management category for its "Pathway to Financial Success" - a five-year, $10 million investment to bring financial education curriculum to public high schools across the country. Discover informed that this is the second consecutive year and third Golden Trumpet award which the Company has received for its Pathway to Financial Success program. David Nelms, Chairman and CEO at Discover, said, "We are honored to receive a Golden Trumpet award from the Publicity Club of Chicago for our efforts to champion financial education in our nation's schools through the Pathway to Financial Success program. This award is a testament to the success we are achieving in bridging the financial education gap in our country." The full analyst notes on Discover are available to download free of charge at: AFLAC Incorporated Analyst Notes On June 4, 2014, AFLAC Incorporated (AFLAC) reported that the Company presented its first 2014 Duckprints Award to local heroes for their commitment in the fight against childhood cancer at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. The Company noted that it has recognized three individuals and families, namely Rob and Risha Teal, Dr. Kevin McRedmond, and Harold Bessent, who have dedicated themselves to help improve treatment and seeking cure for children's cancer. Kathelen Amos, President of the Aflac Foundation, said, "Aflac could not be more proud to honor the large footprint left by people like the Teal family, Dr. McRedmond and Mr. Bessent who personify the care and dedication we need to eventually eradicate children's cancer." Aflac stated that earlier this year, the Company announced its new goal of reaching the $100 million mark for contributions to childhood cancer and would donate $2 for every duckprints related - tweets or retweet, share, and view on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube views, and ShareThis, respectively. The full analyst notes on AFLAC are available to download free of charge at: PNC Financial Services Group Inc. Analyst Notes On June 4, 2014, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (PNC) announced that it intends to release its Q2 2014 financial results on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. The Company informed that its President and CEO, William S. Demchak, and CFO, Robert Q. Reilly, will also hold a conference call for investors on the same day at 10:00 a.m. EDT. PNC stated that the presentation slides, earnings release, and supplementary financial information will be made available on the Company's Investor Events website. The Company added that a live audio-only webcast of the call and a replay of the same (available for 30 days) will be made available on its website. The full analyst notes on PNC are available to download free of charge at: American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. Analyst Notes On June 3, 2014, American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (American Realty Capital Properties) issued its statement in response to the letter from Marcato Capital Management dated June 2, 2014. The statement reads, "ARCP welcomes open communications with its stockholders and values their input toward the shared goal of enhancing value. Our Board of Directors and management team regularly review the Company's strategic priorities and opportunities, including deleveraging, capital allocation, and assess a variety of strategic options. We are committed to driving value for all ARCP stockholders and will continue to take actions to achieve this important objective." 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