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New Business Launch, Appointment, Earnings Release Schedule, Recognitions, and Agreement - Analyst Notes on Simon Property, U.S. Bancorp, Regions Financial, TD Ameritrade, and Discover Financial

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NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG), U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE: RF), TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYSE: AMTD), and Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.AnalystsReview.com/register

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Simon Property Group Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 20, 2014, Simon Property Group Inc. (Simon Property Group) announced the launch of a new, dedicated Simon Venture Group. According to the Company, the new business will invest in retail innovation, focusing on opportunities that enhance the shopping experience. Additionally, the Company stated that Simon Venture Group, which will be led by J. Skyler Fernandes, will invest across stages from early-stage to high-growth technology companies, making Seed to Series C+ investments and focusing on both direct and indirect strategic investment opportunities. Mikael Thygesen, Chief Marketing Officer of Simon Property Group, stated, "We believe we have only scratched the surface on applying technology to the retail environment in innovative, interesting ways. We're excited to add Skyler to the team and look forward to his active engagement with the venture capital and start-up community to capitalize on opportunities that will yield benefits for our consumers and our retailers." The full analyst notes on Simon Property Group Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04022014/SPG/report.pdf

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U.S. Bancorp Analyst Notes 

On March 26, 2014, U.S. Bancorp reported that its subsidiary U.S. Bank has appointed Gareth Gaston as Executive Vice President, Virtual Banking. According to the Company, in his new role Gaston will lead the bank's mobile, Internet and 24-hour banking division, and will report directly to Kent Stone, Vice Chairman for Consumer Banking and Sales Support. Commenting on the appointment, Kent Stone, stated, "Aligning and growing our mobile, Internet, ATM and traditional phone banking channels will allow us to better serve customers who are moving their banking to the 'virtual' space. Gareth brings fresh perspective, having worked outside of the financial sector. He has been in digital marketing and e-commerce since it began in the mid-90s, and has a record of success in the travel and hotel industry, capturing significant market share and growing a customer base in the non-traditional retail channels." The full analyst notes on U.S. Bancorp are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04022014/USB/report.pdf

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Regions Financial Corp. Analyst Notes 

On March 24, 2014, Regions Financial Corp. (Regions Financial) reported that it has scheduled the release of its Q1 2014 financial results on April 22, 2014. According to the Company, its executives will review the Q1 2014 results via teleconference and live audio webcast on the same day, starting at 11:00 a.m. ET. Additionally, Regions Financial stated that before the teleconference, news release and additional materials will be made available on the Company's website under the Investor Relations section. The full analyst notes on Regions Financial Corp. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04022014/RF/report.pdf

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TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation Analyst Notes 

On March 18, 2014, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation announced that its brokerage subsidiary, TD Ameritrade, Inc. (TD Ameritrade), has been recognized as "Best for Novices" and "Best for Long-term Investing" by Barron's 2014 online broker survey, in its March 15, 2014 issue. According to the Company, TD Ameritrade was also named as one of the top five best in three other sub-categories - Best for Frequent Traders, Best for In-Person Service, and Best for Options trader, along with a distinction for leadership in investor education. Commenting on the achievement, TD Ameritrade's Senior Vice President of the Trader Group, Steve Quirk stated, "We're proud of the recognition, but never satisfied with the status quo. Being client centric is part of our culture that drives everything we do. We never stop improving on the offerings for all clients - from the novice investor looking for education, to the long-term investor focused on retirement or the sophisticated trader using options as part of their overall strategy. Our tailored platforms and top-notch service ensure our clients receive what they want when they want it." The full analyst notes on TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04022014/AMTD/report.pdf

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Discover Financial Services Analyst Notes 

On March 25, 2014, Discover Financial Services (Discover Financial) reported that its business unit Diners Club International® Ltd. (Diners Club) and Cornèr Bank Ltd.'s payment card division, Cornèrcard, have signed an agreement to form a new Diners Club International franchise in Switzerland. According to Discover Financial, as part of the agreement Cornèrcard will operate a Diners Club issuing business in Switzerland. Eduardo Tobon, President of Diners Club, stated, "Switzerland is a key market for Diners Club International to further expand its presence. We believe Cornèrcard is the right card issuer to help us execute on this goal with its long and successful history of innovation having pioneered the payments industry in Switzerland." The full analyst notes on Discover Financial Services are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04022014/DFS/report.pdf


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