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BMO Financial Group Rebrands Its U.S. Private Bank in Florida

Thursday, November 01, 2012

BMO Financial Group Rebrands Its U.S. Private Bank in Florida09:17 EDT Thursday, November 01, 2012New BMO Private Bank has a team of more than 1,250 professionals working out of 57 offices across 13 statesNAPLES, Fla., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BMO Financial Group today announced the re-brand of its U.S. private bank.  The new BMO Private Bank combines Harris Private Bank and part of M&I Wealth Management."The combination of bringing together these two groups has created a formidable team," said Jack Kuhn, Florida Managing Director, BMO Private Bank.  "The new brand reflects this strengthened presence as well as our ability to have a local integrated client experience. Our clients will also benefit from our expanded global asset management capabilities. All of this is backed by the strong and financially stable BMO Financial Group."As a result of this significant growth, BMO Private Bank's high net worth business has been ranked 12th largest in the U.S.[1]  The ultra high net worth business, under Harris myCFO®, has been ranked among the top five.[2]  The organization now employs more than 1,250 financial professionals based out of 57 offices across13 states.Terry Jenkins, President and CEO, BMO Private Bank, U.S., concluded, "We're located in key wealth markets ? such as Florida and Arizona, in addition to our presence in Canada and the Midwest U.S.  We're continuing to attract top talent, and we're very excited about the value proposition that we offer to advisors.  Whether you're in Seattle or Sarasota, Chicago or Phoenix, BMO Private Bank's people deliver a consistent approach - providing clients with the same superb experience wherever they are."For more information about BMO Private Bank, please visit:www.bmo.com/privatebank/usAbout BMO Private Bank, a Part of BMO Financial Group: BMO Private Bank offers a comprehensive range of wealth management services that include investment advisory, trust, banking and financial planning to meet the financial needs of high net worth clients. Through integrated teams of experienced financial professionals, BMO Private Bank helps its clients realize their financial and lifestyle goals with solutions that are custom tailored and delivered with the highest level of personalized service.BMO Private Bank is a brand name used in the United States by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC.  Harris myCFO and Harris myCFO® are brands delivering services through Harris myCFO, LLC an investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission; certain divisions of BMO Harris Bank N. A. a national bank with trust powers; and BMO Delaware Trust Company, a Delaware limited purpose trust company.  Not all products and services are available in every state and/or location.[1] Based on total AUM of investment accounts of $5MM+, Barron's Research ranking Dec 2011[2] Based on assets under advisement, Family Wealth Alliance ranking 2011SOURCE BMO Private BankFor further information: Carey Allen, +1-480-558-6383, carey.allen@bmo.com; Jennifer Jones, +1-561-278-0850, ext. 4, Jennifer@Slatkowhusak.com