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BMO Harris Bank Integrates Harris Bank and M&I Operating Systems


CHICAGO, ILLINOIS--(Marketwire - Oct. 18, 2012) - BMO Financial Group today announced that it has completed the integration of the personal, commercial and wealth operating systems of Harris Bank and M&I, giving customers access to a much larger network of branches and ATMs.

"Thank you to our customers for your patience and loyalty as we have brought the two financial institutions together," said Mark Furlong, President and Chief Executive Officer, BMO Harris Bank. "BMO Harris Bank is open for business, and we are here to help support the business-led recovery."

"Our network of more than 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs now displays BMO Harris Bank signage," added Mr. Furlong.

The rebranding efforts began earlier this year, starting with metropolitan Chicago locations, and then progressing throughout Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Florida.

About BMO Financial Group

Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified North American financial services organization. With total assets of $542 billion as at July 31, 2012, and more than 46,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.

For News Media Enquiries:
Paul Deegan, Toronto
(416) 867-3996
paul.deegan@bmo.com

Jim Kappel, Chicago
(312) 461-2478
jim.kappel@harrisbank.com

For Investor Relations Enquiries:
Sharon Haward-Laird, Toronto
(416) 867-6656
sharon.hawardlaird@bmo.com
Internet: www.bmo.com
Twitter: @BMOmedia