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BMO Harris Private Banking Appoints a New Vice-President for Quebec


MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 1, 2013) -

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BMO Harris Private Banking today announced the appointment of Alan Desnoyers as Vice-President and Managing Director, Quebec.

Mr. Desnoyers will be responsible for implementing the overall business strategy for BMO Harris Private Banking in Quebec. He will lead a team of approximately 100 experienced professionals who provide highly personalized services in banking, investment management, estate, trust, succession planning and philanthropic services.

"Alan is highly regarded for his positive leadership, solid experience in the business world and commitment to our clients," said L. Jacques Ménard, President, BMO Financial Group, Quebec. "His extensive knowledge of the financial services industry and commitment to finding highly personalized financial solutions for our clients will help BMO Harris Private Banking continue to grow its business in Quebec."

Mr. Desnoyers has been a senior executive and leader in the business banking and personal banking sector for the last 27 years, most notably as a senior vice-president. He has also acted as a business consultant, placing his entrepreneurial skills and strategic vision at the service of his clients.

Mr. Desnoyers previously held the position of Vice-President, Personal Banking, Montreal Region, BMO Bank of Montreal. He succeeds Yannick Archambault, who has been promoted to the position of Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, BMO Harris Private Banking, in Toronto.

Mr. Desnoyers holds degrees in commerce from McGill University and in management from the University of Pennsylvania's prestigious Wharton School of Business. Additionally, he is very involved in the community; he holds a seat on the campaign cabinet of Centraide of Greater Montreal, he is on the board of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation where he is also the co-chair of the 2013 Golf Classic, and he is on the board of the McGill Alumni Association.

About BMO Harris Private Banking

BMO Harris Private Banking has been named the Best Private Bank in Canada by the Global Banking and Finance Review website for the third year in a row. The bank was honoured for its winning approach and constantly renewed commitment to its clients.

Backed by the stability and resources of BMO Financial Group, professionals at BMO Harris Private Banking are responsible for the successful management of wealth by providing expert advice and highly personalized services in banking, investment management, estate, trust, succession planning and philanthropic services – all in a coordinated and confident approach. With 34 offices across Canada, including Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, BMO Harris Private Banking is able to serve clients in a variety of languages.

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Media Contact:
Valerie Doucet, Montreal
(514) 877-8224
valerie.doucet@bmo.com

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