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BMO Harris Private Banking Named Best Private Bank in Canada

- World Finance Magazine recognizes BMO Harris Private Bank for second consecutive year

- BMO recognized for clear commitment to client investment performance, innovative business model and strong management team

- The awards have been in existence since 2007 and celebrates achievement, innovation and brilliance



TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 25, 2012) - BMO Harris Private Banking has been named the Best Private Bank in Canada for the second consecutive year by World Finance Magazine.

The World Finance Awards recognize industry leaders, eminent individuals, exemplary teams and distinguished organizations which represent the benchmark of achievement and best practice in a variety of fields.

"Receiving this award means a great deal to our organization - it's a clear demonstration of the quality of relationships we have with our clients," said Alex Dousmanis-Curtis, Senior Vice-President and Head of BMO Harris Private Banking. "This recognition is motivation for our team of professionals to continue to elevate our level of service and attention to clients, and deliver quality wealth management solutions."

The World Finance Awards recognized BMO Harris Private Banking for:

  • Client-focused methodology
  • Current and innovative business model
  • Clear commitment to client investment performance
  • Current investment in operational systems
  • Strong management team

About World Finance Magazine

World Finance Magazine is a critically acclaimed bi-monthly magazine and website providing in-depth coverage and analysis of the financial industry and global economy. The editorial board combines award-winning reportage from in-house journalists and correspondents with contributions from some of the most influential economic and political thinkers of our time, globally recognized for the part they have played in shaping contemporary thought and the way we look at the financial world.

About BMO Harris Private Banking

Backed by the heritage, 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.

For more information on BMO Harris Private Banking, please visit http://www.bmo.com/harrisprivatebanking.

For more information on the World Finance Magazine awards, please visit http://www.worldfinance.com/awards.

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BMO Financial Group
Amanda Robinson, Toronto
(416) 867-3996
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Ron Monet, Montreal
(514) 877-1873
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Laurie Grant, Vancouver
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World Finance Magazine
Michael McCaw, London, U.K.
+44 (0)20 7553 4155
michael@worldfinance.com