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BMO Harris Private Banking Named Best Private Bank in Canada

- Global Banking and Finance Review awards BMO for second consecutive year

- Award honours quality, performance and banking ability of staff

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 2, 2012) - Global Banking and Finance Review today announced it has named BMO Harris Private Banking the Best Private Bank in Canada 2012 for the second consecutive year.

The awards honour companies that stand out in particular areas of expertise in the banking and finance industry. BMO Harris Private Banking ranked first in the Best Private Bank in Canada category by the judging panel of industry analysts. Criteria considered by the panel included detailed research on quality, performance and strong banking ability of management team and staff.

"We are very pleased to announce that BMO Harris Private Banking leads the industry this year with quality services and a wealth of expertise," said David Cooke, Assistant Editor, Global Banking and Finance Review. "Every year we look for the best in the finance industry and for the second year, BMO Harris Private Banking has demonstrated remarkable achievements."

BMO Harris Private Banking exceeded expectations in the following categories:

  • Strong client relationships and desire to accommodate individuals in the wealth management environment
  • High-quality wealth management advice, strategies and solutions
  • Engaging professionals with a broad range of expertise who work effectively as a team, who strive to provide clients with the best possible financial solutions on a continual basis
  • Successful business model which emphasizes the importance of understanding and addressing the unique needs of each individual client

"We are truly honoured to receive this award. It reflects the quality of the work we do and the dedication we have to our clients," said Alex Dousmanis-Curtis, Head of BMO Harris Private Banking. "This acknowledgement also reflects the expertise that our team of talented and passionate professionals brings to each client, a key factor in our ability to deliver the highest quality wealth management solutions."

About Global Banking & Finance Review Awards 2012

The Global Baking & Finance Review Awards honour institutions that stand out in their particular area of expertise in the finance industry. The awards are becoming a benchmark for performance and reliability within the banking and finance world and they will provide an accurate indicator of the leading organizations in this industry. They recognize achievement, challenge, progress and inspirational change within the world of finance across the planet.

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. With 34 offices across the country, including Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, BMO Harris Private Banking serves clients in a variety of languages, including English, French, Cantonese, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian and Tagalog.

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For further information:
Media contacts:
Amanda Robinson, Toronto

Sarah Bensadoun, Montreal

Laurie Grant, Vancouver

Global Banking & Finance Review:
David Cooke
Assistant Editor
+44 (0) 208 144 3511