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Pritchett Trust Announces Grant Recipients

PITTSBURG, KANSAS--(Marketwired - Sept. 10, 2013) - BMO Trust and Custody Services, a part of BMO Global Asset Management, announced today the selection of the Pritchett Trust's 2012 grant recipients. More than $415,000 in grants will be distributed to organizations in Southeast Kansas, the majority of which operate in Crawford County.

"The mission of Pritchett Trust is to improve the quality of life in Crawford County and Southeast Kansas by supporting initiatives that serve these populations," said Kim Nolan, Pittsburg Bank Manager, BMO Harris Bank. "The grants created by the Pritchett Trust continue to benefit Pittsburg and greater Crawford County by providing critical funding to many worthwhile local organizations."

The Trust was founded in 1994 after the deaths of long-time Pittsburg residents, William B. Pritchett - veteran of World War I - and Athlyn C. Pritchett. Soon after their marriage in 1920, they opened the Pritchett Insurance Agency in Pittsburg. During the 1930s and 1940s, they invested in oil and gas leases in Kansas and Oklahoma which proved to be quite successful.

"As a strong advocate of supporting our community, we hope the BMO Harris Bank Advisory Board and BMO Trust and Custody Services can continue to play a role in the grant distribution process," added Todd Perala, Director of Relationship Management, BMO Trust and Custody Services. "All of us at BMO are privileged to work with clients such as the Pritchett Trust."

The grant selection process includes participation by BMO's Pittsburg Advisory Board of Directors: Jack Overman, Rick Baden, Tim Collar, Dennis Crain, Ron Marrone, Frances Mitchelson, Ray Ryan, Dr. Ron Seglie and Vince VanBecelaere.

Since the first grants were presented in 1995, and including the current awards for 2012, the Trust has awarded a total of more than $6.9 million to organizations in Southeast Kansas and Crawford County.

Open to the public, the ceremony and check presentation will be held at the BMO Harris Pittsburg branch located at 417 N. Broadway on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

The following organizations will benefit from the Pritchett Trust grants:

American Legion Post #43 McCune Osage Township Library
American Red Cross Meadowlark Elementary
Arma City Library Mother to Mother Ministry
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Crawford Pittsburg Adult Education Center
County Pittsburg Community Child Care Learning
Boy Scouts of America Ozark Trails Center
Council Pittsburg Community Theatre
Broadway Tower Corporation Pittsburg Family YMCA
Caring for Kids Pittsburg High School
Catholic Charities Pittsburg Public Library
Cato Historical Preservation Association Pittsburg State University
Chicopee Foundation Pittsburg State University Enactus
Children's Advocacy Center Pittsburg USD 250 Youth Chorale
City of Frontenac, KS R.V. Haderlein Elementary
City of Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Salvation Army
Department SEK Interlocal #637
CLASS Ltd Southeast Kansas Independent Living
Colonial Fox Theatre Corporation Special Olympics New Hope
Elm Acres Youth & Family Services St. Mary's Elementary School
Frontenac Junior High Sunflower Kiwanis of Pittsburg
George Nettels Elementary School Vie Medical Clinic
Historical Society of Crawford County Wesley House
Westside Elementary School

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Our two multi-disciplined teams are based in Toronto and Chicago/Milwaukee, and our network of world-class boutique managers is strategically located across the globe. They include Monegy, Inc., Pyrford International Ltd., Lloyd George Management and Taplin, Canida & Habacht, LLC. BMO Global Asset Management delivers service excellence from offices throughout North America, and in London, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Our approach has led us to be recognized by Pension & Investments as one of the world's largest 100 asset managers based on combined assets under management as of December 31, 2012.

We are a part of BMO Financial Group (NYSE:BMO), a fully diversified financial services organization with $549 billion total assets and more than 46,500 employees as of July 31, 2013.


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