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BMO Harris Bank Appoints New Head, Sales and Distribution, U.S. Retail Banking

CHICAGO, June 12, 2017 /CNW/ - BMO Harris Bank has announced the appointment of Emilio Cooper as Head, Sales and Distribution, U.S. Retail Banking for BMO Harris Bank.

In this newly-created role, Cooper will lead the national Retail Banking sales and service teams, which are accountable for customer experience and the financial results of the U.S. branch distribution network – including specialized sales. Cooper will cultivate an environment that encourages both strong community presence and the success of BMO Harris Bank customers across the U.S. Retail Banking footprint. He will continue to report directly to Alex Dousmanis-Curtis, Group Head for U.S. Retail and Business Banking.

"Emilio is an outstanding leader and decision maker with a strong history of successful business development," said Alex Dousmanis-Curtis, Group Head, U.S. Retail and Business Banking, BMO Harris Bank. "I am confident in his ability to lead our continued efforts around strategy development to enrich customer experiences and maximize synergies."

Most recently, Cooper served as Senior Vice President, Head of Central Region Retail and U.S. Mortgage Sales, providing leadership to a team of over 1,000 retail bankers in 120 branches and holding accountability for mortgage growth through customer experience excellence.

With more than 22 years of banking experience and a credible track record, Emilio also has a strong track record of creating high performing teams that derive success through employee engagement and customer experience. Cooper joined BMO Harris Bank in 2013 when he was appointed as Senior Vice President and Head, Retail, Central Region; U.S. Mortgage Sales was added to his mandate in 2016. Before joining BMO Harris Bank in 2013, Cooper served as Retail Director and Executive Vice President at Citizens Bank; he also held multiple roles during his 13-year tenure at Wachovia and Wells Fargo such as Community Bank President, Retail Bank Director and Private Advisory Leader.

Cooper received his bachelor's degree in economics from Rutgers University in New Jersey and has been involved in the community throughout his professional career. He served as Board Chair for the Delaware Financial Literacy Institute and sat on the Board of Directors for the Westchester Area Education Foundation. Emilio is currently serving as Board Chair for the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County in Madison, Wisconsin.

About BMO Harris Bank

BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through nearly 600 branches and fee-free access to over 40,000 ATMs across the United States. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. For more information about BMO Harris Bank, go to the company fact sheet. Banking products and services are subject to bank and credit approval. BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a highly diversified financial services provider with total assets of CDN$719 billion (as of April 30, 2017), and more than 45,000 employees.

SOURCE BMO Harris Bank

For further information: Media contacts: Emily Penate, Chicago, Emily.Penate@bmo.com, (312) 461-7956

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