BMO Harris Bank Appoints Dave Mika Lakeshore Market President

        BMO Harris Bank Appoints Dave Mika Lakeshore Market President

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Oct. 4, 2012

CHICAGO, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BMO  Harris Bank today announced Dave
Mika as its new Market President for the Lakeshore Market of the Chicago Metro
region. Mika will be responsible for developing and executing strategies to
deliver the breadth of BMO Harris' retail banking, business banking and wealth
management services at 12 bank locations in downtown Chicago, Hyde Park and

"Dave's strong customer focus and extensive community involvement will further
support a very important market for us," said Mike Lewis, Regional President,
BMO Harris Bank. "His career accomplishments show a track record of success in
exceeding expectations, creating a workplace where his teams flourish, and
exceeding the expectations of customers."

Mika has 25 years of financial services experience and most recently led our
Northwest Indiana Market. Prior to joining BMO Harris Bank, Dave worked at JP
Morgan Chase and held multiple roles including Vice President of its National
Management Development Program, Regional Sales & Service Manager for markets
in 17 states, and Market Manager for the retail staff and small business
bankers located across 72 branches. Mika was instrumental in JP Morgan
Chase's integration of Washington Mutual after its acquisition and acted as a
project lead during the management integration, conversion and training

Mika has been a very active member in the Northwest Indiana community, serving
on boards of eight different not-for-profits, and has helped BMO Harris Bank
expand its brand presence in the market.

A native of Chicago, Mika has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University
of Illinois in Urbana and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from
DePaul University.

About BMO Harris Bank
Based in Chicago, BMO Harris Bank N.A. provides a broad range of personal
banking products and solutions through over 600 branches and approximately
1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota,
Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team
provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market
focus throughout the U.S.Deposit and loan products and services provided by
BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank(SM) is a trade name used by
BMO Harris Bank N.A.BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North
American financial organization with 1,600 branches, and a retail deposit base
of approximately $180 billion.

SOURCE BMO Harris Bank

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