BMO Harris Bank Named 'Best Place to Work' for LGBT Equality for Fourth Consecutive Year

   BMO Harris Bank Named 'Best Place to Work' for LGBT Equality for Fourth
                               Consecutive Year

Achieves perfect score through Human Rights Campaign's 2013 Corporate Equality
Index Awards

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Nov. 14, 2012

CHICAGO, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --BMO Harris Bank today announced it has
been recognized as one of the "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" for the
fourth consecutive year by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2013
Corporate Equality Index, achieving a perfect 100 percent score. This index is
the primary method for businesses to assess and evaluate their policies,
practices and diversity efforts involving lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender employees.

"Achieving a perfect score for the fourth year in a row demonstrates to our
employees, and our communities, that the inclusive environment we create at
BMO Harris Bank benefits every aspect of our business," said Brad Chapin, EVP
- Personal Banking, BMO Harris Bank, and Executive Sponsor of the bank's
Lion's Pride LGBT affinity group. "Earning the distinction of being a 'Best
Place to Work' for LGBT Equality is truly a testament to our mission to
provide outstanding diversity efforts in the workplace, and in that we take
great pride."

Businesses are evaluated each year on non-discrimination policies, benefits,
diversity training, internal resources provided to LGBT workers and outside
support of the LGBT community.

Over the past 11 years, the CEI has become the gold standard for corporate
policies and practices related to LGBT employees and their families. As part
of BMO Harris Bank's long valued practice of recruiting and retaining a
diverse workforce, the bank offers several employee affinity groups, including
Lion's Pride, which provides a supportive forum for LGBT employees, offers
cultural and educational opportunities and gives back to our communities
through volunteerism and business development.

To read the complete 2013 Corporate Equality Index report, visit

About the Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization
working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By
inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination
against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness
and equality for all.

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^SMis 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

Contact: Anna Seifert (312) 461-6199
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