BMO Harris Bank Brings 'Hubert's Adventure' to The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

  BMO Harris Bank Brings 'Hubert's Adventure' to The Magnificent Mile Lights
                                   Festival

Families can stop along Michigan Ave to teach kids about saving, spending and
sharing while visiting various activities along the Mag Mile

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Nov. 16, 2012

CHICAGO, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BMO Harris Bank announced today, as
title sponsor of the 2012 Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, it will bring to
life their "Helpful Steps for Parents" program through a variety of activities
at Chicago's annual kick-off of the holiday season.

On Nov. 17, families can visit the BMO Harris Bank tents in Pioneer Court and
along Michigan Avenue to participate in "Hubert's Adventure," win great
prizes, meet BMO Harris Bank's beloved mascot Hubert the Lion, and learn about
BMO Harris Bank's "Helpful Steps for Parents" -- a 24/7, free online community
that gives parents access to age-appropriate games, tools, videos and blogs
developed by leading family and financial experts to teach smart money
skills.

"We want our customers to feel confident about financial decisions at all
ages, and our 'Hubert's Adventure' activity reaches out to both kids and
parents in a fun, interactive way," said Justine Fedak, Senior Vice President,
Brand, Advertising, and Sponsorships for BMO Harris Bank. "Each year, the
Lights Festival showcases the spectacular city of Chicago and embraces the
special holiday spirit of the Magnificent Mile -- as title sponsor, we are
once again pleased to bring this spirit to all of Chicagoland."

The BMO Harris Bank Stage at Pioneer Court will host a full lineup of live
musical performances including previous American Idol runner-up Colton Dixon.
Families can also visit BMO Harris Bank's mascot Hubert the Lion, the "Wheel
of Fun," life-sized Lego Hubert and create their own "Holiday Wish & Give
Lists" throughout the day in Pioneer Court.

On the North side of the Hancock building, ESPN 1000 radio personalities,
Sarah Spain and Jeff Dickerson, will host a handful of rounds at the Helpful
Steps for Parents life-sized board game for kids to play.

In partnership with Radio Disney, Chicago, BMO Harris will also continue their
month-long Justin Bieber Flyaway Sweepstakes through their new interactive
displays placed throughout the Mag Mile during Lights Festival. By visiting
the kiosks, visitors can enter to win a trip to see Justin in Orlando, Florida
with three friends, check out featured Helpful Steps of Parents games, and
even share a holiday photo with BMO Harris' mascot Hubert the Lion.

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

Website: http://www.harrisbank.com
Contact: Anna Seifert, +1-312-461-6199