Pittsburg Schools To Share $15,000 Donation

                 Pittsburg Schools To Share $15,000 Donation

BMO Harris Bank Supports Elementary Education

PR Newswire

PITTSBURG, Kan, Nov. 29, 2012

PITTSBURG, Kan, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --What's one of the easiest ways
to get elementary school kids excited about learning? Pittsburg Superintendent
of Schools, Destry Brown, hopes that it is by telling them that they will soon
be getting an iPad. Brown was thrilled when BMO Harris Bank recently told him
they would like to make a $15,000 donation to support five Pittsburg
elementary schools.

Brown worked with each school to determine how best to use the funds. Four of
the benefitting schools: George Nettels Elementary, Lakeside Elementary,
Meadowlark Elementary, and Westside Elementary, chose to use their funds to
purchase iPads for their students to use during the school day. St. Mary's
Elementary will buy books to supplement their core curriculum with their
portion of the donation.

Brown commented, "We are thankful for the generosity of BMO Harris Bank so
that we can continue to place more technology in the hands of our students.
The learning applications available to us through the iPads are very engaging
for our students and allow them the opportunity to learn in an active way."

"One of the strengths in the Pittsburg community is its quality education
system - from kindergarten through college," said BMO Harris Bank Kansas
President Brad Smith. "As an active community partner, we are thrilled to
provide resources that not only assist the local schools, but ultimately help
enhance the community as a whole."

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 BankSM 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: Carey Allen, carey.allen@bmo.com, +1-480-558-6383
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