BMO Financial Group Rebrands Its U.S. Private Bank in Washington

SEATTLE, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BMO Financial Group today announced the re-brand of its U.S. private bank. The new BMO Private Bank combines Harris Private Bank and part of M&I Wealth Management.

"Our clients want a superb local client experience, backed by the capabilities and global reach offered by BMO Financial Group, and that's exactly what BMO Private Bank delivers," said Peter Glidden, Washington Regional President, BMO Private Bank. "Our professionals know the market and understand the unique needs of our clients, ensuring they will receive advice, guidance and an exceptional client experience."

As a result of this significant growth, BMO Private Bank's high net worth business has been ranked 12th largest in the U.S.(1) The ultra high net worth business, under Harris myCFO®, has been ranked among the top five.(2) The organization now employs more than 1,250 financial professionals based out of 57 offices across13 states.

Terry Jenkins, President and CEO, BMO Private Bank, U.S., commented, "We have a strong presence in the Midwest, and we're also located in other key wealth markets – such as Seattle and Arizona. We're continuing to attract top talent, and we're very excited about the value proposition that we offer to advisors. Whether you're in Seattle or Sarasota, Chicago or Phoenix, BMO Private Bank's people deliver a consistent approach – providing our clients receive the same superb experience wherever they are."

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About BMO Private Bank, a Part of BMO Financial Group:
BMO Private Bank offers a comprehensive range of wealth management services that include investment advisory, trust, banking and financial planning to meet the financial needs of high net worth clients. Through integrated teams of experienced financial professionals, BMO Private Bank helps its clients realize their financial and lifestyle goals with solutions that are custom tailored and delivered with the highest level of personalized service.

BMO Private Bank is a brand name used in the United States by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC.

Harris myCFO and Harris myCFO® are brands delivering services through Harris myCFO, LLC an investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission; certain divisions of BMO Harris Bank N. A. a national bank with trust powers; and BMO Delaware Trust Company, a Delaware limited purpose trust company.

Stoker Ostler Wealth Advisors, Inc. is an SEC-registered investment advisor.

Not all products and services are available in every state and/or location.

(1) Based on total AUM of investment accounts of $5MM+, Barron's Research ranking Dec 2011
(2) Based on assets under advisement, Family Wealth Alliance ranking 2011

SOURCE BMO Private Bank