BMO Harris Bank Appoints Dave Mika Lakeshore Market President

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 Kenwood.

"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 process.

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.

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