Harris Bank's Food & Consumer Group Hires Phil Peters

Oct 28, 2010, 12:00 ET from Harris Bank

CHICAGO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris announced today that Phil Peters has joined Harris' Food & Consumer Group as Managing Director, responsible for developing new relationships with food industry customers on the east coast. Peters will be based in Boston.

"We are expanding our team to meet the growing needs of our customers, and our potential customers," said Erica Kuhlmann, Managing Director and Head of the Food & Consumer Group, Harris Bank.  "Phil has a wealth of food industry knowledge and expertise.  He knows the market extremely well, and he has a passion for providing exceptional customer service."

"Businesses want to establish relationships with a strong bank," said Peters.  "Harris has a tremendous reputation in the food sector, and I look forward to building on that name and reputation up and down the east coast."

A native of Wisconsin, Peters has over 30 years of experience in the food industry. Most recently, he was with Wells Fargo in their Agricultural Industries Group. Prior to that, he was a Senior Managing Director and Team Leader in the Bond and Corporate Finance Group for John Hancock Financial Services. In that role, Phil managed and led the Food & Commodities Team, which had offices across the United States.

About Harris

Harris is an integrated financial service organization providing more than 1.3 million personal, business and corporate clients with banking, lending, investing and wealth management solutions. The organization is a member of the BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), which also provides corporate and investment banking services in the U.S. under the BMO Capital Markets name.

Harris® is a trade name used by various financial service subsidiaries of Harris Financial Corp.  Banking products and services are provided by Harris N.A., The Harris Bank, N.A. and their bank affiliates, Members FDIC. Brokerage products are offered through Harris Investor Services, Inc. (HIS), a registered broker/dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, and SEC-registered investment advisor.  Insurance and annuities are offered through Harris Bancorp Insurance Services, Inc. (HBIS). Investment banking services are provided by BMO Capital Markets Corp. (BMOCMC) and BMO Capital Markets GKST, Inc. (GKST), a Municipal Bond Dealer and member FINRA and SIPC.  Financial planning and investment advisory services are provided by Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros & Blayney, Inc. (HSBSB), an SEC registered investment advisor.  Family Office Services are provided by Harris myCFO, Inc.  Investment advisory services are offered by Harris myCFO Investment Advisory Services LLC (HmyCFO), a SEC-registered investment advisor and wholly-owned subsidiary of Harris myCFO, Inc.  Stoker Ostler Wealth Advisors (SOWA) is an SEC-registered investment advisor. Investment advisory services to institutional clients are provided by Harris Investment Management (HIM), an SEC-registered investment advisor.  Products offered by HIS, HBIS, BMOCM, HSBSB, HmyCFO and HIM, affiliated companies and are wholly owned subsidiaries of Harris Financial Corp.,: Are Not Insured by the FDIC or any Federal Government Agency, Not a Deposit of or guaranteed by Any Bank or Bank Affiliate, May lose Value.  The purchase of insurance or an annuity is not a condition to any bank loan or service.  Not all products and services are offered in every state and/or location.

SOURCE Harris Bank