Harris Names Catherine Milner Regional President

Banking Veteran to Lead Harris' Operations in the Aurora-Plano Region

Jun 30, 2010, 07:45 ET from Harris

CHICAGO, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris today announced Catherine Milner as its new Regional President of the Aurora-Plano region. Milner will be responsible for 8 branches and will be based out of Harris' Aurora branch located at 2412 W. Indian Trail Road.

A 23-year Harris veteran, Milner has more than 28 years of financial services experience. She most recently served as the Retail Credit Manager in Harris' West District, where she oversaw the sale of retail custom credit as well as retail and mortgage portfolio credit for 73 branches. In her new role as Regional President, Milner's responsibilities include the management, development, and execution of retail banking strategies and services in Harris' Aurora-Plano region.

"Since joining Harris in 1987, Cathy has made outstanding contributions to Harris' retail credit group," said Julie Curran, District Executive, Harris. "Her leadership skills, innovation and dedication to helping Harris achieve its vision to be the bank that defines great customer experience will certainly benefit her in her new role."

Milner's breadth of experience at Harris includes serving as a retail credit manager and branch manager, among other positions including customer service and lending officer. Before joining Harris, Milner held positions with OakBrook Bank, IBM Mid America Federal Credit Union, and Mid Town Bank.

A native of Illinois, Milner currently resides in Darien, Ill. She earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill. Milner is an active member within her community as the human resource/finance co-chair and board member of the DuPage Homeownership Center in Wheaton, Ill. She has also been a member of the Darien Women's Club for the past 18 years, and won "Club Woman of the Year" in 2008.

About Harris

Harris is an integrated financial service organization providing more than 1.2 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: BMO; TSX), which also provides corporate and investment banking services in the U.S. under the BMO Capital Markets name.

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