Harris Names David Mika Regional President

Banking Veteran to Lead Harris' Operations in Northwest Indiana

Jun 03, 2010, 14:04 ET from Harris

CHICAGO, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris today announced David Mika as its new Northwest Indiana Regional President. Mika's responsibilities include the management, development, and execution of retail banking strategies and services at 19 branches in Harris' Northwest Indiana footprint.

A 23-year veteran of the financial services industry, Mika joins Harris from J.P. Morgan Chase, where he most recently served as Regional Manager of National Development, responsible for the development of Chase's Retail Management Training program. Prior to that, Mika served as Northwest Indiana Market Manager, responsible for managing and growing the profitability of 72 branches with more than 500 employees.

"With more than two decades of experience and proven expertise in leading teams of skilled individuals, as well as a familiarity with the Northwest Indiana market, David is a an excellent addition to our talented group of Retail Banking leaders," said Wallace Harris, District Executive for Harris' retail operations in Indiana and southern Illinois.

Mika earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Illinois, a Master of Business Administration in finance from DePaul University, and an advanced degree in banking from the Prochnow Graduate School of Banking. Mika's community involvement includes serving as a board member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County.

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, TSX: BMO), which also provides corporate and investment banking services in the U.S. under the BMO Capital Markets name.

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