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Harrisdirect Names Barry Streit National Sales Manager for Brokerage Services

Harrisdirect Names Barry Streit National Sales Manager for Brokerage Services

JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 19, 2004 - Harrisdirect today announced Barry Streit has been named National Sales Manager and Managing Director for brokerage services. Mr. Streit previously served as Western Region Manager.

In his new role Mr. Streit will oversee a team of Regional Sales Managers throughout the US, and will continue to manage the Western region. His responsibilities will include execution and management of national sales initiatives including business development, client satisfaction and meeting sales performance objectives. He will report to Rod Trautvetter, Executive Managing Director and Head of Sales & Service, Harrisdirect. Mr. Streit will be based in Chicago and his appointment is effective immediately.

Mr. Streit joined Harrisdirect in August 2003 and has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Harrisdirect, Mr. Streit was Managing Director at Charles Schwab where he was responsible for sales efforts throughout the California region.

"As Western Region Manager Barry did a tremendous job working with clients, building relationships and driving new business for Harrisdirect," said Bruce Schwenger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harrisdirect. "As National Sales Manager, his leadership, expertise and commitment to quality will be tremendous assets as we continue to expand our US presence."

Harrisdirect is a part of The Harris wealth management group and a leading provider of direct investing services to informed investors with long-term financial goals. For more than a century, the Harris organization has built its reputation on trust, experience and the highest level of personal service. Today The Harris de livers a full suite of brokerage, private banking, trust and investment and wealth advisory services through professionals dedicated to assisting individuals and families in managing their financial futures. The Harris represents the U.S. wealth management businesses of BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO). For more information, please visit or

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Amy Yuhn, Harrisdirect, (312) 461-2478