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Harris Private Bank Signs as Lead Sponsor for 8th Annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Regatta

Harris Private Bank Signs as Lead Sponsor for 8th Annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Regatta

CHICAGO, June 14, 2004 – Harris Private Bank today announced it is the new corporate sponsor for the Illinois Leukemia & Lymphoma Society annual regatta, featuring an expected 140 boats competing for the Regatta Champion title while raising funds to help fight blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and multiple myeloma.

This year’s event, called the “Harris P rivate Bank Leukemia Cup Regatta,” will be held August 27-28, 2004, and will set sail from Chicago’s Monroe Harbor. Each participating crew sails in honor of a “Patient Hero” who is fighting a blood-related cancer. The goal is to raise $150,000 for Illinois chapter programs. Similar regattas will be held 37 other cities nationwide.

“We are so pleased to sponsor the Harris Private Bank Leukemia Cup Regatta this year and help to raise awareness as well as dollars for this important organization,” said Graham Parsons, Executive Vice-President, Harris Private Bank. “More than 100,000 Americans will be diagnosed with a blood-related cancer in the next 12 months. We are honored to support the research, education and patient aid efforts of the Illinois Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.”

The Illinois chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raises funds to support local cancer research, provide information and referrals to patients, professionals and the general public, and provides patient services to those with a blood-related cancer. The Illinois chapter is now funding the work of 13 researchers in the Chicagoland area, as well as offering financial aid to more than 1,100 patients. Events such as the Harris Private Bank Leukemia Cup Regatta provide much needed financial support to the society’s efforts.

“The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is honored and extremely appreciative to have the support of Harris Private Bank for this year’s Regatta.” said Mickey Kesselman, Executive Director of the Illinois Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Harris is an integrated financial service organization providing more than 1.5 million personal, business, corporate and institutional clients with banking, lending, investing and financial management solutions. The community banking network of Harris is one of the largest in Illinois, with nearly 160 full-service locations throughout Chicagoland and more than 450 Harris ATMs. Under the Harris trademark is Harrisdirect, a leading provider of direct investing and investment advisory services to informed investors with long-term financial goals as well as third-party brokerage services to institutional clients; Harris Private Bank, a trusted advisor offering customized banking and lending, financial planning, trust and estate administration, wealth transfer and family office services; and Harris Nesbitt, a premier mid-market corporate and investment bank delivering investment and corporate banking, treasury services, market risk management, institutional investing and research. Harris is a member of BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO). For more information, please visit

Harris is a trademark used by various financial service providers in the BMO Financial Group, a marketing name used by Bank of Montreal. Banking products and services are provided by Harris N.A. and The Harris Bank N.A. Members FDIC. Insurance and annuities are offered through Harris Bancorp Insurance Services, Inc (HBIS). Securities are provided by Harris Nesbitt Corp (HNC), a registered broker dealer, member NYSE, FINRA and SIPC and Harrisdirect LLC, a registered broker dealer, member FINRA and SIPC. HBIS, HNC and Harrisdirect are wholly owned subsidiaries of Harris Financial Corp. Products offered by HBIS, HNC and Harrisdirectare 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 on any bank loan or service. Financial planning and investment advisory services are provided by Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros & Blayney, Inc., an SEC registered investment advisor. Family office services are provided by Harris myCFO, Inc. Investment advisory services are also offered by Harris myCFO Investment Advisory Services LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harris myCFO, Inc. Not all produc ts and services are offered in every state and/or location.