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BMO HARRIS BANK ANNOUNCES $20,000 DONATION FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY THE YARNELL WILDFIRE



BMO HARRIS BANK ANNOUNCES $20,000 DONATION FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY THE YARNELL WILDFIRE

PHOENIX (July 1, 2013) – BMO Harris Bank today announced a $20,000 donation to support those affected by the wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona and surrounding areas. The funds will be split between the 100 Club of Arizona and the Yavapai County Community Foundation, two leading organizations whose work is critical during a tragedy like this.

"Words cannot express the sadness we feel for everyone impacted by this terrible loss of life and I'm certain our community will come together to do whatever it can to help those in need," said BMO Harris Bank Arizona President, Steve Johnson. "We have a long history of supporting first responders because they're the ones who often make the greatest sacrifices in protecting countless others. Their acts of bravery will never be forgotten."

The 100 Club of Arizona, whose mission is to provide immediate financial assistance to families of first responders and public safety officers who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty, has established a memorial fund specifically for the families of those killed in the Yarnell fire.

The Yavapai County Community Foundation has established a fund to aid in the long-term recovery efforts, including relief for displaced families and individuals, animal welfare, environmental needs, community clean-up, rebuilding and more.

BMO Harris Bank encourages other businesses and individuals to provide assistance with relief efforts. To donate, please contact The 100 Club of Arizona at: www.100club.org, or Yavapai County Community Foundation at: azfoundation.org/yarnellfire.

About BMO Harris Bank
BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. For more information about BMO Harris Bank, go to the company fact sheet. Deposit and loan products and services provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris BankSM is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with approximately 1,600 branches, and $555 billion in assets (as of April 30, 2013).

Media Contacts:
Carey Allen, (480) 558-6383 carey.allen@bmo.com


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