BMO Harris Private Banking
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BMO Harris Private Banking

June 22, 2010 14:42 ET

BMO Harris Private Banking Announces Changes to BMO Harris Growth Opportunities Portfolio

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) - BMO Harris Investment Management Inc. (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO)(BHIMI), the investment management arm of BMO Harris Private Banking, today announced proposed changes to the BMO Harris Growth Opportunities Portfolio, to take effect on or about September 24, 2010. BHIMI delivers discretionary investment management solutions to high-net-worth individuals and families. BHIMI's strategies include allocations to multiple assets classes, across geographies and investment styles.

As part of its continued focus on refining its investment offering, BHIMI proposes to merge the BMO Harris Growth Opportunities Portfolio into the BMO Harris Canadian Growth Equity Portfolio.

As manager of the portfolio, BHIMI will seek regulatory approval for the proposed merger; if investor approval is also required for the proposed merger, BHIMI will seek such approval at special meetings to be held on or about September 23, 2010.

When the merger is complete, holders of units of the BMO Harris Growth Opportunities Portfolio will receive units of the BMO Harris Canadian Growth Equity Portfolio. 

About BMO Harris Private Banking

BMO Harris Private Banking serves the needs of high net worth clients and their families and helps them deal with a wide range of complex financial issues, providing comprehensive wealth management expertise. The bank's team of professionals is comprised of leading specialists in a variety of disciplines including banking, investment management, estate, trust and various family office services such as philanthropic and business succession planning. BMO Harris Private Banking is part of BMO Financial Group's Private Client Group. The Private Client Group provides integrated wealth management services in Canada and the United States and had total assets under management and administration and term investments of $390 billion as at April 30, 2010.

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