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BMO Private Bank

April 18, 2013 09:20 ET

BMO Private Bank Names New Leaders in Hinsdale, Naperville

Wasson, O'Connor Take Responsibility for Two Growing Suburban Markets; Vander Zanden Appointed to New Strategic Role in Chicago Headquarters

NAPERVILLE, IL and HINSDALE, IL--(Marketwired - Apr 18, 2013) - BMO Private Bank announced two new market leaders today. Peter O'Connor has been appointed Managing Director, Hinsdale, BMO Private Bank, and Nate Wasson has been appointed Managing Director, Naperville, BMO Private Bank.

Katie Vander Zanden, who led both markets, was recently appointed to the new position of Chief Administrative Officer, BMO Private Bank. In this role, Katie assumes overall responsibility for BMO Private Bank compliance, audit, initiatives management and administrative functions. She will also be primary lead on key strategic initiatives designed to improve the overall client experience.

"Offering our clients guidance and an exceptional experience are key to the success of our business, and Nate and Peter share a passion for providing a client experience that is second to none," said Zach Lazar, President, Illinois & Florida, BMO Private Bank. "Adding an extra leadership position reflects our outlook for the prospects of growth in both marketplaces, and we intend to expand our customer base considerably in the coming years."

About Katie Vander Zanden
Katie has over 33 years of financial service experience and has been with BMO since 1996. In her most recent role, she was responsible for private banking operations in both Hinsdale and Naperville. She has served on the Hinsdale Hospital Foundation Board since 2007, where she sits on the Executive Committee and the Finance Committee, as well as being the Head of Board Governance. Katie is a graduate of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

About Peter O'Connor
Peter O'Connor has been a financial services professional for over 26 years. He has been with BMO since 2000, and his most recent role was that of Senior Private Banker in Hinsdale. He is very involved in the community, currently serving on the Board of the Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital Foundation (of which he is a past Chairman), as a Governing Board Member of Adventist Midwest Health (overseeing the operations of Hinsdale Hospital, La Grange Hospital, GlenOaks Hospital and Bolingbrook Hospital), and serving on the Annual Event Committee of the Irish American Partnership. He is also Past Co-Chair of the fund-raising committee for the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce & Industry and he is a current Village of La Grange Zoning Board Commissioner. Peter is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

About Nate Wasson
A member of the Executives' Club of Chicago, Nate has over 14 years of experience in the financial services sector. Nate joined BMO in 2011, and his most recent role was that of Vice President and Regional Manager for BMO Harris Financial Advisors Inc, Chicago Metro team, where he oversaw a team of 25 Investment Professionals. Nate is a graduate of Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana.

About BMO Private Bank, a Part of BMO Financial Group

BMO Private Bank offers a comprehensive range of wealth management services that include investment advisory, trust, banking and financial planning to meet the financial needs of high net worth clients. Through integrated teams of experienced financial professionals, BMO Private Bank helps its clients realize their financial and lifestyle goals with solutions that are custom tailored and delivered with the highest level of personalized service.

BMO Private Bank is a brand name used in the United States by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. Not all products and services are available in every state and/or location.

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