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Harris’ New Financial Education Website Helps Make Money Make Sense

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Harris, Tribune Media Group partner to improve financial literacy among customers, communities

CHICAGO, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Harris today announced the launch of its signature financial education program, Helping Make Money Make Sense, designed to educate and empower people to take control of their finances. The program’s website, HelpingMakeMoneyMakeSense.com, provides tools and resources to help improve the financial outlook of individuals and small business owners at virtually every stage of life.

Part of a three-year partnership between Harris and the Tribune Media Group, the program utilizes the expertise of Harris employees to deliver financial advice to anyone, anywhere through HelpingMakeMoneyMakeSense.com. In Chicagoland, Tribune Media Group assets — including Chicago Tribune, CLTV, WGN, Hoy, RedEye, and more — will run advertisements, many featuring Harris employees, designed to spread the word about HelpingMakeMoneyMakeSense.com

“This new program gives us the opportunity to use the knowledge and expertise of Harris employees for the greater good of the community,” said Judy Rice, Senior Vice President and Head of Community Affairs and Economic Development, Harris. “We believe it’s more important than ever to empower consumers with the knowledge and tools to take control of their money — and as a bank, we believe it’s part of our civic duty.”

To learn more, visit HelpingMakeMoneyMakeSense.com.

About Harris

Harris is an integrated financial service organization providing nearly 1.3 million personal, business and corporate clients with banking, lending, investing and wealth management solutions. The organization is a member of the BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), which also provides corporate and investment banking services in the U.S. under the BMO Capital Markets name.

Harris® is a trade name used by various financial service subsidiaries of Harris Financial Corp.  Banking products and services are provided by Harris N.A., The Harris Bank, N.A. and their bank affiliates, Members FDIC. Brokerage products are offered through Harris Investor Services, Inc. (HIS), a registered broker/dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, and SEC-registered investment advisor.  Insurance and annuities are offered through Harris Bancorp Insurance Services, Inc. (HBIS). Investment banking services are provided by BMO Capital Markets Corp. (BMOCMC) and BMO Capital Markets GKST, Inc. (GKST), a Municipal Bond Dealer and member FINRA and SIPC.  Financial planning and investment advisory services are provided by Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros & Blayney, Inc. (HSBSB), an SEC registered investment advisor.  Family Office Services are provided by Harris myCFO, Inc.  Investment advisory services are offered by Harris myCFO Investment Advisory Services LLC (HmyCFO), a SEC-registered investment advisor and wholly-owned subsidiary of Harris myCFO, Inc.  Stoker Ostler Wealth Advisors (SOWA) is an SEC-registered investment advisor. Investment advisory services to institutional clients are provided by Harris Investment Management (HIM), an SEC-registered investment advisor.  Products offered by HIS, HBIS, BMOCM, HSBSB, HmyCFO and HIM, affiliated companies and are wholly owned subsidiaries of Harris Financial Corp.,: Are 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 to any bank loan or service. Not all products and services are offered in every state and/or location.

 

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