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Harris Bank

Chicago-based bank.

111 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603
Employees: 6,638
CEO: Ellen Costello
Susbidiary of BMO Financial

Website: http://www.harrisbank.com

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Harris Bank is a midwestern bank with 233 branches in Chicago, the suburbs as well as Central and Northwest Indiana and 41 full-service locations in Wisconsin.

The bank has almost 650 ATMs and serves 1 million business and individual customers with banking, lending, investing and wealth management solutions.

Harris has affiliated wealth management offices in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Virginia and Washington.

At the end of 2007, the bank had assets of $41.5 billion. The parent company of Harris is BMO Financial Group based in Toronto, Canada.


N.W. Harris came to Chicago in the late 1800's to help America expand westward. In 1882, he founded the N.W. Harris & Co. It was established as a bank in 1907 as Harris Trust and Savings Bank.

In 1960, the company merged with Chicago National Bank. In 1972, the company restructured as Harris Bankcorp.

BMO Financial Group, then known as Bank of Montreal, acquired Harris Bankcorp Inc. in 1984.


Competitive salary and benefits including an Employee Share Purchase Plan, pension and 401(k) plan.

Updated March 26, 2008