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Record #: R2017-228   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 3/29/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: Congratulations extended to BMO Financial Group on 200th anniversary and declaration of April 13, 2017 as "BMO Financial Group Day" in City of Chicago
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M.
Attachments: 1. R2017-228.pdf


WHEREAS, BMO Financial Group will commemorate 200 years of operation on April 13, 2017; and

WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council has been made aware of this event by Alderman Edward M. Burke; and

WHEREAS, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified North American financial services provider employing 45,000 workers; and

WHEREAS, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of retail banking, commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers; and


WHEREAS, BMO's U.S. retail headquarters is based in Chicago, Illinois; and

WHEREAS, For 200 years BMO has financed economic expansion and played an important role in the growth of two great nations, Canada and the United States, while helping many BMO customers achieve their goals and ambitions along the way; and

WHEREAS, Throughout its long and illustrious history, BMO has taken a long-term view of its customer relationships, economic cycles and strived to work as a responsible partner with the community; and

WHEREAS, A special bicentennial celebration will be held by the BMO Financial Group on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Shops at North Bridge, 520 North Michigan Avenue; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and the members of the Chicago City Council, assembled this twenty-ninth day of March, 2017, do hereby congratulate the BMO Financial Group on its 200th Anniversary and officially declare that April 13, 2017 shall be recognized as BMO Financial Group Day throughout the City of Chicago; and



Alderman - 14lh Ward

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution will be presented to BMO Harris Bank President and CEO David Casper as an expression of our recognition and appreciation.