Bank Sponsors Lion Exhibit
Harris to Sponsor African Lions at the
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Multi-Year Agreement Will Support Bank’s Brand Presence
announced a new two-year sponsorship agreement that designates Harris as the
presenting sponsor of the African Lions exhibit. Under the terms of the
agreement, Harris will serve as the "Official Sponsor of the African Lions."
As a gift to the Zoo, Harris presented permanent African Lions signage at the
exhibit in the Plains Biome.
Harris, a fixture in Chicago-area banking for 125 years, has long used the
lion as a symbol of its pride in serving customers’ financial needs and later
introduced its friendly lion mascot, Hubert, to show its approachability and
friendliness as a financial provider.
Now a part of the central
National Bank & Trust, Harris is pleased to celebrate its arrival through this
"As the new bank in town, we are thrilled to be partnering with the
Indianapolis Zoo," said John Frieburg, regional president for Harris,
"Supporting the lions represents a strong commitment to central
our customers — Our company’s slogan is: ‘We’re Here to Help,’ and sponsoring
the lions does just that."
"The Indianapolis Zoo is very excited and honored to be joining forces
with Harris," said Michael Crowther, President and CEO of the
Zoo. "The African lions are a perfect fit for Harris and we take great pride
in working with Harris in bringing added attention to this species."
Hubert the Harris Lion was created in 1958 and almost 50 years later,
Hubert still plays a supporting role in providing trust, comfort and
credibility to Harris’ offerings and expertise. To a number of generations he
is considered a
that Harris is a group of trustworthy professionals always there to help
customers along their financial journey.
The Hubert mascot was developed by
Burnett. Burnett created the
Tony the Tiger for the Kellogg’s(R) Frosted Flakes(R) brand.
In addition to name placement at the Zoo and in marketing materials,
Harris will be given exclusive participation in the naming of any new lion
cubs born during the sponsorship. It has been four years since the lions have
had a litter. This week a young lioness named Zuri from the Denver Zoo was
Harris is an integrated financial service organization providing more than
1 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
For more information, please visit www.bmocm.com or
accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American
Association of Museums as a zoo, aquarium and botanical garden. The
Indianapolis Zoo inspires local and global communities to celebrate, protect,
and preserve our natural world through conservation, education, and research,
and by providing an enriching and wondrous environment for our visitors and
the animals in our care. Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or
aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to
providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better
future for all living things. For more information, please visit
Harris(R) 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 NASD/SIPC, and SEC registered
investment adviser. Insurance and annuities are offered through Harris
Bancorp Insurance Services, Inc. (HBIS). Securities are provided by BMO
Capital Markets Corp. (BMOCM), a registered broker dealer and member NYSE,
NASD and SIPC. HIS, HBIS and BMOCM are affiliated companies and are wholly
owned subsidiaries of Harris Financial Corp. Products offered by HIS, HBIS
and BMOCM 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. Financial planning and investment advisory services are provided by
Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros & Blayney, Inc., an SEC registered investment
adviser. Family Office Services are provided by Harris myCFO, Inc.
Investment advisory services are offered by Harris myCFO Investment Advisory
Services LLC, an SEC registered investment adviser and wholly-owned subsidiary
of Harris myCFO, Inc. Not all products and services are offered in every
state and/or location.
Chris Nardella of Harris, +1-312-461-6625; or Sarah Burnette of
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