BMO Capital Markets Donates CAD$1.25 Million to North

BMO Capital Markets Donates CAD$1.25 Million to North American
Equity Through Education Trading Day initiative has raised more than
$12 million to date and assisted more than 2,500 students 
TORONTO, ONTARIO and NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- (Marketwire) -- 10/05/12
-- BMO Capital Markets, the investment & corporate banking arm of BMO
Financial Group (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO), announced today it will donate
CAD $1.25 million to eight charities across North America through the
firm's Equity Through Education program. 
Every year, since the program launched in 2005, BMO Capital Markets
has donated the institutional equity trading commissions earned in
the U.S. and Canada during the course of a day to North American
charities that support education.  
To date, Equity Through Education has raised more than 12 million.
The program has helped more than 2,500 individuals who have directly
benefited from scholarships, bursaries and other educational
initiatives, such as job search strategy forums.  
"For the past eight years, we've seen enormous support for this
program from our clients and our Equity Products team," said Eric
Tripp, President, BMO Capital Markets. "This program helps people
achieve their dreams with the opportunity to develop themselves
through education." 
This year, the proceeds from the BMO Capital Markets Equity Through
Education Trading Day will go to the following eight North American
- Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation  
- The Financial Women's Association  
- Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth  
- The Jackie Robinson Foundation  
- Indspire 
- Lime Connect  
- Pathways to Education Canada  
- Women in Capital Markets  
About BMO Capital Markets Equity Through Education Program 
Equity Through Education is a charitable initiative aimed at creating
a more diverse workplace by offering support to help people realize
their educational ambitions by providing them with opportunities they
might not otherwise have. To learn more about Equity Through
Education visit: 
About BMO Capital Markets 
BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American
financial services provider, with 2,200 employees operating in 29
offices worldwide, including 16 in No
rth America and offering
corporate, institutional and government clients access to a complete
range of investment and corporate banking products and services. BMO
Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group, one of the
largest diversified financial services providers in North America
with total assets of $542 billion and more than 46,000 employees as
at July 31, 2012.
Media Contacts:
Alexis Brown, Toronto
(416) 867-3996 
Martha McInnis, New York
(212) 702-1992
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