BMO Capital Markets Named M&A Investment Banker Team of the

BMO Capital Markets Named M&A Investment Banker Team of the Year 
BMO the only Canadian bank to be recognized at the 2012 Americas M&A
Atlas Awards 
NEW YORK, NEW YORK and TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/01/12
-- BMO Capital Markets, the investment & corporate banking arm of BMO
Financial Group (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO), has been recognized with an
award for the M&A Investment Banker Team of the Year award for 2012
by Global M&A Network. BMO Capital Markets was the only Canadian bank
to receive a 2012 award. 
The Americas M&A Atlas Awards recognized BMO Capital Markets for its
talent, elevated standards of client service, and depth of knowledge
and experience in providing quality advice on complex transactions.  
BMO Capital Markets also won two M&A Deal of the Year awards: The
first for its advisory role with Resolute Forest Products
(AbitibiBowater Inc.) on its acquisition of Fibrek Inc., and
separately for its advisory role with Gaz Metro Inc. on its
acquisition of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation.  
"BMO Capital Markets is a key advisor to its corporate and
institutional clients, and provides relevant product expertise and
unique industry insights in order to help them successfully pursue
value-enhancing opportunities," said Andre Hidi, Global Head of M&A
Advisory, BMO Capital Markets. "This recognition reinforces what our
clients already know - that BMO delivers the superior standard of
service, the breadth of capabilities and the geographical reach
expected of a leading investment bank." 
"We evaluated a number of well-known North American banks and the BMO
Capital Markets team readily distinguished itself from the pack,"
said Raj Kashyap, Managing Partner of Global M&A Network. "The bank's
role advising in award-winning, middle market deals illustrates the
bank's strong platform, improvements in number of deals advised,
professional leadership and commitment to clients."  
About Global M&A Network  
Privately held, Global M&A Network is a diversified information,
media and educational forum connecting company exclusively serving
the mergers, acquisitions, alternative investing, restructuring and
turnaround communities from New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Hong
Kong, Mumbai/New Delhi, to London. The organization produces the
tigious M&A Atlas Awards worldwide. For more information on
Global M&A Network or the M&A Atlas Awards, please 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 North 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.
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Martha McInnis, New York
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