BMO Branches Across North America Accepting Red Cross Donations for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

BMO Branches Across North America Accepting Red Cross Donations for Hurricane
                             Sandy Relief Efforts

PR Newswire

CHICAGO and TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2012

CHICAGO and TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BMO Financial Group today
announced that its BMO Harris Bank branches across the United States and its
BMO Bank of Montreal branches across Canada are now accepting donations to the
Red Cross to support relief efforts for those affected by the catastrophic
damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

This follows last week's announcement from BMO Capital Markets of a $150,000
donation to the American Red Cross.

"The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy has affected so many people," said
Bill Downe, President and CEO, BMO Financial Group. "We hope that providing a
convenient way to contribute to hurricane relief efforts will help facilitate
more donations across North America and help alleviate some of the
difficulties people are facing in the wake of this disaster."

Donations will continue to be accepted at branches until December 7, 2012.

About BMO Financial Group

Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly
diversified North American financial services organization. With total assets
of $542 billion as at July 31, 2012, and more than 46,000 employees, BMO
Financial Group provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management
and investment banking products and solutions.

Internet: www.bmo.com Twitter: @BMOmedia

SOURCE BMO Financial Group

Website: http://www.bmo.com
Contact: Jim Kappel, Chicago, +1-312-461-2478, jim.kappel@harrisbank.com, or
Peter Scott, Toronto, +1-416-867-3996, PeterE.Scott@bmo.com, or Valerie
Doucet, Montreal, +1-514-877-8224, valerie.doucet@bmo.com, or Laurie Grant,
Vancouver, +1-604-665-7596, laurie.grant@bmo.com
 
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