MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. Fiscal Cliff: BMO Experts Host Conference

MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. Fiscal Cliff: BMO Experts Host Conference Call
to Discuss Outlook 
On December 12th BMO's Jack Ablin, Scott Graham and Paul Taylor Will
Discuss Potential Resolutions Along With Market and Economic
TORONTO and CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 12/11/12 --  The December
31st deadline draws nearer, yet the U.S. Government has yet to reach
a resolution on how to address the looming "fiscal cliff." 
While many Republicans and Democrats remain optimistic that a deal
can be reached, common ground is elusive and time is running out.
Some in the market believe that the situation may go unresolved into
the New Year, triggering a series of tax increases and government
spending cuts that could affect the recovery of the U.S. economy.  
Join investment experts from BMO Financial Group as they share their
outlook on the "fiscal cliff" and discuss the potential market and
economic implications for Canada and the U.S.  
Topics to be discussed include: 

--  Outlook: What potential resolutions are available to U.S. lawmakers?
    What is the likelihood a compromise will be reached in time?
--  Sectors & the Markets: How are markets currently reacting to the
    lack of agreement by both parties? What will the impact be on equity
    and fixed income markets?
--  Taxes & Fiscal Policy: Should the Budget Control Act of 2011 come
    into effect, how will the new tax structure and fiscal reforms impact
    the economy? Will it trigger a second recession?
--  Canada: How is the Canadian market reacting? What will this mean for
    the economy and trade?
--  Currencies: Depending on the outcome, how will global currency markets
    react? What will happen with the value of the U.S. dollar?
--  Strategy: What strategies should investors adopt to protect

Jack Ablin, Chief Investment Officer, BMO Private Bank (Chicago)
Taylor, Chief Investment Officer, Fundamental Equities, BMO Asset
Management Inc. (Toronto)
 Scott Graham, Head of Government Bond
Trading, BMO Capital Markets (Chicago) 
 December 12th at 9:30 a.m. ET 
 Media are invited to
participate through conference call: 416-695-6277 / 866-696-5910 
Participant Passcode: 1720600 
Media contacts:
Rachael McKay
(416) 867-3996 
Jim Kappel 
(312) 461-2478 
Martha McInnis 
New York City
(212) 702-1992 
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