BMO's Lloyd George Management Frontier Markets Funds Surpass

BMO's Lloyd George Management Frontier Markets Funds Surpass US$250
Million in Assets Under Management 
Significant growth demonstrates ability of frontier markets to
generate higher, long-term returns for institutional investors 
BEIJING, CHINA and CHICAGO, ILLINOIS and LONDON, ENGLAND and TORONTO,
ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/13 -- Lloyd George Management (LGM),
a member of BMO Global Asset Management, has surpassed US$250 million
in assets under management for its Frontier Markets equity strategy.  
Frontier Markets consist of countries with market-oriented economies
in the early stages of economic development, reflecting many of the
same characteristics of the original Global Emerging Markets - such
as China and India - some 20 years ago. 
Since its launch in December 2011, LGM's Frontier Markets strategy
composite has returned 42.9 percent (gross of all fees, in USD terms
to December 31, 2012)(1), which compares favorably to the strategy's
benchmark return of 12.7 percent over the period (in USD terms). The
Frontier Markets equity strategy is available to institutional
investors in Canada, the U.S. and internationally. 
LGM's Frontier Markets team is led by Senior Portfolio Manager Thomas
Vester Nielsen, CFA. Mr. Vester Nielsen is supported by two
experienced Frontier Markets Analysts: Dafydd Lewis, CFA, and Donatas
Uzkurelis. This core team has been working together since the
strategy's inception and is supported by Robert Lloyd George and Dr.
Greg Mills, specialist advisors on Asia and Africa, respectively. 
"Under Thomas' leadership, our Frontier Markets strategy has captured
the attention and support of institutional investors around the
world," said Barry McInerney, Co-CEO, BMO Global Asset Management
Inc. "The growth of this segment of our business has, in part, helped
validate our view that there are significant untapped investing
opportunities in Frontier Markets for those who have the required
expertise and knowledge of this space."  
"Extending our Emerging Markets equity strategies to include Frontier
Markets greatly enhances the opportunities we can provide our
clients," stated Mr. Vester Nielsen. "We're delighted that this fund
has captured the attention of institutional investors globally.
Moving forward, our focus remains to invest in strong franchises
stewarded by prudent management teams on a diversified basis." 
About Lloyd George Management  
Established in 1991, Lloyd George Management is a specialist Asian,
Global Emerging and Frontier Markets equity manager with US$2.6
billion in assets under management (as of December 31, 2012). Its
team of 27 investment professionals is based in offices in Hong Kong,
London, Mumbai and Palm Beach. Lloyd George Management's approach is
active and primarily stock driven, with a focus on high quality
sustainable growth companies with strong capital management. It seeks
investment opportunities across the market cap spectrum. In April
2011, Lloyd George Management became a wholly owned subsidiary within
BMO Financial Group. 
About BMO Global Asset Management  
BMO Global Asset Management is a global investment manager with more
than US$115 billion in assets under management as of October 31,
2012, including the BMO family of mutual funds. Our two
multi-disciplined teams are based in Toronto and Chicago, and our
network of world-class boutique managers is strategically located
across the globe. They include Monegy, Inc., Pyrford International
Ltd., Lloyd George Management and Taplin, Canida & Habacht, LLC. BMO
Global Asset Management delivers service excellence from offices
throughout North America, and in Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, London and
Mumbai. Our approach has led us to be recognized by Pension &
Investments as one of the world's largest 100 asset managers based on
combined assets under management as of December 31, 2011. We are a
part of BMO Financial Group (NYSE:BMO), a fully diversified financial
services organization with US$525 billion total assets and more than
46,000 employees as of October 31, 2012. 
Disclosures  
BMO Global Asset Management is the brand name for various affiliated
entities of BMO Financial Group that provide trust, custody,
securities lending, investment management, and retirement plan
services. Certain of the products and services offered under the
brand name BMO Global Asset Management are designed specifically for
various categories of investors in a number of different countries
and regions. Products and services are only offered to such investors
in those countries and regions in accordance with applicable laws and
regulations. BMO Financial Group (NYSE:BMO), is a service mark of
Bank of Montreal (BMO). 
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements  
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking
statements, and are typically identified by words such as "believe"
and other similar expressions. By their nature, forward-looking
statements require us to make various assumptions and are subject to
inherent risks and uncertainties and other factors which could cause
results to differ, including those discussed in the Bank of Montreal
2011 annual consolidated financial statements and management's
discussion and analysis, and quarterly reports to shareholders. We
caution readers of this press release not to place undue reliance on
such forward-looking statements. 
(1) Based on preliminary figures. 
Contacts:
Media Contacts:
Anna Seifert, Chicago
312-461-6199
anna.seifert@bmo.com 
Rachael McKay, Toronto
416-867-3996
rachael.mckay@bmo.com 
Shenghow Lim, Beijing
8610-85881487
shenghow.lim@bmo.com
 
 
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