Robert Cormie Appointed Head of BMO's Private Banking Business in Hong Kong and Singapore

Robert Cormie Appointed Head of BMO's Private Banking Business in Hong Kong and 
Singapore 
BMO opens new private banking offices, eyes growth opportunities in
Asia 
- BMO's private banking business in Asia will be part of BMO's
Private Client Group, providing private banking services to
high-net-worth individuals in the Asia-Pacific region  
- Will introduce broader scope of services to give clients a more
integrated and more flexible range of financial products and service
offerings 
- Supports plans to create a truly global service for wealthy
individuals looking to manage their investments across Asia and North
America  
- Will leverage BMO's strength and differentiate it through its
capability for connecting Asia Pacific and North America 
TORONTO, ONTARIO and HONG KONG, CHINA and SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE --
(Marketwire) -- 01/27/13 --  
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BMO Financial Group today announced the appointment of Robert Cormie
as Regional Vice President & Managing Director, Private Banking Asia.
Mr. Cormie will lead the growth of the bank's private banking
business in the Asia-Pacific region. He will report to Alexandra
(Alex) Dousmanis-Curtis, Senior Vice-President and Head, Private
Banking Canada and Asia, and will have a regional reporting line into
Albert Yu, CEO Asia, BMO Financial Group. 
Mr. Cormie joins BMO from CIBC. He brings with him his full team of
seasoned relationship managers who have a strong understanding of the
private banking market and of the banking and investment management
needs of high-net-worth individuals in the Asia-Pacific region. 
"We are committed to growing our private banking business - both in
North America and in Asia," said Ms. Dousmanis-Curtis. "Current
wealth creation trends in Asia bode well for our plans of creating a
truly global service for wealthy individuals looking to manage their
investments across Asia and North America. Bob and his team really
know this market and have earned the trust and respect of a very
sophisticated clientele." 
Mr. Yu welcomed Mr. Cormie and his team to BMO, noting that together,
BMO Financial Group's reputation as a premier Canadian financial
institution and the ability of BMO's private banking business to
connect Asia Pacific and N
orth America serve as cornerstones of BMO's
strategy in Asia. "We are confident that, with Bob's leadership,
BMO's private banking business in Hong Kong and Singapore will
further accelerate our strategy for growth in the region," said Mr.
Yu. 
BACKGROUNDER 
About BMO in Asia Pacific 
Connecting Asia and North America 
Asia today has become the address for high net-worth individuals and
institutional investors with global aspirations. At the cross-road of
Asia and North America, BMO Asia is well positioned to bridge local
clients venturing abroad and international clients conducting
businesses in Asia by building upon its world-wide recognition for
stability and quality, and upon its unique ability to serve clients'
cross-border needs. 
BMO's presence in Asia Pacific continues to grow through: 


 
--  BMO China Co. Ltd. with branches in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, 
--  BMO Nesbitt Burns representative office in Beijing, 
--  BMO branches in Hong Kong and Singapore, 
--  Taiwan representative office in Taipei, 
--  India representative office in New Delhi, 
--  Lloyd George Management based in Hong Kong, 
--  A 28% equity stake in Fullgoal Fund Management Co. Ltd., based in
    Shanghai, and 
--  A 19.99% equity stake in COFCO Trust Co. Ltd., based in Beijing.

 
About BMO's private banking businesses 
BMO's private banking businesses operate in Canada and the United
States and now, in Hong Kong and Singapore. Offering a comprehensive
range of financial services and solutions, we provide highly-valued
planning and advice-based expertise to high net worth and ultra-high
net worth clients. BMO's private banking businesses are part of BMO's
Private Client Group, the bank's wealth management group of
businesses. 
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Contacts:
News Media Enquiries
Ralph Marranca, Toronto
(416) 867-3996
ralph.marranca@bmo.com 
Ronald Monet, Montreal
(514) 877-1873
ronald.monet@bmo.com 
Shenghow Lim, Beijing
8610-85881487
shenghow.lim@bmo.com 
Investor Relations Enquiries
Sharon Haward-Laird, Toronto
(416) 867-6566
sharon.hawardlaird@bmo.com 
Andrew Chin, Toronto
(416) 867-7019
andrew.chin@bmo.com
 
 
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