BMO Investment Funds Win for Consistent and Outstanding Performance in 2012

BMO Investment Funds Win for Consistent and Outstanding Performance in 2012 
Sixteen BMO mutual funds and ETFs awarded Fundata FundGrade A+ Rating 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/01/13 -- Sixteen BMO
investment funds have been recognized by Fundata Canada Inc. with
FundGrade A+ ratings, signifying consistent top performance - with
risk-adjusted returns - in a calendar year.  
The recognitions were announced at the Fundata A+ Awards, held on
January 24, 2013 in Toronto and January 28, 2013 in Vancouver.
Fundata Canada Inc. is a leading data provider which distributes fund
and stock information in Canada.  
The following BMO investment funds achieved the prestigious A+
ranking: 


 
--  BMO European Fund 
--  BMO Global Infrastructure Index ETF 
--  BMO Guardian Asian Growth and Income Class 
--  BMO Guardian Asian Growth and Income Fund 
--  BMO Emerging Markets Fund 
--  BMO Guardian Growth Solution 
--  BMO Guardian Income Solution 
--  BMO Guardian Monthly High Income Fund II 
--  BMO International Value Class 
--  BMO LifeStage Plus 2015 Fund 
--  BMO LifeStage Plus 2020 Fund 
--  BMO LifeStage Plus 2025 Fund 
--  BMO Long Corporate Bond Index ETF 
--  BMO Nasdaq 100 Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF 
--  BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Banks Index ETF 
--  BMO Short Corporate Bond Index ETF 

 
"We're thrilled that sixteen of our funds have been recognized by
Fundata for their impressive performance," said Ross Kappele,
Executive Vice President & Head of Retail Distribution, BMO Asset
Management Inc. "The depth of our fund lineup has captured the
attention of investors, advisors and institutions; it reflects the
ongoing commitment of our team in addressing and anticipating the
needs of investors and developing innovative solutions to help them
achieve their financial goals." 
For more information on Fundata FundGrade A+ Ratings, please visit
http://fundata.com/ProductsServices/FundgradeAPlusList.aspx. 
For more information on investing at BMO, please visit:
www.bmo.com/investments. 
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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 $
525 billion as at October 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. 
BMO Mutual Funds and BMO Guardian Funds are offered by BMO
Investments Inc., a financial services firm and separate legal entity
from Bank of Montreal. 
BMO ETFs are managed and administered by BMO Asset Management, a
portfolio manager and investment fund manager and separate legal
entity from Bank of Montreal.  
Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all
may be associated with investments in mutual funds or investments in
exchange traded funds. Please read the appropriate mutual fund or
exchange traded fund prospectus before investing. Mutual funds and
exchange traded funds are not guaranteed, their values change
frequently and past performance may not be repeated. 
"S&P(R)" is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor's Financial
Services LLC and "TSX" is a trade-mark of TSX Inc. These and other
associated trade-marks and/or service marks have been licensed for
use by BMO Asset Management Inc. None of the BMO ETFs are sponsored,
endorsed, sold or promoted by any of its aforementioned trade-mark
owners and the related index providers, or their respective
affiliates or their third-party licensors, and these entities make no
representation, warranty or condition regarding the advisability of
buying, selling or holding units in the BMO ETFs. 
Nasdaq(R), OMX(R), NASDAQ OMX(R), Nasdaq-100(R), and Nasdaq-100
Index(R), are registered trademarks of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
(which with its affiliates is referred to as the "Corporations") and
are licensed for use by BMO Asset Management Inc. The BMO Nasdaq 100
Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF has not been passed on by the
Corporations as to its legality or suitability and is not issued,
endorsed, sold, or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS
MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO The BMO
Nasdaq 100 Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF.
Contacts:
Media contacts:
Amanda Robinson, Toronto
416-867-3996
amanda.robinson@bmo.com 
Valerie Doucet, Montreal
514-877-8224
valerie.doucet@bmo.com 
Laurie Grant, Vancouver
604-665-7596
laurie.grant@bmo.com
 
 
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