BMO Mutual Funds Honoured at Lipper Awards

BMO Mutual Funds Honoured at Lipper Awards 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/06/13 -- Two BMO mutual funds
were recognized at the Lipper Fund Awards last night at a ceremony in
Toronto. The funds which took home top honours were: 

--  BMO Guardian Asian Growth and Income Fund (best fund over three and five
    years in the Asian Pacific Equity category)   
--  BMO European Fund (best fund over three years in the European Equity

The Lipper Fund Awards program honours funds that have excelled in
delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to
their peers. The awards are held in 23 countries in Asia, Europe, the
Middle East/North Africa, and the Americas. 
"We're proud to have our mutual funds recognized once again at the
Lipper Awards," said Kevin Gopaul, Senior Vice President and Chief
Investment Officer, BMO Asset Management Inc. "Our ability to help
our clients meet their investment objectives, achieve enhanced return
opportunities and effectively respond to volatile market conditions
has been key to our mutual fund business' ongoing success."  
Mr. Gopaul noted that the categories in which BMO won (Asian Pacific
Equity and European Equity) represent a validation of BMO's
commitment to providing best-in-class global investing opportunities
for Canadians. 
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BMO Guardian Funds and BMO Mutual Funds are offered by BMO
Investments Inc., a financial services firm and separate legal entity
from Bank of Montreal. 
Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all
may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the
prospectus of the mutual fund before investing. Mutual funds are not
guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may
not be repeated. 
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
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