BMO Capital Markets Donates $1.1 Million to North American Charities

BMO Capital Markets Donates $1.1 Million to North American Charities 
- More than $13.4 million has been raised through the program since
TORONTO, ONTARIO and NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- (Marketwired) -- 09/27/13
-- BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of
BMO Financial Group (NYSE:BMO)(TSX:BMO), announced today it will
donate $1.1 million to eight charities across North America from the
firm's Equity Through Education charitable program. 
The donation marks the ninth consecutive year that BMO Capital
Markets has donated institutional equity trading commissions, earned
on its Equity Through Education Day in the U.S. and Canada, to
charities whose goal it is to provide
greater access to education for less advantaged youth through
scholarships, bursaries and other programs. 
"We are really trying to do things that are tangible for our youth,
things that make a difference and which can actually be measured
according to observable results," said Eric Tripp, President, BMO
Capital Markets. "Equity Through Education is a testament to our
firm's commitment to creating a diverse and equitable workplace. We
want to congratulate our entire Equity Products team - as well as our
clients - for stepping up and demonstrating the leadership,
dedication and commitment that are essential to making this program
Since it was launched eight years ago, Equity Through Education has
raised $13.4 million and has assisted more than 2,500 individuals. 
This year, the proceeds from the BMO Capital Markets Equity Through
Education trading day will go to the following North American
- Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation  
- The Financial Women's Association  
- The Jackie Robinson Foundation  
- Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth  
- Indspire  
- Lime Connect   
- Pathways to Education Canada  
- Women in Capital Markets  
To learn more about Equity Through Education visit: 
About BMO Capital Markets  
BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American
financial services provider, with more than 2,200 employees operating
in 16 North American offices and 29 worldwide, offering corporate,
institutional and government clients access to a complete range of
investment and corporate banking products and services. BMO Capital
Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group (NYSE:BMO)(TSX:BMO), one
of the largest diversified financial services providers in North
America with $549 billion total assets and more than 46,000 employees
as at July 31, 2013.
Media Contacts:
Pav Jordan, Toronto
(416) 867-3996 
Martha McInnis, New York
(212) 702-1992
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