BMO Capital Markets to Host 23rd Annual Global Metals & Mining Conference

BMO Capital Markets to Host 23rd Annual Global Metals & Mining Conference  Industry leaders from 27 countries and six continents to attend one of the largest metals and mining investor conferences in the world  TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/14/14 --   BMO Capital Markets will host its annual Global Metals & Mining Conference from February 24 to February 26, 2014, in Hollywood, Florida. Now in its 23rd year, the conference will bring together metals and mining industry leaders and institutional investors from around the world.  This year, BMO Capital Markets welcomes nearly 1,000 institutional and industry professionals and more than 200 companies representing 27 countries from six continents.   The conference, typically viewed as an early barometer of industry sentiment for the year to come, features presentations from some of the world's largest mining companies.  "This annual event provides a forum for executives and investors to discuss the influences that are driving the industry today," said Tom Milroy, Chief Executive Officer, BMO Capital Markets.  Companies scheduled to present at the conference include:        --  Agnico-Eagle Mines (AEM)  --  Agrium (AGU)  --  Antofagasta (ANTO)  --  Barrick Gold (ABX)  --  Cameco (CCO)  --  Franco-Nevada (FNV)  --  Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX)  --  Goldcorp (GG)  --  Kinross Gold (KGC)  --  Osisko Mining (OSK)  --  Mosaic (MOS)  --  Newmont Mining (NEM)  --  PotashCorp (POT)  --  Rio Tinto (RIO)  The three-day event is anchored by the BMO Capital Markets Metals & Mining Equity Research team. With 10 dedicated metals and mining analysts in Toronto, London, and Denver, BMO covers more than 150 companies with a combined market capitalization of about $1 trillion - giving it one of the largest mining research teams in the world.   "In the face of softer commodities, mining company CEOs are reworking their mine plans to generate the net cash flows demanded by financial markets," said Tony Robson, Co-Head Mining Research, BMO Capital Markets.   "Lacklustre commodity prices, caused mostly by slower Chinese growth and increased production in the West, has resulted in miners - large and small -cutting expenditures," added David Haughton, Co-Head Mining Research, BMO Capital Markets. "At the same time, share prices have slumped, making it harder - although not impossible - to raise equity."  Members of the BMO Metals & Mining Equity Research Group include:        --  David Haughton, Co-Head Mining Research, Precious Metals Analyst  --  Tony Robson, Co-Head Mining Research, Base Metals Analyst  --  Meredith Bandy, Research Analyst, Coal Mining  --  Stephen Bonnyman, Research Analyst, Base Metals  --  Andrew Breichmanas, Research Analyst, Gold  --  Jessica Fung, Research Analyst, Commodities  --  John Hayes, Research Analyst, Mining Exploration  --  Joel Jackson, Research Analyst, Fertilizers  --  Andrew Kaip, Research Analyst, Silver and Gold  --  Brian Quast, Research Analyst, Precious Metals  --  Edward Sterck, Research Analyst, Uranium and Diamonds  Company presentations are being webcast on an opt-in basis. For a copy of the agenda or for access to Webcast presentations, please register directly with Media Relations.  Contacts: Media wishing to arrange telephone interviews should contact Pav Jordan, pav.jordan@bmo.com Martha McInnis, Martha.mcinnis@bmo.com