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April 23, 2014 08:21 ET

Bank of Montreal Announces Closing of $500 Million Preferred Share Issue

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 23, 2014) -

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Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO) today announced it has closed its inaugural Basel III-compliant public offering of Non-Cumulative 5-year Rate Reset Class B Preferred Shares Series 27 (the "Preferred Shares Series 27"). The offering was underwritten on a bought deal basis by a syndicate led by BMO Capital Markets. Bank of Montreal issued 20 million Preferred Shares Series 27 at a price of $25 per share to raise gross proceeds of $500 million.

The Preferred Shares Series 27 were issued under a prospectus supplement dated April 16, 2014, to the Bank's short form base shelf prospectus dated March 13, 2014. Such shares will commence trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today under the ticker symbol BMO.PR.S.

The Preferred Shares Series 27 have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), and may not be offered, sold or delivered directly, or indirectly, in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy such securities in the United States or in any other jurisdiction where such offer is unlawful.

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