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July 29, 2015 08:31 ET

Bank of Montreal Completes $150 Million Preferred Share Issue

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 29, 2015) -

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Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO) today announced it has closed its domestic public offering of Non-Cumulative Perpetual Class B Preferred Shares, Series 35 (Non-Viability Contingent Capital (NVCC)) (the "Preferred Shares Series 35"). The offering was underwritten on a bought deal basis by a syndicate of underwriters led by BMO Capital Markets. Bank of Montreal issued 6 million Preferred Shares Series 35 at a price of $25 per share to raise gross proceeds of $150 million.

The Preferred Shares Series 35 were issued under a prospectus supplement dated July 22, 2015, 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.Z.

The Preferred Shares Series 35 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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