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BMO Financial Group

November 18, 2016 08:30 ET

BMO Asset Management Inc. Announces Estimated Annual Reinvested Distributions for BMO Exchange Traded Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 18, 2016) - BMO Asset Management Inc. ("BMO AM") today announced the estimated 2016 annual reinvested distributions for BMO Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)1. These annual reinvested distributions generally represent realized capital gains within the ETFs, and are paid to unitholders, as required, to ensure that the BMO ETFs are not liable for ordinary income tax.

Unitholders of record at close of business on December 29, 2016 will receive the 2016 annual reinvested distributions. The final year-end distribution amounts, as well as the ongoing cash distribution amounts, will be announced on December 16, 2016. The actual taxable amounts, including the tax characteristics, will be reported in early 2017.

Please note that these are estimated annual reinvested distributions only and have been calculated based upon forward-looking information as of October 15, 20162. If the forward-looking information changes, the estimated annual reinvested distributions may also change. These estimates are for the annual reinvested distributions only and do not include estimates of ongoing cash distribution amounts.

Details of the per unit estimated annual reinvested distribution amounts are as follows:


BMO ETF
Ticker Estimated Reinvested Distribution ($)
BMO Aggregate Bond Index ETF ZAG 0.0000000
BMO Discount Bond Index ETF ZDB 0.0141720
BMO Ultra Short-Term Bond ETF ZST 0.0000000
BMO Short Federal Bond Index ETF ZFS 0.0000000
BMO Mid Federal Bond Index ETF ZFM 0.0324020
BMO Long Federal Bond Index ETF ZFL 0.0489040
BMO Real Return Bond Index ETF ZRR 0.0000000
BMO Short Provincial Bond Index ETF ZPS 0.0000000
BMO Mid Provincial Bond Index ETF ZMP 0.0299920
BMO Long Provincial Bond Index ETF ZPL 0.0000000
BMO Short Corporate Bond Index ETF ZCS 0.0000000
BMO Mid Corporate Bond Index ETF ZCM 0.0432760
BMO Long Corporate Bond Index ETF ZLC 0.0000000
BMO Short-Term US IG Corporate Bond Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZSU 0.0000000
BMO Mid-Term US IG Corporate Bond Index ETF ZIC 0.0599570
BMO Mid-Term US IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (U.S. Dollar Units) ZIC.U 0.0378100
BMO Mid-Term US IG Corporate Bond Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZMU 0.0511510
BMO High Yield US Corporate Bond Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZHY 0.0000000
BMO Floating Rate High Yield ETF ZFH 0.0000000
BMO Equity Linked Corporate Bond ETF ZEL 0.0000000
BMO Emerging Markets Bond Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZEF 0.0000000
BMO Laddered Preferred Share Index ETF ZPR 0.0000000
BMO Monthly Income ETF ZMI 0.0000000
BMO Covered Call Canadian Banks ETF ZWB 0.1518660
BMO Covered Call Utilities ETF ZWU 0.0000000
BMO Covered Call Dow Jones Industrial Average Hedged to CAD ETF ZWA 0.0000000
BMO US High Dividend Covered Call ETF ZWH 0.3294790
BMO US High Dividend Covered Call ETF (U.S. Dollar Units) ZWH.U 0.3402610
BMO Europe High Dividend Covered Call Hedged to CAD ETF ZWE 0.4335080
BMO US Put Write ETF ZPW 0.0000000
BMO US Put Write ETF (U.S. Dollar Units) ZPW.U 0.0000000
BMO S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF ZCN 0.0000000
BMO Canadian Dividend ETF ZDV 0.0000000
BMO Low Volatility Canadian Equity ETF ZLB 0.0458510
BMO Dow Jones Industrial Average Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZDJ 1.5630890
BMO S&P 500 Index ETF ZSP 0.3082800
BMO S&P 500 Index ETF (U.S. Dollar Units) ZSP.U 0.2692410
BMO S&P 500 Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZUE 1.1150060
BMO MSCI USA High Quality Index ETF ZUQ 0.0000000
BMO US Dividend ETF ZDY 0.5098040
BMO US Dividend ETF (U.S. Dollar Units) ZDY.U 0.4429750
BMO US Dividend Hedged to CAD ETF ZUD 0.3943110
BMO Low Volatility US Equity ETF ZLU 0.4749880
BMO Low Volatility US Equity ETF (U.S. Dollar Units) ZLU.U 0.8750500
BMO Low Volatility US Equity Hedged to CAD ETF ZLH 0.2240870
BMO MSCI EAFE Index ETF ZEA 0.0619270
BMO MSCI EAFE Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZDM 1.3461700
BMO International Dividend ETF ZDI 0.0000000
BMO International Dividend Hedged to CAD ETF ZDH 1.1512760
BMO Low Volatility International Equity ETF ZLI 0.3529520
BMO Low Volatility International Equity Hedged to CAD ETF ZLD 0.4571870
BMO MSCI Europe High Quality Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZEQ 1.0014220
BMO MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF ZEM 0.0000000
BMO Low Volatility Emerging Markets Equity ETF ZLE 0.0000000
BMO MSCI All Country World High Quality Index ETF ZGQ 0.2799340
BMO China Equity Index ETF ZCH 0.5156550
BMO India Equity Index ETF ZID 0.1808840
BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Banks Index ETF ZEB 0.0584350
BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Oil & Gas Index ETF ZEO 0.0000000
BMO Equal Weight Utilities Index ETF ZUT 0.0000000
BMO Equal Weight REITs Index ETF ZRE 0.2783140
BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Industrials Index ETF ZIN 0.0000000
BMO Nasdaq 100 Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZQQ 1.2666330
BMO Equal Weight US Health Care Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZUH 0.4266340
BMO Equal Weight US Banks Index ETF ZBK 0.0000000
BMO Equal Weight US Banks Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZUB 0.0000000
BMO Global Infrastructure Index ETF ZGI 0.8492170
BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Global Base Metals Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZMT 0.0000000
BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Global Gold Index ETF ZGD 0.6482850
BMO Junior Gold Index ETF ZJG 0.0000000
BMO Junior Oil Index ETF ZJO 0.0000000
BMO Junior Gas Index ETF ZJN 0.0000000

1 BMO ETFs are administered and managed by BMO Asset Management Inc., an investment fund manager and portfolio manager and a separate legal entity from Bank of Montreal.

2 Forward-looking information: This notice contains forward-looking statements with respect to the estimated annual distributions for the ETFs. By their nature, these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual distributions to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Material factors that could cause the actual distributions to differ from the estimated distributions include, but are not limited to: the actual amounts of distributions received by the ETFs; portfolio transactions; and subscription and redemption activity.

Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments in exchange traded funds. Please read the prospectus before investing. Exchange traded funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

S&P® S&P 500® and S&P/TSX Capped Composite™ are trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC, Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC, and TSX is a trademark of TSX Inc. These and other associated trademarks and/or service marks have been licensed for use by BMO Asset Management Inc. The index underlying the ZEB, ZMT, ZGD, ZCN, ZEO, ZUE, ZSP, ZSP.U, and ZIN BMO ETFs are products S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and has been licensed for use by BMO Asset Management Inc. The BMO ETF is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by any of its aforementioned trademark owners and the related index providers or their respective affiliates or their third party licensors and these entities make no representation, warranty or condition regarding the advisability of buying, selling or holding units in the BMO ETFs.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index CAD Hedged is a product of Dow Jones Opco, LLC ("Dow Jones Opco"), a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and has been licensed for use. "Dow Jones® "and Industrial Average Index CAD Hedged are service marks of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings, LLC ("Dow Jones"), and has been licensed to Dow Jones Opco and sublicensed by BMO Asset Management Inc. in connection with ZWA and ZDJ. ZWA and ZDJ is not sponsored, endorsed, sold, or promoted by Dow Jones Opco, Dow Jones, and their respective affiliates, make no representation regarding the advisability of trading or investing in such a product(s).

BNY Mellon, BNY Mellon ADR Index and BNY Mellon DR Index are service marks of The Bank of New York Mellon. These and other associated trademarks and /or services marks have been licensed for use by BMO Asset Management Inc. for use with certain BMO Asset Management Exchanged Traded Funds ("BMO ETFs"). BNY Mellon provides no advice nor recommendations regarding products based on any index licensed by BNY Mellon, including the BMO ETFs and none of the BMO ETFs are sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by BNY Mellon, or its respective affiliates, or third partly licensors, and BNY Mellon makes no representations, warrant, or condition regarding the advisability of buying, selling or holding units in the BMO ETFs

Nasdaq®, OMX®, NASDAQ OMX®, Nasdaq-100®, and Nasdaq-100 Index®, are registered trademarks of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (which with its affiliates is referred to as the "Corporations") and are licensed for use by BMO Asset Management Inc. The BMO Nasdaq 100 Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF has not been passed on by the Corporations as to its legality or suitability and is not issued, endorsed, sold, or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO The BMO Nasdaq 100 Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF.

The funds or securities referred to herein are not sponsored, endorsed or promoted by MSCI, and MSCI bears no liability with respect to any such funds or securities or any index on which such funds or securities are based. The prospectus contains a more detailed description of the limited relationship MSCI has with BMO Asset Management Inc. and any related funds.

Further information about BMO ETFs can be found at www.bmo.com/etfs.

About BMO Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

Established in May 2009, BMO Financial Group's ETF business is a leading ETF provider in Canada. BMO ETFs provide Canadian investors with broader choices and greater access to an innovative portfolio of investment products.

About BMO Financial Group

Established in 1817, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America. With total assets of $692 billion as of July 31, 2016, and over 45,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

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