BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets

March 30, 2012 09:00 ET

BMO Capital Markets Appoints Ashi Mathur as Head of Canadian Real Estate Investment & Corporate Banking

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 30, 2012) - BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group today announced the appointment of Ashi Mathur as Head of Canadian Real Estate Investment & Corporate Banking.

Mr. Mathur will be responsible for all of BMO's real estate investment & corporate banking activity as well as property brokerage. He will report to Peter Myers, Head of Investment & Corporate Banking, Canada.

Mr. Mathur has more than 16 years of investment and corporate banking experience. He joined BMO Capital Markets in 2001 and has served as Co-Head and subsequently Head of the Media & Communications group. Mr. Mathur has been the lead advisor to a number of the firm's senior clients with respect to mergers & acquisitions, recapitalizations and both debt and equity financings.

"The real estate sector represents an important area of growth for our firm, given its significance to the North American economy and its capital markets," said Mr. Myers. "Ashi has played an integral role at BMO Capital Markets over the last decade, and his diverse experience within our organization along with his successful track record with senior clients will be valuable assets in his new role."

BMO Capital Markets has a dedicated real estate team of more than 25 I&CB professionals and four research analysts in Canada and the U.S. The firm's coverage and brokerage teams are able to provide a full range of products and services to public and private real estate companies and to major pension funds with real estate portfolios. These include M&A advisory and brokerage, public and private placements of debt and equity, loan products, cash management, securitizations and a full range of risk management and treasury products.

Mr. Mathur holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Masters degree from the University of Waterloo and received his Chartered Accountancy designation in 1994.

Mr. Mathur serves as a Foundation Trustee for The George Hull Centre for Children and sits on the Advisory Council for the School of Accountancy and Finance for the University of Waterloo.

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American financial services provider, with 2,300 employees operating in 17 North American offices and 30 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 US$537 billion total assets and more than 47,000 employees as at January 31, 2012.

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