BMO Financial Group

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BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets

September 17, 2010 09:00 ET

BMO Capital Markets Appoints Luc Bachand as Head of Its Quebec Operations

MONTREAL, QUEBEC and TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2010) - BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO) announced today that Luc Bachand has been appointed Head of its operations in Quebec.

As Vice-Chair and Head of BMO Capital Markets Quebec, Mr. Bachand will be responsible for senior relationship management of corporate, government and institutional clients as well as for facilitating coordination and cooperation between the various Quebec-based lines of business in BMO Capital Markets. He will report to Tom Milroy, CEO, BMO Capital Markets.

Luc succeeds Jacques Ménard, who among other things, served as Chair of BMO Capital Markets over the last decade. Mr. Ménard will continue to serve BMO Financial Group as President, BMO Financial Group, Quebec and as Chair of its regulated entity BMO Nesbitt Burns. In these roles he will report to Bill Downe, President and CEO, BMO Financial Group.

"Luc is a talented and highly motivated professional who embodies our values of client focus and integrity," said Mr. Milroy. "While we are losing Jacques full-time in BMO Capital Markets, we will continue to benefit from his advice and support in his ongoing roles with BMO Financial Group." 

Full biographies of Luc Bachand and Jacques Ménard are available through the following links: Luc Bachand; Jacques Ménard.

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American financial services provider, with over 2,000 employees operating in 14 North American offices and 26 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$386 billion total assets and 38,000 employees as at July 31, 2010.

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