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September 26, 2014 14:09 ET

BMO Capital Markets to Donate C$1.6 Million Following Equity Through Education Trading Day

- Program has raised C$15 million in 10 years

- Program donates trading commissions from Canada, the United States and Europe

TORONTO, ONTARIO and NEW YORK, NEW YORK and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2014) -

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BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE:BMO)(TSX:BMO), announced today that its Equity Through Education trading day raised C$1.6 million to go toward scholarships for youth.

The donation marks the 10th anniversary of the program, which each year sees BMO Capital Markets donate a day of institutional equity trading commissions from the United States, Canada and Europe to charities whose goal it is to provide greater access to education for less advantaged students through scholarships, bursaries and other programs.

"It was a great day," said Eric Tripp, President, BMO Capital Markets, who marked the day by opening the Toronto Stock Exchange on Sept. 24. "We are so proud of this program that has raised $15 million over the past 10 years. Equity Through Education fuels tangible action with observable results and is critical to our support of a diverse workforce."

Since it was launched in 2005, Equity Through Education has assisted more than 2,500 individuals. This year, the proceeds from the BMO Capital Markets Equity Through Education trading day will go to 10 charities, including:

- Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation

- The Financial Women's Association

- The Jackie Robinson Foundation

- Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth

- Indspire

- Lime Connect

- Women in Capital Markets

- KIPP

About BMO Capital Markets Equity Through Education Program

Equity Through Education is a charitable initiative aimed at creating a more diverse workplace by offering support to help people realize their educational ambitions by giving them opportunities they might not otherwise have. On one day each year all institutional equity trading commissions are donated to organizations dedicated to the education of bright and deserving individuals. To date, Equity Through Education has provided assistance to over 2,500 students through scholarships, bursaries and job search strategy forums.

To learn more about Equity Through Education visit: http://www.bmocm.com/equitythrougheducation.

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American financial services provider. With more than 2,300 employees operating in 29 locations, including 16 in North America, BMO Capital Markets offers 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 total assets of more than CDN $586 billion and approximately 47,000 employees at July 31, 2014.

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