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May 20, 2010 12:41 ET

BMO Capital Markets Expands Canadian Debt Capital Markets Group With Two Senior Bankers

TORONTO, ONTARIO and MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 20, 2010) - BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO), announced today the appointments of Steve Aubé and James McHale in its Canadian Debt Capital Markets Group.

Mr. Aubé joins as Managing Director and becomes the firm's first debt capital markets professional to be based in BMO's Montreal office. Mr. McHale is appointed Director and joins BMO's Toronto team. 

"Both Steve and James bring strong and unique elements of experience and a solid track record of client focus to our franchise," said Colleen Campbell, Global Head of Debt Capital Markets, BMO Capital Markets. "They have tremendous industry knowledge and will be instrumental as we continue to build the capabilities of our North American team."

Mr. Aubé was most recently at Citibank Canada in Montreal where he was Co-Head of the Canadian corporate derivatives business. He is well respected in the Montreal market for his strong client service across the corporate, government and money manager segments. Prior to his 11 years at Citibank, Mr. Aubé spent five years in BMO Capital Markets' investment and corporate banking group. He has an MBA from Cornell University and obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.

Mr. McHale spent eight years with JP Morgan in New York in the leveraged finance group working across a broad range of industry sectors. He has executed more than 60 high-yield and leveraged lending transactions representing more than $40 billion in aggregate capital. Prior to obtaining his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario, Mr. McHale worked with BMO Capital Markets in the firm's investment and corporate banking and debt capital markets groups. He joins from Peak Ridge Capital, a private investment management firm in Boston.

About BMO Capital Markets' Debt Capital Markets Group

BMO Capital Markets has decades of experience raising capital for high-grade corporate and public issuers in Canada, and a growing volume of high-yield issuances and private placements in the United States. For more information, visit: http://www.bmocm.com/products/capitalraising/debt

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American financial services provider, with more than 2,200 employees operating in 15 North American offices and 28 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$373 billion total assets and more than 36,000 employees as at January 31, 2010. For more information, visit www.bmocm.com

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