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February 13, 2012 09:00 ET

BMO Capital Markets to Host 21st Annual Global Metals & Mining Conference

- Industry leaders from 28 countries and six continents will attend one of the largest metals and mining investor conferences in the world

- Emerging markets are a key driver of commodity prices

- Precious metals including gold and platinum to see strong 2012

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 13, 2012) - Metals and mining industry leaders and investors from around the globe are set to attend the BMO Capital Markets Global Metals & Mining Conference, now in its 21st year. The conference will take place February 26 to February 29, 2012, in Hollywood, Florida.

This year, BMO Capital Markets welcomes nearly 1,500 guests and more than 250 companies representing 28 countries from six continents.

"After more than two decades, the BMO Capital Markets Global Metals & Mining Conference has established itself as a global event that provides our clients with an outstanding opportunity to get an in-depth assessment of the forces shaping the industry," said Tom Milroy, Chief Executive Officer, BMO Capital Markets. "Events such as this demonstrate our ongoing commitment to this diverse and dynamic sector."

Companies scheduled to present at the conference include:

  • Agnico-Eagle Mines (AEM)
  • Anglogold Ashanti (ADR)
  • Barrick Gold (ABX)
  • Cameco (CCO)
  • Franco-Nevada (FNV)
  • Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX)
  • Goldcorp (GG)
  • Ivanhoe Mines (IVN)
  • Kinross Gold (KGC)
  • Newmont Mining (NEM)
  • Rio Tinto (RIO)
  • Teck (TCK)

The three-day event will be hosted by the BMO Capital Markets Metals & Mining Equity Research team. With eight dedicated metals and mining analysts in Toronto, London, and Denver, the BMO team collectively covers more than 130 companies, making it one of the largest mining research efforts in the world.

"Emerging markets are playing an increasingly large role in driving commodity prices, and 2012 will be a year to follow China's supply and demand closely," said Tony Robson, Co-Head Mining Research, BMO Capital Markets.

"Last year was a strong year for precious metals over base and bulk commodities. Gold, which reached new highs in 2011, remains preferred over silver, and we're expecting to see solid returns from platinum as well," added David Haughton, Co-Head Mining Research, BMO Capital Markets.

Members of the BMO Metals & Mining Equity Research Group include:

David Haughton, Co-Head Mining Research, Precious Metals Analyst
Tony Robson, Co-Head Mining Research, Base Metals Analyst
Meredith Bandy, Research Analyst, Coal Mining
Andrew Breichmanas, Research Analyst, Gold
Johannes Faul, Research Analyst, Base Metals
John Hayes, Research Analyst, Mining Exploration
Andrew Kaip, Research Analyst, Silver and Gold
Edward Sterck, Research Analyst, Uranium and Diamonds

Members of the media are required to register directly with BMO's Media Relations Group prior to the conference to gain access to the live webcast.

Media interested in scheduling telephone interviews are asked to call Alexis Brown at (416) 867-3996 or alexis.brown@bmo.com.

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$479 billion total assets and more than 47,000 employees as at October 31, 2011.

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