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October 30, 2014 14:01 ET

BMO Encourages Canadians to Donate to the Military Families Fund

- Last week, BMO donated $20,000 to Military Families Fund to honour Corporal Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent

- Accepting donations at BMO Bank of Montreal branches across Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 30, 2014) - BMO Financial Group encourages Canadians to donate to the Military Families Fund. BMO is accepting donations to the Military Families Fund at branches across Canada. Last week, BMO made a $20,000 donation to the fund to honour the memory and service of Corporal Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent.

"I remain humbled and thankful for the continued support of Canadians to the members and families of the Canadian Armed Forces," said Commodore Mark Watson, Director General, Morale and Welfare Services.

"The tragedies in Ottawa and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu have affected all Canadians, and the outpouring of support for our fallen soldiers has been truly heartwarming," said Hugh McKee, Vice-President, Personal Customer Segment Management, BMO Bank of Montreal. "The fund is a great way of providing assistance to military families in need."

Donations can be made to the following account: Transit 0389, Account # 8929-898.

About the Military Families Fund

Established in 2007 in response to the generous support by Canadians for the members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families, the Military Families Fund is managed by Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services. It provides financial support to the unique, unforeseen and often immediate needs of our men and women in uniform and their families.

About BMO Financial Group

Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services organization based in North America. The bank offers a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers. BMO Financial Group had more than $586 billion in total assets and approximately 47,000 employees at July 31, 2014.

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