TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 18, 2013) - BMO Financial Group today announced the March 2013 cash distributions for certain BMO Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)* that distribute either monthly or quarterly. Unitholders of record at close of business on March 27, 2013 will receive cash distributions payable on April 4, 2013.
Details of the per unit distribution amounts are as follows:
BMO ETFs with Monthly Distributions:
|BMO Short Federal Bond Index ETF
|BMO Mid Federal Bond Index ETF
|BMO Long Federal Bond Index ETF
|BMO Short Provincial Bond Index ETF
|BMO Short Corporate Bond Index ETF
|BMO Mid Corporate Bond Index ETF
|BMO Long Corporate Bond Index ETF
|BMO Aggregate Bond Index ETF
|BMO Real Return Bond Index ETF
|BMO High Yield US Corporate Bond Hedged to CAD Index ETF
|BMO Emerging Markets Bond Hedged to CAD Index ETF
|BMO 2013 Corporate Bond Target Maturity ETF
|BMO 2015 Corporate Bond Target Maturity ETF
|BMO 2020 Corporate Bond Target Maturity ETF
|BMO 2025 Corporate Bond Target Maturity ETF
|BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Banks Index ETF
|BMO Equal Weight Utilities Index ETF
|BMO Equal Weight REITs Index ETF
|BMO Monthly Income ETF
|BMO Covered Call Canadian Banks ETF
|BMO Covered Call Utilities ETF
|BMO Covered Call Dow Jones Industrial Average Hedged to CAD ETF
|BMO Canadian Dividend ETF
|BMO S&P/TSX Laddered Preferred Share Index ETF
|BMO ETFs with Quarterly Distributions:
|BMO S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF
|BMO S&P 500 Hedged to CAD Index ETF
|BMO Dow Jones Industrial Average Hedged to CAD Index ETF
|BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Oil & Gas Index ETF
|BMO International Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF(1)
|BMO Global Infrastructure Index ETF
|BMO Equal Weight U.S. Banks Hedged to CAD Index ETF
|BMO Low Volatility Canadian Equity ETF
|BMO S&P 500 Index ETF
|BMO S&P 500 Index ETF (U.S. Dollar Units)
|BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Industrials Index ETF
1. BMO Asset Management Inc. has called a special meeting of unitholders of BMO International Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF to be held on March 28, 2013 in order to seek unitholder approval to change its investment objective. If approved, this ETF is expected to be renamed BMO MSCI EAFE Hedged to CAD Index ETF effective on or about April 1, 2013.
*BMO ETFs are administered and managed by BMO Asset Management Inc., an investment fund manager and portfolio manager and a separate legal entity from Bank of Montreal.
Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments in exchange traded funds. Please read the prospectus before investing. Exchange traded funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.
"S&P®" and "S&P 500®" are trade-marks of Standard and Poor's Financial Services LLC and "TSX" is a trade-mark of TSX Inc. These and other associated trade-marks and/or service marks have been licensed for use by BMO Asset Management Inc. None of the BMO ETFS are sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by any of its aforementioned trade-mark owners and the related index providers or their respective affiliates or their third party licensors and these entities make no representation, warranty or condition regarding the advisability of buying, selling or holding units in the BMO ETFs.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average(SM) is a product of Dow Jones Opco, LLC, ("Dow Jones Opco"), a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and has been licensed for use. "Dow Jones®" and "Dow Jones Industrial Average(SM)" are service marks of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings, LLC ("Dow Jones") and have been licensed to Dow Jones Opco for use for certain purposes. BMO ETFs based on Dow Jones indexes are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Dow Jones Opco, Dow Jones or their respective affiliates, and Dow Jones Opco, Dow Jones and their respective affiliates make no representation regarding the advisability of trading in such product(s).
The funds or securities referred to herein are not sponsored, endorsed, or promoted by MSCI, and MSCI bears no liability with respect to any such funds or securities or any index on which such funds or securities are based. The prospectus contains a more detailed description of the limited relationship MSCI has with BMO Asset Management Inc. and any related funds.
Further information about BMO ETFs can be found at www.bmo.com/etfs.
About BMO Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
Established in May 2009, BMO Financial Group's ETF business is a leading ETF provider in Canada. Since its inception, the lineup of BMO ETFs has grown to 48 listed funds and includes several industry firsts. BMO ETFs provide Canadian investors with broader choices and greater access to an innovative portfolio of investment products.
About BMO Financial Group
Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly-diversified North American financial services organization. With total assets of $542 billion as at January 31, 2013, and more than 46,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.