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BMO Financial Group

May 22, 2013 15:45 ET

BMO Financial Group Pledges $25,000 to Oklahoma Tornado Disaster Relief

CHICAGO, IL and HOUSTON, TX and TORONTO--(Marketwired - May 22, 2013) - BMO Financial Group today pledged $25,000 to the American Red Cross for its tornado disaster relief efforts in Oklahoma. The donation will support efforts by the Red Cross to provide relief to families and communities affected by the devastating tornadoes that destroyed homes and took lives across Oklahoma this week.

"The American Red Cross is working tirelessly to help people in Oklahoma after the recent devastating tornadoes with shelters, food, water and supplies and are providing tremendous leadership to help start the recovery process," said Tod Benton, Managing Director & Head of U.S. Energy, BMO Capital Markets. "We encourage others to consider doing whatever you can to help in this important recovery and rebuilding in the coming weeks and months."

"Everyone at BMO is deeply saddened by the tragedy which is impacting a very strong community, but a community that could use all of our support during this time of need," said Mark Furlong, President and CEO of BMO Harris Bank.

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 personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.

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