SOURCE: BMO Global Asset Management

BMO Global Asset Management

July 11, 2013 10:00 ET

BMO Global Asset Management Strengthens Institutional Sales, Trust and Custody Efforts

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Jul 11, 2013) - BMO Global Asset Management announced the expansion of its Institutional Sales team with the addition of Sean Curry as Relationship Manager, Consultant Relations, and of its Trust and Custody team with the appointment of Kimberly Palleon as Manager for Trust and Custody Services. Curry will provide dedicated relationship management to investment consultants based in the Central and Eastern U.S. Palleon will oversee the Trust and Custody relationship management team.

Curry has more than 13 years of experience in investment and institutional relationship management. He joined BMO in 2005 and has focused on relationship management for asset management clients in the U.S. In addition, he has played a key role in identifying new institutional opportunities with current clients and national consultants. His past experience includes roles with multiple leading financial services companies. Curry has earned an MBA in Finance from Babson College. He will be based in Chicago.

"Sean's extensive experience, investment knowledge and leadership skills will be invaluable in strengthening and complementing BMO's dynamic Institutional Sales team," said Jennifer Pedigo, Managing Director - Head of Institutional Sales, BMO Global Asset Management.

Pedigo added that she continues to seek out innovative and seasoned professionals to further strengthen her Institutional Sales team.

Joining BMO in 1999, Palleon first served as a Relationship Coordinator on the Retirement Services relationship management team. In 2005, she became a Relationship Manager on the newly-established Not-for-Profit Services team. Palleon has over 13 years of experience administering custody, foundation, endowment, and master custody relationships and has extensive experience with securities lending. She has earned a BBA in both Finance and Marketing.

"With Kim's strong track record at BMO, her new leadership role will be of great benefit to our Trust and Custody clients. She shares our continued commitment to being a premiere, Trust and Custody services provider," said Todd Perala, Director, Retirement and Trust and Custody Relationship Management, BMO Global Asset Management.

About BMO Global Asset Management
BMO Global Asset Management is a global investment manager with more than $125 billion in assets under management as of April 30, 2013, including discretionary and non-discretionary assets under management.

Our two multi-disciplined teams are based in Toronto and Chicago/Milwaukee, and our network of world-class boutique managers is strategically located across the globe. They include Monegy, Inc., Pyrford International Ltd., Lloyd George Management and Taplin, Canida & Habacht, LLC. BMO Global Asset Management delivers service excellence from offices throughout North America, and in London, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Our approach has led us to be recognized by Pension & Investments as one of the world's largest 100 asset managers based on combined assets under management as of December 31, 2012.

We are a part of BMO Financial Group (NYSE: BMO), a fully diversified financial services organization with $555 billion total assets and more than 46,000 employees as of April 30, 2013.

BMO Global Asset Management is the brand name for various affiliated entities of BMO Financial Group that provide investment management, retirement plan services, and trust and custody. Certain of the products and services offered under the brand name BMO Global Asset Management are designed specifically for various categories of investors in a number of different countries and regions. Products and services are only offered to such investors in those countries and regions in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. BMO Financial Group is a service mark of Bank of Montreal (BMO).

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