BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets

April 06, 2011 11:00 ET

Global Mining Veteran Egizio Bianchini Appointed Vice-Chair of BMO Capital Markets

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 6, 2011) - BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO), is pleased to announce that Egizio Bianchini has been appointed Vice-Chair, BMO Capital Markets.

As a Vice-Chair, Mr. Bianchini will continue to co-head the firm's global Metals & Mining Group with Jason Neal, with an emphasis on the continued growth of the group, as well as the development of key client relationships.

"With over 20 years of industry experience, Egizio is one of the world's most highly regarded investment banking professionals to the global metals & mining sector," said Bill Butt, Global Head Investment & Corporate Banking, BMO Capital Markets. "Egizio sets a high bar for all of us. He works tirelessly to help our clients worldwide achieve their strategic objectives."

Mr. Bianchini has been instrumental in helping to establish BMO's Beijing, Mumbai, Melbourne and London Metals & Mining coverage efforts, while at the same time growing the firm's domestic North American business. Over the last five years, Mr. Bianchini and the metals and mining group have advised on more than $80 billion worth of transactions and assisted clients with their corporate development objectives. During this time, he has also spearheaded an ambitious growth plan that saw the Metals & Mining practice grow from a handful of people to over 55 professionals around the world.

"Egizio's appointment signifies our commitment to the metals and mining sector which we have been serving for generations," added Mr. Butt.

Mr. Bianchini joined BMO Capital Markets in 1989 as an equity research analyst covering precious metals and mineral stocks, before taking a leadership role in the firm's mining investment & corporate banking practice in 2001.

About BMO Capital Markets Global Metals and Mining

BMO Financial Group has been supporting the Metals & Mining industry for nearly 100 years. With over 50 professionals in 26 offices worldwide, including Australia, Europe and China, BMO Capital Markets Global Metals and Mining group is a one-stop provider of financial solutions to an industry where vision, speed and the ability to transcend borders have become the benchmarks for success.

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American financial services provider, with over 2,000 employees operating in 14 North American offices and 26 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$410 billion total assets and 38,000 employees as at January 31, 2011.

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