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October 02, 2012 14:17 ET

Media Advisory: BMO Capital Markets to Donate One Day's Worth of Institutional Equity Trading Commissions to North American Charities

More than $11 million has been raised through the program since 2005

TORONTO, ONTARIO and NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - Oct. 2, 2012) - BMO Capital Markets, the investment & corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO) will once again be hosting its Equity Through Education trading day on October 3, 2012.

For the eighth consecutive year, BMO Capital Markets will donate the institutional equity trading commissions earned in the U.S. and Canada during the course of the day to eight charitable organizations that seek to improve access to education through scholarships, bursaries, mentoring programs and job search strategy forums.

The program has raised more than $11 million since it was established in 2005 and assisted more than 2,500 individuals.

This year, the proceeds from the BMO Capital Markets Equity Through Education trading day will go to the following eight North American charities:

Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation

The Financial Women's Association

Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth

The Jackie Robinson Foundation

Indspire

Lime Connect

Pathways to Education Canada

Women in Capital Markets

About BMO Capital Markets Equity Through Education Program

Equity Through Education is a charitable initiative aimed at creating a more diverse workplace by offering support to help people realize their educational ambitions by providing those individuals with opportunities they might not otherwise have. To learn more about Equity Through Education visit: http://www.bmocm.com/equitythrougheducation.

To learn more about Equity Through Education visit: http://www.bmocm.com/equitythrougheducation.

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American financial services provider, with 2,200 employees operating in 29 offices worldwide, including 16 in North America and 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, one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America with total assets of $542 billion and more than 46,000 employees as at July 31, 2012.

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