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May 11, 2011 08:31 ET

Media Advisory: BMO Capital Markets to Host Annual Farm-to-Market Investor Conference

Conference addresses topics from fertilizer, agriculture and protein, to retail distribution companies and supermarkets

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - May 11, 2011) - BMO Capital Markets (BMOCM), the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE:BMO)(TSX:BMO), will hold its annual Farm-to-Market investor conference on May 17 and 18 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

This two-day event will bring together senior management from leading agriculture, fertilizer, and food retail companies, providing an in-depth look at each sector and a global perspective on the challenges and opportunities ahead.

BMO Capital Markets food analyst Kenneth Zaslow will host the Agriculture and Protein segment of the conference. The Fertilizer segment will be hosted by analysts Edwin Chee and Joel Jackson. Analyst Karen Short will cover the retail distribution portion of the event.

Mike Schlotman, Chief Financial Officer, Kroger (KR), is set to deliver the keynote address on May 17 and Bill Doyle, Chief Executive of PotashCorp (POT), will deliver the keynote address on May 18.

More than 60 senior executives will present from leading agriculture, fertilizer, food and retail companies, including:

Agrium (AGU)
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
Bunge Limited (BG)
CF Industries (CF)
Kroger (KR)
K+S Aktiengesellschaft (SDF)
Pilgrim's Pride Corp (PPC)
PotashCorp (POT)
Sanderson Farms (SAFM)
Smithfield Foods (SFD)
SuperValue (SVU)
Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN)

For a complete list of presenting companies visit: www.bmocm.com/conferences/farmtomarket2011

Presentations will be broadcast live and archived at: www.bmocm.com/conferences/farmtomarket2011

An agenda, with presentation times for the conference, is also available on the web site (agenda subject to change).

Media who are interested in attending the conference and/or scheduling an interview, should call (416) 867-3996 or toll free at 1-866-298-8385.

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American financial services provider, with more than 2,000 employees operating in 26 offices worldwide, including 14 in North American, 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$413 billion total assets and 38,000 employees as at January 31, 2011.

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