BMO Financial Group

BMO Financial Group

June 29, 2011 06:00 ET

Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity-PROUD: BMO Hosts Panel to Discuss the Unique Financial Challenges Facing the LGBT Community

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 29, 2011) - The spotlight is on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community – June is Pride Month and celebrations are underway in Toronto for Pride Week. Furthermore, in the U.S., President Obama has been making headlines with his stance on gay rights, while New York just became the sixth U.S. state to legalize gay marriage.

Media representatives are invited to a media briefing today at 11:00 a.m. ET featuring Dr. Amy D'Aprix, BMO's Life Transition Expert, Gavin Clark of BMO Nesbitt Burns and Nada Ristich, Director of Corporate Donations, who will discuss unique issues facing the community as well as BMO's ongoing support for diversity both in and out of the workplace.

Experts speaking on key issues, including:
  • Unique retirement/financial planning issues facing the LGBT community: estate planning, care giving, housing.
    • Alternative options for things like retirement housing or care giving can be more expensive and can add as much as $50,000 in annual costs to retirement plans.
  • Promoting equity and diversity in the workplace
  • Understanding the evolving social issues and causes of increasing importance to the community
Dr. Amy D'Aprix, BMO Life Transition Expert
Gavin Clark, Chair of LGBT Affinity Group, BMO Financial Group
Nada Ristich, Director, Corporate Donations, BMO Financial Group
Media are invited to participate by phone:
Toll-free: 1-866-696-5910 or 416-641-2144
Passcode: 3270008
Today at 11:00 a.m. ET

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