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November 10, 2010 10:31 ET

Media Advisory-Q&A Opportunity: The 2010 BMO Capital Markets Retail Roundtable "Holiday Sales Outlook"

BMO Consumer Research Analysts to provide Holiday Sales Outlook as retailers and consumers approach Black Friday - the day after U.S. Thanksgiving -- on which U.S. retailers traditionally hope to see sales go into "the black"

Hear from industry experts about holiday trends in the toys, apparel and digital entertainment sectors, among other areas of the retail industry

NEW YORK, NEW YORK---(Marketwire - Nov. 10, 2010) - BMO Capital Markets (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO) Consumer and Entertainment Research Analysts will host a roundtable discussion on Monday, November 15, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET.

The conference call, which is being held for members of the media only, will focus on holiday sales and provide an outlook for key companies as retailers and consumers approach Black Friday on November 26.

WHAT: BMO Capital Markets Retail Roundtable discussion with media Q&A to follow
   
WHO: BMO's Consumer & Entertainment Research Analysts:
   
  Apparel Retail
  John D. Morris (Abercrombie & Fitch, Aéropostale, Gap, J. Crew, lululemon athletica, Limited Brands and more)
   
  Broadline Retail
  Wayne Hood (Costco, Kohl's, Macy's, JCPenney, Nordstrom, Target, Walmart, and more)
   
  Entertainment
  Jeffrey Logsdon (Disney, DreamWorks Animation, Lions Gate Entertainment, News Corp, Viacom and more)
   
  Digital Entertainment
  Edward Williams (Activision Blizzard, Ancestory.com, Electronic Arts, Gameloft, GameStop, International Game Technology, Netflix, TiVo and more)
   
  Toys and Leisure
  Gerrick Johnson (Carter's, Hasbro, JAKKS Pacific, LeapFrog, Mattel, and more)
   
DATE: Monday, November 15, 2010
  Beginning at 11:00 a.m. (ET)
   
TIME: 11:00 a.m.                       Introduction
  11:05 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  John D. Morris
  11:15 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.  Wayne Hood
  11:25 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.  Jeffrey Logsdon
  11:35 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Edward Williams
  11:45 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.  Gerrick Johnson
  11:55 a.m. - Noon           Closing Remarks 
   
* At the end of every session there will be a 5 minute Q&A opportunity *
   
Contact Holly Holt or Beja Rodeck to register and receive dial-in information.

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BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American financial services provider offering equity and debt underwriting, corporate lending and project financing, merger and acquisitions advisory services, merchant banking, securitization, treasury management, market risk management, debt and equity research and institutional sales and trading. BMO Capital Markets has more than 2,000 employees operating in 26 locations around the world, including 14 in North America.

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