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September 22, 2010 08:32 ET

REPEAT-Media Advisory: BMO Capital Markets to Donate One Day's Worth of Institutional Equity Trading Commissions to Charities That Support Education

For the Sixth Consecutive Year, BMO to Host Special Trading Day Today to Help Provide Access to Education for People Who Might Not Otherwise Have the Chance

TORONTO, ONTARIO and NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - Sept. 22, 2010) - BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO), is proud to host its 6th Annual North American Equity Through Education trading day on Wednesday, September 22, 2010.

Once again, BMO Capital Markets will donate one day's worth of institutional equity trading commissions earned in the U.S. and Canada to nine charitable organizations that seek to improve access to education for bright and deserving individuals.

Since the launch of the program in 2005, Equity Through Education has raised a total of CAD $8.1 million (US$7.4 million), assisting more than 2,000 individuals who have directly benefited through scholarships, bursaries and other educational programs.

The charities that BMO Capital Markets will support this year via Equity Through Education are:

- Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation (CMSF)

- The Financial Women's Association

- Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth (FAAY)

- The Jackie Robinson Foundation

- Lime Connect

- National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

- The Pathways to Education Program

- The YAI Network

- Youth in Motion's Top 20 Under 20 Program

To learn more about Equity Through Education visit:

About BMO's Charitable Giving

Equity Through Education® is a charitable initiative launched by BMO Capital Markets in 2005 to help people realize their educational ambitions by giving them the means to pursue those goals.

For more than 190 years, BMO Financial Group has believed in reinvesting in the communities it serves. In 2009, BMO Financial Group contributed $55 million in donations, sponsorships and events in Canada and the United States to groups, organizations and programs that help build and sustain resilient, vital and healthy communities.

About BMO Capital Markets

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 over 2,000 employees operating in 26 locations around the world, including 14 in North America.

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$386 billion total assets and 38,000 employees as at July 31, 2010.



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