SOURCE: Varsity Group Inc.

September 11, 2006 15:00 ET

Varsity Group Inc. to Present at BMO Capital Markets 6th Annual Investor Conference

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 11, 2006 -- Varsity Group Inc. (NASDAQ: VSTY) announced today that Mark F. Thimmig, Chief Executive Officer, President, will present at BMO Capital Markets 6th Annual Back to School 2006 Education Conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Mr. Thimmig will provide an overview of the Company and its growth strategy. The presentation will begin at 10:15 AM (Eastern Time) 7:15 AM (Pacific Time) on Thursday, September 14th, 2006. The agenda and live web cast can be found at: This webcast will be available for replay from the Investors section of our website located at during the week of September 17th.

About Varsity Group Inc.

Varsity Group Inc. is a premier outsource solution provider to education institutions nationwide. Under the brands Varsity Books, Varsity Outfitters, Varsity Solutions, and Varsity Finance, Varsity provides solutions that enable schools to focus on their core educational mission. Varsity Group's solutions include comprehensive online textbook procurement, full-service school uniform outsourcing, plus marketing, branding and online course development and delivery services. Varsity Group's clients comprise a nationwide network including hundreds of educational institutions and hundreds of thousands of students and their families who benefit from these offerings.

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American financial services provider offering corporate, institutional and government clients access to a complete range of products and services. This includes equity and debt underwriting, corporate lending and project financing, merger and acquisitions advisory services, merchant banking, securitization, treasury and market risk management, debt and equity research and institutional sales and trading. With over 2,000 employees, BMO Capital Markets works proactively with clients to provide innovative and integrated financial solutions.

BMO Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group. Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group (TSX: BMO) (NYSE: BMO) is a highly diversified financial services organization. With total assets of $268.5 billion at April 30, 2006 and more than 34,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions. The organization's first branches in the U.S. opened in New York in 1858 and Chicago in 1861.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Varsity Group's business that are not historical facts are "Forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005.

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