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BMO Financial Group Proxy Circular Now Available

TORONTO, March 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BMO Financial Group (BMO)(BMO) today announced that it has filed its 2017 Notice of Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders and Management Proxy Circular with securities regulators and has mailed to common shareholders of Bank of Montreal. The document is available on the Bank's website at https://www.bmo.com/home/about/banking/investor-relations/annual-general-meeting, as well as on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

BMO's Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders will be held at the BMO Institute for Learning, in Toronto, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. EDT. The management proxy circular contains key information for shareholders regarding the meeting and the items to be voted on, including the election of directors, the appointment of auditors, the advisory vote on the approach to executive compensation, and confirmation of a by-law amendment regarding the maximum aggregate board compensation limit, as well as information on the shareholder proposals. The management proxy circular also contains a detailed description of the approach to executive compensation. 

About BMO Financial Group
Established in 1817, and currently marking its 200th year of operations, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America. With total assets of $692 billion as of January 31, 2017, and more than 45,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

For News Media Enquiries:
Paul Gammal, Toronto, paul.gammal@bmo.com, (416) 867-3996
Frederic Tremblay, Montreal, frederic1.tremblay@bmo.com, (514) 877-1873

For Investor Relations Enquiries:
Jill Homenuk, Toronto, jill.homenuk@bmo.com, (416) 867-4770
Christine Viau, Toronto, christine.viau@bmo.com, (416) 867-6956

Internet: www.bmo.com

For News Media Enquiries: Paul Gammal, Toronto, paul.gammal@bmo.com, (416) 867-3996; Frederic Tremblay, Montreal, frederic1.tremblay@bmo.com, (514) 877-1873; For Investor Relations Enquiries: Jill Homenuk, Toronto, jill.homenuk@bmo.com, (416) 867-4770; Christine Viau, Toronto, christine.viau@bmo.com, (416) 867-6956