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Shareholder Information

Market for Shares of Bank of Montreal

The common shares of Bank of Montreal are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges. The preferred shares of Bank of Montreal are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Managing Your Shares

Our Transfer Agent and Registrar

Computershare Trust Company of Canada serves as Transfer Agent and Registrar for common and preferred shares, with transfer facilities in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver. Computershare Investor Services PLC and Computershare Trust Company, N.A. serve as Transfer Agents and Registrars for common shares in London, England and Golden, Colorado, respectively. See Where to Find More Information for contact information.

Reinvesting Your Dividends and Purchasing Additional Common Shares

Through the Shareholder Dividend Reinvestment and Share Purchase Plan, you can reinvest cash dividends from your BMO common shares to purchase additional BMO common shares without paying a commission or service charge. You can also purchase additional common shares in amounts up to $40,000 per fiscal year. Contact Computershare Trust Company of Canada or Shareholder Services for details.

Direct Deposit

You can choose to have your dividends deposited directly to an account in any financial institution in Canada or the United States that provides electronic funds transfer.

Personal Information Security

We advise our shareholders to be diligent in protecting their personal information. Details are available at: www.bmo.com/security.

Credit Ratings

Credit rating information appears in the Financial Performance and Condition at a Glance section of this annual report and on our website at: www.bmo.com/creditratings.

Auditors

KPMG LLP

Important Dates

Fiscal Year End     October 31
Annual Meeting     March 22, 2011, 9:30 a.m. (local time)

The annual meeting of shareholders will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Park Ballroom, 791 West Georgia Street. The meeting will be webcast. Details are available on our website at: www.bmo.com/investorrelations.


2011 Dividend Payment Dates*

     
Common and preferred
shares record dates
Common shares
payment dates
Preferred shares
payment dates
February 1 February 28 February 25
May 2 May 26 May 25
August 2 August 26 August 25
November 1 November 28 November 25
 

* Subject to approval by the Board of Directors

The Bank Act prohibits a bank from paying or declaring a dividend if it is or would thereby be in contravention of capital adequacy regulations. Currently, this limitation does not restrict the payment of dividends on Bank of Montreal’s common or preferred shares.

 

Employee Ownership*

81% of Canadian employees participate in the BMO Employee Share Ownership Plan – a clear indication of their commitment to the company.
* As of October 31, 2010

Normal Course Issuer Bid

On December 13, 2010, we announced a new normal course issuer bid, commencing December 16, 2010 and ending December 15, 2011, under which we may repurchase for cancellation up to 15 million BMO common shares, representing approximately 2.6% of the “public float” (as defined by the TSX) of our common shares.

Have Your Say

If you have a question you would like to ask at our annual meeting of shareholders, you can submit your question in person or during the webcast. You can also submit a question to the board by writing to the Corporate Secretary at Corporate Secretary’s Office, 21st Floor, 1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON M5X 1A1, or emailing corp.secretary@bmo.com.

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