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Introduction - Building on Our Traditions

The BMO Code of business conduct and ethics, called FirstPrinciples, sets out rules and policies that help all BMO Financial Group employees do the right thing when dealing with our clients, suppliers, other stakeholders, and each other. It reflects our commitment to high standards of business conduct and ethics and builds on our proud tradition of doing what is fair, right, and legal.

FirstPrinciples applies to all Directors and Employees of the Bank of Montreal and its direct and indirect subsidiaries worldwide, collectively, BMO Financial Group. New Employees and Directors get a copy of the Code when they start working for us. They have to sign a declaration that they have read, understood, and will follow it. All Directors and Employees have to sign the same declaration each year.