Shareholder Dividend Reinvestment and Share Purchase Plan
The Bank of Montreal Shareholder Dividend Reinvestment and Share Purchase Plan (the "Plan") permits the reinvestment of a shareholder’s cash dividends to purchase additional common shares of Bank of Montreal (the "Bank"). The purchase price of such common shares, if purchased on the open market, will be based on the average of the actual cost incurred by the Agent to purchase such common shares and, if purchased from the Bank, will be based on the Average Market Price, being the average of the closing prices for a board lot of the Bank’s common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange on the five trading days on which at least a board lot of the Bank’s common shares was traded immediately preceding the Investment Period (as defined in the Plan).
There may also be a discount of up to 5% from such Average Market Price if the Bank issues new common shares from its treasury.
For the dividend payable on November 28, 2012, the common shares purchased under the Plan will be issued from treasury without a discount. Previously, common shares purchased under the Plan were issued at a two percent discount from the average market price of the common shares (as defined in the Plan).
Optional cash payments of up to $40,000 (Canadian or U.S.) in each twelve month period ending October 31 will be used to purchase common shares under the Plan on the same average price basis as set forth above, without any discount.
The Plan is available to registered holders of common shares and registered holders of any series of either class A or B preferred shares of the Bank which have been determined to be eligible to participate in the Plan. Participation in the Plan is only open to residents of Canada and the US. All administrative expenses, including brokerage commissions, fees or other expenses of the Agent, will be paid by the Bank.
The common shares of the Bank are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and on The New York Stock Exchange.
To access the Plan documents, please visit:
For any questions regarding the Plan, please phone, write or email the Bank’s transfer agent at:
Computershare Trust Company of Canada
100 University Avenue, 9th Floor
Toronto, ON M5J 2Y1
Tel: 1-800-340-5021 (Canada and U.S.)
514-982-7800 (All other countries)