Shareholder Information

Market for Shares of Bank of Montreal

The common shares of Bank of Montreal are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The preferred shares of Bank of Montreal are listed on the TSX.

Credit Ratings

Credit rating information appears in the Financial Performance and Condition at a Glance and on page 94 of the Enterprise-Wide Risk Management (PDF, 313 KB) section of this annual report, and on our website at:

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 on our website.



Important Dates

Fiscal Year End     October 31
Annual Meeting     April 1, 2014, 9:30 a.m. (local time)

The annual meeting of shareholders will be held in Toronto, Ontario, at the BMO Institute for Learning, 3550 Pharmacy Avenue. The meeting will be webcast. Details are available on our website.

2014 Dividend Payment Dates*

Common and preferred shares record dates
  • February 3
  • May 1
  • August 1
  • November 3
Common shares payment dates
  • February 26
  • May 27
  • August 26
  • November 26
Preferred shares payment dates
  • February 25
  • May 26
  • August 25
  • November 25

*Subject to approval by the Board of Directors.

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

Employee Ownership*

83.5% of Canadian employees participate in the BMO Employee Share Ownership Plan – a clear indication of their commitment to the company.
*As of October 31, 2013.