BMO at a Glance

Lisa Levac

Lisa Levac, Branch Manager, Ottawa, ON


Who We Are

Established in 1817, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America. We are the eighth-largest bank in North America by assets, with total assets of $710 billion and an engaged and diverse base of 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. We serve eight million customers across Canada through our Canadian personal and commercial arm, BMO Bank of Montreal. We also serve customers through our wealth management businesses: BMO Global Asset Management, BMO Nesbitt Burns, BMO Private Banking, BMO Insurance and BMO InvestorLine. BMO Capital Markets, our investment and corporate banking and trading products division, provides a full suite of financial products and services to North American and international clients. In the United States, BMO serves customers through BMO Harris Bank, based in the U.S. Midwest with more than two million retail, small business and commercial customers. BMO Financial Group conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

Reporting Excellence

This year, BMO received the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada Platinum Award for excellence in corporate reporting, recognizing exemplary quality in all four judging categories: financial reporting, corporate governance disclosure, electronic disclosure and sustainability reporting. The CPA restructured its awards system in 2017, eliminating industry sector awards. Only four companies in the entire field achieved Platinum status. This is the third consecutive year that BMO has been recognized with a CPA Award of Excellence.


Reasons to Invest in BMO

  • Strong, diversified businesses that continue to deliver robust earnings growth and long-term value for shareholders.
    • Large North American commercial banking business with advantaged market share.
    • Well-established, highly profitable core banking business in Canada.
    • Diversified U.S. banking operations well positioned to benefit from growth opportunities.
    • Award-winning wealth franchise with an active presence in markets across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.
    • Competitively advantaged Canadian and growing mid-cap focused U.S. capital markets business.
  • Well-capitalized with an attractive dividend yield.
  • Efficiency-focused, enabled by technology innovation, simplification, process enhancement and increased digitalization across channels.
  • Customer-centric operating model guided by a disciplined loyalty measurement program.
  • Adherence to the highest standards of corporate governance, including sustainability principles that ensure we consider social, economic and environmental impacts as we pursue sustainable growth.

A 189-Year Dividend Record

BMO Financial Group has the longest-running dividend payout record of any company in Canada, at 189 years. BMO common shares had an annual dividend yield of 3.6% at October 31, 2017.


Compound Annual Growth Rate

BMO 15-year: 7.5%

BMO 5-year: 4.8%

Dividends Declared ($ per share)

  • 2005: 1.85
  • 2006: 2.26
  • 2007: 2.71
  • 2008: 2.80
  • 2009: 2.80
  • 2010: 2.80
  • 2011: 2.80
  • 2012: 2.82
  • 2013: 2.94
  • 2014: 3.08
  • 2015: 3.24
  • 2016: 3.40
  • 2017: 3.56


Our Strategic Footprint

BMO’s strategic footprint spans strong regional economies. Our three operating groups (Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Capital Markets and BMO Wealth Management) serve individuals, businesses, governments and corporate customers across Canada and the United States with a focus on six U.S. Midwest states – Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri and Kansas. Our significant presence in North America is bolstered by operations in select global markets in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America, allowing us to provide all our customers with access to economies and markets around the world.

Map of the world showing BMO's global and North American footprints.
North American footprint
Global footprint


North American footprint
Global footprint


United States


We serve eight million customers across Canada through our Canadian personal and commercial arm, BMO Bank of Montreal. We also serve customers through BMO Capital Markets and our wealth management businesses.

United States

Personal and Commercial Banking and Wealth Management footprint

  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Wisconsin

Additional Wealth Management locations

  • Denver, CO
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Portland, OR
  • Rockford, IL
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • West Palm Beach, FL

Additional Commercial Banking locations

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Irvine, CA
  • Irving, TX
  • Rancho Cordova, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Washington, DC

Europe and
Middle East

Wealth Management

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Amsterdam
  • Edinburgh
  • Frankfurt
  • Geneva
  • Lisbon
  • London
  • Madrid
  • Milan
  • Paris
  • Stockholm
  • Zurich


Wealth Management

  • Hong Kong
  • Melbourne
  • Singapore
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BMO Capital Markets offices

BMO Capital Markets has approximately 2,500 professionals in 30 locations around the world.

Map of the world showing BMO Capital Markets offices in Canada, the United States, and around the world.



  • Calgary, AB
  • Montreal, QC
  • Toronto, ON
  • Vancouver, BC

United States

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Denver, CO
  • Houston, TX
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • New York, NY
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Washington, DC


  • Abu Dhabi
  • Beijing
  • Dublin
  • Guangzhou
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Melbourne
  • Mexico City
  • Mumbai
  • Paris
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Shanghai
  • Singapore
  • Taipei
  • Zurich
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Reported net income by country 2017

Canada: 71% Other countries: 6% United States: 23%
71% Canada
23% United States
6% Other countries