Shareholder Information


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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.

Important Dates

  • Fiscal Year End: October 31
  • Annual Meeting: April 5, 2018, 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 at

2018 Dividend Payment Dates*

Common and preferred shares record dates

  • February 1
  • May 1
  • August 1
  • November 1

Common shares
payment dates

  • February 27
  • May 28
  • August 28
  • November 27

Preferred shares
payment dates

  • February 26
  • May 25
  • August 27
  • November 26

*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.

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 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 Bristol, United Kingdom and Canton, Massachusetts, respectively. See below 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.



Employee Ownership*

85.1% of Canadian employees participate in the BMO Employee Share Ownership Plan – a clear indication of their commitment to the company.
*As of October 31, 2017.

Credit Ratings

Credit rating information appears in the Financial Performance and Condition at a Glance and on page 105 of the Enterprise-Wide Risk Management (PDF, 718 KB) section of the MD&A and at

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


Share Data

Common Share Trading in Fiscal 2017

Primary stock exchanges Ticker Closing price
October 31, 2017
  High   Low Total volume of shares traded
TSX BMO $ 98.83 $ 104.15 $ 83.58 373.8 million
NYSE BMO US$ 76.61 US$ 78.83 US$ 62.33 114.0 million


Common Share History

Dividends Paid per Share in 2017 and Prior Years

Bank of Montreal has paid dividends for 189 years – the longest-running dividend payout record of any company in Canada.

Issue/Class Ticker Shares outstanding at October 31, 2017   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013

(a) Dividend amount paid in 2017 was $3.52. Dividend amount declared in 2017 was $3.56.

(b) Series 5 were issued in February 1998 and redeemed in February 2013. Dividend amount declared in 2013 of $0.33 was included in the redemption price.

(c) Series 13 were issued in January 2007 and redeemed in May 2015.

(d) Series 14 were issued in September 2007 and redeemed in May 2017.

(e) Series 15 were issued in March 2008 and redeemed in May 2017.

(f) Series 16 were issued in June 2008.

(g) Series 17 were issued in August 2013.

(h) Series 18 were issued in December 2008 and redeemed in February 2014.

(i) Series 21 were issued in March 2009 and redeemed in May 2014.

(j) Series 23 were issued in June 2009 and redeemed in February 2015.

(k) Series 25 were issued in March 2011.

(l) Series 26 were issued in August 2016.

(m) Series 27 Non-Viability Contingent Capital (NVCC) were issued in April 2014.

(n) Series 29 (NVCC) were issued in June 2014.

(o) Series 31 (NVCC) were issued in July 2014.

(p) Series 33 (NVCC) were issued in June 2015.

(q) Series 35 (NVCC) were issued in July 2015.

(r) Series 36 (NVCC) were issued in October 2015 by way of private placement and are not listed on an exchange.

(s) Series 38 (NVCC) were issued in October 2016.

(t) Series 40 (NVCC) were issued in March 2017.

(u) Series 42 (NVCC) were issued in June 2017.

Common BMO 647,816,318 $ 3.52 (a) $ 3.36 $ 3.20 $ 3.04 $ 2.92
Preferred Class B  
Series 5 (b) BMO.PR.H         $ 0.66
Series 13 (c) BMO.PR.J     $ 0.84 $ 1.13 $ 1.13
Series 14 (d) BMO.PR.K $ 0.98 $ 1.31 $ 1.31 $ 1.31 $ 1.31
Series 15 (e) BMO.PR.L $ 1.09 $ 1.45 $ 1.45 $ 1.45 $ 1.45
Series 16 (f) BMO.PR.M 6,267,391 $ 0.85 $ 0.85 $ 0.85 $ 0.85 $ 1.30
Series 17 (g) BMO.PR.R 5,732,609 $ 0.54 $ 0.54 $ 0.62 $ 0.65  
Series 18 (h) BMO.PR.N       $ 0.81 $ 1.63
Series 21 (i) BMO.PR.O       $ 1.22 $ 1.63
Series 23 (j) BMO.PR.P     $ 0.68 $ 1.35 $ 1.35
Series 25 (k) BMO.PR.Q 9,425,607 $ 0.45 $ 0.98 $ 0.98 $ 0.98 $ 0.98
Series 26 (l) BMO.PR.A 2,174,393 $ 0.31        
Series 27 (m) BMO.PR.S 20,000,000 $ 1.00 $ 1.00 $ 1.00 $ 0.34  
Series 29 (n) BMO.PR.T 16,000,000 $ 0.98 $ 0.98 $ 1.19    
Series 31 (o) BMO.PR.W 12,000,000 $ 0.95 $ 0.95 $ 1.02    
Series 33 (p) BMO.PR.Y 8,000,000 $ 0.95 $ 1.16      
Series 35 (q) BMO.PR.Z 6,000,000 $ 1.25 $ 1.35      
Series 36 (r) 600,000 $ 58.50 $ 35.88      
Series 38 (s) BMO.PR.B 24,000,000 $ 1.03        
Series 40 (t) BMO.PR.C 20,000,000 $ 0.52        
Series 42 (u) BMO.PR.D 16,000,000          



Where to Find More Information


Contact our Transfer Agent and Registrar for:

  • Dividend information
  • Change in share registration or address
  • Lost certificates
  • Estate transfers
  • Duplicate mailings
  • Direct registration

Computershare Trust Company of Canada

100 University Avenue, 8th Floor, Toronto, ON  M5J 2Y1

Canada and the United States
Call: 1-800-340-5021
Fax: 1-888-453-0330

Call: 514-982-7800
Fax: 416-263-9394

Computershare Trust Company, N.A.

Co-Transfer Agent (U.S.)

Online filing information:

BMO filings in Canada
Canadian Securities Administrators

BMO filings in the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission

For all other shareholder inquiries:

Shareholder Services
BMO Financial Group
Corporate Secretary’s Office
21st Floor, 1 First Canadian Place
Toronto, ON  M5X 1A1
Call: 416-867-6785 Fax: 416-867-6793

Institutional Investors and Research Analysts

To obtain additional financial information:

Head, Investor Relations
BMO Financial Group
10th Floor, 1 First Canadian Place
Toronto, ON  M5X 1A1
Call: 416-867-4770 Fax: 416-867-3367


For information on BMO’s Employee Share Ownership Plan:
Call: 1-877-266-6789


To obtain printed copies of the annual report or make inquiries about company news and initiatives:

Corporate Communications Department
BMO Financial Group
28th Floor, 1 First Canadian Place
Toronto, ON  M5X 1A1

On peut obtenir sur demande un exemplaire en français.


For assistance with your investment portfolio or other financial needs:

BMO Bank of Montreal
English and French: 1-877-225-5266
Cantonese and Mandarin: 1-800-665-8800
Outside Canada and the continental United States: 514-881-3845
TTY service for hearing impaired customers: 1-866-889-0889

BMO InvestorLine: 1-888-776-6886

BMO Harris Bank
United States: 1-888-340-2265
Outside the United States: 1-847-238-2265

BMO Nesbitt Burns: 416-359-4000

Corporate Governance

Our website provides information on our corporate governance practices, including our code of conduct, our Director Independence Standards and our board mandate and committee charters.

Management Proxy Circular

Our management proxy circular contains information on our directors, board committee reports and a detailed discussion of our corporate governance practices. It will be published in March 2018 and will be available on our website.

Stock Exchange Governance Requirements

A summary of the significant ways in which our corporate governance practices differ from the corporate governance practices required to be followed by U.S. domestic companies under New York Stock Exchange Listing Standards and NASDAQ Stock Market Rules is posted on our website.

Sustainability Performance

BMO’s Environmental, Social and Governance Report and Public Accountability Statement (ESG Report/PAS) outlines how we manage the environmental, social and governance impacts of our business while creating value for our many stakeholders. We use the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as a framework for reporting on our sustainability performance. The 2017 report will be available on our website in February 2018.

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