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2013

BMO Financial Group Private Banking Firms Honoured by Global Brands Magazine in Multiple Geographies

December 6, 2013 – BMO Harris Private Banking and BMO Private Bank, both part of BMO Financial Group, have been recognized in multiple geographies by Global Brands Magazine for success in providing customized quality wealth management solutions and product innovation globally.

BMO InvestorLine and BMO ETFs Honoured at 19th Annual Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards

November 28, 2013 – BMO Financial Group claimed multiple honours last night at the 19th annual Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards. BMO InvestorLine was named Best Online Brokerage 2013 and BMO Asset Management Inc. (BMO AM) was awarded Best ETF Initiative.

BMO Financial Group Named a GTA Top Employer for 2014

November 27, 2013 – For the eighth consecutive year, BMO Financial Group has been named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc., the publishers of Canada's Top 100 Employers.

BMO Capital Markets Named 2013 Best Bank for the Canadian Dollar by FX Week

November 25, 2013 – BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO), has been named the Best Bank for the Canadian Dollar by FX Week for the third year running.

BMO Capital Markets Is Named a National Champion in the Fight Against Cystic Fibrosis

November 22, 2013 – Pat Cronin, Managing Director and Head of Trading Products, BMO Capital Markets, has received the National Champion Award on behalf of BMO Capital Markets for its tireless support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

The Globe and Mail Ranks BMO InvestorLine as the Top Bank-Owned Online Brokerage in Canada for Third Year in a Row

November 20, 2013 – BMO InvestorLine has been named the top bank-owned online brokerage firm in Canada for the third consecutive year in the 15th annual Globe and Mail ranking of online brokers.

BMO InvestorLine Named Best Canadian Online Brokerage by Surviscor

October 22, 2013 – BMO InvestorLine has been named the 'Best Online Discount Brokerage Firm in Canada' by Surviscor's Online Discount Brokerage scorCard, a semi-annual, impartial assessment of online features and functionality at Canadian online discount brokerage institutions.

BMO Wins ASTD BEST Award

October 4, 2013 – BMO Financial Group received a prestigious ASTD BEST Award at American Society for Training and Development's (ASTD) 11th Annual BEST Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on October 1. BMO placed 11th out of 28 winners from around the world. BMO was the only Canadian bank to receive an ASTD BEST Award. This is the second time in three years that BMO's corporate university, The Institute for Learning (IFL), has been honoured with an ASTD BEST Award. BMO's ranking improved six positions compared to its previous win in 2011, when it was ranked 17th out of 32 learning organizations.

BMO Named to CDP Canada 200 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index for Fourth Straight Year

October 2, 2013 – For the fourth consecutive year, BMO Financial Group has achieved a position in CDP's Canada 200 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). This annual index highlights the largest 200 companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (Canada 200) that have displayed a strong approach to the disclosure of information regarding climate change. BMO placed third of 21 companies on the list.

BMO Financial Group Receives Progressive Aboriginal Relations Award for its Work with Aboriginal Communities, Businesses and Peoples

September 23, 2013 – BMO Financial Group was presented with a Gold level standing in the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) for its efforts to enhance partnerships with Canada's First Peoples.

BMO's Jim Johnston, Ula Ubani Named to Canada's 2014 Clean50

September 19, 2013 – Two key figures in BMO's ongoing efforts to be a leader in environmental sustainability, Jim Johnston and Ula Ubani, were honoured today by being named to Canada's 2014 Clean50 list. Canada's Clean50 Awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group to recognize those 50 individuals or small teams, from 16 different categories, who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past two years.

BMO’s Deirdre Drake Named 2013 Leading Executive Ally in Out On Bay Street Annual Awards

September 19, 2013 – Deirdre Drake, Managing Director and Chief HR Officer for BMO Capital Markets, has won the 2013 Out On Bay Street Leading Executive Ally Award.

World Finance Magazine Selects BMO Harris Private Banking as Best Private Bank in Canada

September 13, 2013 – For the third consecutive year, BMO Harris Private Banking has been named the Best Private Bank in Canada by World Finance Magazine.

BMO named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI)

September 12, 2013 – For the ninth consecutive year, Bank of Montreal has been named to the DJSI North American Index, a global sustainability index used by investors who integrate sustainability factors into their decision making.

BMO’s top five scores from the 22 different economic, environmental and social criteria were:

1. Anti-Crime Policy/Measures;
2. Risk and Crisis Management;
3. Customer Relationship Management;
4. Climate Strategy (Governance);
5. Code of Conduct/Compliance.

BMO Wins National and International Honours for Governance and Innovation in Law

August 22, 2013 – BMO Financial Group's Legal, Corporate and Compliance Group received two top honours this week for its innovative use of technology to facilitate information sharing, learning and regulatory compliance throughout the organization.

BMO Capital Markets Earns Top Marks in Prime Broker Survey

July 26, 2013 – BMO Capital Markets, the investment & corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO), has earned the highest marks of any Canadian prime broker in a survey by Global Custodian Magazine.

The survey showed BMO earned "Best in Class" recognition in 10 out of 13 categories measured across Canadian providers of highly competitive prime brokerage services, making it the #1 Prime Broker in Canada.

BMO Congratulates BMO Inductees into IIAC Hall of Fame

July 12, 2013 – BMO Financial Group today congratulated three BMO representatives who were among the inaugural eight inductees in the Investment Industry Association of Canada's new IIAC Investment Hall of Fame

BMO receives 2013 Corporate Diversity Award by the Canadian Board Diversity Council (CBDC)

June 20, 2013 – The CBDC honoured BMO Financial Group with the 2013 Governance in Diversity Award for its leadership in diversity and the board's adoption of a written, public board diversity policy. To view the policy, go to: Corporate Governance.

BMO Financial Group Receives 2013 Social Responsibility Award, and BMO's Simon Fish Honoured as General Counsel of the Year

June 18, 2013 – BMO Financial Group received the 2013 Social Responsibility Award, and Simon Fish, BMO Executive Vice President and General Counsel was named the 2013 General Counsel of the Year during the ninth annual Canadian General Counsel Awards (CGCA). BMO and the bank’s legal group were recognized for the significant work they are doing to drive change in the areas of sustainability and diversity, both within the bank and the broader legal community.

BMO selected as one of the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada for the fifth consecutive year

2013 Top 50 Socially Repsonsible Corporations

June 7, 2013 – BMO was named to Maclean's/Sustainalytics list of the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada for the fifth consecutive year. The Top 50 highlights Canadian companies that are leading the way in corporate social responsibility. BMO was praised for the following:

  • BMO’s board diversity policy ensures that women represent at least a third of the bank’s independent board of directors.
  • Equity and debt financing to the renewable energy sector amounted to $3.6 billion in fiscal 2012, one of the highest among Canadian banks for that year.
  • BMO funds a nationwide financial literacy program that aims to educate 45,000 students on personal finance over three years.

BMO named as one of Canada’s “Best 50 Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Knights

Corporate Knights Best 50 Corporate Citizens June 6, 2013 – BMO was named by Corporate Knights as one of Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens. The methodology for the Best 50 Corporate Citizens is based on 12 key performance indicators covering resource, employee, and financial management. The ranking is based on publicly disclosed data for the year 2011.

BMO Capital Markets Named Best Trade Bank in Canada Amid Rising Demand for Trade Finance

June 3, 2013 – BMO Capital Markets, the investment & corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO), has been named the Best Trade Bank in Canada for a fourth consecutive year by Trade Finance Magazine.

BMO Honoured With Two Prestigious Awards from Sponsorship Marketing Council of Canada

April 30, 2013 – BMO received a Gold Award for Sustained Success for its Local Soccer Clubs Program. The program was recognized for being BMO-owned, locally driven, and for supporting its sponsorship of more than 1,000 local youth soccer teams across Canada.

In the Special Interest Category, BMO took home an Award of Distinction for its over 100-year partnership as the Official Bank and Champion Level Sponsor of the Calgary Stampede.

BMO Harris Private Banking Named Best Private Bank in Canada for Third Consecutive Year

April 24, 2013 – Global Banking and Finance Review has announced it has named BMO Harris Private Banking the Best Private Bank in Canada for 2013. This is the third year in a row BMO Harris Private Banking has received this honour.

BMO Recognized as One of Canada's Top Employers for Canadians Over 40

April 9, 2013 – For the third consecutive year, BMO Financial Group has been named one of Canada's Best Employers for Canadians over 40 by Mediacorp Inc., the publishers of Canada's Top 100 Employers.

BMO Wins Celent Model Bank Award for Innovative Online Appointment Booking Tool

March 25, 2013 – BMO Bank of Montreal has been recognized by global financial services research firm Celent with a 2013 Model Bank Impact Award for BMO Bank by Appointment.

BMO Financial Group Only Canadian Bank to Win Global Recognition for Excellence in Leadership Development

March 6, 2013 – BMO Financial Group is the only Canadian bank named amongst winners of the prestigious WhatWorks(R) Awards, which were announced today by Bersin by Deloitte – a global research and consulting company that guides Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 companies worldwide to develop and implement effective HR, talent and learning strategies.

BMO Capital Markets Foreign Exchange Group Wins Three Awards from the China Foreign Exchange Trade System

March 4, 2013 – The BMO Capital Markets Foreign Exchange Group was named the Best Spot Market Maker, Most Popular Market Maker and Best G7 Market Maker.

BMO Capital Markets Named Best Canadian Investment Bank, World's Best Metals & Mining Investment Bank

February 25, 2013 – BMO Capital Markets, the investment & corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (TSX/NYSE:BMO), has been named Canada's Best Investment Bank and World's Best Metals & Mining Investment Bank in the Global Finance World's Best Investment Banks 2013 Awards.

BMO Mutual Funds Honoured at Lipper Awards

February 6, 2013 – Two BMO mutual funds were recognized at the Lipper Fund Awards at a ceremony in Toronto. The funds which took home top honours were:

  • BMO Guardian Asian Growth and Income Fund (best fund over three and five years in the Asian Pacific Equity category)
  • BMO European Fund (best fund over three years in the European Equity category)

BMO Investment Funds Win for Consistent and Outstanding Performance in 2012

February 1, 2013 – Sixteen BMO investment funds have been recognized by Fundata Canada Inc. with FundGrade A+ ratings, signifying consistent top performance - with risk-adjusted returns - in a calendar year.

BMO Mutual Funds Investment Centre Wins DALBAR Mutual Funds Service Award for Seventh Straight Year

January 15, 2013 – The BMO Investment Centre, which provides mutual fund advice and assists clients in building mutual fund portfolios, ranked highest among mutual fund companies for its English- and French-language services in DALBAR's Performance Evaluation of Mutual Funds Service, Annual Rankings and Trending Report.

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