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BMO Financial Group Pitches in with Ice Storm Relief

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/03/14 -- BMO Financial Group today announced that it is donating $20,000 to help people in need who lost perishable food supplies during the power outage caused by the recent ice storm in Toronto region. The donation will be used to supplement the gift card program recently put in place by the Government of Ontario and the City of Toronto.

"The effects of the ice storm continue to be felt," said Andy Plews, BMO's Senior Vice-President, Corporate Communications, Government & Community Affairs, "and this is one way that we can help out." He noted that the food banks in the region continue to need help as well and called on Toronto residents to continue to give generously to help their neighbours who need assistance.

About BMO Financial Group

Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified North American financial services organization. With total assets of $537 billion as at October 31, 2013, and more than 45,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.

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