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Media Advisory: BMO's L. Jacques Ménard and Boston Consulting Group Unveil a Program to Revitalize Montreal

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 02/25/14 -- L. Jacques Menard, president of BMO Financial Group, Quebec, and Eric Brat, senior partner and managing director of the Montreal office of Boston Consulting Group (BCG), will unveil ten proposals intended to revitalize the economic, cultural and demographic vitality of the city of Montreal. The recommendations, drawn from a study of seven metropolises comparable to Montreal and from interviews with 50 heads of Montreal companies are carried out by BCG on a pro bono basis, the nonpartisan study aims to create a new momentum in Montreal, which is Quebec's chief standard-bearer on the international stage and which accounts for more than half of its economy.


What:   Unveiling of a program to revitalize Montreal

When:   Tuesday, February 25, at 10:00 a.m. ET

Where:  Concordia University
        1400. de Maisonneuve Boulevard West, Montreal
        J. A. de Seve Cinema (LB 125), ground floor

Who:    L. Jacques Menard, President, BMO Financial Group, Quebec; Chairman,
        BMO Nesbitt Burns; and Chancellor of Concordia University

        Eric Brat, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Montreal Office,
        BCG

        The Honourable Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal

        Michel Leblanc, President and Chief Executive Officer, Board of
        Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

        Alan Shepard, President and Vice-Chancellor, Concordia University

        Heads of Montreal-based companies and institutions that took part in
        the study.

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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