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Spring Spin: United Way Congratulates BMO Capital Markets on 3rd Annual Spinathon

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- (Marketwired) -- 03/19/14 -- United Way of New York City would like to congratulate and thank BMO Capital Markets for hosting its 3rd annual Spinathon on March 6. More than 35 BMO employees and clients participated in the event by spinning for 1.5 hours. The annual Spinathon has raised more than $25,000 since the inception of the fundraiser three years ago.

"This Spinathon is an outstanding example of creative corporate citizenship bringing together employees and clients to give back," says Elena Pak, SVP for Resource Development at United Way of New York City. "We're thrilled to have BMO Capital Markets as one of our top partners in helping us make New York City work for every New Yorker."

"We applaud the United Way and BMO's efforts to better the community! Spinning is a fantastic way to improve an individual's heath. Knowing it's doing even more to bring the community together and give back makes the workout even better!" says Pablo Toribio, owner of Pablo Fitness.

"Thank you to everyone who participated, and supported this year's Spinathon. We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our clients and employees. Their involvement each year helps even the odds, break the cycle of poverty and make a positive difference in the communities we serve," said Alan Tannenbaum, Co-Head of U.S. Equities, BMO Capital Markets.

The funds raised will be used to support partner United Way agencies across the city that focus on income, education and health. BMO Capital Markets is one of United Way of New York City's top corporate donors. United Way of New York City bridges the corporate sector and the non-profit sector to help communities across the city.

About United Way of New York City

For more than 75 years, United Way of New York City has been the activist inside, working deep within the system to weave a net of interconnected solutions to catch our poorest neighbors. We orchestrate hundreds of partners in a symphony of hope, and mobilize communities to break down barriers and build opportunities that improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers for the benefit of all. We help ensure that short-term needs are being met while simultaneously working on long-term solutions to the city's most intractable problems. We envision caring communities where all individuals and families have access to quality education and the opportunity to lead healthy and financially secure lives. We are the activists inside, working to make New York City work for every New Yorker. Follow, Like and Pin us, and learn more at unitedwaynyc.org.

About Pablo Fitness

Pablo Toribio, a professional motocross champion and New York Magazine's "Spin Instructor of the Year," owns Pablo Fitness (http://www.pablofitness.com/) a New York City-based fitness studio that features personal training, yoga, body sculpting and "New York City's Best Spinning Classes." Classes are geared toward building a foundation with strong cardio base and solid functional strength. All Pablo Fitness classes are taught by certified instructors and are designed to provide participants with safe, fun, result-driven workouts.

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American financial services provider, with more than 2,300 employees operating in 16 North American offices and 29 worldwide, offering corporate, institutional and government clients access to a complete range of investment and corporate banking products and services. BMO Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America with US$532 billion total assets and more than 45,500 employees as at January 31, 2014.

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