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Media Advisory: BMO Capital Markets Hosts 15th Annual Media and Telecom Conference

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/03/14 -- BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE: BMO)(TSX: BMO), will hold its 15th Annual Media & Telecom Conference on September 9, 2014, in Toronto.

Media are invited to listen to a live webcast of the conference, which will bring together many of Canada's largest media and telecom players as they weigh the future direction of the industry in advance of important regulatory hearings in the autumn months in Ottawa.

The BMO Media and Telecom Conference is one of the industry's first major post-Labour Day events. The conference hosts Canada's largest media and telecom players, as well as investors seeking to forecast the trends that will mark the end of the year and the beginning of 2015.

"The CEO's of most of the major Canadian telecommunications, cable and media companies will be attending again this year," said BMO Capital Markets Equity Research analyst Tim Casey, who will moderate the conference.

"There has been mixed performance from the telecom, cable and media stocks so far this year and investors remain very interested in the outlook for this sector. Stable balance sheets, and in most cases, growing dividends and attractive industry structures remain very appealing in the current slow growth, low interest rate environment," he said.

Mr. Casey will make himself available to take questions from journalists on a conference call on Sept. 9th at 4:15 p.m. ET. The participant dial-in numbers are: 416-340-2216 or 866-223-7781. To view the conference agenda, please click here.

Media who are interested in listening to a live webcast of presentations should contact Pav Jordan in Toronto at (416) 867-3996 or [email protected].

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 29 locations, including 16 in North America, BMO Capital Markets offers 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: BMO)(TSX: BMO), one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America with total assets exceeding CDN $586 billion and approximately 47,000 employees at July 31, 2014.

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