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BMO Financial Group Announces Annual Reinvested Distributions for BMO Exchange Traded Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2012) - BMO Financial Group today announced the 2012 annual reinvested distributions for BMO Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)*. These annual reinvested distributions generally represent realized capital gains within the ETFs or special dividends received by the ETFs.

Unitholders of record at close of business on December 28, 2012 will receive the 2012 reinvested distributions. The actual taxable amounts, including the tax characteristics, will be reported in early 2013.

Please note that the cash distributions will be reported separately and may be applicable for some ETFs making annual reinvested distributions.

Details of the per unit reinvested distribution amounts are as follows:


Reinvested Distribution ($)
BMO Short Federal Bond Index ETF ZFS 0.000000
BMO Mid Federal Bond Index ETF ZFM 0.037198
BMO Long Federal Bond Index ETF ZFL 0.032758
BMO Short Provincial Bond Index ETF ZPS 0.000000
BMO Short Corporate Bond Index ETF ZCS 0.000000
BMO Mid Corporate Bond Index ETF ZCM 0.041158
BMO Long Corporate Bond Index ETF ZLC 0.020393
BMO Aggregate Bond Index ETF ZAG 0.012450
BMO Real Return Bond Index ETF ZRR 0.000000
BMO High Yield US Corporate Bond Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZHY 0.087495
BMO Emerging Markets Bond Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZEF 0.194689
BMO 2013 Corporate Bond Target Maturity ETF ZXA 0.000000
BMO 2015 Corporate Bond Target Maturity ETF ZXB 0.033097
BMO 2020 Corporate Bond Target Maturity ETF ZXC 0.137655
BMO 2025 Corporate Bond Target Maturity ETF ZXD 0.153933
BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Banks Index ETF ZEB 0.000000
BMO Equal Weight Utilities Index ETF ZUT 0.000000
BMO Equal Weight REITs Index ETF ZRE 0.000000
BMO Monthly Income ETF ZMI 0.098610
BMO Covered Call Canadian Banks ETF ZWB 0.000000
BMO Covered Call Utilities ETF ZWU 0.000000
BMO Covered Call Dow Jones Industrial Average Hedged to CAD ETF ZWA 0.000000
BMO Canadian Dividend ETF ZDV 0.054071
BMO S&P/TSX Laddered Preferred Share Index ETF ZPR 0.000000
BMO S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF ZCN 0.000000
BMO S&P 500 Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZUE 0.818940
BMO Dow Jones Industrial Average Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZDJ 0.502724
BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Oil & Gas Index ETF ZEO 0.000000
BMO International Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZDM 0.000000
BMO Global Infrastructure Index ETF ZGI 0.160055
BMO Equal Weight U.S. Banks Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZUB 0.000000
BMO Low Volatility Canadian Equity ETF ZLB 0.081685
BMO S&P 500 Index ETF ZSP 0.004748
BMO S&P 500 Index ETF (US Dollar Units) ZSP.U 0.005836
BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Industrials Index ETF ZIN 0.000000
BMO Emerging Markets Equity Index ETF ZEM 0.000000
BMO China Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZCH 0.000000
BMO India Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZID 0.000000
BMO NASDAQ 100 Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZQQ 0.639617
BMO Equal Weight U.S. Health Care Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZUH 0.782583
BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Global Base Metals Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZMT 0.000000
BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Global Gold Index ETF ZGD 0.000000
BMO Junior Gold Index ETF ZJG 0.000000
BMO Junior Oil Index ETF ZJO 0.000000
BMO Junior Gas Index ETF ZJN 0.000000
BMO Energy Commodities Index ETF ZCE 0.000000
BMO Agriculture Commodities Index ETF ZCA 0.000000
BMO Base Metals Commodities Index ETF ZCB 0.000000
BMO Precious Metals Commodities Index ETF ZCP 1.121965

*BMO ETFs are managed and administered by BMO Asset Management Inc., an investment fund manager and portfolio manager and a separate legal entity from Bank of Montreal.

Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments in exchange traded funds. Please read the prospectus before investing. Exchange traded funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

"S&P®", "S&P 500®" and "S&P/TSX Capped Composite™" are trade-marks of Standard and Poor's Financial Services LLC and "TSX" is a trade-mark of TSX Inc. These and other associated trade-marks and/or service marks have been licensed for use by BMO Asset Management Inc. None of the BMO ETFS are sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by any of its aforementioned trade-mark owners and the related index providers or their respective affiliates or their third party licensors and these entities make no representation, warranty or condition regarding the advisability of buying, selling or holding units in the BMO ETFs.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average(SM) is a product of Dow Jones Indexes, a licensed trade-mark of CME Group Index Services LLC ("CME"), and has been licensed for use. "Dow Jones®" and "Dow Jones Industrial Average(SM)" are service marks of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings, LLC ("Dow Jones") and have been licensed for use for certain purposes. BMO ETFs based on Dow Jones indexes are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Dow Jones, CME or their respective affiliates and none of them makes any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s).

Nasdaq®, OMX®, NASDAQ OMX®, Nasdaq-100®, and Nasdaq-100 Index®, are registered trademarks of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (which with its affiliates is referred to as the "Corporations") and are licensed for use by BMO Asset Management Inc. The BMO Nasdaq 100 Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF has not been passed on by the Corporations as to its legality or suitability and is not issued, endorsed, sold, or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO The BMO Nasdaq 100 Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF.

Further information about BMO ETFs can be found at

About BMO Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

Established in May 2009, BMO Financial Group's ETF business is a leading ETF provider in Canada. Since its inception, the lineup of BMO ETFs has grown to 48 funds and includes several industry firsts. BMO ETFs provide Canadian investors with broader choices and greater access to an innovative portfolio of investment products.

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 $525 billion as at October 31, 2012, and more than 46,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.

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Rachael McKay, Toronto
(416) 867-3996

Valerie Doucet, Montreal