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Ellen Costello Appointed Vice-Chair, BMO Nesbitt Burns  


Ellen Costello, Head of Securitization and Credit Investment Management, has been appointed Vice-Chair, BMO Nesbitt Burns. Based in New York, Ms. Costello will work in collaboration with the firm’s global business leaders to help shape and manage BMO Nesbitt Burns’ strategic direction in this important market.

“Ellen will play a significant role in enhancing our visibility and growing our business in New York by effectively leveraging all our resources to serve our U.S. and Canadian-based clients,” said Bill Downe, Deputy Chair, BMO Financial Group and Chief Executive Officer, BMO Nesbitt Burns and Head of Investment Banking.

In addition to her mandate, Ms. Costello will continue to oversee the firm’s Securitization and Credit Investment Management group, which offers issuers and investors products and services that use credit as a tool for asset management and funding alternatives.

Ms. Costello brings a broad base of experience to this position. After joining BMO Financial Group in 1983, she held progressively senior positions in Corporate banking, Capital markets and Investment banking. She has been a member of the Investment Banking group’s Management and Executive committees since 1999.

BMO Nesbitt Burns’ New York office offers corporate, institutional and government clients access to a broad range of products and services including research, equity and debt underwriting and distribution, commodities, interest rate and foreign exchange hedging, corporate lending, project financing, merger and acquisition advisory services, and merchant banking.

BMO Nesbitt Burns, a member of BMO Financial Group (TSX, NYSE: BMO), is a full-service North American investment bank. Through offices in more than 20 locations in North America and around the world, BMO Nesbitt Burns works proactively with clients, matching innovation and expertise with a diverse and integrated product base to provide the right financial solution.

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