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BMO's Don Coxe Receives TopGun Lifetime Achievement Award from Brendan Wood International

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - Don Coxe, Strategy Advisor for BMO Capital Markets, has been honoured with a TopGun Lifetime Achievement Award by consulting firm Brendan Wood International, reflecting his long-standing service to BMO clients as well as to the financial services industry.

"With more than 35 years of institutional investment experience, Don is one of North America's most highly esteemed portfolio managers and global market commentators," said Mike Miller, Executive Managing Director, Head of Equity Products, BMO Capital Markets. "I can't think of anyone more deserving of this distinction, which reflects the high regard in which he is held by members of the investment community here and abroad."

Mr. Coxe accepted the TopGun Lifetime Achievement award by Brendan Wood at a reception held in Toronto last night. The TopGun Hall of Fame recognizes the achievements of individuals who have consistently performed in the TopGun class over the length of their careers in the capital markets.

Mr. Coxe, who has been named consistently as a top-ranked portfolio strategist by Brendan Wood, was ranked No. 1 in the organization's 2004, 2007 and 2008 surveys. He also received a National Post/StarMine lifetime achievement award for excellence in investment research in 2008.

About Don Coxe, Strategy Advisor, BMO Capital Markets:

Don Coxe has more than 35 years of institutional investment experience in Canada and the US. He was Global Portfolio Strategist for BMO Financial Group in Canada, Europe and the U.S. since 2000 and continues as Strategy Advisor since retiring from BMO in 2008 to found his own research and investment management business, Coxe Advisors LLP.

Mr. Coxe continues to follow global capital markets, and write and speak for investors based on his maxim, "Never invest on the basis of a story on Page One—that is the efficient market. Invest on the basis of a story on Page Sixteen, that is headed on its way to Page One."

His widely followed investment journal, Basic Points - published since 1992 - and his conference calls are distributed exclusively for BMO's clients in North America, Europe and Asia.

As Portfolio Manager and Strategist , Mr. Coxe heads up the investment management team for the Global Commodity Strategy—a collaboration of Coxe Advisors and Harris Investments launched in spring 2010, to create and market commodity-oriented solutions for investors. He is also advisor to the Basic Points Commodity Notes and the Coxe Commodity Strategy Fund in Canada.

He was CEO of a major Canadian investment counselling firm, Research Director and Strategist for a leading Canadian institutional dealer, a strategist on Wall Street, and CEO and Chief Investment Officer for Harris Investment Management, Inc. At Harris, he was also, co-manager of the flagship Harris Insight Equity Fund, until 2006.

Mr. Coxe maintains a highly visible presence in major business communities through his speaking engagements, writing, conference calls, and regular appearances in North American broadcast media. A respected business writer, he is the author of The New Reality of Wall Street, published in 2003.

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