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B-Roll Footage Will Be Available via Satellite Today: BMO Acquisition of Marshall & Ilsley Corporation

BMO Harris Bank is open for business and commits an additional US$5 billion to business customers


Wednesday, July 6th at 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time

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TORONTO, ONTARIO, MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, and CHICAGO, ILLINOIS--(Marketwire - July 6, 2011) - Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO) announced Tuesday evening that it has completed the acquisition of Milwaukee-based Marshall & Ilsley Corporation (M&I).

About BMO Harris Bank

Based in Chicago, BMO Harris Bank has approximately 700 branches and approximately 1,350 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial institution with 1,600 branches, a retail deposit base of approximately $180 billion, and combined U.S. businesses that rank as the 12th largest commercial bank, by assets, in the United States.

For further information:
For Media Enquiries:
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(416) 867-3996

Jim Kappel, Chicago
(312) 461-2478

For Investor Enquiries:
Viki Lazaris, Toronto
(416) 867-6656

Andrew Chin, Toronto
(416) 867-7019