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BMO's Roger Heng Awarded Prestigious Beijing City Award

TORONTO, ONTARIO and BEIJING, CHINA--(Marketwired - May 21, 2014) - Roger Heng, Managing Director, Asia International Group, BMO Capital Markets, has been presented with Beijing city's prestigious National Capital Award.

The award recognizes candidates for their exceptional contributions to the economic, cultural, social or environmental advancement and development of Beijing.

Mr. Heng, Head of Strategic Relationships for Asia and Deputy President of BMO China Co. Ltd., was one of just 10 candidates - people of Chinese descent who hold a foreign passport - presented with the inaugural award on May 8.

"This is an exceptional accomplishment," said Bill Downe, Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Group. "Roger is a great ambassador for our company who has demonstrated, over more than 27 years with BMO, a deep commitment, to China in general, and Beijing in particular."

Mr. Heng has long been a champion of the BMO brand in China where, in 2008, he was awarded the "Great Wall Friendship Award" for his contributions to the city of Beijing.

Mr. Heng was born in Guangdong province and is a graduate of the University of Windsor and the University of Western Ontario.

About BMO in China

BMO is the only Canadian bank and one of only three North American banks with an established subsidiary bank in China. BMO's subsidiary bank, Bank of Montreal (China) Co. Ltd. (BMO ChinaCo), maintains branches in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai, allowing the bank the flexibility to expand its product and service offerings for North American and Chinese clients. BMO also has branches in Beijing and Hong Kong, and a representative office in Taipei, Taiwan. In addition, BMO established an Investment Banking representative office in Beijing and has a 28 per cent equity interest in Fullgoal Fund Management Co., one of China's leading fund management companies. In 2011, BMO acquired Lloyd George Management, a boutique asset manager with offices in Hong Kong, London and Mumbai.

About BMO Financial Group

Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services organization based in North America. BMO offers a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers. BMO Financial Group had total assets of $593 billion and more than 45,500 employees at January 31, 2014.

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