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New Head of BMO Nesbitt Burns Charyl Galpin Named One of Canada's Most Powerful Women of 2014

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 26, 2014) - Charyl Galpin, who was recently appointed Head, BMO Nesbitt Burns, has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women of 2014 by the Women's Executive Network (WXN).

The awards celebrate and honour the professional achievements of strong female leaders across the country and span the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. This year's winners will be celebrated at the 12th Annual Canada's Most Powerful Women Awards Gala in Toronto on November 27th.

In selecting Ms. Galpin, WXN cited her "fearless and exemplary management, vision and leadership role in the community" as well as the performance of BMO Nesbitt Burns.

As Head of BMO Nesbitt Burns, Ms. Galpin is responsible for overseeing BMO Financial Group's full-service investing and wealth advisory business in Canada. The firm consists of an extensive network of more than 1,300 investment advisors at 60 branches across the country.

Ms. Galpin first joined BMO Financial Group in 1979. During her career at the bank, she has developed a deep knowledge of the business, shown an ongoing commitment to client needs and been a champion of workplace diversity and mentoring.

"On behalf of BMO, I would like to congratulate Charyl on this well-deserved recognition," said Gilles Ouellette, President and CEO, Private Client Group, BMO Financial Group. "Charyl is an exemplary leader-a true champion of diversity and inclusion-who is passionate about our clients and generous with her time in the broader community. She's an inspiration and a caring mentor to the next generation of leaders at BMO."

"Despite ever-changing styles and tastes, great leadership is timeless," said WXN founder Pamela Jeffery. "Top 100 Award Winners are a testament to the incredible range of female talent and leadership in Canada and proof that change is happening, with more women earning a place at the highest levels of Canadian organizations."

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About the Women's Executive Network (WXN)

Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. WXN is a Founding Member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, dedicated to increasing the diversity of Canada's corporate boards. In the fall of 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, a first step in creating an international community of female leaders.

About BMO Nesbitt Burns

Backed by the experience, stability and resources of BMO Financial Group, BMO Nesbitt Burns is a full-service investment firm with an extensive network of approximately 1,300 Investment Advisors at 60 branches across Canada. The origins of BMO Nesbitt Burns' predecessor firms date back to 1912. In 1987, BMO Bank of Montreal acquired Nesbitt Thomson, then one of Canada's oldest and most respected investment houses. In 1994, BMO Bank of Montreal also acquired Burns Fry, one of the largest dealers of Canadian equities and debt securities. Nesbitt Thomson and Burns Fry then merged to become BMO Nesbitt Burns. For more information, please visit

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. The bank 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 more than $586 billion in total assets and approximately 47,000 employees at July 31, 2014.

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