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BMO Recognized for Sustainability Performance

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 4, 2015) - BMO Financial Group has been recognized for its sustainability performance by two Canadian publications this week. For the fourteenth consecutive year - every year since the inception of the list - BMO has been named one of Canada's Best 50 Corporate Citizens by Corporate Knights. BMO has also been named to the Maclean's/Sustainalytics list of the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada.

"We are proud to be included with these select groups of companies as being leaders in sustainability performance," said Simon Fish, General Counsel and Chair of BMO's Sustainability Council. "To receive these honours year after year - from organizations focused on making this a better world - reinforces to us that we're concentrating on the issues that also matter most to our customers, employees and other stakeholders."

BMO and Sustainability

BMO has attained and maintained Carbon Neutrality across the enterprise since 2010 and achieved ISO 14001 certification for its Environmental Management System in two Greater Toronto Area buildings. In 2014, BMO was involved in raising approximately $2.8 billion of equity and debt in the capital markets for entities active in renewable energy across North America.

BMO has earned a position on several key sustainability indices, including: the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, the Jantzi Social Index and the FTSE4Good Series Index. BMO is also included on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World and was the highest ranked company by Report on Business' Board Games 2014.

BMO's 2014 Environmental, Social and Governance Report and Public Accountability Statement (ESG Report/PAS) outlines our approach to our most important sustainability issues and is available at:

BMO's 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report, a companion piece to the ESG Report/PAS, will be available in June on our website at:

About BMO Financial Group

Established in 1817, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America. With total assets of approximately $633 billion as of April 30, 2015, and more than 47,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

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