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BMO Named Best Commercial Bank in Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 8, 2015) - BMO today was named the 'Best Commercial Bank' in Canada at World Finance Magazine's 2015 Banking Awards. The award recognizes BMO's commitment to building customer relationships, innovative solutions and strong regional and industry focus, particularly in Aboriginal Banking and Women in Business.

"We're thrilled to be recognized with this respected award, led by our commitment to the strong relationships we've built with our customers," said John MacAulay, Head, Canadian Commercial Banking, BMO Bank of Montreal.

World Finance cited BMO's strong client services, innovative product offering and proactive, holistic understanding of its commercial customers' banking needs as important factors in winning this award.

"Our customers have made it clear they want a bank that is highly involved in its approach to relationship management," said Mr. MacAulay. "As the bank that defines great customer experience, we're here to help through regular engagement with our customers in order to assess their evolving needs and provide customized solutions through a full range of products across the business."

The World Finance Awards have been celebrating achievement, innovation and brilliance in the financial industry since 2007 and represent the benchmark of achievement and best practice in a variety of fields. Award winners are nominated and chosen by World Finance readers and a panel of independent experts who draw on extensive financial journalism experience and are supported by a research team that ensures award winners are the most deserving in their field.

To view the full list of winners, please click here.

About BMO Commercial Banking

BMO Commercial Banking provides financial expertise to business customers through in-depth specific industry knowledge and strategic solutions. We offer a broad range of banking products and services, including lending, deposits, cash management and investments.

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 $672 billion as of July 31, 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.

For further information:
Media Contact:
Jessica Leroux, Toronto
(416) 867-3996

Valerie Doucet, Montreal
(514) 877-8224

Twitter: @BMOmedia