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BMO Capital Markets Named Best Trade Bank in Canada by Trade Finance Magazine

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 25, 2016) - BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO), was named Best Trade Bank in Canada in London-based Trade Finance Magazine's 2016 annual survey. This marks the sixth time in seven years that BMO has earned this prestigious distinction.

The survey ranks firms on the basis of industry votes and feedback from Canadian participants, as well as input from the magazine's editorial team.

"BMO Capital Markets demonstrated throughout 2015 it was deserving of Trade Finance's award for the Best Trade Bank in Canada. The bank's superior quality of service, dedication to innovation and unparalleled influence across the country made it a clear winner for this year's award," said Jason Torquato, Americas Editor at Trade Finance.

"We take great pride in once again being recognized by Trade Finance Magazine for what we do to help clients with their trade financing needs," said Peter Grills, Managing Director, Global Trade & Banking, BMO Capital Markets. "What sets BMO apart is our focus on execution. We have an experienced team committed to service excellence and an industry-leading technology platform that allows our clients to transact with us easily and access the information they need, when they need it."

In 2015, BMO Capital Markets established new trade finance offices in London and Hong Kong to support the evolving needs of multi-national clients and increase visibility in key regions.

"We look forward to continuing this momentum in the year ahead," concluded Mr. Grills.

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American financial services provider. With more than 2,300 employees operating in 29 locations, including 16 in North America, BMO Capital Markets offers corporate, institutional and government clients access to a complete range of investment and corporate banking products and services. BMO Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group (NYSE:BMO)(TSX:BMO), one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America, with total assets of $699 billion as of January 31, 2016, and close to 47,000 employees.

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