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Bank of Montreal Announces Election of Directors

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 5, 2016) - Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO) announced that the nominees listed in the bank's management proxy circular dated February 8, 2016, have been elected as directors of BMO. The detailed results of the vote for the election of directors held at BMO's Annual Meeting earlier today in Toronto are set out below.

Each of the following 12 nominees proposed by management was elected as a director of Bank of Montreal:

Nominee Votes For Votes Withheld
Janice M. Babiak 290,420,120 99.38% 1,801,947 0.62%
Sophie Brochu 290,102,747 99.27% 2,119,321 0.73%
George A. Cope 287,383,263 98.34% 4,838,802 1.66%
William A. Downe 290,043,959 99.25% 2,178,642 0.75%
Christine A. Edwards 287,921,021 98.53% 4,301,138 1.47%
Martin S. Eichenbaum 290,128,953 99.28% 2,093,649 0.72%
Ronald H. Farmer 288,527,477 98.74% 3,695,123 1.26%
Eric R. La Flèche 290,093,635 99.27% 2,128,968 0.73%
Lorraine Mitchelmore 290,270,419 99.33% 1,952,182 0.67%
Philip S. Orsino 287,323,312 98.32% 4,899,290 1.68%
J. Robert S. Prichard 279,134,637 95.52% 13,087,963 4.48%
Don M. Wilson III 289,896,553 99.20% 2,326,047 0.80%

Final voting results on all matters voted on at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders held earlier today will be published shortly on, and filed with Canadian and U.S. securities regulators.

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 more than $699 billion as of January 31, 2016, and close to 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:
For Media Enquiries:
Ralph Marranca, Toronto
(416) 867-3996

Valerie Doucet, Montreal
(514) 877-8224

For Investor Relations Enquiries:
Lisa Hofstatter, Toronto
(416) 867-7019

Christine Viau, Toronto
(416) 867-6956

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