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BMO's Darryl White to be Honored as Community Quarterback at United Way of New York City Gridiron Gala

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwired - May 10, 2016) - BMO Capital Markets Chief Executive Officer Darryl White will be honored on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 as a Community Quarterback at the United Way of New York City's 23rd Annual Gridiron Gala, recognizing the thousands of BMO employees who give to the United Way each year.

The Gridiron Gala was created to celebrate the partnership between United Way and the National Football League - the longest standing partnership between a professional sports organization and a nonprofit. For 23 years, the New York Jets and the New York Giants have come together with United Way of New York City (UWNYC) for the Gala - raising more than $27 million in support of UWNYC initiatives to empower low-income children and families living across New York City's five boroughs.

Mr. White will be recognized at the Gala - alongside Hometown Heroes Eric Decker, New York Jets; Rashad Jennings, New York Giants; and Robert Kueppers, Partner, Sage Partners and retired United Way of New York City Board Chair - for his efforts to give back to the community. BMO is proud to be one of United Way's most active corporate partners.

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 28 locations, including 15 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 CDN $699 billion as of January 31, 2016, and close to 47,000 employees.

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 $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.

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