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BMO Financial Group Completes Acquisition of M&A Advisory Firm Greene Holcomb Fisher

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS and MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA and TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 1, 2016) - BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO) (NYSE:BMO) today announced that it completed the acquisition of the business of M&A advisory firm Greene Holcomb Fisher ("GHF").

The transaction complements BMO Capital Markets' existing M&A practice by significantly increasing BMO's number of global M&A professionals. In the United States, the transaction expands and deepens BMO's footprint, raising deal flow and increasing the focus on key strategic industries ranging from Industrials to Food, Consumer & Retail, Healthcare, Technology, Business & Services and Energy.

GHF has been rebranded as BMO Capital Markets.

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American financial services provider. With more than 2,200 employees operating in 30 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.

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 $681 billion as of April 30, 2016, and over 45,000 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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