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BMO Wins Top Honour for Corporate Reporting

One of only four companies to achieve Platinum status

TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2017 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group's corporate reporting program received top honours in the 2017 Awards of Excellence in Corporate Reporting program, which is presented by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPAC). Award recipients were honoured at a gala celebration in Toronto, Wednesday evening.

BMO was one of only four companies in the entire field of entrants to receive the CPAC's top Platinum status, which is presented to entrants that serve to inspire all publicly listed companies by demonstrating exemplary quality in each of four judging categories:   

  1. Award of Excellence in Financial Reporting
  2. Award of Excellence in Corporate Governance Disclosures
  3. Award of Excellence in Electronic Disclosure
  4. Award of Excellence in Sustainability Reporting

This is the third consecutive year that BMO has been recognized with an award of excellence.

Helen Killoch, Vice-President and Chief Accountant, BMO Financial Group, accepted the award on behalf of the bank. "This award is a testament to the many dedicated people at BMO who contribute to our corporate reporting. It's truly a group effort," said Ms. Killoch. "We are very grateful for this recognition, which also serves as a reminder to continue striving for excellence in everything we do."

About BMO Financial Group
Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $710 billion as of October 31, 2017, and more than 45,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial 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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