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BMO Asset Management Inc. Launches First ETF in Canada to Provide Exposure to New Media and Technology Companies
  • Among the holdings in sector ETF (Ticker: COMM) are Facebook Inc., Netflix Inc., Apple Inc. and AT&T

TORONTO, May 8, 2018 /CNW/ - BMO Asset Management Inc. (BMO AM) today launched a Canadian industry-first ETF that offers an investing strategy capitalizing on technology innovation and new media trends in the communications services sector.

BMO Global Communications Index ETF (Ticker: COMM) gives investors access to leading companies in the communications equipment, gaming software, media and publishing services, telecommunications and web-based data sectors.

Some of the holdings in the fund include Apple Inc., Netflix Inc., Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc. (Google), The Walt Disney Company and Time Warner Inc.

"This ETF provides investors with a unique balance of global companies that are reshaping and driving the market through communications, technology and new media," said Kevin Gopaul, Head of BMO Global Asset Management Canada.

The offering of the new ETF is closed; the fund will begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today.

With this announcement, BMO AM's ETF business now has 74 ETF strategies in Canada and has nearly 32 per cent share of the market, according to Bloomberg data.

Further information about BMO ETFs can be found at www.bmo.com/etfs.

*BMO ETFs are administered and managed by BMO Asset Management Inc., which is an investment fund manager and portfolio manager and a separate legal entity from Bank of Montreal.

Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments in exchange traded funds. Please read the ETF Facts or prospectus before investing. Exchange traded funds are not guaranteed; their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

About BMO Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
Established in June 2009, BMO Financial Group's ETF business is a leading ETF provider in Canada. BMO ETFs provide Canadian investors with broader choices and greater access to an innovative portfolio of investment products.

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 $728 billion as of January 31, 2018, and a team of diverse and highly engaged 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, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

SOURCE BMO Financial Group

For further information: Media Contacts: Alicia Skrinjar, Toronto, alicia.skrinjar@bmo.com, (416) 867-3996, Valérie Doucet, Montreal, valerie.doucet@bmo.com, (514) 877-8224

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