Thursday, August 19th, 2010 - BMO Financial Group
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) - BMO Financial Group (TSX: BMO)(NYSE: BMO) today announced that it will contribute $100,000 to support Red Cross flood relief efforts in Pakistan.

"All of us at BMO are deeply saddened by the devastation we are seeing in Pakistan," said Bill Downe, President and Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Group.

"The Red Cross is appealing to everyone who can support operations to assist those affected, and we are trying to help facilitate donations. Those wishing to make a contribution to the Red Cross can do so at BMO Bank of Montreal branches in Canada and Harris Bank branches in the United States from August 20 through September 17, 2010. As well, in order to assist customers who wish to send drafts or fund transfers directly to relatives or other affected individuals or agencies in Pakistan, BMO and Harris are waiving our fees related to these transactions until September 17, 2010."

Established in 1817, BMO Financial Group is highly diversified. BMO works with millions of personal, commercial, corporate and institutional customers through its operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking Canada, Personal and Commercial Banking U.S., Private Client Group and BMO Capital Markets. BMO employees are dedicated to making BMO the bank that defines great customer experience.

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