Sunday, February 27th, 2011 - BMO Capital Markets
- Industry Leaders from Six Continents Will Attend One of the Largest Metals and Mining Investor Conferences in the World

- Mergers and Acquisitions Expected to Remain a Major Theme for 2011

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire) - A record number of people are registered to attend the 20th annual BMO Capital Markets (NYSE: BMO)(TSX: BMO) Global Metals & Mining Conference, one of the largest events in the world for metals and mining investors. The event will be held from February 27 to March 2 in Hollywood, Florida.

"This is the 20th anniversary of BMO's Metals and Mining Conference," said Tom Milroy, Chief Executive Officer, BMO Capital Markets. "Its success and longevity are a testament to the caliber of our global Metals and Mining team, who host distinctive events such as this to help our clients better understand the forces that shape the industry.

We first held this event in 1991 in Whistler, B.C. with just a handful of companies. Today, it has grown to become the pre-eminent industry event. This year, investors will have an opportunity to meet executives from over 275 leading mining companies from 31 countries around the world. This is a truly outstanding turnout," added Milroy.

Some of the companies scheduled to present include:

-- Anglo American (AAL)

-- Barrick Gold (ABX)

-- BHP Billiton (BLT)

-- Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX)

-- Goldcorp (GG)

-- Kinross Gold (KGC)

-- Newmont Mining (NEM)

-- Rio Tinto (RIO)

The three-day event will be hosted by BMO's Metals & Mining Equity Research team. With 10 dedicated metals and mining analysts in Toronto, London, and Denver, the BMO team collectively covers around 150 companies, making it the largest mining research effort in the world.

"Given current metal prices, mining companies are enjoying high margins with strong cash flows," said Tony Robson, Co-Head Mining Research, BMO Capital Markets.

"Mergers and acquisitions are expected to be the continued theme for 2011, on the back of the strong profits," added David Haughton, Co-Head Mining Research, BMO Capital Markets.

Members of the BMO Metals & Mining Equity Research Group include:

David Haughton, Co-Head Mining Research, Precious Metals Analyst

Tony Robson, Co-Head Mining Research, Base Metals Analyst

Meredith Bandy, Research Analyst, Coal Mining

Andrew Breichmanas, Research Analyst, Gold

David Cotterell, Research Analyst, Base Metals

Johannes Faul, Research Analyst, Base Metals

John Hayes, Research Analyst, Mining Exploration

Andrew Kaip, Research Analyst, Silver and Gold

David Radclyffe, Research Analyst, Senior Base Metals

Edward Sterck, Research Analyst, Uranium and Diamonds

A list of participating companies and an up-to-the-minute agenda(i) with presentation times for the conference are available on the web site: http://www.bmocm.com/conferences/metalsandmining2011/default.aspx.

(i) Agenda subject to change.

Members of the media are required to register directly with BMO's Media Relations Group prior to the conference to gain access to presentations that will be webcast.

Media interested in scheduling telephone interviews are asked to call: (416) 867-3996 or (866) 298-8385.

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Media Contacts:

Beja Rodeck, Toronto

(416) 867-3996

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Holly Holt, New York

(646) 919-8629

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Sarah Bensadoun, Montreal

(514) 877-8224

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Beja Rodeck, Toronto
P: (416) 867-3996
W: www.bmocm.com/conferences/metalsandmining2011/default.aspx

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