Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 - BMO's Metals & Mining Conference
- Matthieu Debost, Head of Equities - Europe, to Host Conference Call for Media Live From BMO's Metals & Mining Conference

- Industry Leaders From Six Continents Will Attend One of the Largest Metals and Mining Investor Conferences in the World

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire) - Join Matthieu Debost, Head of Equities - Europe, BMO Capital Markets, on Tuesday, March 1 at 2:00 p.m. ET for a discussion of investment trends in the metals and mining industry, including a look at investor attitudes and market sentiment towards the sector.

"Compared to last year, we're seeing several new factors impacting the industry," said Mr. Debost. "The global growth outlook has been raised several times, the U.S. economic outlook has improved significantly in the last three months, and supply issues are continuing to tighten markets. While precious metals continue to attract lots of appetite, we are seeing more and more interest in economically sensitive commodities such as iron ore, coal and copper."

Mr. Debost will discuss:

-- Some of the companies that are attracting particular interest at the conference;

-- New and important trends in the mining industry and what these mean to investors; and

-- Challenges facing the mining industry.

What: Matthieu Debost, Head of Equities, BMO Capital Markets, to host conference call for members of the media only.

Q&A to follow the discussion.
When: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Dial-In Information:
Local: 416-641-2144
Toll Free in North America: 1-866-696-5910

Toll Free International: 800-8989-6336

About Matthieu Debost
Matthieu heads the European sales team. Previously, he oversaw Canadian equity sales in Europe for a major European bank, and worked for 18 years at that bank's office and predecessor firm, Bunting Warburg, in Toronto. He joined BMO Capital Markets in 2009. Matthieu holds a Baccalaureat from College Notre-Dame de Sainte-Croix in Neuilly, France, as well as a Master of Laws and Master of Business & Tax Laws from the University of Paris.

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BMO's Metals & Mining Conference

More than 1,300 people are registered to attend the 20th Annual BMO Capital Markets 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.

The three-day event is being hosted by BMO's Metals & Mining Equity Research team. 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:

(i) Agenda subject to change

Members of the news 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.

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American financial services provider, with more than 2,000 employees operating in 26 offices worldwide including 14 North American, offering corporate, institutional and government clients access to a complete range of investment and corporate banking products and services. BMO Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group (NYSE: BMO)(TSX: BMO), one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America with US$404 billion total assets and 38,000 employees as at October 31, 2010.

Beja Rodeck, Toronto
P: (416) 867-3996


Largest Metals and Mining Investor Conferences in the World



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