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TODAY: Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity-2012 BMO Capital Markets Hosts Retail Roundtable: Holiday Sales Outlook Media Conference Call

Thursday, November 15, 2012

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2012) - BMO Capital Markets, the investment & corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE:BMO)(TSX:BMO) will host its annual Holiday Sales Outlook Media Roundtable call on Thursday, November 15th, 2012.

WHEN: Thursday, November 15 th , 1:30 p.m. ET
WHAT: Retailers will be casting anxious eyes on Black Friday in the hope that strong sales will not only propel them "into the black" but also signal the return of positive consumer sentiment in advance of the important holiday shopping season.
BMO Capital Markets Consumer and Retail Research Analysts covering the toy, apparel and digital entertainment space will hold a media conference call to provide their outlooks and insights as we head into the 2012 holiday shopping season.
A question-and-answer session with the analysts will follow.
WHO: BMO's Consumer & Retail Research Analysts:
• John D. Morris, Apparel Retail
• Edward Williams, Digital Entertainment
• Gerrick Johnson, Toys and Leisure

Dial-In Information: 416-695-6277 / 866-696-5910

Passcode: 8043061

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American financial services provider, with 2,200 employees operating in 29 offices worldwide, including 16 in North America and 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, one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America with total assets of $542 billion and more than 46,000 employees as at July 31, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Contact Information:

Members of the media who would like to register for the call

are asked to contact:

Martha McInnis, New York

(212) 702-1992

Martha.mcinnis@bmo.com





Alexis Brown, Toronto

416-867-3996

alexis.brown@bmo.com

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