BMO Asset Management Announces Filing of Preliminary Prospectus for BMO Exchange Traded Funds



    TORONTO, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - BMO Asset Management today announced that a
preliminary prospectus has been filed with the securities regulatory
authorities in Canada with respect to seven new BMO exchange traded funds
(ETFs), including the BMO Global Infrastructure ETF.
    The BMO ETFs are as follows:

    
    -  BMO Canadian Government Bond ETF
    -  BMO Canadian Equity ETF
    -  BMO US Equity ETF
    -  BMO International Equity ETF
    -  BMO Emerging Markets Equity ETF
    -  BMO Global Infrastructure ETF
    -  BMO Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF
    

    Jones Heward Investment Counsel Inc. (Jones Heward), an operating company
within BMO Asset Management, will be the manager of the BMO ETFs.

    
    -  The BMO Canadian Government Bond ETF has been designed to replicate,
       to the extent possible, the performance of the Citigroup Canadian
       Government Bond Index.

    -  The BMO Canadian Equity ETF has been designed to replicate, to the
       extent possible, the performance of the Dow Jones Canada Index.

    -  The BMO US Equity ETF has been designed to replicate, to the extent
       possible, the performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Market Index.

    -  The BMO International Equity ETF has been designed to replicate, to
       the extent possible, the performance of the Dow Jones World Developed
       ex-U.S. Index.

    -  The BMO Emerging Markets Equity ETF has been designed to replicate, to
       the extent possible, the performance of the Dow Jones World Emerging
       Markets Index.

    -  The BMO Global Infrastructure ETF has been designed to replicate, to
       the extent possible, the performance of the Dow Jones Brookfield
       Global Infrastructure Index.

    -  The BMO Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF has been designed to
       replicate, to the extent possible, the performance of the Dow Jones
       Industrial Average.
    

    A preliminary prospectus containing important information relating to
these securities has been filed with securities commissions or similar
authorities in all provinces and territories of Canada. The preliminary
prospectus is still subject to completion or amendment. Copies of the
preliminary prospectus may be obtained from your financial advisor or from
Jones Heward at www.bmo.com/etfs. There will not be any sale or any acceptance
of an offer to buy the securities until a receipt for the final prospectus has
been issued.

    About BMO Asset Management

    BMO Asset Management ("BMO AM") is the umbrella structure for BMO
Financial Group's institutional investment management companies: Jones Heward
Investment Counsel Inc., Harris Investment Management, Inc., HIM Monegy, Inc.
and Pyrford International Ltd. As a group, BMO AM has $41.8 billion in assets
under management (October 31, 2008).

    About Jones Heward

    Jones Heward Investment Counsel Inc. is a Canadian investment manager and
has over $29.7 billion in total assets under management as at October 31,
2008. Its clients include pensions, endowments, trusts, insurance company
reserves, corporations and mutual funds. Jones Heward is an indirect,
wholly-owned, subsidiary of Bank of Montreal.





For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Deborah Rowe, Toronto,
deborah.rowe@bmo.com, (416) 867-3996; Lucie Gosselin, Montreal,
lucie.gosselin@bmo.com, (514) 877-1101; Laurie Grant, Vancouver,
laurie.grant@bmo.com, (604) 665-7596; Internet: www.bmo.com/etfs


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