BMO Congratulates MLS Rookie of the Year: Toronto FC's Maurice Edu



    TORONTO, Nov. 7 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group is very pleased to
congratulate Toronto FC's Maurice Edu, who was today named Major League
Soccer's 2007 Gatorade Rookie of the Year. Edu, the first pick in the 2007 MLS
SuperDraft and Toronto FC's first pick in team history, had an exceptional
year in the club's inaugural season, scoring four goals and one assist in 25
games.
    "Maurice Edu, who unveiled Toronto FC's BMO-branded jersey in March, was
a special part of an amazing first year for the team at BMO Field," said Frank
Techar, President and Chief Executive Officer, Personal and Commercial Banking
Canada, BMO Financial Group. "All BMO employees congratulate Maurice for his
great season. We can't wait to see him and his teammates back in April 2008!"

    About BMO Financial Group

    Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly
diversified North American financial services organization. With total assets
of $359 billion as at July 31, 2007, and more than 35,000 employees, BMO
provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment
banking products and solutions. BMO Financial Group serves clients across
Canada through its Canadian retail arm, BMO Bank of Montreal, and through its
wealth management firms BMO Nesbitt Burns, BMO InvestorLine and BMO Harris
Private Banking. BMO Capital Markets, our North American investment and
corporate banking division, provides a full suite of financial products and
services to our North American and international clients. BMO also serves
personal and commercial clients in the United States through Chicago-based
Harris, an integrated financial services organization that provides more than
one million personal and business clients with banking, lending, investing,
financial planning, trust administration, portfolio management, family office
and wealth transfer services.

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For further information:

For further information: Peter Scott, Toronto, PeterE.Scott@bmo.com,
(416) 867-3996


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