BMO Financial Group 2007 Annual Report Available Online



    TORONTO, Dec. 12 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group (TSX, NYSE:   BMO) today
announced that the English language version of its 2007 Annual Report to
Shareholders, including Audited Annual 2007 Financial Statements and related
Management's Discussion and Analysis, is now available online by visiting
www.bmo.com/annualreport2007.
    BMO has filed these materials with securities regulators and the
materials will also be available on the Canadian Securities Administrators'
web site at www.sedar.com, and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission's web site at www.sec.gov.
    The French language version of these materials will be made available
online on Friday, December 14, 2007 after they have been filed with securities
regulators.
    Printed copies of BMO's 2007 Annual Report, along with the Proxy Circular
and Notice for BMO's Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on March 4,
2008 in Quebec City, will be mailed to shareholders at the end of January
2008.




For further information:

For further information: For Media Enquiries: Ralph Marranca, Toronto,
ralph.marranca@bmo.com, (416) 867-3996; Lucie Gosselin, Montréal,
lucie.gosselin@bmo.com, (514) 877-1101; For Investor Relations Enquiries: Viki
Lazaris, Toronto, viki.lazaris@bmo.com, (416) 867-6656; Steven Bonin, Toronto,
steven.bonin@bmo.com, (416) 867-5452; Krista White, Toronto,
krista.white@bmo.com, (416) 867-7019; Internet: www.bmo.com


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