BMO Financial Group Announces Quarterly Cash Distributions for BMO Exchange
Traded Funds

TORONTO, March 19 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group today announced the first quarter 2010 cash distributions for BMO Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)*. Unitholders of record on March 30, 2010, will receive cash distributions payable on April 12, 2010.

Details of the per unit distribution amounts are as follows:

    
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                                                                     Cash
                                                                Distribution
    BMO Exchange Traded Fund                          Ticker     per Unit ($)
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    BMO Short Federal Bond Index ETF                    ZFS       0.115485
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    BMO Short Provincial Bond Index ETF                 ZPS       0.161486
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    BMO Short Corporate Bond Index ETF                  ZCS       0.170523
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    BMO Mid Corporate Bond Index ETF                    ZCM       0.130381
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    BMO Long Corporate Bond Index ETF                   ZLC       0.142682
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    BMO Canadian Government Bond Index ETF              ZGB       0.125409
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    BMO Aggregate Bond Index ETF                        ZAG       0.102554
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    BMO High Yield US Corporate Bond Hedged to CAD ETF  ZHY       0.227588
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    BMO Dow Jones Canada Titans 60 Index ETF            ZCN       0.122433
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    BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Banks Index ETF            ZEB       0.150749
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    BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Oil & Gas Index ETF        ZEO       0.079456
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    BMO Equal Weight Utilities Index ETF                ZUT       0.121767
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    BMO Junior Gold Index ETF                           ZJG              -
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    BMO Dow Jones Industrial Average Hedged to
     CAD Index ETF                                      ZDJ       0.088208
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    BMO US Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF               ZUE       0.095114
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    BMO Nasdaq 100 Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF       ZQQ       0.023562
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    BMO International Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF    ZDM              -
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    BMO Emerging Markets Equity Index ETF               ZEM              -
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    BMO Global Infrastructure Index ETF                 ZGI       0.076638
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    BMO China Equity Hedged to CAD ETF                  ZCH              -
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    BMO India Equity Hedged to CAD ETF                  ZID              -
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    BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Global Base Metals
     Hedged to CAD Index ETF                            ZMT              -
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Further information about BMO ETF Products can be found at www.bmo.com/etfs.

*BMO ETFs are managed and administered by Jones Heward Investment Counsel Inc. (JHIC), a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Bank of Montreal.

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 $399 billion as at January 31, 2010, and more than 36,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.

"Dow Jones," "Dow Jones Industrial Average", "Dow Jones Canada Titans 60" and "Titans" are trademarks of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by JHIC. The BMO ETFs based on Dow Jones' indexes are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Dow Jones, and Dow Jones makes no representation regarding the advisability of trading in such ETFs.

Standard & Poor's(R) and S&P(R) are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC ("S&P") and "TSX" is a trademark of Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). These trademarks have been licensed for use by Bank of Montreal. The BMO ETFs are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P or TSX, and S&P and TSX make no representation, warranty or condition regarding the advisability of buying, selling or holding units of the BMO ETFs.

Nasdaq(R) is a registered trademark of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. and has been licensed for use by JHIC for certain purposes. The BMO ETF based on Nasdaq's index is not issued, endorsed, sold or promoted by Nasdaq. NASDAQ MAKES NO WARRANTIES AND BEARS NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE BMO ETF.

SOURCE BMO BANK OF MONTREAL

For further information: For further information: Media Contacts: Kasia Lech, Toronto, kasia.lech@bmo.com, (416) 867-3996; Ronald Monet, Montréal, ronald.monet@bmo.com, (514) 877-1873; Laurie Grant, Vancouver, laurie.grant@bmo.com, (604) 665-7596; Internet: www.bmo.com


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