BMO Financial Group Corporate Responsibility Report and 2007 Public Accountability Statement Available



    TORONTO, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group's Corporate Responsibility
Report and 2007 Public Accountability Statement is now available at
www.bmo.com/community. The Report includes BMO's 2007 Public Accountability
Statement and provides information specific to the organization's commitment
to responsible and ethical corporate behaviour and to its wide-ranging support
of the communities it serves.
    BMO's ongoing commitment is sustained by the relationships between its
employees and its communities, and is evident through corporate donations and
sponsorships that support a range of programmes, organizations and causes
related to education, health, arts and culture, community development, sports
and recreation, and the environment.
    In 2007, BMO contributed $50.4 million in corporate donations,
sponsorships and events, supporting communities and thousands of charities and
not-for-profit organizations across Canada. With more than 32,000 full-time
and part-time employees in Canada, BMO is one of Canada's largest employers.
In 2007, the company's overall tax-contribution was $882 million and the
organization spent $1.8 billion buying goods and services in Canada from large
and small suppliers. To read more about BMO's corporate citizenship
activities, please visit www.bmo.com/community.
    Printed copies of this Corporate Responsibility Report and 2007 Public
Accountability Statement will be available in April in all BMO Bank of
Montreal branches.





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; Laurie Grant, Vancouver,
laurie.grant@bmo.com, (604) 665-7596; Internet: www.bmo.com


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