BMO Financial Group to Hold 189th Annual Meeting in Toronto and Release First Quarter Results on March 1, 2007



    TORONTO, March 1 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group will hold its 189th Annual
Meeting of Shareholders in Toronto, Ontario, on Thursday, March 1, 2007. The
meeting will take place in the Concert Hall, Carlu Event Theatre, Toronto,
Ontario, 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time
(EST).
    The annual meeting will coincide with the release of BMO Financial
Group's first quarter results for the period of November 1, 2006 to
January 31, 2007. NOTE: First quarter results will be broadly disseminated
prior to markets opening.
    Investors, media and other interested parties can access the annual
meeting, media briefing and first quarter investor community conference call
as follows:

    
    -  Annual Meeting
       Time: 9:30 a.m.
       Via telephone, listen-only mode, 1 (877) 461-2814 toll free or
       (416) 695-9745 locally
       Via internet, www.bmo.com/investorrelations.
       Please refer to this call as the BMO Financial Group Annual Meeting.
       A live pool feed of the proceedings will be available to media in the
       Media Briefing Room.

    -  Media Briefing follows immediately after the Annual Meeting
       Via telephone, listen-only mode, 1 (877) 461-2814 toll free or
       (416) 695-9745 locally
       Via internet, www.bmo.com/investorrelations.
       Please refer to this call as the BMO Financial Group Media Briefing.

    -  First Quarter Investor Community Conference Call
       Time: 3:00 p.m. EST
       Via telephone, listen-only mode, 1 (888) 789-0089 toll free or
       (416) 695-9753 locally
       Via internet, www.bmo.com/investorrelations

       -  Presentation material referenced during the conference call will be
          available at the aforementioned website.

       -  Conference Call Rebroadcast
          -  A rebroadcast of the investor community presentations will be
             available until midnight, Thursday, March 15, 2007, by calling
             1 (888) 742-2491 or (416) 641-2196 and entering passcode
             7567 followed by the number sign.
          -  The webcast will be available on the BMO Investor Relations
             website until Tuesday, May 22, 2007.
    

    On January 26, 2007, Bank of Montreal's Notice of Annual Meeting of
Shareholders, its Proxy Circular and its 2006 Annual Report were mailed to
shareholders. These documents are available online at
www.bmo.com/investorrelations





For further information:

For further information: Media Relations: Ralph Marranca, Toronto,
ralph.marranca@bmo.com, (416) 867-3996; Ronald Monet, Montreal,
ronald.monet@bmo.com, (514) 877-1101; Amy Yuhn, Chicago,
amy.yuhn@harrisbank.com, (312) 461-2478; Investor Relations: 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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