BMO Supports International Relief Efforts for China Earthquake Victims

BEIJING and TORONTO, April 21 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group today announced that it will make a corporate donation of $50,000 to the Red Cross to support that agency's efforts to provide relief to earthquake victims in China.

In addition, BMO's China, Hongkong and Taiwan-based employees have donated RMB243,772 for the Red Cross relief efforts in China.

"Everyone at BMO was deeply saddened by the news, and our thoughts are with those who have lost family and friends," said Bill Downe, President and CEO, BMO Financial Group.

"The Yushu earthquake in Qinghai Province was devastating," said Albert Yu, Managing Director and Head of Asia, BMO Financial Group. "Our employees in China appreciate the support from their colleagues around the world."

Canadian residents can make contributions to relief efforts by contacting the Canadian Red Cross by calling 1-800-418-1111 or visiting the Canadian Red Cross website at www.redcross.ca.

SOURCE BMO BANK OF MONTREAL

For further information: For further information: Media Contacts: Roger Heng, Beijing, roger.heng@bmo.com, +(8610) 8588-1688, ext 6502; Peter Scott, Toronto, PeterE.Scott@bmo.com, (416) 867-3996; Sarah Bensadoun, Montreal, sarah.bensadoun@bmo.com, (514) 877-8224; Laurie Grant, Vancouver, laurie.grant@bmo.com, (604) 665-7596; Internet : www.bmo.com


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