Media Advisory - BMO Capital Markets to Host Ninth Annual Back To School
Investor Conference

    
    All Big 12 publicly held post-secondary education companies slated to
    present
    

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /CNW/ - BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (TSX, NYSE: BMO), will hold its ninth annual Back To School Investor Conference, September 17th, at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in New York City.

Jeffrey Silber, Senior Equity Research Analyst, BMO Capital Markets will host the conference, which is expected to attract a record number of over 800 institutional investors and industry professionals. "For the first time, all Big 12 publicly held post-secondary education companies are scheduled to present. This is one of the only institutional investor conferences focused exclusively on the education sector," said Mr. Silber.

Presentations and panel discussions are expected to focus on the following key themes:

    
    -   Education reform and improvement in the K-12 sector
    -   Regulations impacting for-profit post-secondary providers
    -   Impact of economic cyclicality on the sector
    -   International trends
    -   Growth of online learning
    -   Use of technology in education
    -   Future of educational publishing
    

The conference will also feature a special luncheon presentation by Harris Miller, President and CEO of Career College Association and Steven Pines, Executive Director of the Education Industry Association. They will discuss the current national legislative and regulatory environment.

Media interested in attending the conference or scheduling an interview should call (416) 867-3996 or toll free at 1-866-298-8385.

This forum will showcase a unique line-up of presentations and panels from more than 48 leading for-profit public and private education companies.

    
    * Company presenters include:
    AllStar Directories
    American Public Education (APEI)
    Apollo Group (APOL)
    Bisk Education
    Bridgepoint Education (BPI)
    Cambium Learning
    Camelot Schools
    Campus Management
    Capella Education (CPLA)
    Career Education (CECO)
    Catapult Learning
    ChinaCast Education (CAST)
    CIBT Education Group (MBA)
    Concorde Career College
    Connections Academy
    Corinthian Colleges (COCO)
    Datatel
    DeVry (DV)
    Dutko Worldwide
    Edison Learning
    Educational Services of America
    EducationDynamics
    Embanet
    Flat World Knowledge
    Global College
    Grand Canyon Education (LOPE)
    ITT Educational Services (ESI)
    K12 (LRN)
    Lincoln Educational Services (LINC)
    Mosaica Education
    NIIT
    School Specialty (SCHS)
    SchoolNet
    SignificantFederation.com
    SkillSoft (SKIL)
    Smarthinking
    Specialized Education Services
    Strayer Education (STRA)
    The Collegebound Network
    The Princeton Review (REVU)
    TUI University
    Turning Technologies
    Universal Technical Institute (UTI)

    *the list is subject to change.
    

A complete conference agenda is also available by visiting the website. Presentations will be broadcast live and archived at: www.bmocm.com/conferences/2009backtoschool/

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading full-service North American financial services provider, with over 2,400 employees operating in 14 North American offices and 26 worldwide, offering corporate, institutional and government clients access to a complete range of investment and corporate banking products and services. BMO Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group (TSX, NYSE: BMO), one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America with US$385 billion total assets and 37,000 employees as at July 31, 2009.

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For further information: For further information: Media Contacts: Kim Hanson, Toronto, kim.hanson@bmo.com, (416) 867-3996; Holly Holt, New York, holly.holt@bmo.com, (212) 885-4153; Internet: www.bmocm.com

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