/R E P E A T -- BMO Financial Group to Hold 190th Annual Meeting in Québec City and Release First Quarter Results on March 4, 2008/



    TORONTO, Feb. 21 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group will hold its 190th Annual
Meeting of Shareholders in Québec City, Québec, on Tuesday, March 4, 2008. The
meeting will take place in the Main Ballroom, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac,
1 rue des Carrières, Québec City, Québec, 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, 2007 to
January 31, 2008. 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 (866) 223-7781 toll free or
        (416) 641-6118 locally.
    -   Via internet, www.bmo.com/investorrelations.
        Please refer to this call as the BMO Annual Meeting.
        A live pool feed of the proceedings will be available to news media
        in the Media Briefing Room.

    -   News Media Briefing follows immediately after the Annual Meeting
    -   Via telephone, listen-only mode, 1 (866) 223-7781 toll free or
        (416) 641-6118 locally.
        Via internet, www.bmo.com/investorrelations.
        Please refer to this call as the BMO News Media Briefing.

    -   First Quarter Investor Community Conference Call
    -   Time: 2:00 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, Monday, May 26, 2008, by
                 calling 1 (800) 408-3053 or (416) 695-5800 and entering
                 passcode 648299 followed by the number sign.
              -  The webcast will be available on the BMO Investor Relations
                 website until Monday, May 26, 2008.
    

    On January 29, 2008, Bank of Montreal's Notice of Annual Meeting of
Shareholders, its Proxy Circular and its 2007 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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