BMO Capital Markets to Host 17th Annual Digital Entertainment Investor
Conference

    
    Legendary demonstration room available to media showcasing newest games
    and technologies for the holiday season
    

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /CNW/ - BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), will host its 17th annual Digital Entertainment Investor Conference, Thursday, November 12, 2009, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

The conference is expanding this year to include companies in the digital media, games, video and music sectors. More than 45 public and private companies are scheduled to present including:

    
    - Activision Blizzard (ATVI)
    - Brightcove
    - Electronic Arts (ERTS)
    - GameStop (GME)
    - Microsoft (MSFT)
    - Nintendo of America (NTDOY)
    - OnLive
    - Pandora
    - Sony Computer Entertainment America (SNE)
    

Media will have access to the featured BMO Capital Markets Demonstration Room, with live demonstrations of the latest consoles, devices, platforms and games (some before their release date in retail stores).

"This conference will not only spotlight the hottest games and technologies, but will provide a showcase for the companies behind the dynamic evolution we'll see in the digital entertainment arena over the next few years," said Edward Williams, Senior Research Analyst, BMO Capital Markets and host of the Digital Entertainment Conference. "This event will also provide a leading perspective on the upcoming holiday selling season in this space," he added.

With an expected audience of more than 500 people, the conference provides a dynamic forum on the rapidly expanding and evolving media and entertainment industries.

The two-track agenda includes a mix of 30-minute presentations and six-person panel discussions by senior executives from 24 public and 21 private companies.

Presentations will be broadcast live and archived* at: http://www.bmocm.com/conferences/digitalentertainment2009

- Private companies will not be webcast.

An up-to-the-minute agenda and a complete list of companies that will participate at the conference* are also available at: http://www.bmocm.com/conferences/digitalentertainment2009

* Agenda and participant list subject to change.

Media interested in attending the event and/or scheduling an interview are asked to call (212) 885-4153 or (416) 867-3996.

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading full-service North American financial services provider, with more than 2,200 employees operating in 14 North American offices and 27 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 (NYSE, TSX: 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: Holly Holt, New York, holly.holt@bmo.com, (212) 885-4153; Kevin Windorf, New York, kevin.windorf@bmo.com, (212) 885-4111; Kim Hanson, Toronto, kim.hanson@bmo.com, (416) 867-4924; Internet: www.bmocm.com

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