Bank of Montreal Notice of Annual Meeting and Proxy Circular Available Online

    TORONTO, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - Bank of Montreal (TSX, NYSE:   BMO) has commenced
the mailing of its Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Proxy Circular
for its upcoming Shareholders' Meeting. The Notice of Annual Meeting of
Shareholders and Proxy Circular is now available online at and will be available on the Canadian Securities
Adminstrators' web site at and on the EDGAR section of the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission's website at .
    The Bank will hold its 190th Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Quebec
City, Quebec, on Tuesday, March 4, 2008. The meeting will take place in the
Main Ballroom, Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, 1 rue des Carrieres, at
9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
    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.

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