BMO Capital Markets Hosts Global Investor Conference on Opportunities and Challenges in the Fertilizer Sector

    NEW YORK, March 30 /CNW/ - BMO Capital Markets, the investment and
corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO) will hold its
second annual Global Fertilizer Conference on Friday, March 30, 2007, at the
Westin New York Hotel, Times Square.
    The conference, which provides a global perspective on the opportunities
and challenges facing the fertilizer sector, will be moderated by Edwin Chee,
Chemicals and Fertilizers Analyst, BMO Capital Markets.
    The event will feature a sector overview from Chee, as well as a series
of presentations by leading global leaders in the sector. There will also be
two separate panel discussions: one will focus on nitrogen and the other on
potash. Oliver Hatfield, Director, Integer Research will deliver a keynote
address on the competitiveness of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
Nitrogen Producers.
    Interested media are welcome to attend the event and are asked to RSVP by
calling Kim Hanson at (416) 867-3996.
    Presentations are also being broadcast live and archived at:

    Scheduled presenters and times are(*):

    8:30 a.m.    Opening Remarks
                 Eric Tripp, Co-President, BMO Capital Markets
    8:35         Sector Overview
                 Edwin Chee, Chemicals & Fertilizers Analyst,
                 BMO Capital Markets
    8:45         Agrium Inc. (AGU)
                 Richard Gearheard, Senior Vice President,
                 Agrium & President, Retail
    9:05         Terra Industries Inc. (TRA)
                 Mike Bennett, President & Chief Executive Officer
    9:25         CF Industries, Inc. (CF)
                 David Pruett, Senior Vice President Operations
                 Ernie Thomas, Senior Vice President
                 & Chief Financial Officer
    9:45         Yara International ASA (YAR)
                 Edvard Cavazuti, Senior Vice President, Downstream Segment

    10:05        UAP Holding Corp. (UAPH)
                 Kenny Cordell, President & Chief Executive Officer
    10:25        Break

    10:45        Nitrogen Panel Discussion

    11:20        Guest Speaker
                 Oliver Hatfield, Director, Fertilizer Division,
                 Integer Research
                 "The Competitiveness of CIS Nitrogen Producers"

    12:00 p.m.   Buffet Lunch

    12:30        PotashCorp (POT)
                 William Doyle, President & Chief Executive Officer

    12:50        ICL-Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL)
                 Akiva Mozes, President & Chief Executive Officer

    1:10         SQM (SQM)
                 Patricio Contesse, President & Chief Executive Officer

    1:30         K+S Aktiengesellschaft (SDF)
                 Norbert Steiner, Vice Chairman of the Board of
                 Executive Directors

    1:50         Sinofert Holdings Ltd. (HK-297)
                 Harry Yang, Senior Vice President

    2:20         Potash Panel Discussion

    (*) Agenda subject to change. (All times Eastern Standard Time)

    BMO Capital Markets is a leading North American financial services
provider offering investment and corporate banking, advisory services,
treasury and market risk management, institutional investing, and research. 
BMO Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), which
has total assets of CAD$356 billion as at January 31, 2007, and more than
35,000 employees.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Kim Hanson, Toronto,, (416) 867-3996; Patrick O'Herlihy, Chicago,
patrick.o', (312) 293-8905; Lucie Gosselin, Montreal,, (514) 877-1101; Laurie Grant, Vancouver,, (604) 665-7596; Internet:

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