Four Ratings Agencies Confirm Ratings on Bank of Montreal

    TORONTO, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - DBRS (AA), Fitch (AA-), Moody's (Aa1), and
Standard & Poor's (A+) have affirmed their ratings on Bank of Montreal    
(TSX: BMO; NYSE:   BMO), BMO said. The rating outlook is Stable for all ratings.
    Earlier today, BMO Financial Group announced certain matters relating to
its First Quarter earnings which will be released on March 4, 2008, and to the
Links and Parkland Structured Investment Vehicles, and certain Senior
Management changes.

    Full details of Bank of Montreal's ratings and recent press releases can
be found at

For further information:

For further information: Ralph Marranca, Toronto, (416) 867-3996,; Ronald Monet, Montreal, (514) 877-1873,; For Investor Relations Enquiries: Viki Lazaris, Senior
Vice President, (416) 867-6656,; Steven Bonin, Director, 
(416) 867-5452,;

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