Media Advisory - BMO Capital Markets to Host North American Unconventional Gas Conference

    NEW YORK, Jan. 9 /CNW/ - BMO Capital Markets, the investment and
corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), will host its
2009 North American Unconventional Gas Conference Tuesday January 13, at the
Millennium Broadway Hotel, New York City.
    Management teams of leading natural gas producers, services companies and
pipeline companies will be in attendance. Participating companies include:
EnCana (NYSE:   ECA), Talisman Energy (NYSE:   TLM), Southwestern Energy (NYSE:  
SWN), Ultra Petroleum (NYSE:   UPL) and National Fuel Gas (NYSE:   NFG), among
    The BMO Capital Markets Energy Research team is led by Randy Ollenberger,
Managing Director. Members of the research team serving as speakers and panel
moderators for the event include:

    Jim Byrne (Integrated Oils/Refiners/O&G Producers)
    Carl Kirst (North American Pipelines)
    Mark Leggett (O&G Producers)
    Mike Mazar (O&G Services)
    Dan McSpirit (O&G Producers)
    Gordon Tait (Royalty Trusts)

    The research team will present findings from an in-depth economic and
resource potential analysis of seven shale gas plays located in North America,
including the Haynesville, Marcellus and Montney.
    The luncheon will feature keynote speaker Scott Rees, Chairman and CEO of
Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc., worldwide petroleum consultants. Mr.
Rees will present a comprehensive overview on the fundamentals of
unconventional natural gas plays.

    (*) Companies presenting at the conference include:

    ARC Energy Trust (AET.UN)
    Berry Petroleum (BRY)
    Carrizo Oil and Gas (CRZO)
    Celtic Exploration (CLT)
    Comstock Resources (CRK)
    EnCana (ECA)
    Ensign Energy Services (ESI)
    Forest Oil (FST)
    Gastem (GMR)
    Goodrich Petroleum (GDP)
    Junex Exploration (JNX)
    National Fuel Gas (NFG)
    NGas Resources (NGAS)
    Orleans Energy (OEX-T)
    Petrohawk Energy (HK)
    Petroleum Development (PETD)
    Peyto Energy Trust (PEY.UN)
    Progress Energy Trust (PGX.UN)
    Questerre Energy (QEC)
    Range Resources (RRC)
    Southwestern Energy (SWN)
    Storm Exploration (SEO)
    Superior Well Services (SWSI)
    Talisman Energy (TLM)
    Triangle Petroleum (TPLM.OB)
    Ultra Petroleum (UPL)
    Union Drilling (UDRL)

    (*) Participant list subject to change.

    Presentations will be broadcast live and archived at:

    An agenda with presentation times for the conference is also available on
the web site.

    Media Attendance

    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 offering equity and debt underwriting, corporate lending and
project financing, merger and acquisitions advisory services, merchant
banking, securitization, treasury management, market risk management, debt and
equity research and institutional sales and trading. BMO Capital Markets has
offices in 26 locations around the world, including 14 in North America.
    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$345 billion total assets and 37,000 employees as at October 31, 2008.

For further information:

For further information: Media Relations Contacts: Orli Namian, Toronto,, (416) 867-4914; Holly Holt, New York,,
(646) 919-8629

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