Media Advisory - BMO Capital Markets to Host Tenth Annual Media & Telecom
Investor Conference

Conference call to be held for members of the media following the event

TORONTO, Sept. 14 /CNW/ - BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (TSX, NYSE: BMO), will hold its tenth annual Media & Telecom Conference on September 15th, in Toronto.

The conference will feature presentations from senior management from leading Media and Telecom companies and will provide an in-depth look at the sector's current challenges and future opportunities.

This one-day conference will be moderated by BMO Capital Markets' top-ranked* Equity Research Team, including Tim Casey (Media), Peter Rhamey (Telecom) and Jeffrey Logsdon (Entertainment / Gaming).

    Presentations are expected to focus on the following key themes:


    -   How are Canadian media companies positioned to participate in an
        economic recovery?
    -   Which sub-sectors are best positioned going forward?
    -   As more people utilize online media, who are the winners and losers
        in Canada?
    -   How does this cycle compare to previous cycles?
    -   What is the outlook for consolidation within the sector?


    -   How will domestic cable operators continue to grow their business
        despite growing threats from telephone companies and online services?
    -   How will cable companies manage their networks given the growth in
        bandwidth hungry HD channels and Internet usage?
    -   Where does wireless fit into the business mix?


    -   What are the opportunities in wireless as carriers begin offering
        broadband data services on 3G networks?
    -   With new entrants launching services, what are the implications for
        pricing and the existing carriers?
    -   To what extent will wireless begin substituting for wireline local
        services as it has in the U.S.?
    -   With the legacy wireline telecom business declining, how can Internet
        and video offset the decline and what are the implications for
    -   With the telecom market getting increasingly competitive, what are
        the opportunities for consolidation?

    *  2008 Brendan Wood International Survey

    (xx) Company presenters include:

    BCE Inc.                 Siim Vanaselja          EVP & CFO

    Bell Aliant              Karen Sheriff           President & CEO

    Cineplex Galaxy Income
    Fund                     Gord Nelson             CFO

    Cogeco Cable Inc.        Louis Audet             President & CEO

    Corus Entertainment
    Inc.                     John Cassaday           President & CEO

    DAVE Wireless            Dave Dobbin             President

    Manitoba Telecom
    Services Inc.            Pierre Blouin           CEO

    Public Mobile            Alek Krstajic           CEO

    Public Mobile            Bruce Kirby             VP, Strategy & Business

    Quebecor Inc.            Jean-Francois Pruneau   VP, Finance

    Rogers Communications    Rob Bruce               President, Rogers
    Inc.                                             Wireless

    Thomson Reuters          Devin Wenig             CEO, Markets Division

    Torstar Corporation      David Holland           Interim President & CEO

    WIND Mobile              Ken Campbell            CEO

    Yellow Pages Group Co.   Marc Tellier            President & CEO

    (xx) the list is subject to change.

    A complete conference agenda is also available by visiting the website.
    Presentations will be broadcast live and archived at:


Following the event, a conference call for members of the media only will be held at 4:30 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, September 15th. The call will be hosted by Tim Casey and Peter Rhamey. They will review highlights of the conference and take questions. Members of the media are asked to call the following numbers to access the conference call:

    Participant dial-in number(s):    416-340-2217 / 866-696-5910
    Participant pass code:            5847550

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading full-service North American financial services provider, with over 2,400 employees operating in 14 North American offices and 26 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 (TSX, NYSE: 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.


For further information: For further information: Media Contacts: Kim Hanson, Toronto,, (416) 867-3996; Ronald Monet, Montréal,, (514) 877-1101; Laurie Grant, Vancouver,, (604) 665-7596; Internet:

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