/R E P E A T -- - Media Advisory/Invitation - Experts Help Boomers in Kitchener/Waterloo Take Charge of Their Retirement/

    BMO seminar features BMO's Dr. Sherry Cooper, Chief Economist & Global
    Economic Strategist and Dr. Amy D'Aprix, author and life transition

    TORONTO, May 27 /CNW/ - Recent economic events have shifted many people's
vision for retirement, and in such times it is especially important to have a
solid plan for the future.
    BMO has invited clients from the Kitchener/Waterloo area to gain new
perspectives on the economy and retirement issues facing boomers today by
attending this unique interactive retirement workshop featuring one of
Canada's most influential women, Dr. Sherry Cooper, as well as author and
retirement expert, Dr. Amy D'Aprix.
    Dr. Cooper will provide insight into the current economic situation and
the impact it has on retirement, while Dr. Amy D'Aprix will lead an
interactive workshop that explores retirement issues and their financial
    "There have been lessons learned in this volatile period as many have
watched their hard-earned savings diminish," said Dr. Cooper. "There could be
no better time to create or refresh your financial plan, and restructure your
portfolio to reflect the 'new normal' environment."
    "The interactive workshops will help boomers set their thoughts in motion
about retirement goals that look beyond the first few years of retirement or
"the big dream". Today, retirement can last 20 to 30 years and take on a
number of different stages which most of us overlook in our planning," said
Dr. D'Aprix.

    WHO:   Dr. Sherry Cooper, Executive Vice-President, Global Economic
           Strategist BMO Financial Group; Chief Economist BMO Capital
           Markets, and author of The New Retirement - How It Will Change
           Our Future.

           Dr. Amy D'Aprix, MSW, PhD, CSA; Life Transition Consultant to
           BMO Financial Group; author, coach, and expert in aging,
           retirement, and caregiving issues.

    WHEN:  Thursday, May 28, 2009
           5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    WHERE: Delta Kitchener-Waterloo, Grand Ballroom, 105 King Street East,
           Kitchener, ON

    For more information and to see video highlights of previous Take Charge
of Retirement workshops please visit: www.retirementyourway.com/workshop

    All media who wish to attend or to arrange for an interview please
contact Martha.McInnis@bmo.com or 416.867.3996.

For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: BMO Financial Group, Martha
McInnis, martha.mcinnis@bmo.com, (416) 867-3996; Peter Scott,
PeterE.Scott@bmo.com, (416) 867-4711; Website: www.bmo.com

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