/R E P E A T -- BMO Capital Markets to Host 18th Annual Global Metals & Mining Conference/

    Industry leaders world wide to participate in one of the largest and most
    notable metals and mining investor conferences in the world

    TORONTO, Feb. 20 /CNW/ - More than 1,000 attendees from 29 countries have
registered to attend BMO Capital Markets Global Metals & Mining Conference,
one of the largest mining institutional investor events in the world.
    The 18th annual event is taking place in Hollywood, Florida from February
23 to February 25, 2009. It will provide international investors the
opportunity to meet senior management of more than 200 leading mining
companies from around the world, including Australia, Canada, China, India,
South America, the United States and the United Kingdom, among others.

    An up-to-the-minute agenda(*) with presentation times for the conference is
available on our web site where presentations will be broadcast live:


    The three-day event will be hosted by top ranked BMO Capital Markets
Metals & Mining Equity Research team:

    David Haughton, Co-Head, Metals & Mining Research, Precious Metals and
    Mining Analyst
    Tony Robson, Co-Head, Metals & Mining Research, Metals and Mining Analyst
    David Radclyffe, Managing Director, Metals & Mining Analyst
    John Hayes, Director, Mining Exploration Analyst
    Chris Rollason, Director, Mining Exploration Analyst
    Bart Melek, Vice President, Global Commodity Strategist
    Meredith Bandy, Research Analyst, Coal, Metals & Mining
    Andrew Breichmanas, Research Analyst, Precious Metals & Mining
    David Cotterell, Research Analyst, Metals & Mining
    Edward Sterck, Research Analyst, Uranium, Metals & Mining

    Media interested in scheduling interviews with our analysts are asked to
call: (416) 867-3996 or Toll Free (866) 298-8385

    Scheduled presenters include:
    -     Agnico-Eagle Mines
    -     Alamos Gold
    -     Alpha Natural Resources
    -     Amazon Potash
    -     AMCOL International
    -     Anatolia Minerals
    -     Andean Resources
    -     Andina Minerals
    -     AngloGold Ashanti
    -     Anvil Mining
    -     Aquarius Platinum
    -     Aquila Resources
    -     Aquiline Resources
    -     Arch Coal
    -     AREVA
    -     Athabasca Potash
    -     Aurizon Mines
    -     B2Gold
    -     Baffinland Iron Mines
    -     Bannerman Resources
    -     Barrick Gold
    -     Buenaventura
    -     Cameco
    -     Centenario Copper
    -     Centerra Gold
    -     China National Gold
    -     Cliffs Natural Resources
    -     Comaplex Minerals
    -     Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines
    -     Detour Gold
    -     Dundee Precious Metals
    -     Eldorado Gold
    -     Equinox Minerals
    -     Eurasian Natural Resources
    -     European Goldfields
    -     Exeter Resource
    -     Ferrexpo
    -     First Quantum Minerals
    -     FNX Mining
    -     Fortescue Metals Group
    -     Franco-Nevada
    -     Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold
    -     Fresnillo
    -     Gammon Gold
    -     Gold Fields
    -     Gold Wheaton Gold
    -     Goldcorp
    -     Golden Star Resources
    -     GoviEx Uranium
    -     Great Basin Gold
    -     Harmony Gold Mining
    -     Hecla Mining
    -     Hochschild Mining
    -     HudBay Minerals
    -     IAMGOLD
    -     Indian Famers Fertiliser Cooperative
    -     Inmet Mining
    -     Ivanhoe Mines
    -     Kingsgate Consolidated
    -     Kinross Gold
    -     Legend International Holdings
    -     Lihir Gold
    -     Lonmin
    -     Lundin Mining
    -     MagIndustries
    -     Minefinders
    -     Moto Goldmines
    -     New Gold
    -     Newcrest Mining
    -     Newmont Mining
    -     Norsk Hydro
    -     Northern Dynasty Minerals
    -     Orezone Resources
    -     Osisko Mining
    -     Paladin Energy
    -     PAN American Silver
    -     Peabody Energy
    -     Peter Hambro Mining
    -     Petra Diamonds
    -     Polymetal
    -     Polyus Gold
    -     Potash One
    -     Quadra Mining
    -     Randgold Resources
    -     Red Back Mining
    -     Royal Gold
    -     SEMAFO
    -     Silver Wheaton
    -     Sino Gold Mining
    -     SouthGobi Energy Resources
    -     Sunkar Resources
    -     Talvivaara Mining
    -     Taseko Mines
    -     Teck
    -     Uranium One
    -     Western Areas
    -     Western Goldfields
    -     Yamana Gold

    (*) Agenda subject to change.

    About the BMO Capital Markets Metals & Mining Group

    BMO Capital Markets has been focused on the Metals & Minerals industry
for almost 100 years. As a member of BMO Financial Group, (TSX, NYSE:   BMO),
the firm is able to leverage the financial strength and capabilities of one of
North America's leading financial services organizations. With 10 dedicated
Metals & Mining equity research analysts targeting coverage of 120 public
companies, BMO Capital Markets provides clients with access to the best
analysis and ideas in specific sectors such as coal, base metals, zinc, nickel
and other precious metals. BMO Capital Markets has offices in London,
Australia, China, Europe, and across North America including Toronto, New York
and Chicago. For more information, visit: www.bmocm.com.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Orli Namian, Toronto,
orli.namian@bmo.com, (416) 867-3996; Holly Holt, New York, holly.holt@bmo.com,
(212) 885-4153; Internet: www.bmocm.com

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