/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - BMO Capital Markets to Host Fourth Annual Agriculture, Protein and Fertilizer Conference/

    43 companies from 12 countries spanning six continents to participate in
    annual conference

    NEW YORK, May 8 /CNW/ - BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate
banking arm of BMO Financial Group (TSX, NYSE:   BMO), will hold its
Agriculture, Protein and Fertilizer investor Conference on Wednesday, May 13
and Thursday, May 14, 2009, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.
    The event this year combines the Agriculture and Protein conference and
Fertilizer conference and brings together senior management from leading
companies for a broader look at the global sectors' current challenges and
future opportunities.
    Day 1 of the Conference will focus on agriculture and protein and will be
hosted by award winning analyst Kenneth Zaslow, Director, Food and
Agribusiness Research at BMO Capital Markets.
    Day 2 of the Conference will focus on fertilizer and will be hosted by
top ranked Fertilizer analyst and Managing Director, Edwin Chee as well as
Joel Jackson, also a Fertilizer Analyst with BMO Capital Markets.
    Included on the agenda are presentations by Dr. Robert Fraley, EVP &
Chief Technology Officer at the Monsanto Company, Anatoly Lomakin, Director
General at the JSC International Potash Company and Rakesh Kapur, Deputy
Managing Director, Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Ltd.
    Presentations will be broadcast live and archived at:
    An agenda with presentation times for the conference is also available on
the web site.

    Scheduled presenters include(*):
    AgFeed Industries Inc. (FEED-NYSE)      Gerard            COO

    AJC International, Inc. (Private)       Brad Allison      President

    Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM-NYSE)   Steve Mills       EVP & CFO
                                            John Rice         EVP, Commercial
                                                              & Production

    Bunge Ltd. (BG-NYSE)                    Alberto Weisser   Chairman & CEO
                                            Jacqualyn Fouse   CFO

    Cal-Maine Foods (CALM-NASDAQ)           Fred Adams        Chairman & CEO
                                            Tim Dawson        CFO

    Corn Products International (CPO-NYSE)  Illene S. Gordon  Chairman,
                                                              President & CEO
                                            Cheryl Beebe      VP & CFO

    Gold'n Plump Poultry (Private)          Michael Helgeson  CEO

    House of Raeford Farms, Inc. (Private)  Donald Taber      President & COO

    JBS S.A. (JBS-BOVESPA)                  Joesley Mendonça  CEO

    Monsanto Co. (MON-NYSE)                 Dr. Robert Farley EVP & Chief

    POET (Private)                          Denny DeVos       VP, Corporate

    Poultry Perspective (Private)           Paul Aho          Principal

    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM-NASDAQ)     Joe Sanderson     Chairman & CEO
                                            Mike Cockrell     Treasurer & CFO

    Smithfield Foods, Inc. (SFD-NYSE)       C. Larry Pope     President & CEO

    Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN-NYSE)            Leland Tollett    Interim
                                                              President & CEO
                                            Jim Lochner       Sr. Group VP
                                                              Fresh Meats &

    Agrium Inc. (AGU-NYSE/TSX)              Bruce Waterman    SVP, Finance &

    Amazon Potash Corp. (Private)           David Gower       President

    Athabasca Potash Inc. (API-TSX)         Dawn Zhou         President & CEO
                                            Brad Fettis       VP, Mining

    CF Industries (CF-NYSE)                 Tony Nocchiero    SVP & CFO

    Compass Minerals (CMP-NYSE)             Angelo
                                            Brisimitzakis     President & CEO

    Hanfeng Evergreen Inc. (HF-TSX)         Robert Beutel     Chairman

    ICL (ICL-TSX)                           Akiva Mozes       President & CEO

    Indian Farmers Fertiliser
    Co-operative Ltd. - IFFCO (Private)     Rakesh Kapur      Deputy Managing

    Integer Research (Private)              Oliver Hatfield   Director

    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (IPI-NYSE)        Robert Jornayvaz  Chairman & CEO

    JSC International Potash
    Company (Private)                       Anatoly Lomakin   Director
    Legend International
    Holdings, Inc. (LGDI-NASDAQB)           Joseph Gutnick    President & CEO
                                            Craig Michael     Executive
                                                              General Manager

    MagIndustries Corp (MAA-TSXV)           Rich Morrow       VP

    Migao Corp. (MGO-TSX)                   Randall Smallbone CFO
                                            Jay Hussey        VP, Corporate

    Minemakers Ltd. (MAK-ASX)               Andrew Drummond   Managing

    Potash One Inc. (KCL-TSX)               Paul Matysek      President & CEO
                                            Max Ramey         VP, Solution

    PotashCorp (POT-NYSE/TSX)               Bill Doyle        President & CEO

    Satimola Ltd. (Private)                 Gordon Toll       Chairman & CEO

    Sinofert Holdings Ltd. (297-HKSE)       Harry Yang        Executive
                                                              Direction &
                                                              Deputy General

    Sunkar Resources plc (SKR-LSE)          Serik Utegen      CEO

    Terra Industries (TRA-NYSE)             Dan Greenwell     EVP & CFO

    The Mosaic Company (MOS-NYSE)           Jim Prokopanko    President & CEO

    Western Potash Corp. (WPX-TSXV)         Patricio Varas    President & CEO

    Yara International ASA (YAR-OL)         Edward Cavazuti   SVP, Head of

    (*) Agenda subject to change.

    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$361 billion total assets and 37,000 employees as at January 31, 2009.

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For further information: For media inquiries or should you like to
attend the event, please contact: Orli Namian, orli.namian@bmo.com, (416)

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