/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - BMO Welcomes Toronto FC Superstar Dwayne De Rosario Back Home/

    BMO to make major announcements about TFC home games and its commitment
    to soccer

    TORONTO, March 31 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group will host an autograph
signing and draw at its main downtown Toronto branch to celebrate the start of
the new Major League Soccer season and the arrival in Toronto of Canadian
superstar midfielder Dwayne De Rosario. BMO will also be making major
announcements regarding upcoming Toronto FC home games and its commitment to
soccer in Canada.

    WHAT:     Autograph signing and draw to win Toronto FC jerseys and
              tickets to an upcoming Toronto FC home game at BMO Field.

    WHO:      Dwayne De Rosario, Midfielder, Toronto FC
              John Carver, Head Coach, Toronto FC
              Alexandra Dousmanis-Curtis, Senior Vice-President, Greater
              Toronto Division, Personal & Commercial Banking, BMO Bank of
              Professional soccer freestylers

    WHEN:     Thursday, April 2, 2009 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
              The winners of the draw will be announced at 2:15 p.m.

    WHERE:    BMO Bank of Montreal branch at First Canadian Place
              Corner of King and Bay (Northwest Corner, Outside)

    BMO Financial Group is a proud Premier sponsor of Toronto FC. BMO
supports soccer across Canada from youth players in local neighbourhoods and
communities, to the professional level. Our deep commitment to the Beautiful
Game is evident from the beginning of the curve with our grassroots
sponsorship of close to 400 youth teams nationally. The relationship continues
with our title support of elite youth players at BMO National Championships
through to our professional teams support (TFC & Vancouver Whitecaps) combined
with soccer venue title sponsorship (BMO Field).
    Through its affiliation with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., BMO
sponsors Toronto FC, Toronto Raptors, Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlies.

For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: BMO Financial Group, Peter
Scott, PeterE.Scott@bmo.com, (416) 867-3996; Toronto FC, Michelle Lissel,
mlissel@torontofc.ca, (416) 815-5400 x 5399; Websites: www.bmo.com

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