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BMO Adds Industry Veteran to Lead Energy Group's U.S. A&D Team

HOUSTON, TEXAS--(Marketwired - Sept. 9, 2015) - BMO Capital Markets, the investment & corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE:BMO)(TSX:BMO), is pleased to announce the hire of Geoff Roberts to lead its U.S. Acquisitions and Divestitures practice, part of BMO's Global Energy group.

As Head, U.S. Acquisitions and Divestitures, Mr. Roberts will work closely with the global energy investment and corporate banking teams, as well as the A&D teams in Calgary and London that collectively have expertise in over 100 basins in 50 countries around the world.

"We are excited to add such a high quality professional like Geoff to lead our U.S. A&D business. A&D is an important part of the product suite that we deliver to our clients in the U.S. and globally. Clients expect a comprehensive technical capability integrated into all of our product offerings," said Jon Marinelli, U.S. Group Head, Global Energy.

"Geoff brings tremendous industry experience to this crucial role in our U.S. oil and gas practice, and further enhances our market reputation for thought-leading geoscience capability in the energy sector," said Shane Fildes, BMO Head of Global Energy.

Mr. Roberts is a petroleum engineer with over 30 years of industry experience, focusing on A&D with firms including Randall & Dewey, Madison Energy Advisors, The Oil & Gas Asset Clearinghouse, and most recently his own advisory services firm. He started his career in the oil and gas industry as a petroleum engineer with Amoco Production Company, where he successfully leveraged his energy engineering background and transitioned into energy banking and finance. He will be based in Houston and will report to Jon Marinelli.

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American financial services provider. With more than 2,300 employees operating in 29 locations, including 16 in North America, BMO Capital Markets offers 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 (NYSE:BMO)(TSX:BMO), one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America, with total assets of $672 billion as of July 31, 2015, and more than 47,000 employees.

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Source: Marketwired (September 9, 2015 - 10:30 AM EDT)

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