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Ilias Konstantopoulos, BEng'88, MBA'92

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Published: 22 Sep 2010

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, Sep 22, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ilias Konstantopoulos as Head of Investment & Corporate Banking, Montreal.

In this role, Mr. Konstantopoulos will be responsible for leading BMO Capital Markets' investment and corporate banking activities for the firm's Quebec-based clients and providing advice to senior executives and boards of directors across a wide range of industry sectors. He will report to Peter Myers, Head of Investment & Corporate Banking, Canada.

"We are thrilled Ilias is returning to his roots, and taking on a leadership position in our Montreal office," said Mr. Myers. "Ilias is a seasoned investment banker with tremendous career experience, advising on more than $80 billion worth of transactions across a number of industry sectors and assisting clients with their corporate development objectives. He will bring considerable, knowledge, depth and skill to our Quebec-based clients, and to our Montreal team."

Mr. Konstantopoulos joined BMO in 1996 in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Since then, he has invested a considerable portion of his time working with BMO's Quebec-based investment & corporate banking clients, and has acquired a deep understanding of the industries in which they compete and market challenges they are confronted with.

A native of Montreal, Mr. Konstantopoulos holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree and an MBA from McGill University. A full copy of Mr. Konstantopoulos' biography is available through the following link: http://www.bmocm.com/aboutus/execbios/iliaskonstantopoulos/.

The appointment of Mr. Konstantopoulos follows other recent announcements including Luc Bachand, who has become Head of Quebec operations for BMO Capital Markets and Darryl White, appointed Deputy Head of Investment & Corporate Banking, Canada.

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 more than 2,000 employees operating in 26 locations around the world, including 14 in North America.

BMO Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group, one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America with US$386 billion total assets and 38,000 employees as at July 31, 2010.

MARKETWIRE VIA COMTEX, September 22, 2010

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