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BMO Financial Group Announces Cash Distributions for BMO Exchange Traded Funds

Monday, December 17, 2012

BMO Financial Group Announces Cash Distributions for BMO Exchange Traded Funds10:10 EST Monday, December 17, 2012TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2012) - BMO Financial Group today announced the December 2012 cash distributions for certain BMO Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)* that distribute monthly, quarterly, or annually. Unitholders of record at close of business on December 28, 2012 will receive cash distributions payable on January 8, 2013.Details of the per unit distribution amounts are as follows:BMO ETFs with Monthly Distributions:TickerCash Distribution per Unit ($)BMO Short Federal Bond Index ETFZFS0.029BMO Mid Federal Bond Index ETFZFM0.041BMO Long Federal Bond Index ETFZFL0.050BMO Short Provincial Bond Index ETFZPS0.044BMO Short Corporate Bond Index ETFZCS0.045BMO Mid Corporate Bond Index ETFZCM0.059BMO Long Corporate Bond Index ETFZLC0.067BMO Aggregate Bond Index ETFZAG0.044BMO Real Return Bond Index ETFZRR0.028BMO High Yield US Corporate Bond Hedged to CAD Index ETFZHY0.090BMO Emerging Markets Bond Hedged to CAD Index ETFZEF0.068BMO 2013 Corporate Bond Target Maturity ETFZXA0.065BMO 2015 Corporate Bond Target Maturity ETFZXB0.046BMO 2020 Corporate Bond Target Maturity ETFZXC0.059BMO 2025 Corporate Bond Target Maturity ETFZXD0.061BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Banks Index ETFZEB0.054BMO Equal Weight Utilities Index ETFZUT0.061BMO Equal Weight REITs Index ETFZRE0.081BMO Monthly Income ETFZMI0.062BMO Covered Call Canadian Banks ETFZWB0.070BMO Covered Call Utilities ETFZWU0.078BMO Covered Call Dow Jones Industrial Average Hedged to CAD ETFZWA0.073BMO Canadian Dividend ETFZDV0.060BMO S&P/TSX Laddered Preferred Share Index ETFZPR0.053BMO ETFs with Quarterly Distributions:TickerCash Distribution per Unit ($)BMO S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETFZCN0.105BMO S&P 500 Hedged to CAD Index ETFZUE0.100BMO Dow Jones Industrial Average Hedged to CAD Index ETFZDJ0.125BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Oil & Gas Index ETFZEO0.095BMO International Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETFZDM0.105BMO Global Infrastructure Index ETFZGI0.135BMO Equal Weight U.S. Banks Hedged to CAD Index ETFZUB0.055BMO Low Volatility Canadian Equity ETFZLB0.100BMO S&P 500 Index ETFZSP0.010BMO S&P 500 Index ETF (US Dollar Units)ZSP.U0.015BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Industrials Index ETFZIN0.010BMO ETFs with Annual Distributions:TickerCash Distribution per Unit ($)BMO Emerging Markets Equity Index ETFZEM0.250BMO China Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETFZCH0.235BMO India Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETFZID0.063BMO NASDAQ 100 Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETFZQQ0.155BMO Equal Weight U.S. Health Care Hedged to CAD Index ETFZUH0.119BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Global Base Metals Hedged to CAD Index ETFZMT0.145BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Global Gold Index ETFZGD0.002BMO Junior Gold Index ETFZJG0.000BMO Junior Oil Index ETFZJO0.077BMO Junior Gas Index ETFZJN0.030BMO Energy Commodities Index ETFZCE0.000BMO Agriculture Commodities Index ETFZCA0.000BMO Base Metals Commodities Index ETFZCB0.000BMO Precious Metals Commodities Index ETFZCP0.000*BMO ETFs are managed and administered by BMO Asset Management Inc., an investment fund manager and portfolio manager and a separate legal entity from Bank of Montreal.Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments in exchange traded funds. Please read the prospectus before investing. Exchange traded funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated."S&P®", "S&P 500®" and "S&P/TSX Capped Composite™" are trade-marks of Standard and Poor's Financial Services LLC and "TSX" is a trade-mark of TSX Inc. These and other associated trade-marks and/or service marks have been licensed for use by BMO Asset Management Inc. None of the BMO ETFS are sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by any of its aforementioned trade-mark owners and the related index providers or their respective affiliates or their third party licensors and these entities make no representation, warranty or condition regarding the advisability of buying, selling or holding units in the BMO ETFs.The Dow Jones Industrial Average(SM) is a product of Dow Jones Indexes, a licensed trade-mark of CME Group Index Services LLC ("CME"), and has been licensed for use. "Dow Jones®" and "Dow Jones Industrial Average(SM)" are service marks of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings, LLC ("Dow Jones") and have been licensed for use for certain purposes. BMO ETFs based on Dow Jones indexes are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Dow Jones, CME or their respective affiliates and none of them makes any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s).Nasdaq®, OMX®, NASDAQ OMX®, Nasdaq-100®, and Nasdaq-100 Index®, are registered trademarks of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (which with its affiliates is referred to as the "Corporations") and are licensed for use by BMO Asset Management Inc. The BMO Nasdaq 100 Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF has not been passed on by the Corporations as to its legality or suitability and is not issued, endorsed, sold, or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO The BMO Nasdaq 100 Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF.Further information about BMO ETFs can be found at BMO Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)Established in May 2009, BMO Financial Group's ETF business is a leading ETF provider in Canada. Since its inception, the lineup of BMO ETFs has grown to 48 funds and includes several industry firsts. BMO ETFs provide Canadian investors with broader choices and greater access to an innovative portfolio of investment products.About BMO Financial GroupEstablished in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly-diversified North American financial services organization. With total assets of $525 billion as at October 31, 2012, and more than 46,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Media Contacts:Rachael McKay, Toronto(416) 867-3996rachael.mckay@bmo.comValerie Doucet,