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BMO Financial Group Announces Cash Distributions for BMO Exchange Traded Funds

Monday, March 18, 2013

BMO Financial Group Announces Cash Distributions for BMO Exchange Traded Funds08:00 EDT Monday, March 18, 2013TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 18, 2013) - BMO Financial Group today announced the March 2013 cash distributions for certain BMO Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)* that distribute either monthly or quarterly. Unitholders of record at close of business on March 27, 2013 will receive cash distributions payable on April 4, 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 ETFZCS0.042BMO Mid Corporate Bond Index ETFZCM0.057BMO 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 ETFZHY0.087BMO Emerging Markets Bond Hedged to CAD Index ETFZEF0.068BMO 2013 Corporate Bond Target Maturity ETFZXA0.041BMO 2015 Corporate Bond Target Maturity ETFZXB0.042BMO 2020 Corporate Bond Target Maturity ETFZXC0.059BMO 2025 Corporate Bond Target Maturity ETFZXD0.060BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Banks Index ETFZEB0.056BMO Equal Weight Utilities Index ETFZUT0.065BMO Equal Weight REITs Index ETFZRE0.081BMO Monthly Income ETFZMI0.060BMO Covered Call Canadian Banks ETFZWB0.070BMO Covered Call Utilities ETFZWU0.073BMO Covered Call Dow Jones Industrial Average Hedged to CAD ETFZWA0.073BMO Canadian Dividend ETFZDV0.070BMO S&P/TSX Laddered Preferred Share Index ETFZPR0.054BMO ETFs with Quarterly Distributions:BMO S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETFZCN0.125BMO S&P 500 Hedged to CAD Index ETFZUE0.120BMO Dow Jones Industrial Average Hedged to CAD Index ETFZDJ0.140BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Oil & Gas Index ETFZEO0.132BMO International Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF(1)ZDM0.120BMO Global Infrastructure Index ETFZGI0.145BMO Equal Weight U.S. Banks Hedged to CAD Index ETFZUB0.068BMO Low Volatility Canadian Equity ETFZLB0.110BMO S&P 500 Index ETFZSP0.090BMO S&P 500 Index ETF (U.S. Dollar Units)ZSP.U0.088BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Industrials Index ETFZIN0.0951. BMO Asset Management Inc. has called a special meeting of unitholders of BMO International Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF to be held on March 28, 2013 in order to seek unitholder approval to change its investment objective. If approved, this ETF is expected to be renamed BMO MSCI EAFE Hedged to CAD Index ETF effective on or about April 1, 2013. *BMO ETFs are administered and managed 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®" and "S&P 500®" 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 Opco, LLC, ("Dow Jones Opco"), a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 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 to Dow Jones Opco for use for certain purposes. BMO ETFs based on Dow Jones indexes are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Dow Jones Opco, Dow Jones or their respective affiliates, and Dow Jones Opco, Dow Jones and their respective affiliates make no representation regarding the advisability of trading in such product(s).The funds or securities referred to herein are not sponsored, endorsed, or promoted by MSCI, and MSCI bears no liability with respect to any such funds or securities or any index on which such funds or securities are based. The prospectus contains a more detailed description of the limited relationship MSCI has with BMO Asset Management Inc. and any related funds.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 listed 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 Group Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly-diversified North American financial services organization. With total assets of $542 billion as at January 31, 2013, 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,