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BMO Capital Markets Bolsters Commitment to the Global Mining Industry With Hiring of Four Equity Research Analysts

    Toronto, Canada (ots/PRNewswire) -

    - Expanded Research Platform Strengthens BMO's Long-Term Focus on Metals and Mining

    BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO  Financial Group (TSX, NYSE: BMO), has significantly expanded its research  coverage of global metals and mining companies with the hiring of four  equity analysts to be based in Toronto, Canada and London, England.

    The appointments, which signify BMO Capital Markets' continued and longstanding commitment to the metals and mining industry, creates one of  the world's largest mining research teams, with a total of 23 research  professionals.

    Senior analysts Tony Robson and David Haughton, formerly of Global Mining Research in Australia, have moved to Toronto to join BMO Capital  Markets' industry leading mining research team. Mr. Robson brings  outstanding experience in covering global senior metals stocks and Mr.  Haughton's expertise has centered on covering the global gold sector.

    In addition, BMO Capital Markets is adding two mining analysts in London, England, who will be joining the firm in September to cover diamonds and mining exploration companies.

    All four of the new analysts will share their coverage responsibilities with BMO's highly regarded current team of mining analysts : Andrea Cheung, Heather Douglas, John Hayes, Craig Miller, Jay Turner and  Nawojka Wachowiak.

    "This is a major acquisition of intellectual talent," said Yvan Bourdeau, Chief Executive Officer, BMO Capital Markets. "Our ability to  attract individuals of this calibre is a strong testament to the reputation  of BMO Capital Markets as a leader in global mining research. We are  committed to building our capabilities beyond what we already offer. It is  our goal to continue to solidify our position in the resources sector and  to widen the gap between BMO Capital Markets and our worldwide competitors."

    "With the addition of the new team members, BMO Capital Markets will  now be working toward establishing active research coverage of more than  150 mining companies domiciled on six continents. This will allow us to  continue to provide our clients access to high quality research coverage in  this growing and dynamic sector," said Mike Miller, Co-Head of Equity  Products and Director of Investment Research, BMO Capital Markets.

    Mr. Robson and Mr. Haughton are founding partners of Global Mining Research, a well respected independent provider of international mining  research. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, the firm was launched in 2003  and became a successful and internationally recognized business providing  unique and world-class mining research for institutional investors. Global  Mining Research analyzed more than 75 major Australian, North American,  South African, UK, European, Asian and Russian listed precious metal and  mining companies with a combined total market capitalization of US$800-billion.

    With 20 years of industry experience, Mr. Robson is a highly regarded  analyst whose work includes research on an array of international large cap  diversified nickel and aluminum companies. He was named the No. 2 analyst  in the Reuters Asia-Pacific 2002 survey by mining companies for base metals  and diversified resources. Prior to establishing Global Mining Research, Mr . Robson was a senior mining analyst with BNP Paribas and Prudential Securities. He has a Master of Mineral Economics from Macquarie University  in Australia and a Master of Science in Geology from the University of  Sydney.

    Mr. Haughton has more than 10 years of experience researching global  mining companies as a senior equity analyst and a further seven years of  experience as a financial analyst in the resources sector. Mr. Haughton was  previously rated as one of the top three sector analysts by investors and  companies in various Australian surveys. Prior to Global Mining Research,  Mr. Haughton was a global mining analyst with BNP Paribas and Prudential  Securities. He has a Master of Business Administration from the University  of Queensland in Australia and a Master of Applied Science in Geology from  the Queensland University of Technology.

    About BMO Capital Markets' Metals & Mining Group

    BMO Capital Markets has been focused on the Metals & Mining industry  for almost 100 years. As a member of BMO Financial Group, (TSX, NYSE: BMO),  the firm is able to leverage the financial strength and capabilities of one  of North America's leading financial services organizations. With 10  dedicated Metals & Mining equity research analysts, BMO Capital Markets  will provide clients with access to outstanding analysis in base metals,  precious metals, coal and uranium, among other sub-sectors. BMO Capital  Markets has offices in 26 locations globally including London, Melbourne, Beijing, Munich, Lugano, Zurich, Toronto, New York and Chicago. For more  information, visit: www.bmocm.com.

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