Bank Of Montreal Completes Notes Offering

Bank of Montreal completed, on March 9, 2011, an offering of $1.5 billion principal amount of 3.979 per cent Medium Term Notes, Series G due July 8, 2021. The Notes were offered pursuant to a pricing supplement dated March 4, 2011 to a prospectus supplement dated January 12, 2010 and short-form base shelf prospectus dated January 11, 2010.

The offering was completed by a syndicate of dealers led by BMO Capital Markets and included RBC Capital Markets, CIBC, Scotia Capital Inc., TD Securities Inc., Desjardins Securities Inc., HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., Laurentian Bank Securities Inc. and Merrill Lynch Canada Inc.

Bank of Montreal was advised by in-house counsel Conni Gibson and Brad Chapman and assisted by Rick Fullerton, Kashif Zaman, Shaun Khullar and Alex Gorka (corporate) and Lara Friedlander (tax) of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.

BMO Capital Markets and the syndicate of dealers were advised by Andrew Parker and Matthew Appleby (business law), together with Barry Ryan, as well as Gabrielle Richards (tax) of McCarthy T├ętrault LLP.