BMO Proxy Circular and 2021 Sustainability Reporting Suite Now Available

TORONTO and CHICAGO, March 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — BMO Financial Group (TSX: BMO) (NYSE: BMO) announced today that it has filed its notice of the 2022 annual meeting of shareholders and its management proxy circular. management with the relevant securities authorities. It further announced the release of its 2021 sustainability reporting suite.

Proxy Circular

BMO’s annual meeting of shareholders will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. EDT. The meeting will be held virtually, although – subject to public health guidelines and adherence to the bank’s health and safety protocols – it may also have a limited in-person option at the BMO Institute for Learning (IFL), 3550 Pharmacy Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. Further details on this possibility will be released at a later date.

The management proxy circular contains key information for shareholders about the meeting, including the items to be voted on, namely the election of directors, the appointment of auditors, the advisory vote on the approach to bank on executive compensation and four shareholder proposals. A detailed description of these elements appears in the circular.

BMO is using Notice-and-Access to deliver the Circular to its shareholders and this year is using Notice-and-Access to deliver BMO’s Annual Report to its Beneficial Shareholders. The circular and annual report are available online: on the BMO Annual Meeting website at www.bmo.com/home/about/banking/investor-relations/annual-general-meeting; on the website of BMO’s transfer agent, Computershare Trust Company of Canada at www.envisionreports.com/BMO2022; on SEDAR at www.sedar.com; and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov. Shareholders may request paper copies free of charge as described in the circular and the information and access notices.

BMO encourages shareholders to vote by proxy as early as possible to ensure that their shares are represented at the meeting. Shareholders can join the meeting and ask questions via live webcast or listen by teleconference. Shareholders can access the webcast platform, related instructions and login information (listening only) on the Annual Meeting website. Please check the website regularly for updates.

2021 Sustainability Reporting Suite

BMO releases its suite of 2021 sustainability reports, including the 2021 BMO Climate Report. BMO’s climate report is the first released since BMO announced its Net-Zero climate ambition to be the lead partner clients in the transition to a net zero world, and joined the Glasgow Finance Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ).

The 2021 Sustainability Reporting Suite provides environmental, social and governance (ESG) information, with a focus on issues identified by stakeholders as most affecting the bank’s sustainability. The report also includes the Public Accountability Statements of Bank of Montreal and its relevant subsidiaries: Bank of Montreal Mortgage Corporation, BMO Life Insurance Company and BMO Life Insurance Company.

The sustainability reporting suite can be downloaded at our-impact.bmo.com/reports.

About BMO Financial Group
Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $1.02 trillion as of January 31, 2022 and a diverse and highly engaged team of employees, BMO offers a wide range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services. investment to more than 12 million customers and leads through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

For media inquiries: Paul Gammal, Toronto, [email protected], (416) 867-3996; For investor relations inquiries: Christine ViauHead, Investor Relations, Toronto[email protected], (416) 867-6956; Bill AndersonDirector, Investor Relations, Toronto, [email protected], (416) 867-7834; Web: www.bmo.com; Twitter: @BMOMedia

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