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REPEAT-BMO Capital Markets to Host 18th Annual Digital Entertainment Investor Conference


NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - Nov. 11, 2010) - BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE: BMO)(TSX: BMO), will host its 18th annual Digital Entertainment Investor Conference on Thursday, November 11, 2010, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

The conference will include companies in the digital media, games, video and music sectors. More than 40 public and private companies are scheduled to present including:

-- Activision Blizzard (ATVI)
-- Boxee
-- GameStop (GME)
-- International Game Technology (IGT)
-- Microsoft (MSFT)
-- Nintendo of America (NTDOY)
-- RealD (RLD)
-- Sony Computer Entertainment America (SNE)

Media will have access to the featured BMO Capital Markets Arcade, with live demonstrations of the latest consoles, devices, platforms and games (some before their release date in retail stores).

"This conference provides terrific insight into the upcoming holiday season selling trends. As we approach our 18th year of showcasing leading companies, we continue to highlight the newest games and technologies in our demonstration room," said Edward Williams, Senior Research Analyst, BMO Capital Markets and host of the Digital Entertainment Conference. "This event is a dynamic and rapidly expanding forum, which continues to evolve with the digital entertainment arena," he added.

The two-track agenda includes a mix of 30-minute presentations by senior executives from more than 40 public and private companies.

Presentations will be broadcast live and archived(i) at:

(i) Private companies will not be webcast.

An up-to-the-minute agenda and a complete list of companies that will participate at the conference(i) are also available at:

(i) Agenda and participant list subject to change.

Media interested in attending the conference and/or scheduling an interview may call (416) 867-3996 or toll free at 1-866-298-8385.

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American financial services provider offering equity and debt underwriting, corporate lending and project financing, merger and acquisitions advisory services, merchant banking, securitization, treasury management, market risk management, debt and equity research and institutional sales and trading. BMO Capital Markets has more than 2,000 employees operating in 26 locations around the world, including 14 in North America.

BMO Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group (NYSE: BMO)(TSX: BMO), one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America with US$386 billion total assets and 38,000 employees as at July 31, 2010.



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