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BMO Financial Group Announces Cash Distributions for BMO Exchange Traded Funds

Dec 17 2012 12:00AM



TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/12 -- BMO Financial Group today announced the December 2012 cash distributions for certain BMO Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)(i) that distribute monthly, quarterly, or annually. Unitholders of record at close of business on December 28, 2012 will receive cash distributions payable on January 8, 2013.

Details of the per unit distribution amounts are as follows:

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cash Distribution perBMO ETFs with Monthly Distributions: Ticker Unit ($)----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Short Federal Bond Index ETF ZFS 0.029----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Mid Federal Bond Index ETF ZFM 0.041----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Long Federal Bond Index ETF ZFL 0.050----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Short Provincial Bond Index ETF ZPS 0.044----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Short Corporate Bond Index ETF ZCS 0.045----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Mid Corporate Bond Index ETF ZCM 0.059----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Long Corporate Bond Index ETF ZLC 0.067----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Aggregate Bond Index ETF ZAG 0.044----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Real Return Bond Index ETF ZRR 0.028----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO High Yield US Corporate Bond Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZHY 0.090----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Emerging Markets Bond Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZEF 0.068----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO 2013 Corporate Bond Target Maturity ETF ZXA 0.065----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO 2015 Corporate Bond Target Maturity ETF ZXB 0.046----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO 2020 Corporate Bond Target Maturity ETF ZXC 0.059----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO 2025 Corporate Bond Target Maturity ETF ZXD 0.061----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Banks Index ETF ZEB 0.054----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Equal Weight Utilities Index ETF ZUT 0.061----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Equal Weight REITs Index ETF ZRE 0.081----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Monthly Income ETF ZMI 0.062----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Covered Call Canadian Banks ETF ZWB 0.070----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Covered Call Utilities ETF ZWU 0.078----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Covered Call Dow Jones Industrial Average Hedged to CAD ETF ZWA 0.073----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Canadian Dividend ETF ZDV 0.060----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO S&P/TSX Laddered Preferred Share Index ETF ZPR 0.053-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cash Distribution perBMO ETFs with Quarterly Distributions: Ticker Unit ($)----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF ZCN 0.105----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO S&P 500 Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZUE 0.100----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Dow Jones Industrial Average Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZDJ 0.125----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Oil & Gas Index ETF ZEO 0.095----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO International Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZDM 0.105----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Global Infrastructure Index ETF ZGI 0.135----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Equal Weight U.S. Banks Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZUB 0.055----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Low Volatility Canadian Equity ETF ZLB 0.100----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO S&P 500 Index ETF ZSP 0.010----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO S&P 500 Index ETF (US Dollar Units) ZSP.U 0.015----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Industrials Index ETF ZIN 0.010-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cash Distribution perBMO ETFs with Annual Distributions: Ticker Unit ($)----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Emerging Markets Equity Index ETF ZEM 0.250----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO China Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZCH 0.235----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO India Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZID 0.063----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO NASDAQ 100 Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZQQ 0.155----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Equal Weight U.S. Health Care Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZUH 0.119----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Global Base Metals Hedged to CAD Index ETF ZMT 0.145----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Global Gold Index ETF ZGD 0.002----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Junior Gold Index ETF ZJG 0.000----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Junior Oil Index ETF ZJO 0.077----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Junior Gas Index ETF ZJN 0.030----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Energy Commodities Index ETF ZCE 0.000----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Agriculture Commodities Index ETF ZCA 0.000----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Base Metals Commodities Index ETF ZCB 0.000----------------------------------------------------------------------------BMO Precious Metals Commodities Index ETF ZCP 0.000----------------------------------------------------------------------------

(i)BMO ETFs are managed and administered 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®", "S&P 500®" and "S&P/TSX Capped Composite™" 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 Indexes, a licensed trade-mark of CME Group Index Services LLC ("CME"), 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 for use for certain purposes. BMO ETFs based on Dow Jones indexes are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Dow Jones, CME or their respective affiliates and none of them makes any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s).

Nasdaq®, OMX®, NASDAQ OMX®, Nasdaq-100®, and Nasdaq-100 Index®, are registered trademarks of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (which with its affiliates is referred to as the "Corporations") and are licensed for use by BMO Asset Management Inc. The BMO Nasdaq 100 Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF has not been passed on by the Corporations as to its legality or suitability and is not issued, endorsed, sold, or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO The BMO Nasdaq 100 Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF.

Further information about BMO ETFs can be found at

About 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 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 $525 billion as at October 31, 2012, and more than 46,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.

Media Contacts:
Rachael McKay, Toronto
(416) 867-3996

Valerie Doucet, Montreal

Source: Marketwire

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