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BMO InvestorLine Introduces Chinese Language Sites for Self-Directed and adviceDirect Clients

- New websites offer clients account management services and the ability to execute trades in Traditional Chinese

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/31/14 -- BMO InvestorLine announced the launch of Traditional Chinese-language websites for its Self-Directed and adviceDirect services.

With this announcement, BMO InvestorLine now offers clients account management services and the ability to execute trades in Chinese. Additionally, investors can learn more about BMO InvestorLine's award winning services in Chinese before becoming clients.(i)

BMO InvestorLine also plans to introduce Simplified Chinese versions of the sites in the near future.

According to Statistics Canada, the number of Canadians who speak Chinese will more than double by 2031. "With the Chinese-Canadian community continuing to grow, BMO InvestorLine recognizes the need to evolve our services to connect with and cater to an increasingly diverse client base," said Viki Lazaris, CEO, BMO InvestorLine. "The ability to communicate with clients in multiple languages provides a unique and customized user experience that helps enhance our online investing services and strengthen our capacity to meet clients' needs."

Special Lunar New Year Offer

In celebration of Lunar New Year, BMO InvestorLine is offering Chinese-speaking clients an $88 cash bonus if they open a new BMO InvestorLine account and deposit $25,000 or more between January 24 and February 22, 2014. For more information on this promotion, please visit: www.bmo.com/LUN2014.

To view the Chinese BMO InvestorLine websites, please visit www.zh.bmoinvestorline.com (Self-Directed) or www.zh.advicedirect.bmo.com/advicedirect (adviceDirect).

For more information on online investing, please visit www.bmoinvestorline.com.

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About BMO InvestorLine

BMO InvestorLine is an online investing service that provides clients with two ways to invest online. Clients can choose from BMO InvestorLine's top ranked Self-Directed service that provides tools to help investors make independent decisions on how to invest. BMO InvestorLine's other service, adviceDirect(TM) provides investors with online advice and investment recommendations for their portfolios. Clients have access to trading, quotes and account information 24 hours a day through a website or Automated Telephone Trading. BMO InvestorLine also provides users with third party research, along with leading edge tools that are informative and easy to use. As an all-in-one investment source, it is a constantly evolving, cost-efficient platform that is fully compatible with tablets.

(i) Recent recognitions for BMO InvestorLine include: Top Bank-Owned Online Brokerage in Canada (The Globe and Mail), Best Canadian Online Brokerage (Surviscor), Ranked highest among Canadian bank owned online brokerages in client satisfaction and the ability to meet client needs (Ipsos Reid Discount Brokerage Report) and won the Best Use of Technology Award (Morningstar Canada).

BMO InvestorLine Inc. and BMO Ligne D'action Inc. provide this commentary to clients for informational purposes only. The information contained herein is based on sources that we believe to be reliable, but is not guaranteed by us, may be incomplete or may change without notice. The comments included in this document are general in nature, and professional advice regarding an individual's particular position should be obtained.

An adviceDirect account is a non-discretionary fee based account which offers investment recommendations. adviceDirect does not provide portfolio management by a portfolio manager. The client makes their own investment decisions and manages their own investment portfolio. adviceDirect does not offer discretionary, managed accounts.

BMO InvestorLine Inc. is a member of BMO Financial Group.

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