BMO.PR.O To Be Redeemed

Bank of Montreal has announced:

its intention to redeem all of its $275,000,000 Non-Cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset Class B Preferred Shares Series 21 (“Preferred Shares Series 21”) on May 25, 2014.

The Preferred Shares Series 21 are redeemable at Bank of Montreal’s option on May 25, 2014, at a redemption price of $25.00 per share. Payment of the redemption price will be made by Bank of Montreal on or after May 26, 2014, upon surrender of the Preferred Shares Series 21.

Separately from the payment of the redemption price, the final quarterly dividend of $0.40625 per share for the Preferred Shares Series 21 will be paid in the usual manner on May 26, 2014, to shareholders of record on May 1, 2014.

Notice will be delivered to holders of the Preferred Shares Series 21 in accordance with the terms outlined in the Preferred Shares Series 21 prospectus supplement.

BMO.PR.O is a FixedReset, 6.50%+458, commenced trading 2009-3-20 after being announced 2009-3-11. The size of the Issue Reset Spread means that the redemption shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.

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