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BMO Capital Markets to Host 16th Annual Interactive Entertainment Investor Conference


BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), will host its 16th annual Interactive Entertainment Investor Conference on Thursday, November 13, 2008, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

The conference will showcase leading companies in the interactive entertainment industry, including:

* Electronic Arts
* Nintendo of America
* Sony Computer Entertainment America
* Microsoft
* International Game Technology

The featured BMO Capital Markets Arcade Room will provide media with live demonstrations of the latest games, consoles and platforms from the participating companies.

Edward Williams, BMO Capital Markets Senior Research Analyst who covers Interactive Entertainment & Leisure states, “The timing of our mid-November conference will provide a great perspective on how the holiday selling season is developing, given the current consumer concerns and economic situation.”

The conference will also feature a luncheon panel discussion on “The Future of Games” featuring executives from CCP, Epic Games, Trion World Network, WildTangent, and IGA Worldwide.

Companies that plan to participate at our conference* include:

* Activision Blizzard (ATVI)
* Codemasters
* Electronic Arts (ERTS)
* Epic Games
* Gameloft (GLFT.PA)
* Glu Mobile (GLUU)
* IGA Worldwide
* International Game Technology (IGT)
* Mad Catz (MCZ)
* Microsoft (MSFT)
* Midway Games Inc. (MWY)
* Nintendo of America (NTDOY)
* Oberon Media, Inc.
* PlaySpan
* Sony Computer Entertainment America (SNE)
* SouthPeak Games (SOPK.OB)
* Take-Two Interactive (TTWO)
* Trion World Network
* Ubisoft (UBIP.PA)
* WildTangent
* WMS Industries (WMS)

* Participant list subject to change.

Presentations will be broadcast live and archived at:

An agenda with presentation times for the conference is also available on the web site.


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