April 22, 2024

BMO Announces Reverse Split of Two Series of ETNs

NEW YORK, April 19, 2024 – Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO) today announced that it will implement a reverse split of two series of its outstanding exchange traded notes (the “ETNs” or “Notes”), as listed in the table below, expected to be effective as of April 29, 2024 (the “effective date”). The table below indicates the ETNs that will be subject to the reverse split, their trading symbols, the applicable reverse split ratio, their current CUSIP numbers, and the CUSIP numbers that they will receive after giving effect to the reverse split:

Each reverse split will be effective at the open of trading on April 29, 2024. Each ETN will begin trading on the NYSE Arca on a reverse split-adjusted basis on that date. Holders of an ETN who purchased that ETN prior to April 29, 2024 will receive one reverse split-adjusted ETN for the applicable number of ETNs in accordance with the applicable reverse split ratio indicated in the table above.

In addition, investors that hold a number of ETNs that are not evenly divisible by the number indicated above will receive a cash payment for any fractional ETNs remaining (the “partials”). The cash amount due on any partials will be determined on May 2, 2024 and will equal, for each remaining ETN, its closing indicative value on that date. Bank of Montreal will pay these amounts on or about May 7, 2024.

The closing indicative value of each ETN on April 26, 2024 will be multiplied by the number indicated above to determine the applicable reverse split-adjusted closing indicative value. Following the reverse split, the ETNs will have a new CUSIP, as set forth above, but will continue to trade under their current ticker symbols.

The reverse splits will affect the trading denominations of the ETNs, but they will not affect the aggregate principal amount of the ETNs, except that the aggregate principal amount will be reduced by the corresponding aggregate amount of any cash payments for the “partials.”

Illustration of a Reverse Split
The following table shows the effect of a hypothetical 1-for-10 reverse split on the hypothetical closing indicative value of the ETNs. The closing indicative value of an ETN is not the same as its principal amount or the trading price of that ETN.

None of the other exchange traded notes issued by Bank of Montreal are affected by this announcement.

The ETNs are senior, unsecured debt obligations of Bank of Montreal.

Investment suitability must be determined individually for each investor, and the ETNs may not be suitable for all investors. This information is not intended to provide and should not be relied upon as providing accounting, legal, regulatory or tax advice. Investors should consult with their own financial advisors as to these matters.

The leveraged ETNs discussed in this news release are intended to be daily trading tools for sophisticated investors to manage daily trading risks as part of an overall diversified portfolio. They are designed to achieve their stated investment objectives on a daily basis. The returns on the ETNs over longer periods of time can, and most likely will, differ significantly from the return on a direct short investment in the index
underlying those ETNs. An investment in the ETNs is subject to significant risks. Investors should proceed with extreme caution in considering an investment in the ETNs.

Bank of Montreal, the issuer of the ETNs, has filed a registration statement (including a pricing supplement, prospectus supplement and prospectus) with the SEC regarding the ETNs discussed in this news release. These documents and the other documents relating to the ETNs that Bank of Montreal has filed with the SEC include more complete information about Bank of Montreal and the ETNs. These documents may be obtained without cost by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, Bank of Montreal, and any agent or dealer that participated in the offerings of the ETNs, will arrange to send the applicable pricing supplement, the prospectus supplement and the prospectus if so requested by calling toll-free at 1-877-369-5412.


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About BMO Financial Group
BMO Financial Group is the eighth largest bank in North America by assets, with total assets of $1.3 trillion as of January 31, 2024. Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a diverse team of highly engaged employees providing a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management, global markets and investment banking products and services to 13 million customers across Canada, the
United States, and in select markets globally. Driven by a single purpose, to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life, BMO is committed to driving positive change in the world, and making progress for a thriving economy, sustainable future, and inclusive society.
BMO Media Contact: Kelly Hechler, Kelly.Hechler@bmo.com, (416) 867-3996
Bank of Montreal ETNs: US.ETN@bmo.com, +1-877-369-5412
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