SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
|For the month of: March, 2020||Commission File Number: 001-13354|
BANK OF MONTREAL
(Name of Registrant)
100 King Street West
1 First Canadian Place
Canada, M5X 1A1
129 rue Saint-Jacques
Canada, H2Y 1L6
|(Executive Offices)||(Head Office)|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F:
Form 20-F ☐ Form 40-F ☒
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): ☐
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): ☐
INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE
The information contained in this Form 6-K and any exhibits hereto shall be deemed filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) solely for purposes of incorporation by reference into and as part of the following registration statements of the registrant on file with and declared effective by the SEC:
Registration Statement Form F-3 File No. 333-217200
Registration Statement Form F-3 File No. 333-214934
Registration Statement Form S-8 File No. 333-191591
Registration Statement Form S-8 File No. 333-180968
Registration Statement Form S-8 File No. 333-177579
Registration Statement Form S-8 File No. 333-177568
Registration Statement Form S-8 File No. 333-176479
Registration Statement Form S-8 File No. 333-175413
Registration Statement Form S-8 File No. 333-175412
Registration Statement Form S-8 File No. 333-113096
Registration Statement Form S-8 File No. 333-14260
Registration Statement Form S-8 File No. 33-92112
Registration Statement Form S-8 File No. 333-207739
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|BANK OF MONTREAL|
/s/ Thomas E. Flynn
|Name:||Thomas E. Flynn|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
|Date: March 20, 2020||By:||
/s/ Barbara M. Muir
|Name:||Barbara M. Muir|
|Exhibit||Description of Exhibit|
|99.1||Press Release BMO Financial Group Announces its Annual Meeting to be Held by Electronic Means|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BMO Financial Group Announces its Annual Meeting to be Held by Electronic Means
TORONTO, March 20, 2020 - Earlier today, it was announced that BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO) (NYSE:BMO) is one of several banks to have obtained relief from the court from the legislative requirement to hold in-person Annual Meetings this year. The order permits the meetings to be conducted by one or more of webcasting, teleconference or other electronic means.
In light of public health concerns regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, BMO will hold its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders by electronic means. BMO believes this is the best way to protect the health of our stakeholders, while also ensuring shareholders ability to attend and exercise their rights.
The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. EDT. Shareholders will be able to participate in the meeting through electronic channels, including by webcast and telephone. Shareholders will be able to ask questions through the webcast site, or may submit them in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing at the address provided in the management proxy circular. Details on how to participate in the meeting through these various channels will soon be available on our website. Please check the website regularly for updates at www.bmo.com/home/about/banking/investor-relations/annual-general-meeting.
Shareholders who wish to vote can do so by proxy in advance of the meeting by one of the methods described in the management proxy circular. Instructions on voting via proxy can be found on pages 8-11 of the Annual Meeting management proxy circular and proxy form mailed and/or emailed to all shareholders. Any shareholders who have not received this information can contact the banks transfer agent, Computershare, by e-mail at email@example.com, by telephone at 1-800-340-5021 (within Canada and the US) or 514-982-7555 (all other countries), or by fax at 1-888-453-0330 (within Canada and the US) or 416-263-9394 (all other countries).
With respect to this and all other events held by BMO, the bank continues to follow the guidance of its medical advisor and government and public health officials.
About BMO Financial Group
Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services providerthe 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $880 billion as of January 31, 2020, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.
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