Bank of Montreal

09:48 AM EST - Bank of Montreal : Announced that Bruce Power, Ontario's leading private sector power provider, has taken another industry-leading step in its environmental, social and governance strategy by launching the world's first green finance framework with nuclear use of proceeds. Bruce Power, on the shore of Lake Huron, provides nuclear power to one in three homes, schools, hospitals and businesses in Ontario. Acting as Co-Lead Green Structuring Agent, BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO) (NYSE:BMO), today announced the successful issuance of CAD $500 Million in green bonds under the framework, which is designed to guide future issues of green bonds with a focus on Bruce Power's Life-Extension Program and investments related to increasing the output of nuclear units and extending the plant's life beyond 2060. Bank of Montreal shares T.BMO are trading up 0.27 cents at $138.16.

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