BMO names new vice-chair of Capital Markets unit

TORONTO, April 6 Wed Apr 6, 2011 10:12am EDT

TORONTO, April 6 (Reuters) - Bank of Montreal (BMO.TO) (BMO.N) said on Wednesday it has appointed Egizio Bianchini as vice-chairman of BMO Capital Markets, its investment and corporate banking arm.

BMO said Bianchini will continue to co-head the firm's global metals and mining group with Jason Neal, focusing on growth both within and outside Canada.

Bianchini, a veteran banker who has been at BMO since 1989, has played a key role in helping BMO establish offices in Beijing, Mumbai, Melbourne and elsewhere.

Over the last five years, BMO's metals and mining group has advised on more than $80 billion worth of transactions. (Reporting by Euan Rocha; editing by Peter Galloway)

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