Bank of Montreal (BMO) is the fourth largest bank in Canada and the tenth largest in North America by market cap and assets. BMO is the oldest bank in Canada, founded in 1817 and is the first company in Canadian corporate history to start paying dividends. The company has an unbroken chain of dividends paid since 1829.
Like other banks, BMO saw its fair share of problems during the financial crisis and paused raising its dividends from 2009-2011 inclusive. The dividends have started rising again, albeit at a slower pace than the rest of the Canadian banks.