BMO Bank of Montreal Comes to Lloydminster

Carrie Brooks, Branch Manager (right) and Gail Goudreau, Area Manager, welcomed customers to the newly opened BMO Bank of Montreal branch in Lloydminster, Alberta today. Built with an investment of $1.5 million, this is the first business in Lloydminster to support renewable energy use through Bullfrog Power. (CNW Group/BMO Bank of Montreal)


    BMO Invests $1.5 Million in Growing Border City and Adds Green Power to
    New Branch - A First for Lloydminster

    LLOYDMINSTER, AB, Dec. 3 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal opened the doors to
a new $1.5 million branch in Lloydminster today. It is conveniently located at
3812 - 50th Avenue, in Southridge Commons commercial development, just a few
blocks south of the Yellowhead Highway.
    BMO also announced that the Lloydminster branch is the second branch in
Alberta that will receive its electricity from Bullfrog Power - the first bank
branch and the first business in Lloydminster to be "bullfrogpowered". Homes
and businesses in Ontario and Alberta will receive electricity generated from
clean, renewable sources like wind power and low-impact hydro. BMO has
purchased 5,000 Megawatt Hours per year of clean, emission-free electricity
from Bullfrog Power.
    "The opening of the Lloydminster branch demonstrates our commitment to
meeting the growing needs of consumers in this busy border city," said Wes
Taylor, Vice President, South, Central, North Alberta and N.W.T., BMO Bank of
Montreal. He added, "This is good for our customers and good for
Lloydminster's economic growth."
    "By bringing our expertise and services under one roof, our customers in
the area will now have easy "off-the-street" access to a broad range of
professional banking and investment services at a centralized location close
to where they live, work and shop," said Carrie Brooks, Lloydminster Branch
Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal. Ms. Brooks added, "We are very excited to be
back in the city and are eager to get involved in community activities."
    "Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are eager to sit down with our
customers and help them understand the wide range of products and services BMO
has to offer. We can help our customers make the right decisions with their
money," said Ms. Brooks.
    The 6,500 sq. ft. branch will have a staff of 13 banking and investment
professionals, is located near major retail and commercial developments and
features:-   A highly experienced team of in-house experts - including personal
        and commercial banking managers, a financial planner, and a mortgage
        specialist;
    -   Offices where clients can have meaningful financial discussions in
        private;
    -   Two Instabank Extra automated banking machines (ABM), including a
        drive-through ABM;
    -   Ample on-site parking for BMO customers; and
    -   Full wheelchair accessibility."Plus if you're one of the 9 million AIR MILES collectors in Canada, we
have another reason for you to bank with BMO. Now our customers can collect
AIR MILES reward miles whenever and wherever they make purchases using their
BMO Bank of Montreal debit card," noted Mr. Taylor. "We're unique in the
marketplace, no other bank can help you collect faster and redeem quicker and
we are the only major financial institution that rewards debit purchases with
access to a comprehensive choice of more than 800 reward and travel options,
added Mr. Taylor.
    The new branch will operate from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays
and Wednesdays; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Thursdays and Fridays; and 10:00 am to
3:00 pm on Saturdays.
    The Lloydminster branch will hold an official grand opening celebration
on Saturday, January 19, 2008.
    BMO Bank of Montreal now operates 107 branches in Alberta, of which 23
are In-Store branches in Canada Safeway, offering seven day service.

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For further information: For Media Relations Enquiries: Laurie Grant,
(604) 665-7596, laurie.grant@bmo.com, Internet: www.bmo.com