$888 Red Packet Lucky money to Help Ring in Chinese New Year



    VANCOUVER, Jan. 29 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal is ringing in the Chinese
New Year with a contest offering a chance to win one of two $888 red packets
in The Greater Vancouver Area. There are several ways to enter the contest,
including opening a BMO Premium Rate Savings Account.
    The Year of the Ox represents prosperity through fortitude and hard work.
The Ox understands the value of helping others and rewarding its loyal
friends.
    "We're excited to celebrate the Year of the Ox with friends and
customers," said Doris Chang, Vice President, National Business Development
Group & New Canadian Markets, B.C. & Yukon Division, BMO Bank of Montreal. "We
are committed to the Chinese community and many of our Greater Vancouver Area
Branches have qualified financial experts available that speak a variety of
languages."
    The contest is open to new and existing BMO Bank of Montreal customers
and runs from January 16, 2009 to February 14, 2009. Contestants will receive
a ballot for a chance to win when they open a new Primary Chequing or Premium
Rate Savings account or apply for a BMO Gold AIR MILES MasterCard or BMO
Premium CashBack MasterCard. For a complete list of participating GTA branches
and full details, please log on to www.bmo.com/cny or call 1-800-665-8800

    A History of Serving the Chinese Community

    BMO Bank of Montreal is focused on meeting the needs of newcomers to
Canada and ensuring their transition is a smooth one. For more than 20 years
BMO Bank of Montreal branches in China have played an integral role in
assisting Chinese immigrants to Canada with advice and immigration banking
services. BMO is the only Canadian bank with branches in Beijing, Shanghai,
Guangzhou and Hong Kong providing advisory services for new immigrants
    In addition, BMO continues to cater to the changing needs of New
Canadians. For example, BMO has Simplified and Traditional Chinese characters
for its web site and online banking glossaries and offers a variety of banking
information in several languages including Chinese.

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For further information:

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


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