BMO Bank of Montreal Comes to Ancaster



    Invests $1.5 million in growing community

    ANCASTER, ON, Nov. 7 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal has opened the doors to
a new $1.5 million branch in Ancaster, Ontario - its first retail branch
location in this thriving area. The branch is conveniently located at 737 Golf
Links Road in the Meadowlands Power Centre, with easy access to Highway 403.
    "This is the seventh branch BMO has opened in the last two weeks, said
Susan Brown, SVP Ontario Regional Division, BMO Bank of Montreal. "This
investment is proof of BMO's confidence in the future growth of Ancaster, our
commitment to the city of Hamilton and our desire to deepen business
relationships in the community."
    "This is great for our customers and for the people of Ancaster. By
bringing our expertise and services under one roof, our customers in the area
will now have access to a broad range of professional banking and investment
services at a centralized location close to where they live, work and shop,"
said Debbie Dowdle, Bank Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal.
    "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."
    The 6,400 sq. ft., branch will be staffed with 22 banking and investment
professionals and features:

    
    -   A BMO Nesbitt Burns office on-site to help customers address their
        financial needs, including wealth management, estate planning and
        insurance;

    -   A highly experienced team of personal banking professionals with
        financial, investment and retirement planning expertise;

    -   On-site parking facilities;

    -   Full wheelchair accessibility;

    -   Offices where clients can have meaningful financial discussions in
        private; and

    -   Two Instabank Extra automated banking machines (ABMs).
    

    "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 Ms. Dowdle. "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 Ms. Dowdle.
    The new branch will operate from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays
and Wednesdays; 9:30 am to 8:00 pm on Thursdays and Fridays; and 9:30 am to
4:30 pm on Saturdays.
    BMO will hold an official grand opening celebration on Saturday, November
24, 2007.




For further information:

For further information: Shivani Ahluwalia, Toronto,
shivani.ahluwalia@bmo.com, (416) 867-3996; Internet: www.bmo.com

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