BMO Bank of Montreal Invests $2.7 Million in Orleans, Ontario



    Continues to grow with the Ottawa region

    ORLEANS, ON, March 26 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal continues to grow its
presence in the Ottawa region with the opening today of its newest retail
branch at 4392 Innes Rd. and 10th Line in Orleans.
    BMO opened its first branch in Ottawa in 1842 and now provides customers
with a full range of retail banking and investment management services from 23
branches located across the region.
    "Our objective is to provide every one of our customers with a better
banking experience each and every time they walk through our doors," said
Holly Landry, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal. "Our customers can be sure
they will be met by a professional ready to have a meaningful financial
discussion that begins and ends with their needs."
    "We're excited about the prospects of growing alongside the community.
We're in a great location in an emerging commercial and residential hub. Our
job is to demonstrate to our customers that we are the only financial
institution they will ever need, and we have the staff, the products and
services and the location to prove it day in and day out," said Ms. Landry.
    The new 6,000 sq. ft. bilingual branch is staffed by 16 banking and
investment professionals. BMO's customers in Orleans will benefit from:

    
    -   A highly experienced team of in-house experts - including personal
        and commercial banking account managers, a Financial Planner, a
        BMO Nesbitt Burns Investment Advisor, and a Mortgage Specialist;

    -   Ample parking for BMO customers;

    -   Full wheelchair accessibility;

    -   Two Instabank Extra automated banking machines (ABM), including a
        drive-through ABM;
        -  A flexible key pad security shield and special viewing screen on
           every ABM to increase privacy and prevent customer PIN numbers
           from being observed by others;
        -  A 'fast cash' option that dispenses a preset $40 from your
           chequing account with just a single prompt; and
        -  The ability to make up to five deposits in a single transaction
           and consolidate that information on a single receipt.

    BMO's Innes Rd. branch will open for business on Monday, March 26, 2007
and operate:
    -  9:30 am to 5:00 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays;
    -  9:30 am to 8:00 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays;
    -  9:30 am to 6:00 pm on Fridays;
    -  9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturdays.
    

    BMO will hold an official ribbon cutting ceremony in the branch at noon
on Saturday, April 28, 2007 to celebrate the grand opening.
    In 2006, BMO Financial Group contributed $32.1 million in corporate
donations, sponsorships and events to support communities, charities and
not-for-profit organizations across Canada. Locally, BMO provides donations to
organizations such as the United Way of Ottawa, Royal Ottawa Health Care
Foundation, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Montfort Hospital
Foundation, University of Ottawa and Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation.

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For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Shivani Ahluwalia, Toronto,
shivani.ahluwalia@bmo.com, (416) 867-3996; Lucie Gosselin, Montreal,
lucie.gosselin@bmo.com, (514) 877-1101, Internet: www.bmo.com

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