BMO Bank of Montreal Opens $2 Million Branch in Winnipeg



    WINNIPEG, April 16 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal today opened a new
full-service retail banking branch, located at 2785 Pembina Highway in the
Fort Richmond area of Winnipeg.
    "We're excited about the prospects of growing along with Fort Richmond
and Winnipeg," said John MacAulay, BMO Bank of Montreal Vice-President for
Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. "We're in a great location in a high
traffic, commercial and residential hub. We also have the staff, products and
services to demonstrate to our customers that we are the only financial
institution they will ever need."

    The new 6,351 sq. ft. branch has an expanded staff of 19 banking and
investment professionals. Customers will benefit from:

    
    -   A highly experienced team of in-house experts - including personal
        and commercial banking managers, a financial planner, and a
        BMO Nesbitt Burns investment advisor;
    -   Three Instabank automated banking machines (ABM), including a
        drive-through ABM;
    -   Ample parking for BMO customers;
    -   And full wheelchair accessibility.

    "We are committed to providing every one of our customers with a better
banking experience each and every time they walk through our doors," said Dawn
Nash, 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."

    BMO's Fort Richmond branch will operate from:

    -   10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Mondays to Wednesdays;
    -   10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays;
    -   10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays;
    -   And 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
    

    BMO Bank of Montreal operates 30 branches in Manitoba and employs more
than 350 people in the province. BMO is an active corporate citizen with more
than $1.6 million in total community investment in Manitoba through announced
donations and sponsorships in 2006.

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For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Ronald Monet, Montreal,
ronald.monet@bmo.com, (514) 877-1873; Internet: www.bmo.com

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