BMO Mosaik MasterCard to Benefit Kingston's University Hospitals



    Local BMO branches to donate up to $125 for each new active credit card

    KINGSTON, ON, June 18 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal is giving people of
Southeastern Ontario a new opportunity to apply for a BMO Mosaik(C) 
MasterCard(C) credit card and make a donation to support Kingston's university
hospitals at the same time.
    BMO Bank of Montreal will make a donation between $100 and $125 to the
University Hospitals Kingston Foundation - the fundraising arm of Hotel Dieu
Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care (formerly Providence
Continuing Care Centre) - when a customer applies for and uses their BMO
Mosaik MasterCard for the first time.
    "We welcome this program from BMO Mosaik MasterCard, our partner in the
health care of Southeastern Ontario for more than a century," said Roger
Wright, Chair of the Foundation. "Now, people across this region will be able
to make a donation to our regional hospitals the first time they use their BMO
Mosaik MasterCard. Supporting our hospitals and the services they provide for
the more than 500,000 people across the region has never been easier. Thank
you BMO Mosaik MasterCard customers, and thank you BMO Bank of Montreal for
making a donation."
    BMO Mosaik MasterCard & BMO Mosaik MasterCard for Business applications,
which feature reward program, interest rate plan and travel protection
options, are available at select branches of BMO Bank of Montreal and at
special kiosks at each site of Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital
and Providence Care. The BMO Mosaik(C) MasterCard(C) promotion benefiting the
university hospitals of Kingston continues until the end of the year.
    "Our staff have enthusiastically embraced the challenge to find
innovative ways that we can help support the University Hospitals Kingston
Foundation," said Lloyd Fleming, District Vice-President for BMO Bank of
Montreal. "With this new program, BMO Mosaik MasterCard customers have a fast
and simple way to raise funds for the important work that our hospitals are
doing to make lives better and healthier for the residents of Southeastern
Ontario."
    BMO Mosaik MasterCard & BMO Mosaik MasterCard for Business offers the
flexibility to choose from AIR MILES or CashBack Reward Programs, a low
interest rate option, and travel protection features.
    BMO Bank of Montreal has had a relationship with Kingston's university
hospitals for more than 160 years. In May, the bank announced a
$750,000 donation to support hospital redevelopment and staff education.

    About BMO Bank of Montreal

    Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly
diversified North American financial services organization. With total assets
of $357 billion as at April 30, 2007, and more than 35,000 employees, BMO
provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment
banking products and solutions. BMO Financial Group serves clients across
Canada through its Canadian retail arm, BMO Bank of Montreal. BMO Bank of
Montreal operates 5 branches in the Greater Kingston Area and 24 additional
branches within the broader Kingston hospital network catchment area.

    About University Hospitals Kingston Foundation

    University Hospitals Kingston Foundation is the fundraising arm for Hotel
Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Continuing Care
Centre. Created in 2005, the Foundation raises money for programs, equipment,
education and research that benefit the 500,000 people in Kingston and
Southeastern Ontario served by the three teaching hospitals. In 2006-2007, it
raised a record-breaking $11 million for our hospitals.
    To find out more about giving opportunities or to make a donation call
613-549-5452 or toll-free 866-549-5452 or go online to
www.kingstonhospitalsfoundation.ca.





For further information:

For further information: University Hospitals Kingston Foundation, John
Suart, Manager, Marketing & Communications, Phone: (613) 549-5452 Ext. 5908,
Toll-Free: 1-866-549-5452 Ext. 5908, Email: john.suart@uhkf.ca; BMO Bank of
Montreal, Paul Gammal, Director, Media Relations, Phone: (416) 867-3996,
Email: paul.gammal@bmo.com


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