BMO Names Alexandra (Alex) Dousmanis-Curtis Senior Vice-President, Greater Toronto Division, Personal and Commercial Banking, Canada



    Veteran Banker returns to BMO

    TORONTO, April 30 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal continues to sharpen its
focus on customer service with the appointment of Alexandra (Alex)
Dousmanis-Curtis to the role of Senior Vice-President, Personal and Commercial
Banking, in Canada's largest market.
    Ms. Dousmanis-Curtis comes to BMO from TD Canada Trust. At TD, Alex held
a number of positions including Vice-President and Regional Manager and
Vice-President, Human Resources, GTA Division, and most recently was
responsible for leading TD's retail sales strategy projects. At BMO, she will
be responsible for the performance of 2,629 professionals who serve our
customers through BMO's GTA network of 166 branches from Burlington in the
west to Newmarket in the north and to Bowmanville in the east.
    "For Alex, this is a 'home-coming,' as she began her career here at BMO
Bank of Montreal and spent the first seven years of her 28 years, as a banker,
lender and mortgage specialist with BMO in Toronto," said Frank Techar,
President and CEO, Personal and Commercial Banking Canada. "Alex is a proven
retail banking leader who has demonstrated the ability to exceed performance
targets while at the same time believing, as we do, in a culture that values
customers - their concerns and their time - above all else."
    "BMO has always valued local judgment, local experience, and local
customer knowledge," said Ms. Dousmanis-Curtis. "It is the renewed attention
of everyone at BMO to putting the customer first that made it this comfortable
for me to come home."
    "Alex's extensive retail banking experience and her ability to inspire a
customer-focused team of bankers will help us attract new customers and grow
our personal and commercial business in the highly competitive GTA," said
Mr. Techar.
    Previously, as Senior Vice-President, Ontario Southwest Region, Alex
successfully led the region through the TD CT merger. She was directly
accountable for leading the integration of 144 branches and consolidating 92
branch locations. Under her leadership, the region became a top performer.
    Ms. Dousmanis-Curtis joins the bank today and reporting to her are:
Douglas Dawson, Vice-President, GTA North District; Bruce Williams,
Vice-President, GTA Central District; Marilyn Rozsa, Vice-President, GTA West
District; Robert Bissett, Senior Vice-President, GTA Commercial District; John
Turner, Director, New Business Development Group; and Heather Grand, President
and CEO, bcpbank.

    Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly
diversified North American financial services organization. With total assets
of $356 billion as at January 31, 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 retail banking
clients across Canada through its Canadian retail arm, BMO Bank of Montreal.

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For further information:

For further information: Ralph Marranca, Toronto,
ralph.marranca@bmo.com, (416) 867-3996; Ronald Monet, Montreal,
ronald.monet@bmo.com, (514) 877-1101; Laurie Grant, Vancouver,
laurie.grant@bmo.com, (604)665-7596; Internet: www.bmo.com


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