BMO Opens New $1.4 Million Branch in Downtown Moose Jaw



    Winter drivers stay warm with the first drive-through ABM in the city

    MOOSE JAW, SK, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal today opened a new
6,500 square foot, full-service branch in Moose Jaw. The larger, more
accessible downtown location at 39 Manitoba Street East features Moose Jaw's
first drive-through ABM - a convenience for customers on cold and inclement
winter days.
    Branch Manager, Colby Johnson, will lead a team of 24 personal banking
and investment professionals in this stand-alone building, which was designed
to provide customers with access to all of BMO's banking resources on one
floor.
    "We are committed to providing every one of our customers with the best
banking experience," said Mr. Johnson. "Our customers can be sure they will be
met by a friendly, knowledgeable professional who will help them understand
our products and services, so they can confidently make the right decisions
about their money, "added Mr. Johnson.
    "Our employees in Moose Jaw are looking forward to working in these new
premises. And we are committed to providing this high level of service to
customers each and every time they walk through our doors," said Helen Arnold,
Personal Banking Area Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal.

    
    Customers in Moose Jaw benefit from:
    -   A highly experienced team of in-house experts - including personal
        banking managers, a financial planner, a mortgage specialist and a
        BMO Nesbitt Burns investment advisor;
    -   A Commercial Banking team specializing in agriculture and business
        lending;
    -   Two Instabank Extra automated banking machines (ABM) including a
        drive-through ABM;
    -   Ample free parking for BMO customers; and
    -   Full wheelchair accessibility.

    BMO's new Moose Jaw branch will operate from:
    -   9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays to Wednesdays;
    -   9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Thursdays and Fridays
    

    About BMO Bank of Montreal

    BMO Financial Group, Canada's first and oldest bank, is celebrating its
190th anniversary. The bank is one of the most highly diversified financial
services organizations in North America. With total assets of $366 billion as
at October 31, 2007, and more than 35,000 employees, BMO provides a broad
range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and
solutions.

    Internet: www.bmo.com





For further information:

For further information: Laurie Grant, Vancouver, Tel: (604) 665-7596,
Email: laurie.grant@bmo.com


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