Waverley Nova Scotia Business Wins National Contest



    BUCORIM Inc. owner wins Grand Prize of $15,000 in BMO Mosaik MasterCard
    for Business Contest

    WAVERLEY, NS, Feb. 26 /CNW/ - Waverley business owner Regina Abbott
received an unusual Valentine's Day message - unusual because it came from her
bank! Ms. Abbott is the Grand Prize winner of BMO Mosaik MasterCard for
Business contest; she visited BMO Bank of Montreal's Spring Garden and Queen
Branch today to pick up her $15,000 grand prize.
    Ms. Abbott incorporated her company, BUCORIM Inc., last September and has
been working on it part-time while teaching courses at the Nova Scotia
Community College. She is looking forward to using the prize as seed money to
help her as she engages full-time in her business this spring. BUCORIM offers
conference and consulting services for risk management, business continuity
and disaster recovery targeting Small Medium Enterprises. For more information
visit www.bucorim.com
    Ms. Abbott's name was drawn from all the businesses across Canada that
have opened a MasterCard account with the bank between October 14, 2007
through November 30, 2007. In a ceremony at the branch today, BMO Bank of
Montreal Nova Scotia Vice-President, Mike Bonner presented Ms. Abbott with a
credit of $15,000 to her Mosaik MasterCard for Business account.
    Ms. Abbott applied for her Mosaik MasterCard for Business to take
advantage of unique features that would help reduce the time and expense of
tracking her business purchases and provide her hassle free access to credit.
Ms. Abbot admits she is also a big AIR MILES reward miles collector and liked
the fact that she could consolidate her personal and business AIR MILES reward
miles to redeem even faster with the AIR MILES Reward Program which offers a
comprehensive choice of more than 800 redemption items.
    "I do all of my personal banking with BMO and I'm an avid AIR MILES
collector, so it seemed quite natural to look to my bank for a business
solution as well," said Ms. Abbott. "I have to admit the $15,000 is an
unexpected but very welcome surprise, this will certainly help get my business
going!"
    "As the largest Canadian issuer of MasterCard for Business, BMO Bank of
Montreal recognizes and understands that the business payment needs of today's
small business customer goes above and beyond traditional bank services," said
Mr. Bonner. "Our Mosaik MasterCard for Business account provides a
customer-managed solution that offers a choice of basic to more advanced
reporting tools that suit the needs of businesses today and tomorrow."
    BMO Bank of Montreal Mosaik MasterCard for Business is designed to help
small business owners improve operating efficiency and save time and money by
providing simple, flexible and convenient options for managing their business
payments and cash flow. The card program comes standard with many business
benefits and customers can select features that best suit their needs
including choice of interest rate and rewards.

    
    Features include:

    -   Revolving credit limit geared for business with no collateral or
        business plan required
    -   Spend controls such as individual billing and distinct credit and
        cash advance limits
    -   Clear separation of business and personal expenses for simplified
        expense reconciliation and year end tax preparation
    -   BMO details Online(R) - Online account management tool combines the
        convenience of Internet access with timely account information and
        flexible reporting in a paperless environment
    -   Consolidation of business purchasing eases cash flow and reduces
        number of payments. Plus AIR MILES reward miles earned accumulate to
        one Collector number
    

    For a full list of features visit our website at www.mosaikbusiness.com.

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For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Lucie Gosselin, Montreal,
lucie.gosselin@bmo.com, (514) 877-8224


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