With a $2.7 million investment - BMO Bank of Montreal Continues to Grow in Quebec City With Grand Opening of Newest Branch

    Annie Brocoli on hand to greet children and guests as part of celebration

    QUEBEC CITY, June 15 /CNW/ - Tomorrow's Grand Opening of BMO Bank of
Montreal's newest Quebec City branch will be a festive affair. More than
600 people are expected to attend a family barbecue, hosted by BMO staff and
attended by a favourite friend of children and their parents, Annie Brocoli,
who will take part in an autograph and photo session between 12:30 p.m. and
3 p.m.
    The new BMO Bank of Montreal branch, located at 1660 Jules Verne Avenue
in Quebec City, represents an investment of $2.7 million and was relocated
from its previous location at Galeries Duplessis. "Our new branch is a model
of user-friendliness," said branch manager Ginette Latulippe. "Our customers
will be delighted to find experienced staff and some new specialists on hand,
including a BMO Nesbitt Burns broker, in premises that are modern, spacious
and feature state-of-the-art technology to help us serve them better."
    "We are committed to offering personalized financial solutions and a
superior banking experience to each of our customers whenever they visit us,
whether that's in our branch, or through our telephone or web banking
services," said Mme Latulippe.
    "This investment is further proof of our commitment to the greater Quebec
City area, where we have invested more than $10 million in recent years to
develop our presence and build branches that meet our customers'
expectations," added Yves Lafrenière, Vice-President, Eastern Quebec, BMO Bank
of Montreal.
    "Our job is to demonstrate to our customers that we are the only
financial institution they will ever need, and I know that we have the
employees, products, services and location to prove it to them every day,"
Mr. Lafrenière continued. "Our customers can be sure they will be met by a
professional who is ready to have a meaningful discussion with them that
starts and ends with their needs."
    Customers of the new branch will benefit from a full complement of
friendly and knowledgeable staff including:

    -   Experienced financial services managers who meet with customers in
        welcoming private offices to advise on made-to-measure financial
    -   Customer service representatives specializing in day-to-day
    -   Commercial Services account managers;
    -   An on-site mortgage loan specialist, who will help them buy or
        finance a home;
    -   A BMO Nesbitt Burns investment advisor;
    -   Wealth management and investment services provided by one of the
        branch's financial planners.

    BMO Bank of Montreal customers will also enjoy more convenient access to
the bank's financial services through:

    -   A drive-through automated banking machine located outdoors on the
        side of the building and an Instabank Extra ABM located inside the
        building. Both are accessible 24 hours a day and have a flexible
        keypad security shield and special viewing screen to increase privacy
        and prevent customers' personal information from being observed by
    -   Extended branch hours (Monday and Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
        Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday 9:30 a.m. to
        5 p.m.);
    -   Larger (1,800 square metres) and brighter premises;
    -   Accessibility for persons with disabilities;
    -   Free customer parking.

    In addition, an Instabank Extra automated banking machine remains at the
site of the former Galeries Duplessis branch, and another is located in the
nearby Les Jardins Mobiles residential complex.

    BMO Bank of Montreal is a member of BMO Financial Group (NYSE and TSX:
BMO), one of the largest financial service providers in North America. BMO
Bank of Montreal operates 160 branches in Quebec and has been doing business
in the province since 1817.

For further information:

For further information: Ginette Latulippe, Manager, Le Gendre Branch,
(418) 577-1843; Lucie Gosselin, Communications, (514) 877-1101

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