BMO Bank of Montreal Joins North Forest-Hill Neighbourhood

    -   Branch offers extended hours
    -   Represents an investment of $1.2 Million
    -   Powered by emission-free electricity from Bullfrog Power

    TORONTO, Oct. 31 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal today opened the doors to a
new 3,400 square foot branch at 419 Eglinton Avenue West in Toronto.
    "We aim to make money make sense for our customers, which means providing
clear, consistent financial advice that will be relevant in today's economic
times," said Farah Hasham, Branch Manager. "In addition to our branch's team
of dedicated professionals, we have a resident Nesbitt Burns advisor and
financial planner available for every hour that we are open. As well, our
extended hours and large private offices provide customers a comfortable
environment to have their financial service needs met."
    The branch is readily equipped to meet the demands of this growing city.
    "Toronto represents the heart of the Canadian economy, home to the
financial centre and a diverse range of Fortune 500 businesses," said
Robert Kavcic, Economic Analyst for BMO Nesbitt Burns. "The city's population
has expanded at a steady 2.3% annual rate over the past decade, boosting
construction activity and lifting home values by more than 5% per year."

    Farah's team of 13 employees include:

    -   BMO Bank of Montreal Financial Planner
    -   BMO Nesbitt Burns(R) Investment Advisor
    -   Customer Service Representatives
    -   Financial Services Managers
    -   Wealth Management and Investment Professionals

    The branch offers longer hours and will operate from:

    Monday to Wednesday      9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Thursday & Friday        9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday                 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    The branch is also equipped with two Instabank machines for your everyday
financial transactions.
    "Plus if you're one of the millions of AIR MILES collectors in Canada, we
have another reason for you to bank with BMO," said Lesly Tayles, Personal
Banking Area Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal. "No other bank can help you
collect faster and redeem more quickly because we are the only major financial
institution that rewards debit and credit card purchases, including online
purchases, with access to a comprehensive choice of more than 800 reward and
travel options", she said.
    In April, BMO Bank of Montreal enhanced its Mosaik Gold AIR MILES Reward
Option, providing cardholders an exclusive 20 per cent discount on all AIR
MILES flight redemptions worldwide.
    The branch will hold a grand opening ceremony on Saturday, 
November 8, 2008.

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