BMO Bank of Montreal Lowers CDN$ Prime Lending Rate to 2.25 Per Cent

    TORONTO, April 21 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal today announced that it is
decreasing its CDN$ prime lending rate from 2.50 per cent to 2.25 per cent,
effective April 22, 2009.
    "At BMO, we believe that any qualified borrower should be able to get a
loan, and we're pleased to pass on these savings to our customers," said Frank
Techar, President and CEO, Personal and Commercial Banking Canada, BMO
Financial Group.

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