BMO Bank of Montreal Opens $1.3 Million Bank Branch in Constitution Square, Ottawa

    -   Branch staff provide financial services advice in five languages
    -   New building is fuelled by clean energy from Bullfrog Power

    OTTAWA, June 30 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal today opened a new 4,500
square foot personal and commercial banking branch. The branch is located in
the new Constitution Square building at 340 Albert Street.
    Branch Manager Sandra Sorrenti will lead a team of 12 personal banking
and investment professionals who, collectively, will provide financial
services advice in five languages, English, French, German, Arabic and Spanish
to better serve the Bank's clients.
    "We are committed to providing every one of our customers with the best
banking experience," said Ms. Sorrenti. "Our customers can be sure they will
be met by a knowledgeable professional who will sit down and help them
understand our products and services, so they can confidently make the right
decisions with their money."

    Customers can expect:

    -   A highly experienced team of in-house experts, including personal
        banking managers, a financial planner and a BMO Nesbitt Burns
        investment advisor;
    -   Access to commercial account and deposit services;
    -   Two Instabank automated banking machines (ABM); and
    -   Full wheelchair accessibility.

    BMO also announced that the branch will receive its electricity from
Bullfrog Power, which provides homes and businesses in Ontario and Alberta
with electricity generated from clean, renewable sources like wind power and
low-impact hydro. BMO has purchased 5,000 Megawatt Hours per year of clean,
emission-free electricity from Bullfrog Power.
    "To the AIR MILES collectors in Ottawa, we have another reason for you to
bank with BMO. Now our customers can collect AIR MILES reward miles whenever
and wherever they make purchases using their BMO Bank of Montreal debit card,"
said James Quigley, District Vice-President, Ottawa Seaway, BMO Bank of
Montreal. "We're unique in the marketplace, no other bank can help you collect
faster and redeem quicker and we are the only major financial institution that
rewards debit purchases with access to a comprehensive choice of more than 800
reward and travel options," added Mr. Quigley.
    In April, BMO Bank of Montreal revamped its Mosaik Gold AIR MILES Reward
Option, providing cardholders an exclusive 20 per cent discount on all AIR
MILES flight redemptions worldwide.

    BMO's Constitution Square Branch will operate from:

    -   9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays to Friday

    The branch will hold a grand opening BBQ on Friday, July 11, 2008.

    BMO serves customers through 24 branches in Ottawa.

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