BMO Bank of Montreal Opens $1.3 Million Branch on Roper Road in Southeast Edmonton

    $32,000 Donation to United Way Capital Region to be made at Grand Opening

    EDMONTON, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal continues to improve and
expand its banking presence in southeast Edmonton with the opening of a new
$1.3 million branch at the corner of 75th Street and Roper Road. The highly
visible 8,500 square foot branch, on a busy commercial corner, will feature
expanded retail and commercial financial services and extended hours of
operation, giving customers increased access to a broad range of professional
banking and investment services.
    "BMO Bank of Montreal is on track with our aggressive plan, announced
last year, to open 25 new branches in Alberta over the next five years" said
Ted McCarron, Senior Vice President, BMO Bank of Montreal, Prairies Division.
"We intend to keep pace with the booming economy in a highly visible way by
building large, new branches to serve our clients in the manner that they have
come to expect."
    "With BMO's bold blue signage, the newly constructed Roper Road branch is
like a 'beacon in the south'" said Grant Bennett, Vice President, Edmonton
District, BMO Bank of Montreal. "The opening of this major new branch
demonstrates our continued confidence and strong commitment to southeast
    BMO will celebrate the branch opening with an official ribbon cutting
ceremony at noon on Wednesday, January 31, 2007. As part of the grand opening
celebrations, Mr. Bennett will present a donation of $32,000 to the United Way
Capital Region in support of the 2007 campaign.
    Dean Halloway, Manager of the new BMO Bank of Montreal branch, leads a
team of 21 financial professionals, providing customers with a variety of
commercial, personal, wealth management and financial planning services. The
Roper Road branch also features financial services provided by BMO Nesbitt
Burns and BMO Harris Private Banking, and special convenience features such as
a drive-through ABM and ample free on-site parking.
    To celebrate the grand opening, customers who invest a minimum of $2,500
in a BMO RSP, GIC or Term Investment before February 15, 2007 will receive
$100 that will be added to the principal investment. Additional details can be
obtained at the branch located at 5340 75th St. NW, in the Pinnacle Business

    BMO Bank of Montreal operates 106 branches in Alberta and employs more
than 2,000 people in the province.

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