BMO Invests $2 Million in Brampton's Growing Community

    BMO expands to support diverse and rapidly growing city

    -  Nesbitt Burns Investment Advisor on site
    -  Two-story full service branch features drive-through ABM
    -  Powered by emission-free electricity from Bullfrog Power

    BRAMPTON, ON, Oct. 27 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal today opened the doors
to an 8,000 square foot branch at 52 Peel Centre Drive at the corner of Queen
Street and Dixie Road in Brampton, Ontario. This branch has been relocated
from 25 Peel Centre Drive in the Bramalea City Centre.
    "Our new branch offers a larger space with private offices where we can
have conversations with customers," said Lucy Marra, Branch Manager, BMO Bank
of Montreal. The approach we take with all of our customers is aimed at
'making money make sense' and we are committed to providing the clarity
customers need to make sound financial decisions. This commitment has never
been more relevant than it is now given today's economic realities," added Ms.
    BMO spent $2 Million on the state-of-the-art branch to serve this fast
growing community.
    "Brampton sports one of the fastest growing populations among Canada's
large urban areas," said Robert Kavcic, Economic Analyst. "According to the
latest Census, Brampton recorded robust 6.6% annual population growth between
2001 and 2006. The city also boasts the youngest population in the GTA (the
median age is just under 34) and a diverse group of businesses in sectors
ranging from manufacturing to consumer products. This combination of diversity
and population growth should continue to support the local economy in the
years ahead", added Mr. Kavcic
    Local residents can benefit from familiar faces and a knowledgeable staff
who will provide each customer with a tailored banking experience.
    Lucy's team of 31 employees include:
    -  Customer Service Representatives
    -  Financial Services Managers
    -  Financial Services Coordinator
    -  BMO Bank of Montreal Financial Planner, Investment and Retirement
    -  Commercial Services Officer
    -  BMO Nesbitt Burns(R) Investment Advisor

    Hours of Operation:

    Monday to Wednesday   9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Thursday & Friday     9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday              9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    The branch is equipped with two Instabank machine for your everyday
financial transactions as well as a drive-through ABM and ample parking for
your convenience.
    "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 Jim O'Brien, Personal
Banking Area Manager. "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," he 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 29,
2008 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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For further information: Media Contact: Kasia Lech, (416) 867-3996,

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