BMO Opens Branch in Church and Wellesley Village

    -   First BMO branch in Ontario that is open seven days a week

    -   New branch is powered by emission-free electricity from Bullfrog

    -   Represents an investment of $1.2 Million

    TORONTO, June 16 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal today opened the doors of
its new branch in the Church and Wellesley Village at 492 Church St at the
corner of Alexander St. To better serve the community, the branch offers
extended hours and is open seven days a week.
    "Everyone at the branch is proud to open this full-service location. Our
employees represent the vibrant community of the Church and Wellesley area as
we at BMO draw our strength from the diversity of our people and our
businesses," said Moira Klein-Swormink, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal.
    "BMO is readily present in the LGBT community in Toronto," said Alex
Dousmanis-Curtis, Senior Vice President, Greater Toronto Area Division, BMO
Bank of Montreal. "BMO Pride, our LGBT employee affinity group, is an example
of our commitment. It is made up of employees from across BMO Financial Group
actively involved in increasing awareness and advocacy for diversity, equity
and inclusion," she added. BMO Pride will take part in the Toronto Pride
    In addition, BMO is again the proud platinum sponsor of the Pride and
Remembrance Run. A team of BMO runners will participate in the Run on
June 28, 2008. They are currently raising much needed funds for the
beneficiaries through fundraising and personal pledges.

    The Church and Alexander branch features:

    -   An experienced team of in-house experts - including Financial
        Services Managers, Personal and Commercial Professionals, a Financial
        Planner and a BMO Nesbitt Burns Investment Advisor
    -   Extended hours and seven days a week service
    -   A highly visible, street level location with 3,400 square feet of
    -   Two Automated Bank Machines with 24 hour access
    -   Access to commercial account and deposit services
    -   Full wheelchair accessibility

    Hours of operation:

    Monday - Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Thursday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Sunday 12 noon - 4:00 p.m.

    "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 Ms. Dousmanis-Curtis. "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 re-launched 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 celebrate its official opening with a celebration on
July 20, 2008, with an exciting event for customers, friends and neighbours.
    As part of BMO's ongoing commitment to using energy from renewable
sources, the branch will be powered by emission-free electricity from Bullfrog

For further information:

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

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