Media Advisory - BMO to Celebrate 150 Years in Cornwall

    Celebration to be marked with Donation, Dignitary and Town Crier

    CORNWALL, ON, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal will donate $15,000 to
the Agape Centre's building campaign to celebrate 150 years of doing business
in Cornwall, Ontario. The donation will help the Centre, which recently
launched a capital campaign to raise funds for the purchase and renovation of
the food bank and soup kitchen. The Agape Centre's mission is to reduce the
impact of poverty in the community, for people in need.
    As part of the celebrations, a town crier will be on hand to make a
proclamation and announcement for BMO's 150th anniversary in Cornwall.

    WHEN:     Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.

    WHERE:    BMO Bank of Montreal
              159 Pitt St. Cornwall

    WHAT:     Official ceremony
              Light refreshments

    WHO:      Bob Kilger, Mayor of Cornwall
              Jim Quigley, Vice President, Ottawa/Seaway
              Peter Asquini, Personal Banking Area Manager, Seaway
              BMO Bank of Montreal employees and customers

    BMO Bank of Montreal has been operating in Cornwall since 1857.

    Since its beginning in 1817, BMO Financial Group has believed in
community reinvestment and corporate and social responsibility in the
communities it serves. BMO is one of Canada's top corporate donors,
contributing more than $32.1 million in corporate donations, sponsorships and
events, supporting communities, charities and not-for-profit organizations in

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For further information: Media Contact: Shivani Ahluwalia, Toronto,, (416) 867-3996

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