Media Advisory - Majority of Bank Branches Open Easter Monday

    TORONTO, April 4 /CNW/ - The Canadian Bankers Association is reminding
Canadians that all bank branches will be closed on Friday, April 6 for the
Good Friday statutory holiday. The majority of branches will be open on April
9, Easter Monday, during their regular branch hours, with the exception of
branches in Nunavut which will be closed for a territorial holiday.

            Date                 Holiday                Branches
    Friday, April 6, 2007     Good Friday       All branches closed.
    Monday, April 9, 2007     Easter Monday     Nunavut branches closed.
                                                All other branches open for
                                                business with regular branch

    Branch openings on Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8 may vary. Check
with the individual branch directly for information on hours of operation.
    For more information about bank holiday closures throughout the year,
visit the CBA website at and click on "Consumer Information."

    The Canadian Bankers Association is an industry association representing
54 domestic chartered banks, foreign bank subsidiaries and foreign bank
branches operating in Canada and their 249,000 employees.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Melanie Minos, Manager, Media
Relations, Tel: (416) 362-6093, ext. 220, Cell: (416) 587-7733, E-mail:

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