Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - BMO Celebrates Grand Opening of New Creekside Branch

    -   Major Donation announcement to the United Way Calgary Chapter
    -   Fun family celebration includes face painters, a complimentary BBQ &
    -   Newest northern suburban branch represents an investment of
        $1.3 million
    -   Multi-lingual staff serves customers in English, Spanish, Urdu,
        Hindi, Punjabi, Arabic, Vietnamese, Farsi and Tagalog.

    CALGARY, June 11 /CNW/ - On Saturday, June 14th, BMO Bank of Montreal
will celebrate the grand opening of its new branch in the Creekside Shopping
Centre at 12432 Symons Valley Road NW, Calgary. The festivities include a BBQ,
children's entertainment and a chance to win Calgary Flames merchandise and
AIR MILES reward miles. BMO invites all of its customers and neighbours to
drop by for complimentary food and refreshments, to take a tour of the new
premises and to meet the staff.
    BMO Financial Group and its employees are presenting a gift of $417,000
to the United Way Calgary Chapter. The employees through the BMO Employee
Charitable Foundation pledged donations totalling $307,000 for the year. BMO
Bank of Montreal and its employees also proudly support several other
community non-profit organizations including Kids Help Phone, women's shelters
and youth soccer.
    At 5300 square feet, the branch represents an investment of $1.3 million.
Led by branch manager, Ravi Sull, BMO has 15 financial professionals offering
the full range of personal and commercial products and services.
    "Our goal is to provide our customers with exceptional service and a
positive banking experience each and every time they walk through our doors,"
said Mr. Sull.

    WHEN:     Saturday June 14, 2008 from 11:00 am - 3:00 p.m.

    WHAT:     Opening ceremony with speeches and ribbon cutting: 12:00 noon

    WHERE:    BMO Bank of Montreal, 12432 Symonds Valley Road NW, Calgary

    WHO:      David Sprague, Vice President, Calgary District, BMO Bank of
              Danny Mah, Vice-President, BMO Capital Markets
              Ravi Sull, Branch Manager, Creekside Shopping Centre Branch
              Brian Bowman, United Way Calgary Chapter
              BMO Bank of Montreal employees and customers

    "Now our customers can collect AIR MILES reward miles whenever and
wherever they make purchases using their BMO Bank of Montreal debit card,
giving customers another reason to bank with BMO." said Ted McCarron, Senior
Vice President, Prairies Division, BMO Bank of Montreal. "No other bank can
help you collect faster and redeem quicker and we are the only major financial
institution that rewards debit, credit and online purchases with access to a
comprehensive choice of more than 800 reward and travel options," added Mr.
    BMO Bank of Montreal recently re-launched its Mosaik Gold AIR MILES
Reward Option, providing cardholders an exclusive 20 per cent discount on all
AIR MILES flight redemptions on any of the AIR MILES Reward Program's
extensive roster of eleven airline reward partners.

    BMO Bank of Montreal serves customers through 39 branches in the Calgary

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For further information: Media Contact: Laurie Grant, (604) 665-7596,

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