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

    -  Mayor Jim Scarrow to officiate at ribbon-cutting ceremony
    -  Fun family celebration includes face painters, balloon artists, a
       complimentary BBQ & prizes including piggy banks for the kids
    -  Visitors can win 25 to 1,000 reward miles AIR MILES coupons
    -  New branch represents an investment of $1.8 million in Prince Albert
    -  Larger premises also features first drive-through ABM and extended

    PRINCE ALBERT, SK, June 19 /CNW/ - On Saturday, June 21, BMO Bank of
Montreal will celebrate the grand opening of its new Prince Albert branch at
500 - 801 15th Street East in the new Cornerstone retail and commercial
    The festivities include a BBQ, children's entertainment and a chance to
win an iPod, golf packages, and AIR MILES coupons ranging in value from 25 to
1,000 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.
    At 7,600 square feet, the branch represents an investment of $1.8 million
with convenient features such as ample free parking, a drive-through ABM and
additional space including more private offices for improved customer service.
    Led by branch manager Rita Stanley, the Prince Albert branch has 27
financial professionals who offer a full range of personal and commercial
products and services.
    "We are especially pleased to have made this investment in the Prince
Albert region, knowing that with these enhanced facilities and services we
will be able to meet all of the current and future financial needs of our
customers," said Ken Segboer, Vice President, Saskatchewan, BMO Bank of
Montreal. "Our goal is to provide our customers with exceptional service and a
positive banking experience each and every time they walk through our doors,"
added Mr. Segboer.


    WHEN:    Saturday, June 21, 2008 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    WHAT:    Opening ceremony with speeches and ribbon cutting: 12:00 noon
    WHERE:   BMO Bank of Montreal, 500 - 801 15th Street East, Prince Albert
    WHO:     His Worship Jim Scarrow, Mayor of Prince Albert
             Honourable Darryl Hickie, MLA, Prince Albert Carlton, Government
             of Saskatchewan
             Ken Segboer, Vice President, Saskatchewan District, BMO Bank of
             Alan Groff, Personal & Commercial Banking Area Manager, BMO Bank
             of Montreal
             Rita Stanley, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal

    "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 Rita Stanley, Branch
Manager, Prince Albert, 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."
    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 11 airline reward partners.

For further information:

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

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