Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Former Leafs Star Darryl Sittler and Mayor DeCicco-Best to Participate in Grand Opening of New BMO Branch in London

    LONDON, ON, Nov. 15 /CNW/ - On Saturday, November 17, BMO Bank of
Montreal will celebrate the grand opening of its new London, Ontario branch on
Highbury Ave. BMO, the official bank of the Toronto Maple Leafs, invites
customers and fans to come by and meet former Maple Leaf Darryl Sittler at an
autograph signing, and to enjoy a complementary BBQ and enter a draw to win
one of two Maple Leafs jerseys, a Toronto FC jersey or tickets to a London
Knights game.

    WHEN:    Saturday, November 17, 2007 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    WHERE:   BMO Bank of Montreal
             1255 Highbury Ave.

    WHAT:    BBQ: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

             Opening ceremony: 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
             Speeches and ribbon cutting

             Darryl Sittler autograph signing: 12:30p.m. - 2:00p.m.

    WHO:     Darryl Sittler, Former Captain, Toronto Maple Leafs
             Her Worship Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best, Mayor, City of London
             Khalil Ramal, MPP, London-Fanshawe
             Bernie MacDonald, Councillor, City of London
             Shane Butcher, District Vice-President, BMO Bank of Montreal
             Luann Benton, Personal Area Banking Manger, BMO Bank of
             Joyce McKenny, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal
             BMO Bank of Montreal employees and customers


        -  Opened October 29, 2007
        -  Located at 1255 Highbury Ave North at Huron Street, London,
        -  Represents an investment of $1.5 million
        -  Size: 5,000 square feet
        -  One of the first BMO branches to be fuelled by clean energy from
           Bullfrog Power
        -  Staff: 13 financial services professionals including a BMO Nesbitt
           Burns Investment Advisor
        -  Services: A variety of personal, financial planning and investment
        -  Hours of operation:
           - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays;
           - 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Thursdays and Fridays;
           - 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Saturdays.

    BMO Bank of Montreal operates 14 branches in the London area and employs
185 people.

For further information:

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

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