Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Former Leafs Stars Johnny Bower and Mike Palmateer to Participate in Grand Opening of New BMO Branch in Ancaster

    TORONTO, Nov. 22 /CNW/ - On Saturday, November 24, BMO Bank of Montreal
will celebrate the grand opening of its new branch in Ancaster, Ontario. BMO,
the official bank of the Toronto Maple Leafs, invites customers and fans to
come by and meet former Maple Leafs Johnny Bower and Mike Palmateer at an
autograph signing, and to enjoy a complementary BBQ and enter a draw to win
one of two Maple Leafs jerseys or one of two Johnny Bower books.

    WHEN:     Saturday, November 24, 2007 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    WHERE:    BMO Bank of Montreal
              737 Golf Links Road, Ancaster, Ontario

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

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

              Johnny Bower and Mike Palmateer autograph signing:
              12:30p.m. - 2:00p.m.

    WHO:      Johnny Bower, Former Goalie, Toronto Maple Leafs
              Mike Palmateer, Former Goalie, Toronto Maple Leafs
              Susan Brown, Senior Vice-President, Ontario Regional Division
              George Heisz, District Vice-President, Hamilton District
              BMO Bank of Montreal employees and customers


        -  Opened November 7, 2007
        -  Located at 737 Golf Links Road, Ancaster, Ontario
        -  Represents an investment of $1.5 million
        -  Size: 6,400 square feet
        -  One of the first BMO branches to be fuelled by clean energy from
           Bullfrog Power, which provides homes and businesses in Ontario and
           Alberta with electricity generated from clean, renewable sources
           like wind power and low-impact hydro. BMO has purchased 5,000
           Megawatt Hours per year of clean, emission-free electricity from
           Bullfrog Power.
        -  Staff: 22 financial services professionals
        -  Services: A variety of personal, financial planning and investment
           services, including a BMO Nesbitt Burns office on-site to help
           customers address their financial needs, including wealth
           management, estate planning and insurance
        -  Hours of operation:
           - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays;
           - 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Thursdays and Fridays;
           - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Saturdays

    This is the first BMO Bank of Montreal retail branch in Ancaster,
    "Now our customers in the area will have access to a broad range of
professional banking and investment services at a centralized location close
to where they live, work and shop," said Debbie Dowdle, Bank Manager, BMO Bank
of Montreal.
    "Also to the AIR MILES collectors in Ancaster, we have another reason for
you to bank with BMO. Now our customers can collect AIR MILES reward miles
whenever and wherever they make purchases using their BMO Bank of Montreal
debit card," noted Ms. Dowdle. "We're unique in the marketplace, no other bank
can help you collect faster and redeem quicker and we are the only major
financial institution that rewards debit purchases with access to a
comprehensive choice of more than 800 reward and travel options," added
Ms. Dowdle.

For further information:

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

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