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BMO Bank of Montreal Opens New Branch in Guelph-Open Seven Days a Week

- New BMO branch represents a $1.5 million investment in the community

- Offering customers extended banking hours, including Saturdays and Sundays

- 'Making Money Make Sense' in eight different languages



GUELPH, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2012) - BMO Bank of Montreal today announced the opening of its new Gordon & Clair full-service branch in Guelph, located at 3 Clair Road East.

The new branch offers customers extended banking hours, seven days a week, and is designed to provide a great banking experience through a variety of financial services and conveniences, including:

  • A coin counter - a simple-to-use kiosk which counts your loose change;
  • Electronic vault attendant (self-serve safety deposit box);
  • Services provided in eight different languages;
  • Access to commercial account and deposit services;
  • Two ATMs - including a drive-thru ATM;
  • Barrier-free access.

"We are excited to be opening the doors to our new Gordon & Clair branch," said Tammy Hewitt, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal. "We encourage new and existing members of the community to come in and speak with our team about all of their personal finance and investment needs."

Ms. Hewitt added that BMO continues to develop innovative services and products to help clients make money make sense. Most recently, BMO InvestorLine, BMO's online brokerage, introduced adviceDirect, a new and personalized service that provides investing advice to online investors. The first service of its kind in Canada, adviceDirect puts investors in control by providing specific investment recommendations to help them manage their portfolios and by validating their investment decisions.

"Guelph boasts a diversified economy and fast-growing population," said Robert Kavcic, Economist, BMO Capital Markets. "The city's population expanded 1.7 per cent in the past year, comfortably above the rest of Ontario and the more modest 1.2 per cent national rate."

In celebration of the branch opening, customers who open a new BMO Kids Discounted Banking Plan and deposit $25 before October 31, 2012, will receive another $25 from BMO to help kick-start their child's savings. For more information, please visit the branch.

BMO also offers a number of tools to help families with their personal finances, including BMO SmartSteps for Parents. For more information, please visit: www.bmo.com/smartparents.

BMO's new Gordon & Clair branch extended hours of operation are:

  • 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Wednesday;
  • 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday;
  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday; and
  • 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., Sunday.

The grand opening celebration will take place on October 14, 2012.

About BMO Financial Group

Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified North American financial services organization. With total assets of $542 billion as at July 31, 2012, and more than 46,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.

Media Contacts:
Jessica Park, Toronto
(416) 867-3996
jessica1.park@bmo.com

Russell Baker, Toronto
(416) 643-4513
russell.baker@bmo.com

Internet: www.bmo.com
Twitter: @BMOmedia