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

- New BMO branch represents a $1 million investment in the community

- BMO offers customers extended banking hours, including Saturdays and Sundays

- 'Making Money Make Sense' in nine different languages



CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 3, 2012) - BMO Bank of Montreal today announced the opening of its new full-service banking branch in Calgary. The branch is located in McKenzie Towne at 4 High Street SE.

The open-concept 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 counting machine;
  • Services provided in nine different languages;
  • Access to commercial account and deposit services;
  • Two ATMs; and
  • Barrier-free access.

"BMO is excited to establish an open-concept branch in Southeast Calgary," said Chantelle Pimentel, McKenzie Towne Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal. "Given the growth of young families and new homeowners in the community, there is an increased need for financial advisers and services in the area. BMO encourages new and existing members of the community to come in and speak with our trained professionals about their personal finance requirements."

Ms. Pimentel added that the extended hours at the new branch make it easier than ever for customers to come in and speak with BMO's team about all of their financial needs.

"Alberta's economy significantly outperformed the national average in 2011, as rising oil production fuelled 5.2 per cent real GDP growth," said Robert Kavcic, Economist, BMO Capital Markets. "Alberta should remain atop the leaderboard this year, with growth running more than a full percentage point above the national average at 3.2 per cent."

In celebration of the branch opening, BMO will be hosting a Kids Day on Saturday, August 11. Customers who open a new BMO Kids Discounted Banking Plan account and deposit $25 will receive another $25 from BMO to help kick-start their child's savings. For more information, please visit bmo.com/smartparents.

BMO SmartSteps for Parents is part of BMO's ongoing commitment to 'Making Money Make Sense'. Since 2009, BMO has introduced various tools to help Canadians effectively manage of their personal finances, including BMO by Appointment, BMO MoneyLogic, BMO SmartSteps, BMO SmartSteps for Business and BMO SmartSteps for Homeowners.

BMO's new McKenzie Towne 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 4:30 p.m. Saturday; and
  • 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday.

The grand opening celebration will take place on September 8, 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 $525 billion as at April 30, 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 Contact:
Laurie Grant, Vancouver
(604) 665-7596
laurie.grant@bmo.com

Veronica Bart, Toronto
(416) 867-3996
veronica.bart@bmo.com

Internet: www.bmo.com
Twitter: @BMOmedia