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BMO Celebrates Grand Opening of Danforth & Woodbine Branch in Toronto-Open Seven Days a Week

- New BMO branch represents a $1.4 million investment into the community

- Offering customers extended banking hours, now including Saturdays and Sundays

- 'Making Money Make Sense' in five different languages

- Grand opening celebration features giveaways and prizes, including an Apple iPad 3



TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2012) - BMO Bank of Montreal invites customers and members of the community to celebrate the grand opening of its relocated Danforth & Woodbine full-service branch in Toronto - located at 2083 Danforth Avenue - on Sunday, September 16, 2012.

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;
  • Services provided in five languages;
  • Access to commercial account and deposit services;
  • Two ATMs; and
  • Barrier-free access.

"We are excited to be opening the doors to our new Danforth & Woodbine branch," said Troy Jalovec, 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."

Mr. Jalovec 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.

"The Greater Toronto Area is the heart of the Canadian economy, and continues to see strong economic trends," said Robert Kavcic, Economist, BMO Capital Markets. "Population growth is running at almost twice the national average, home prices are near record levels and construction activity is robust."

In celebration of the grand 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 Danforth & Woodbine 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.

Grand Opening Details:

Who: Andrew Auerbach, Senior Vice President, BMO Bank of Montreal
Lily Capriotti, Vice President, BMO Bank of Montreal
Troy Jalovec, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal
What: Grand Opening Celebration - Danforth & Woodbine Branch
Great giveaways and prizes including a raffle draw with the chance to win an iPad 3
Complimentary BBQ and refreshments
Official ribbon-cutting ceremony and photo opportunities
Family-fun activities including face painting, a balloon twister and BMO the Bear
When: Sunday, September 16, 2012, from 12 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Speeches and ribbon-cutting will commence at 1:00 p.m.
Where: BMO Bank of Montreal, 2083 Danforth Ave, Toronto, M4C 1K1

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

Erin Marranca, Toronto
(416) 867-3996
erin.marranca@bmo.com

Internet: www.bmo.com
Twitter: @BMOmedia