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Media Advisory: BMO Celebrates Grand Opening of New Branch in Fast-Growing City of Brampton-Open Seven Days A Week

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

- 'Making Money Make Sense' in six different languages

- Offering customers extended banking hours, including Saturdays and Sundays

- Grand opening celebration features great prizes and giveaways



TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 13, 2012) - BMO Bank of Montreal invites customers and members of the community to celebrate the grand opening of its new full-service banking branch in the eastern part of Brampton, located at 8950 Hwy 50. The celebration will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012.

The branch, which offers customers extended banking hours seven days a week, 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;
  • Two ATMs - including a drive-thru ATM;
  • Services provided in six different languages;
  • Access to commercial account and deposit services - including a 24 hour depository for small business after-hours use; and
  • Barrier-free access.

The branch is located in one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada. Brampton's population has expanded almost 21 per cent in the five years, compared with less than 6 per cent nationally.

"At our new branch, the extended banking hours make it easier for customers to come in and speak with our team about all of their financial needs," noted Sandy Wason, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal. "With the holiday season in full swing, we encourage customers and members of the community to drop by to learn about ways to keep holiday spending in check and ensure other financial priorities and goals stay on track."

Mr. Wason added that BMO offers BMO MoneyLogic™, an online personal financial management tool that enables customers to set and track spending limits and savings goals.

In celebration of the branch opening, customers who open a new Primary Chequing Account with a Performance Plan up until December 31, 2012 will have $150 deposited into their new account. For more information, please visit the branch.

Hours of operation for BMO's Hwy 50 branch are:

  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 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 noon to 4:00 p.m. Sunday.

Grand Opening Details:

Who: Bal Gosal, PC, MP, Bramalea - Gore - Malton
Vic Dhillon, MPP, Brampton - West
Andrew Auerbach, Senior Vice President, BMO Bank of Montreal
Mary Sisco, Personal Banking Area Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal
Sandy Wason, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal
What: Grand Opening Celebration - Hwy 50 & Ebenezer Branch
• Complimentary food, beverages and live entertainment
• Official ribbon-cutting ceremony and photo opportunities
• Great giveaways and a raffle draw
• Family-fun activities, including face painting, balloon twister and BMO the Bear
When: Saturday, December 15, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
• Formal speeches and ribbon-cutting ceremony to commence at noon
Where: BMO Bank of Montreal - 8950 Highway 50, Brampton, ON

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 October 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:
Russell Baker, Toronto
(416) 867-3996
russell.baker@bmo.com

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

Internet: www.bmo.com
Twitter: @BMOmedia