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Media Advisory: BMO Celebrates Grand Opening of Relocated Hwy 7 & Birchmount Markham Branch

- BMO branch represents a $1.4 million investment in the community

- 'Making Money Make Sense' in five different languages

- Offering customers extended banking hours, including Saturdays and Sundays

- Grand opening celebration features great prizes and giveaways



MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2012) - BMO Bank of Montreal invites customers and members of the community to celebrate the grand opening of its relocated full-service banking branch in Markham located at 3993 Highway 7. The celebration will be held on Saturday, December 1, 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:

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

The branch is located in the rapidly growing commercial and residential community of uptown Markham.

"Markham is an important part of the economy of the GTA; it is home to a number of global companies and has experienced robust population growth in recent years," said Connie Zhang, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal.

"At our new branch, the extended banking hours make it easier for our customers to come in and speak with our team about all of their financial needs," noted Ms. Zhang. "Plus, with the holiday season upon us, 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."

In celebration of the branch opening, customers who open a new BMO Kids Discounted Banking Plan and deposit $25 between December 1 and December 15, 2012 will receive another $25 from BMO to help kick-start their child's savings. For more information, please visit the branch.

Hours of operation for BMO's Hwy 7 & Birchmount branch 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 noon to 4:00 p.m. Sunday.

Grand Opening Details:

Who: Hon. Michael Chan, MPP, Markham-Unionville
Hon. John McCallum, PC, MP, Markham-Unionville
Councillor Don Hamilton, City of Markham
Andrew Auerbach, Senior Vice President, BMO Bank of Montreal
Lily Capriotti, Vice President, BMO Bank of Montreal
Vivien Yung, Personal Banking Area Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal
Connie Zhang, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal
What: Grand Opening Celebration - Hwy 7 & Birchmount Branch
Complimentary food, beverages and entertainment
Official ribbon-cutting ceremony and photo opportunities
Family-fun activities, including traditional Lion Dancing and BMO the Bear
Great giveaways and a raffle draw
When: Saturday, December 1, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Formal speeches and ribbon-cutting ceremony to begin at commence at noon
Where: BMO Bank of Montreal - 3993 Highway 7, Markham, 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 $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) 867-3996
russell.baker@bmo.com

Internet: www.bmo.com
Twitter: @BMOmedia