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BMO Bank of Montreal Celebrates the Reopening of its Market Village Shopping Centre Branch in Markham with a Traditional Chinese Lion Dance Ceremony

The BMO Bank of Montreal branch in Markham's Market Village Shopping Centre has been reopened after undergoing a significant renovation and face lift.   The branch, which was first established in 1989 in the shopping centre in the Kennedy and Steeles area of Markham, has been converted into a ‘high tech' banking centre offering a full range of financial and investment services.

The branch is celebrating its reopening today with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a traditional Chinese Giant Lion Dance.  The event is being held at the branch today from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST.

Features of the new branch include:

         A dedicated team of financial services professionals offering banking services in a variety of languages including Cantonese, Mandarin,  Taiwanese, Chiuchow, and Vietnamese;

         Personal and Commercial banking specialists;

         Financial planners;

         Investment advisors;

         Mortgage specialists;

         extended hours; and

         two ABM machines for after hours service.

The Markham Market Village Shopping Centre is one of the largest Asian malls in North America measuring 325,000 sq. ft. with more than 170 stores and offices including food courts, restaurants, grocery stores, boutiques and offices. 

Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified North American financial services organization.  With total assets of $306 billion as at January 31, 2006, and more than 33,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.  BMO Financial Group serves clients across Canada through its Canadian retail arm, BMO Bank of Montreal, and through BMO Nesbitt Burns, one of Canada's leading full-service investment firms. BMO Bank of Montreal has a total of 13 branches in the Markham/Stouffville area.

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