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BMO Announces $50,000 Donation and Relief Program to Support Communities Affected by Wildfires in British Columbia

TORONTO, July 11, 2017 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group today announced a donation of $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross BC Fires Appeal to support communities and residents affected by the wildfires in British Columbia.

"We stand by our customers and communities through the good times and the challenging times. We are here to help residents and businesses in British Columbia who have been impacted by the devastating wildfires across the province. Our thoughts are with them all and we hope these efforts will help to alleviate some of the challenges they are facing," said Michael Bonner, Senior Vice President and Regional Head, British Columbia and Yukon Division, BMO Bank of Montreal.

In addition, BMO is supporting impacted customers needing help with short-term deferral payment options, special accommodations and other assistance. Customers are encouraged to visit any branch or contact BMO for more information. Small business and commercial clients are also encouraged to contact their BMO account manager regarding special accommodations.

BMO is also accepting donations at all of its branches across Canada to support the Canadian Red Cross BC Fires Appeal.

About BMO Financial Group
Established in 1817, and currently marking its 200th year of operations, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America. With total assets of $719 billion as of April 30, 2017, and more than 45,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

SOURCE BMO Financial Group

For further information: Media Contacts: Paul Gammal, Toronto,, (416) 867-3996; Valerie Doucet, Montreal,, (514) 877-8224; Web: Twitter: @BMOmedia

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