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BMO Announces US$150,000 Donation, as well as Relief Options for Customers, to Support Communities Affected by Hurricane Irma

BMO200 Financial Group (CNW Group/BMO Financial Group)

TORONTO, CHICAGO and SARASOTA, FL, Sept. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group today announced a donation of US$150,000 to the American Red Cross to help support communities affected by Hurricane Irma.

"Our communities always come together in times of need and adversity, and this event is no different," said Bernard Narine, Regional President, BMO Harris Bank, Florida and Arizona.  "Our thoughts are for the safety, security and well-being of everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Irma, and our most sincere thanks goes out to all of the first responders and volunteers who are working to ensure the safety of those living in affected communities."

In addition to this donation, BMO, which has 21 locations and approximately 200 employees in Florida, is supporting its customers in a variety of ways. Relief options for those affected by Hurricane Irma include:

  • Waiving ATM and overdraft fees
  • Fee waivers, including late fees, extensions on payment due dates for mortgages, loans and lines or reduced credit card payment amounts
  • Low-interest loan options to residents in the impacted areas

BMO Harris customers affected by Hurricane Irma are encouraged to contact the bank for help by calling 1-888-340-2265, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. BMO Harris Lending customers can call 1-866-618-8686, Monday through Thursday 9:00am9:00pm ET, Friday 9:00am6:00pm ET, and Saturday 9:00am1:00pm ET., to discuss potential payment and disaster assistance options. Additional information is also available at

BMO encourages businesses and individuals who would like to help to donate online at:

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 $709 billion as of July 31, 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: Patrick O'Herlihy, Chicago,, 312-461-6970; Ralph Marranca, Toronto,, 416-867-3995

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